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Creating a Single POP

 

Users with the SP administrator role can use the POPs page to create a network point of presence (POP) and its associated resources, such as a provider edge device for the POP, a virtualized infrastructure manager (VIM), a container for a management network for the VIM, and an element management system (EMS).

Creating a single POP involves adding several types of objects. The sections in this topic describe how to add each type of object to a POP in Administration Portal. You must finish the steps in each section to create the objects that you need for a single POP and to save the POP successfully. This topic includes the following sections:

Adding Information About the POP

To create a single POP and to add basic information to the POP:

  1. Click Resources > POPs.

    The POPs page appears.

  2. Click the plus icon (+) .

    The Add POP page appears.

  3. Complete the configuration settings according to the guidelines provided in Table 1.
  4. Click Next and proceed to "Adding a Device".

    The Add Device table appears.

Table 1: Fields on the Add POP page

Field

Description

Region

Regions are used to group services for various business reasons such as location, proximity, service distribution and load.

The default region is selected and cannot be modified

Example: regional

Note: The administrator must not delete the region name.

Name

Enter the name of the POP. You can use an unlimited number of alphanumeric characters, including special characters.

Example: north-east.

Street Address

Enter the street address. You can use an unlimited number of alphanumeric characters, including special characters.

Example: 1133 Innovation Way

City

Enter the name of the city. You can use an unlimited number of alphanumeric characters, including special characters.

Example: Sunnyvale

State/Province

Enter the name of the state. You can use an unlimited number of alphanumeric characters, including special characters.

Example: California

ZIP/Postal Code

Enter the zip code or postal code for the country. You can use an unlimited number of alphanumeric characters, including special characters.

Example: 94089

Country

Select the name of the country.

Example: USA

Adding a Device

You can add the following device to a POP:

  • A router that acts as a provider edge (PE) router and an IPsec concentrator.

To add a device:

  1. Click Resources > POPs > +.

    The Add POP page appears.

  2. Complete the configuration settings according to the guidelines provided in Table 1.
  3. Click Next.

    The Device section appears.

  4. Click the plus icon (+) in the Add Device section.

    The Add Device page appears.

  5. Complete the configuration according to the guidelines in Table 2.
  6. Click Save.
  7. Click 5 (Summary) and proceed to Reviewing and Saving the POP Configuration Settings.

Table 2: Fields on the Add Device Page

Field

Description

Name

Enter the name of the device, such as a data center gateway, a PE router, or an IPsec concentrator. Some device examples are listed below.

  • An MX Series router used as a provider edge (PE) router in a distributed deployment.

  • An SRX Services Gateway router or a vSRX instance used as a CPE device in a distributed deployment.

You can use letters, numbers, spaces, periods, dashes, underscores, commas, @, #, $, %, &, and *. Maximum length is 255 characters.

Example: SDN-GW-MX10

Device Template

Select the name of the device template for the device:

  • MX as Gateway for vCPE—Customized device template for an MX Series router that prevents the creation of null routes when an administrative user activates a service at a site. Select this option only if you have been advised to do so by Juniper Networks.

  • MX as Hybrid WAN IPsec HUB—Default template for MX Series router. Select this option for MX routers in centralized and distributed deployments unless Juniper Networks advises use of the MX as Gateway for vCPE device template.

  • SRX as SDWAN Hub—Device template for an SRX Services Gateway used as a CPE device that offers basic SD-WAN functionality in a distributed deployment. Select this option only if you have been advised to do so by Juniper Networks.

  • SRX as Hybrid WAN CPE—Device template for an SRX Services Gateway or a vSRX used as a CPE device in a distributed deployment.

  • SRX as Managed Internet CPE—Device template to manage an SRX Services Gateway devices for a managed internet service.

Device IP

Enter the IPv4 address of the management interface for the device.

Example: 192.0.2.15

Internet Gateway (optional)

If you specified that the device is a PE router or an IPsec concentrator for a distributed deployment, then specify the IPv4 address of the Internet gateway. You can also specify a list of public IP addresses of the Internet Key Exchange (IKE) gateways on this device.

Example: 192.0.2.20

Connection Information

User Name

You must enter the username that you configured when you set up the device. You use this username to log into the device. Providing login credentials gives Contrail Service Orchestration access to the device.

Password

Enter the password that you configured when you set up the device. You use this password to log into for the device. Providing login credentials gives Contrail Service Orchestration access to the device.

Adding an EMS

Configure an element management system (EMS) if you use virtualized network functions (VNFs) that require an EMS other than the EMS microservice.

To add an EMS:

  1. Click Resources > POPs > +.

    The Add POP page appears.

  2. Complete the configuration settings according to the guidelines provided in Table 1.
  3. Click Next.

    The Device section appears.

  4. Click Next.

    The VIM page appears.

  5. Click Next.

    The EMS page appears.

  6. Click the plus icon (+) to add the EMS.
  7. Complete the configuration according to the guidelines in Table 3.
  8. Click Save.
  9. Click Next to review the configuration settings for the POP.

Table 3: Fields on the Add EMS Page

Field

Guidelines

Name

Name of the EMS. This field is auto-populated with the name that you specified when you deployed the Junos Space Virtual Appliance.

Example: Junos Space

IP

Enter the IPv4 address of the Junos Space Web user interface (UI).

For a redundant Contrail Service Orchestration, configure the IP address of the Web UI for the primary Junos Space Virtual Appliance.

Example: 192.0.2.3.

Vendor

Enter the vendor name for the EMS.

Example: Juniper Networks

Version

Enter the version number of the EMS. The default version is 15.1.

Example: 15.1

Authentication URL

Enter the authentication URL for the EMS application.

User Name

Enter the username of the device administrator that you configured. This user should be assigned the admin role in all the tenants. The default username is super.

Example: super

Password

Enter the administrator password that you configured. The default password is juniper123.

Example: juniper123

Reviewing and Saving the POP Configuration Settings

After you have configured a POP and its associated resources, you can review and save a copy of the configuration settings. Finally, you must save the POP that you configured.

  1. Click Resources > POPs > +.

    The Add POP page appears.

  2. Complete the configuration settings according to the guidelines provided in Table 1.
  3. Click Next.

    The Device section appears.

  4. Click Next.

    The VIM page appears.

  5. Click Next.

    The EMS page appears.

  6. Click Next.

    The Summary page appears.

  7. Click Summary > Edit to edit the configuration settings of the objects that you configured.
  8. Click Download POP Payload to save a JSON file of the configuration settings of the objects that you configured.
  9. Click OK to save the POP configuration. If you want to discard your changes, click Cancel instead.