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Add an On-Premise Spoke Site for LAN


Adding an on-premise spoke site for LAN enables you to provision, manage, and monitor EX Series switches by using CSO. The following image illustrates a simple topology of LAN for branch networks.

Connect the devices as shown in the topology diagram and power on the devices.


This task assumes that the device will get DHCP IP address and will have Internet connectivity along with DNS resolution when connected according to the network design.


Ensure that the devices are running the recommended version of Junos OS. For information about the supported Junos OS versions, see the Release Notes for Contrail Service Orchestration Release 5.0.0.

For information about connecting the device and connecting a console to the device, see the hardware documentation for your LAN device:

To add an on-premise spoke site for LAN:

  1. From the Sites page (Resources > Site Management) of the CSO portal, click Add and select On-Premise Spoke Site.

    The Add Site wizard appears.

  2. Complete the configuration as explained in Table 1.
  3. 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.

  4. 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.

When the site is successfully created, the Site Status in the Sites page changes to Provisioned.

Table 1: Settings for an On-Premise Spoke Site with LAN Capabilities




Site Name

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

Site Capabilities

Select LAN.


Device Name

Enter a unique name for the device.

Device Type

Select the type of the device.

Serial Number

Specify the serial number of the switch.

Auto Activate

Auto Activate is enabled by default. When Auto Activate is enabled, the device activation is automatically triggered when the site is added. The Activation Code field appears if you disable the Auto Activate option. In such cases, specify the activation code of the device to manually activate a device. For information about manually activating a device, see Activate a Device.

After you add the site, you can complete the following tasks as required:


The device must be activated before you install licenses or signatures, or deploy policies.

  • Monitor alerts, alarms, and jobs. For example, Monitor > Jobs.

For more information about these tasks, see the Contrail Service Orchestration documentation at documentation/product/en_US/contrail-service-orchestration.