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Creating Devices

 

You can use the Routers page to create a provider edge (PE) router or IPsec concentrator in a distributed deployment.

Note

This topic is applicable only to users with an SP Administrator role.

To create a device:

  1. Click Resources > POPs > POP Name > Routers.
  2. Click the plus icon(+).

    The Add Device page appears.

  3. Complete the configuration according to the guidelines provided in Table 1.
  4. Click Save. If you want to discard your changes, click Cancel instead.

Table 1: Fields on the Add Device Page

Field

Description

Name

Specify the name of the device, which can be:

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

  • An SRX Series Services Gateway used as an IPsec concentrator in a distributed deployment.

You can use any number of alphanumeric characters, including special characters.

Example: MX-router-10

Family

Select the product series for the device.

Example: MX

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 Series routers in centralized and distributed deployments.

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

Type of Device

Select the type of device:

  • PE/IPsec—Use this option to add an MX Series router as a PE router, an IPsec concentrator or both, or to add an SRX Series gateway as an IPsec concentrator in a distributed deployment.

Management Type

If you specified that the device is a PE router, IPsec concentrator, or both, specify whether Contrail Service Orchestration manages the device:

  • Managed—Select this option if you use Contrail Service Orchestration to manage the device.

  • Unmanaged—Select this option if you use an application other than Contrail Service Orchestration to manage the device. In this case, Contrail Service Orchestration uses the device object that you configure for presentation purposes only.

Device IP

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

Example: 192.0.2.15

Internet Gateway (optional)

Specify one or more Internet gateway IPv4 addresses if the device connects to CPE devices that have access to the Internet. An Internet gateway IPv4 address may be the same as the IPv4 address of the endpoint of the IPsec tunnel on the IPsec concentrator for a CPE device.

Example: 192.0.2.20

User Name

Specify 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.

Example: root

Password

Specify 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.

Example: pwd123