Adding a Provider Hub Device
You can add an SRX Series services gateway or a vSRX instance as a provider hub device DATA_ONLY capability in a hub-and-spoke topology or full mesh topology.
The device template that is currently supported for provider hub devices is SRX as SD-WAN Hub.
To add a provider hub device with DATA_ONLY capability:
- Select Resources > Provider Hub Devices.
The Provider Hub Devices page appears.
- Click the add icon (+).
The Add Provider Hub Device page appears.
- Complete the configuration according to the guidelines provided in Table 1.
- Click Ok. If you want to discard your changes,
click Cancel instead.
If you click Ok, the provider hub device is added. The information about the new provider hub device appears on the Provider Hub Devices page.
Table 1: Fields on the Add Provider Hub Device Page
Enter the name of the provider hub device.
You can use alphanumeric characters, including special character(-). The maximum length is 15 characters.
Displays the regional server with which the device communicates. The management region name is populated based on the information from the device template.
Select the POP where the hub device needs to be added.
Select the site capability of the provider hub device as DATA_ONLY, which indicates that the hub transmits only the data traffic.
A secure connection is established between the provider hub with data capability and the provider hub (with OAM capability) that is owned and managed by the Juniper Network team that hosts the cloud-based CSO.
Select the authentication method—Preshared Key (PSK) or Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).
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.
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 the time zone of the site.
Select the device series to which the provider hub belongs—vSRX or SRX.
Select a device template for the selected device series.
The device template contains information for configuring a device.
Enter the serial number of the provider hub device.
The serial number is a 12-digit number present on the rear panel of the device. Serial numbers are case-sensitive.
Click the toggle button to enable or disable automatic activation of the provider hub device.
When you enable this field, zero-touch provisioning (ZTP) of the provider hub device is automatically triggered after the site is added to CSO.
The device template that you select determines whether this option is enabled or disabled by default.
Select the boot image from the drop-down list if you want to upgrade the image for the provider hub device.
The boot image is the latest build image uploaded to the image management system. The boot image is used to upgrade the device when the CSO starts the ZTP process.
If the boot image is not provided, then the device skips the procedure to upgrade the device image. The boot image (NFX or SRX) is populated based on the device template that you have selected while creating a site. .
Loopback IP Prefix
By default, CSO assigns the IPv4 address prefix for the loopback interface on the device. If you prefer to use a specific loopback address contact the Juniper Networks team.
Select a WAN link to enable it. After selecting the link, specify the following information:
After you add the provider hub device:
If you have enabled the Auto Activate field, the provider hub device is automatically activated.
If you have disabled the Auto Activate field, select the provider hub device on the Resources > Provider Hub Devices page and click Activate Device.
During activation, the provider hub device is discovered and the required details are stored in CSO.