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Configuring Devices

Users with the SP Administrator role can use the Routers page to configure physical network elements (PNEs) associated with a specific customer site.

Procedure

To configure a device:

  1. Click Resources > POPs > POP Name > Routers.
  2. Select the router that you want to configure.
  3. Click More > PNE Configure.

    The PNE Configure page appears.

  4. Click the + icon to add interface configuration details.
  5. Complete the configuration according to the guidelines provided in Table 40.
  6. Click Ok. If you want to discard your changes, click Cancel instead.

Table 40: Fields on the PNE Configure Page

Field

Description

Interface Configuration

Name

Specify the identifier of the physical interface of the device that acts as the management interface. This interface connects to the management network in Contrail. You either configure this network in Contrail or in Administration Portal when you create the virtualized infrastructure manager (VIM).

Example: xe-1/1/1

Vlan

(Optional) If you use VLANs to segment the VPN, specify the identifier of the VLAN interface that connects to the management network in Contrail. The identifier is an integer in the range 1–4096.

Example: 100

Addr

Specify an IPv4 prefix for the management interface.

Example: 192.0.2.15

BGP Configuration

AS Number

Specify the autonomous system (AS) number for BGP routing with the Contrail Controller node.

Example: 64512

Local Address

Specify an IPv4 address, such as the loopback address, that the router uses for BGP sessions.

Example: 192.0.2.15

Remote Address (Contrail Controller)

Select the IPv4 address of the data interface for the Contrail Controller node.

Example: 192.0.2.25.

Contrail Compute Prefix

Select one or more IPv4 prefixes that define the subnets between the SDN gateway and the Contrail Compute nodes.

Example: 192.0.2.0/24.

Management VRF Configuration

Interface Name

Reenter the management interface identifier that you specified in the Interface Configuration Name field.  In the Management VRF Configuration section, you associate this interface with a virtual routing and forwarding instance (VRF). 

Example: xe-1/1/1.

Interface VLAN

(Optional) If you use VLANs to segment the VPN, reenter the identifier that you specified in the Interface Configuration VLAN field. In the Management VRF Configuration section, you associate this interface with a virtual routing and forwarding instance (VRF).

Example: 100

Default Gateway

(Optional) Specify the IPv4 address on the router that provides the default route for management traffic.

Example: 192.0.2.40.

Route Target

Specify the route target for the management network used in Contrail.

Example: 64512:10000.

Route Distinguisher

Specify the route distinguisher for the management network used in Contrail.

Example: 64512:10000.

Internet VRF Configuration

Interface Name

Specify one or more physical interfaces on the router that connect to the Internet.  

Example: xe-2/2/2

Interface VLAN

(Optional) If you use VLANs to segment the VPN, specify the identifiers of the VLAN interfaces that connect to the Internet. A VLAN identifier is an integer in the range 1–4096.

Example:500

Default Gateway

(Optional) Specify the IPv4 address on the router that provides the default route for Internet traffic.

Example: 192.0.2.50

Route Target

Specify the route target for Internet traffic on this interface. This value matches the Route Target value that you configure for the VPN associated with the site.

Example: 64512:12000.

Route Distinguisher

Specify a unique route distinguisher for traffic on this interface. This value matches the Route Distinguisher value that you configure for the VPN associated with the site. You can specify any unique route distinguisher, such as the route target for Internet traffic.

Example: 64512:12000

Procedure

You can also configure the devices from the POPs landing page.

To configure a device:

  1. Select Resources > POPs > Pop-Name.

    The Pop-Name page appears.

  2. Click the Routers tab.
  3. Select the device that you want to configure and click the Configure Device button.

    The Stage 2 Config page appears. This page is dynamically rendered based on stage-2 configuration specified in the device profile.

  4. Enter the configuration data on the page.
  5. Click Save to save the configuration.

    A confirmation message is displayed and the deployment status changes to pending deployment.

  6. Click Deploy to save and deploy the configuration.

    A confirmation message is displayed indicating that the job is created and subsequently that the job was successful. You can click Deploy History to view the job logs.

  7. Click Cancel to go back to the Pop-Name page.

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