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Staging an Image

 

From the Resource > Images page, you can select an image and click the Stage button to stage the image onto one or more physical or virtual devices or Virtual Network Functions (VNF). You can stage an image onto a single device or multiple devices on a per-site basis or across all sites of a tenant.

From the Stage Image: Select Devices page, you can choose to stage an image, and also to either run the staging immediately or at a scheduled time.

The Stage option is especially useful if you are using a low-bandwidth connection. On low-bandwidth connections, manually staging an image prior to deploying the image helps prevent the image deployment from timing out because of a slow connection. On high-bandwidth connections, you can choose to stage the image along with the image deployment.

To deploy a device image onto devices:

  1. Select Resource > Images.

    The Images page appears.

  2. Select the device image to be staged on the device and click the Stage button.

    The Stage Image: Select Devices page appears and a list of compatible devices (CPE and VNF) for the selected image is retrieved and displayed with their associated information in the page. See Table 1 for the details of the device.

    Note

    The Deploy button is enabled only for device images.

  3. Select one or more devices onto which the device image needs to be staged and schedule a date and time for image staging.

Table 1: Fields on the Deploy Image: Select Devices Page

Field

Description

Device Name

Displays the name of the device configured in the point of presence (POP) or site.

Example: sunny-NFX-250

Tenant

Displays the name of the tenant.

Example: tenant-blue

Site Name

Displays the name of the tenant site.

Example: site-blue-white

Location

Displays the name of the location.

Example: San Jose, CA

WAN Links

Displays the number of WAN links.

Example: 3

POP Name

Displays the name of the POP.

Example: pop_blue

Management Status

Displays the management status of the devices deployed in the cloud.

  • EXPECTED—Regional server has activation details for the device, but the device has not yet established a connection with the server.

  • ACTIVE—Device has downloaded images, but is not yet configured.

  • PROVISIONED—IPsec tunnel on the NFX250, SRX, or vSRX device is operational.

  • PROVISION_FAILED—Device failed if the vSRX was not instantiated properly.

Model

Displays the name of the device model.

Example: NFX250

Active Services

Displays the number of services that are activated for the device.

Example: 3

Stage Expiry Time

Specify the maximum number of seconds CSO must wait for an image staging to be complete. If staging is not complete in the specified time, the operation times out. You can use this setting to configure a longer timeout for image staging over low-bandwidth connections. The default is 7200 seconds.

Choose Staging Time

Run now

Select this option if you want to stage the image onto the device immediately.

Schedule at a later time

Select this option to schedule the image staging for a later date and time, and specify the date and time when you want the image to be staged.