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New and Changed Features in Contrail Service Orchestration Release 5.3.0

 

This section describes the new features or enhancements to existing features in Contrail Service Orchestration (CSO) Release 5.3.0.

You can view and read the features that are available in the CSO Releases 5.1.0, 5.1.1, 5.1.2, and 5.2.0 through the following links:

SD-WAN

  • Support for adding configuration templates while creating site templates—From CSO Release 5.3.0 onward, you can add one or more configuration templates while creating a site template. You can select the configuration templates from the Additional Configuration section of the Add Site Template page, and then set the parameters for the configuration templates that you have selected.

  • Enhancement to the edit support for site properties—From CSO Release 5.3.0 onward:

    • A tenant administrator user can edit the general parameters and WAN parameters of an existing spoke site (with SD-WAN or next-generation firewall capabilities) or an enterprise hub site from the Site Management page (Resources > Site Management).

    • An OpCo administrator user can edit the parameters of a provider hub site with DATA_ONLY capability from the Provider Hub Devices page (Resources > Provider Hub Devices).

      Note

      You cannot edit spoke sites with SD-LAN capability and cloud spoke sites.

  • PPPoE support on Ethernet interfaces—From Release 5.3.0 onward, CSO supports Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) for the Ethernet access type on SRX Series and NFX Series devices.

SD-LAN

Enhancements to the spoke site and site template workflow—From CSO Release 5.3.0 onward, you can do the following while adding an spoke site and site template to CSO:

  • Add multiple EX Series switches (physical and Virtual Chassis) while adding an SD-LAN site template or an SD-LAN site.

    In releases before CSO Release 5.3.0, you can add multiple EX Series switches, one at a time, only to an existing SD-LAN site.

  • Edit the parameters configured for an EX Series switch while adding the switch to a site template or a site.

  • Delete EX Series switches that you added while creating a site template or manually adding a site (that is, without using a site template). In releases before CSO Release 5.3.0, you can edit the parameters of the switch that you added, but cannot delete it, while manually configuring the site.

  • Assign the following while adding a site template while adding EX Series switches to a site template:

    • Access profile and configuration templates to the switch.

    • Port profiles to the switch ports.

Miscellaneous

  • Support for SRX550M, SRX1500, SRX4100, and SRX4200 devices as next-generation firewall devices—From CSO Release 5.3.0 onward, we support the following SRX Series devices as a next-generation firewall devices: SRX550 High Memory Services Gateway (SRX550M), SRX1500, SRX4100, and SRX4200.

  • Support for Firefox for accessing CSO GUIs—From CSO Release 5.3.0 onward, you can use Mozilla Firefox (Version 78 or later) to access the CSO GUIs.

  • Enhancements to CSO GUIs—From CSO Release 5.3.0 onward, you can use the following GUI enhancements:

    • Improved performance of the existing workflows in GUI.

    • New icons introduced at the top-right corner of the GUI to view the policies that are due for deployment, alarms and alerts on all the devices managed by CSO, and CSO jobs that are in progress and scheduled.

    • A new menu—Favorites—introduced for quickly accessing the pages that you frequently visit. We have also added a star icon at the right corner of each page to add the page to the Favorites menu.

    • Personalized themes and navigation modes in the portal.

    • Three new widgets—Device Count by Platform, Device Count by OS, and Device Count by Status— added to the dashboard.

  • Support for TLS and TCP for syslog messages—From CSO Release 5.3.0 onward, in a next-generation firewall deployment, the firewall devices send syslog messages to CSO by using Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Transmission Control Protocol (TCP).

  • Enhancements to configuration templates—From CSO Release 5.3.0 onward, you can perform the following actions on configuration templates from Administration and Customer Portals:

    • Undeploy a configuration template from a device.

    • Dissociate a configuration template from a device.

    • Rename a configuration template (by using the Edit operation).

    • Export a configuration template as a ZIP file.

  • RMA support for provider hub devices, enterprise hub devices, and next-generation firewall devices—From CSO Release 5.3.0 onward, you can initiate the Return Material Authorization (RMA) workflow for a defective SRX Series provider hub device, enterprise hub device, and next-generation firewall device. RMA is supported for the following SRX Series models:

    • SRX Series provider hub devices: SRX1500, SRX4100, SRX4200, and vSRX

    • SRX Series enterprise hub devices: SRX1500, SRX4100, SRX4200, and vSRX

    • SRX Series next-generation firewall devices: SRX300, SRX320, SRX340, SRX345, SRX550M, SRX1500, SRX4100, SRX4200, and vSRX

Deprecated Feature

  • Hybrid WAN—From CSO Release 5.3.0 onward, CSO will not support hybrid WAN deployments.