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Adding an On-Premise Spoke Site with LAN Capability


You can add an on-premise spoke site in CSO by provisioning a switch to provide LAN capability to the site. See Standalone Switch Overview for details.

You can provision and monitor a switch by adding a site with LAN capability to Contrail Service Orchestration (CSO).

To provision a site with LAN capability:

  1. Select Resources > Site Management.

    The Sites page appears.

  2. Click Add and select Add On-Premise Spoke (Manual).

    The Add Site for Tenant-Name page appears.

  3. Complete the configuration according to the guidelines provided in Table 1.Note

    Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.

  4. (Optional) Review the configuration and modify the settings, if needed, from the Summary tab.
  5. Click OK to add the site.

    The site activation job is initiated and the Site Activation: Site-Name page appears displaying the progress of the steps executed for activating the switch.

  6. To activate the switch, you must manually configure the stage-1 configuration on the switch.

    1. On the Site Activation page, after the Prestage Device step completes successfully for the switch, the View Stage-1 Configuration link appears next to the Prestage Device step.
    2. Click the View Stage-1 Configuration link.

      The Stage-1 Configuration page appears displaying the stage-1 configuration.

    3. Copy the stage-1 configuration and log in to the CLI of the EX Series switch.
    4. Enter the configuration mode, paste, and commit the configuration.

      After the stage-1 configuration is committed, the switch has the outbound SSH configuration to connect with CSO. CSO then executes the bootstrap and provisioning processes on the switch and completes provisioning the switch.

Table 1: Fields on the Add Site for Tenant-Name Page ( LAN Capability)



Site Information

Site Name

Enter a unique name for the site. You can use alphanumeric characters and hyphen (-). The maximum length is 10 characters.

Site Group

Select a site group to which you want to assign the site.

Site Capabilities

LAN Capabilities

Select LAN to include LAN capabilities in the site.

Address and Contact Information

Street Address

Enter the street address of the site.


Enter the city where the site is located.


Select the state or province where the site is located.

ZIP/Postal Code

Enter the postal code for the site.


Select the country where the site is located. Click the Validate button to verify the address.

  • The site address verification successful message is displayed if the address is verified.

    You can click the View location on a map link to see the address location.

  • If the address cannot be verified, the Site address could not be validated message is displayed.

If you enter the wrong address and click the Validate button to verify the address, the Site address could not be validated message is displayed.

Contact Name

Enter the name of the contact person for the site.


Enter the e-mail address of the contact person for the site.


Enter the phone number of the contact person for the site.

Advanced Configuration

Name Server IP List

Specify one or more IPv4 addresses of the DNS server. To enter more than one DNS server address, type the address, press Enter, and then type the next address, and so on.

DNS servers are used to resolve hostnames into IP addresses.

NTP Server

Specify the fully qualified domain names (FQDNs) or IP addresses of one or more NTP servers.


The site must have DNS reachability to resolve the FQDN during site configuration.

Select Timezone

Select the time zone of the site.

Device Profile

Device Name

Enter a name for the switch. You can use alphanumeric characters and hyphen (-). The maximum length allowed is 15 characters.

Device Type

Select the type of switch—EX2300, EX3400, and EX4300.

Device Model

Select the model for the switch you specified in the Device Type field.

The models vary in the number and type of ports the switch contains. For example, If you selected EX3400, select a model such as EX3400-24P, EX3400-48P, EX3400-24T among others.

Switch Details

Serial Number

Specify the serial number of the switch.

The serial number is a alphanumeric string 12 characters long. It is case-sensitive.

Auto activate

Click the toggle button to enable or disable automatic activation of the switch when the switch is detected by CSO (that is, management status of the device is Device_Detected).

When you enable this field, zero-touch provisioning (ZTP) of the switch is automatically triggered when the device communicates with CSO.

Note: The switch must be powered on for automatic activation when you enable this option.

Activation code

When the Auto activate field is disabled, enter the activation code to be used for manually activating the switch.

For information about manually activating a switch, see Manually Activating a Switch.

Zero Touch Provisioning

ZTP must be disabled for all EX Series switches for the CSO 5.0.0 release.

The Stage-1 configuration must be copied and pasted onto the CLI of the switch during site activation. See Step-by-Step Procedure for details.

LAN Segment

Displays the LAN segment that you configure on the switch.

To add a LAN segment, click the + icon on the top, right corner of the LAN table. The Add LAN Segment page appears. See Table 2.

Adding a LAN segment while creating the site is optional.

Table 2: Fields on the Add LAN Segment Page when Adding a Site With LAN Capability



Add LAN Segment


Enter a name for the LAN segment.

The name for a LAN segment should be a unique string of alphanumeric characters and some special characters (. -). No spaces are allowed and the maximum length is 15 characters.


Enter the VLAN ID associated with the LAN segment.

Range: 2 through 4093.

Switch Ports

Select up to two ports on the switch to form the LAN segment.

Select the ports from the Available column and click the right-arrow to move the ports to the Selected column.