Deploying Device Images to Devices
From the Resource > Images page, you can select an image and click the Deploy button to deploy the image onto one or more physical or virtual devices or Virtual Network Functions (VNF). You can deploy an image onto a single device or multiple devices on a per-site basis or across all sites of a tenant.
From the Deploy Image: Select Devices page, you can choose to stage an image and deploy it, and also to either run the deploy immediately or at a scheduled time.
To deploy a device image onto devices:
- Select Resource > Images.
The Images page appears.
- Select the device image to be deployed on the device and click the Deploy button.
The Deploy Image: Select Devices page appears and a list of compatible devices (CPE and VNF) for the selected image is retrieved and displayed with their associated information in the page. See Table 1 for the details of the device.
The Deploy button is enabled only for device images.
- Select one or more devices onto which the device image needs to be deployed and schedule a date and time for image deployment.
Table 1: Fields on the Deploy Image: Select Devices Page
Displays the name of the device configured in the point of presence (POP) or site.
Displays the name of the tenant.
Displays the name of the tenant site.
Displays the name of the location.
Example: San Jose, CA
Displays the number of WAN links.
Displays the name of the POP.
Displays the management status of the devices deployed in the cloud.
Displays the name of the device model.
Displays the number of services that are activated for the device.
Indicates whether the Stage Image option is enabled or not. The Stage Image option is enabled by default and ensures that the image is staged to the device before image deployment is attempted. Click the toggle button to disable staging of the image onto the device.
Note: We recommend that on low-bandwidth connections you disable the Stage Image option to prevent the deploy from timing out because of the delay in staging the image. On such connections, use the Stage option on the Images page to manually stage the image before you deploy the image.
If you disable the Stage Image option without manually staging the image onto the device, the deploy operation fails.
Stage Expiry Time
Specify the maximum number of seconds CSO must wait for an image staging to be complete. If staging is not complete in the specified time, the operation times out. You can use this setting to configure a longer timeout for image staging over low-bandwidth connections. The default is 7200 seconds.
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Select this option if you want to deploy the image to the device immediately.
Schedule at a later time
Select this option to schedule the image deployment for a later date and time, and specify the date and time when you want the image to be deployed.