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Adding an On-Premise Spoke Site with Next Generation Firewall and LAN Capabilities

Before You Begin

You can add an on-premise spoke site with both firewall and LAN capabilities.

Procedure

To add a site with both next generation firewall and LAN capabilities at the same time:

  1. Select Resources > Site Management.

    The Sites page appears.

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

    The Add On-Premise Spoke Site for Tenant-Name page appears.

  3. Complete the configuration settings according to the guidelines provided in Table 82.

    Note Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.

  4. Click Next.

    A summary page is displayed.

  5. Review the configuration and modify the settings, if needed, from the Summary tab.
  6. 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 firewall device and the switch (when LAN capability is selected). The firewall device is activated first and then the process to activate the switch is initiated.

    • If the Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) toggle button is enabled (default), CSO pushes the stage-1 and stage-2 configurations and provisions the switch.

      This process occurs immediately after the activation process, for which you entered the activation code or selected auto-activation.

      Note Stage-1 configuration is the initial configuration that allows basic connectivity to a device, which is pushed to the device.

      The configuration that is pushed to the device after it has connected to CSO is called stage-2 configuration.

    • If you disabled the Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) toggle button, you must manually configure the stage-1 configuration (as provided by CSO) on the switch.

      Procedure

      To manually configure the stage-1 configuration:

      1. On the Site Activation: Site-Name page, the Click to copy stage-1 configuration link appears after the Prestage Device step completes successfully.
      2. Click the Click to copy stage-1 configuration link.

        The stage-1 configuration page appears displaying the stage-1 configuration to be copied to the EX Series device.

      3. Copy the stage-1 configuration and log in to the console 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 provisions the switch.

Note You can also add a site with LAN and next generation firewall capabilities using the site templates. For more information, see Adding On-Premise Spoke Sites by Using a Site Template.

Table 82: Fields on the Add On-Premise Spoke Site for Tenant-Name Page (Firewall and LAN)

Field

Description

General

Site Information

 

Site Name

Enter a unique name for the firewall 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

 

WAN Capabilities

Select the WAN capabilities as Next Gen Firewall for the site.

LAN Capabilities

Select the LAN capability as LAN for the site.

Address and Contact Information

 

Street Address

Enter the street address of the site.

City

Enter the name of the city where the site is located.

State/Province

Select the state or province where the site is located.

ZIP/Postal Code

Enter the postal code for the site.

Country

Select the country where the site is located.

You can click the Validate button to verify the address that you specified:

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

Contact Name

Enter the name of the contact person for the site.

Email

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

Phone

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

Click Next to continue.

Advanced Configuration

 

Name Server IP List

Enter one or more IPv4 addresses of the DNS server. To enter more than one DNS server address, type address, press Enter, and then type the next address, and so on. DNS servers are used to resolve hostnames into IP addresses.

NTP Server

Enter the fully qualified domain names (FQDNs) or IP addresses of one or more NTP servers. Example: ntp.example.net The site must have DNS reachability to resolve the FQDN during site configuration.

Select Timezone

Select the time zone for the site.

WAN

Device Information

 

Serial Number

Enter the serial number of the firewall device. Note that the serial numbers are case-sensitive.

Auto Activate

Click the toggle button to enable or disable automatic activation of the device. This option is enabled by default.

Activation Code

If the Auto Activate feature is disabled, enter the activation code to manually activate the device. The activation code is provided by the administrator who adds the site.

Zero Touch Provisioning

Click the toggle button to enable or disable Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP). This option is enabled by default.

If ZTP is enabled, the Boot Image field is displayed and you must select an image that supports the Phone-Home client. During ZTP, the image on the firewall device is upgraded to the image that you select for the Boot Image.

If ZTP is disabled, you must manually copy (by using CLI), the Stage-1 configuration on to the firewall device.

Boot Image

When the Zero Touch Provisioning field is enabled, select the boot image from the drop-down list to upgrade the image on the firewall device to a version that supports Phone-Home client.

The boot image is the device image that was previously 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 automatic upgrade procedure. The boot image is populated based on the device template that you have selected while creating a site.

By default, the Use Image on Device option is selected.

In-band Management Port

Select the port that you want to configure as management interface and connect it to the management device. You can configure any of the ge-0/0/x ports, where x ranges from 0 to 14, as in-band management interfaces. This field is applicable only when a switch is behind a CPE (SD-WAN or a next generation firewall device).

Firewall Policies

Select the firewall policy that you want to deploy to the standalone firewall site. The firewall policy list is populated from the Configuration > Firewall > Firewall Policy page.

Default: Factory_Default_Fw_Policy

NAT Policies

Select the NAT policy that you want to deploy to the standalone firewall site. The NAT policy list is populated from the Configuration > NAT > NAT Policies page.

Default: Factory_Default_NAT_Policy

Import Configuration

Click the toggle button to automatically import firewall policies and NAT policies from a next generation firewall device to CSO. By default, this field is disabled.

Note: This field is available only when Zero Touch Provisioning is disabled.

LAN 

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, EX4300, EX4600, and EX4650.

Device Model

Select the device model for the switch that 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.

CPE Settings

 

Trunk Ports

Select at least two trunk ports on the CPE device to connect with the switch. The trunk ports are used for the following:

  • LAN traffic between the switch and the CPE

  • Management traffic for in-band management of the switch.

Switch Management Subnet

Specify the subnet that the DHCP can use to assign IP addresses. The DHCP server runs on the following ports:

  • Trunk ports to provide DHCP information to all devices connected to the switch and to the in-band management port, switch management port, and LAN ports on the CPE.

  • Out-of-band management port on the CPE to provide DHCP information to the management port on the switch.

  • LAN ports on the CPE to provide information to the devices connected to the CPE LAN ports.

Example: 192.0.2.0/24

Switch Details

 

Serial Number

Specify the serial number of the switch

The serial number is a 12-digit number present on the rear panel of the switch.

Auto Activate

Click the toggle button to enable or disable automatic activation of the switch. When you enable this field, zero-touch provisioning of the switch is automatically triggered when the device communicates with CSO.

Note: You must physically connect the switch to the CPE device (firewall) and power it on for the switch to be automatically activated 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, 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 configured 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. Specify values for the LAN segment based on guidelines provided in Table 83.

Fields marked * are mandatory.

Note: The same LAN segment is created on the CPE device (firewall)if the switch is connected to the CPE device (firewall) that is managed by CSO.

Table 83: Fields on the Add LAN Segment Page when Adding a Switch along with Next-Generation Firewall

Field

Description

Add LAN Segment

Name

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.

VLAN ID

Enter the VLAN ID for the LAN segment.

Range: 2 through 4093

Gateway Address/Mask

Enter a valid gateway IP address and mask for the LAN segment; for example, 192.0.2.8/24.

DHCP

For directly connected LAN segments, click the toggle button to enable DHCP. DHCP is disabled by default.

You enable DHCP if you want to assign IP addresses by using a DHCP sever. You disable DHCP if you want to assign a static IP address to the LAN segment.

Note: If you enable DHCP, fields related to DHCP-related parameters appear and must be configured.

[DHCP-Related Fields]

Address Range Low

Enter the starting IP address in the range of IP addresses that can be allocated by the DHCP server to the LAN segment.

Address Range High

Enter the ending IP address in the range of IP addresses that can be allocated by the DHCP server to the LAN segment.

Maximum Lease Time

Specify the maximum duration (in seconds) for which a client can request for and hold a lease on a DHCP server.

Range: 0 through 4,294,967,295.

Name Server

Specify or select 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.

  

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