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Administration Portal Getting Started

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Use the following high-level steps to set up your Contrail Service Orchestration (CSO) solution with Administration Portal. Click the Online Help (?) links for additional information, or refer to the Administration Portal Help Center.

  • Cloud CPE Solution

    • Centralized deployment—End users at a customer site access network services in a service provider’s cloud. Sites in this deployment are called cloud sites.

    • Distributed deployment—End users at a customer site access network services on a CPE device located at that site. Sites in this deployment are called on-premise sites.

    • Combined centralized and distributed deployment—Customers can have both cloud sites and on-premise sites.

  • SD-WAN Solution

    The SD-WAN deployment supports hub-and-spoke topology and full mesh topology. The CPE devices are the same as those used in a distributed deployment.

Administration portal enforces role-based access control (RBAC), which prevents tenants from accessing administrator data; and supports different backend authentication methods for service provider users and tenant users. An SP Administrator can assign service provider, OpCo, and tenant roles to service provider users and tenant roles to tenant users.

Note The following steps are intended for an SP Administrator user at the Global scope. An SP Administrator user can view tenant-specific objects, and perform tasks that a Tenant Administrator user can perform, by switching the scope to a single tenant.

Configure SMTP Settings

After you log in for the first time, you must configure the SMTP settings for your deployment.

Procedure

To configure SMTP settings:

  1. Click Administration > SMTP.

    The SMTP page appears.

  2. Specify the SMTP settings that you want to use.
  3. Click Save.

    The status of the save operation is displayed.

Create POPs

This task describes how to add a single point of presence (POP). You can also import a file that contains data for multiple POPs by clicking Resources > POPs > Import POPs > Import.

Note You must create a separate POP for Hybrid WAN and SD-WAN deployments.

Procedure

To create a single POP:

  1. Click Resources > POPs.

    The POPs page appears.

  2. Click the add icon (+).

    The Add POP page appears.

  3. Complete the configuration depending on the type of deployment:
    • For a centralized deployment, configure:

      • A POP

      • (Optional) The SDN gateway device, if you want Contrail Service Orchestration (CSO) to manage or display data for the device

      • One or more virtualized infrastructure managers (VIMs)

      • (Optional) An element management system (EMS), if you use a virtualized network function (VNF) that requires an EMS other than the default EMS microservice

    • For a distributed deployment, configure:

      • A POP

      • (Optional) A provider edge (PE) router, if you want CSO to manage or display data for the device

      • (Optional) An SD-WAN gateway device, if you use one and want CSO to manage or display data for the device

    • For a combined deployment, you must configure two POPs—one for a centralized deployment and the other for a distributed deployment

  4. Click Summary > Edit to modify the POP configuration.
  5. Click OK to save the changes.

Add Tenants and Sites

The following tasks describe how to add tenants and sites:

Add a Tenant

Procedure

This task describes how to add a single tenant and sites for that tenant. You can also import a file that contains data for multiple tenants and their sites by clicking Tenants > Import Tenants > Import.

To add a single tenant:

  1. Click Tenants.
  2. Click the add icon (+).
  3. Complete the configuration for the tenant.
  4. Click OK to save the changes.

Add a Cloud Site (Centralized Only)

This task describes how to add a cloud site.

Note You must select a single tenant from the scope switcher for which you want to add the site.

Procedure

To add an on-premise site:

  1. Click Sites > Site Management.

    The Sites page appears.

  2. Click Add > On-Premise Spoke/ On-Premise Hub.

    The Add Site for Tenant-Name page appears.

  3. Specify the configuration for the on-premise site until you reach the configuration summary.
  4. Click OK.

    The status of the add operation is displayed.

Add an On-Premise Site (Distributed Only)

This task describes how to add an on-premise site. You can add the following types of on-premise site:

Note You must select a single tenant from the scope switcher for which you want to add the site.

Procedure

To add an on-premise site:

  1. Click Sites > Site Management.

    The Sites page appears.

  2. Click Add > On-Premise Spoke/ On-Premise Hub.

    The Add Site for Tenant-Name page appears.

  3. Specify the configuration for the on-premise site until you reach the configuration summary.
  4. Click OK.

    The status of the add operation is displayed.

Note In a Hybrid-WAN deployment, you can create spoke, local service edge, and regional service edge sites. In an SD-WAN deployment, you can create on-premise spoke, on-premise hub, cloud spoke, and cloud hub sites.

Configure the Site

Procedure

After you add a site, you must configure the site.

Note You can also configure an SD-WAN on-premise spoke site using dual CPE devices. The workflow for configuring a site with a single CPE or dual CPE devices is similar. You must provide the serial number and the activation code for both the primary and the secondary devices.

Note You must select a single tenant from the scope switcher for which you want to configure the site.

To configure a site:

  1. Click Sites > Site Management.

    The Sites page appears.

  2. Select a site and click Configure Site.

    The Configure Site page appears.

  3. Specify the configuration details for the site.
  4. Click OK to save the configuration.

    The status of the site configuration operation is displayed.

Activate a CPE Device

After you configure a site, you must activate the device associated with the site.

Note If you have configured an SD-WAN on-premise spoke site with dual CPE devices, you must activate both the primary and the secondary devices simultaneously.

Note You must select a single tenant from the scope switcher for which you want to add the site.

To activate a site:

Procedure

  1. Click Sites > Site Management.

    The Sites page appears.

  2. Click on the Site Name.

    The Site Name page appears.

  3. On Devices tab, click Activate Device to activate the device.

    The Activate Device page appears.

  4. Specify the activation details for the device.
  5. Click Finish to activate the site.

    The status of the site activation operation is displayed.

Activate a Cloud Hub Device

Procedure

To activate a cloud hub device:

  1. Click Resources > Cloud Hub Devices.

    The Cloud Hub Devices page appears.

  2. Select the device that you want to activate and click Activate Device.

    The Activate Device page appears.

  3. Specify the activation code for the device.
  4. Click Next to activate the site.

    The status of the activation operation is displayed.

Prepare CPE Devices

The following tasks describe how to prepare CPE devices:

Upload CPE Device and VNF Images (Distributed Only)

Procedure

To upload a CPE Device or VNF image:

  1. Click Resources > Images.
  2. Click the add (+) icon.

    The Upload Image page appears.

  3. Provide the required information.
  4. Click Upload.

    The Upload Image page displays the progress of the image upload.

  5. Click OK to save the changes.

    The status of the save operation is displayed.

Upload Licenses

Procedure

To upload a license:

  1. Click Administration > Licenses.
  2. Click the add icon (+).
  3. Specify the details for the license.
  4. Click Upload.

    The Upload License page displays the progress of the license upload.

  5. Click OK to save the changes.

    The status of the save operation is displayed.

Allocate Network Services

You must assign network services to tenants to enable them to access the network services. Before you assign network services, you must create network services in Network Service Designer. After you publish the service to the network service catalog from Network Service Designer, you can see the network service in Administration Portal. You can assign services in the following ways:

Related Documentation

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  • Configuring SMTP Settings

  • Creating a Single POP

  • Adding a Single Tenant

  • Adding Cloud Spoke Sites for SD-WAN Deployment

  • Adding Cloud Hub Sites for SD-WAN Deployment

  • Adding On-Premise Spoke Sites for SD-WAN Deployment

  • Creating On-Premise Hub Sites for SD-WAN Deployment

  • Configuring a Single Site

  • Activating a CPE Device

  • Uploading a Device Image

  • Allocating Network Services to a Tenant

  • Network Service Designer Overview

  • Accessing Network Service Designer

  • Uploading a License File

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