Add Provider Hub Sites in SD-WAN Deployments
Provider hub sites are logical entities that connect multiple sites to provider hub devices through overlay tunnels in an SD-WAN deployment. To create a provider hub site, you need to select a Point of Presence (POP) and at least one provider hub device associated with the POP. This makes it possible to add provider hubs when you create spoke and enterprise sites so that, the sites can backhaul traffic to the provider hub devices and to the internet. The Tenant Administrator must add provider hub sites to connect a cloud branch site with provider hub devices.
The OpCo or Service Provider Administrator must provision provider hub devices with DATA_ONLY or OAM_AND_DATA capabilities before tenants can add provider hub sites. The Tenant Administrator cannot provision provider hub devices.
To add a provider hub site:
- Select Resources > Site Management.
The Sites page appears.
- Click Add and select Add Provider Hub.
The Add Provider Hub for Tenant-Name page appears.
- Complete the configuration settings according to the guidelines
provided in Table 1.
Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.
- Click OK.
You are returned to the Sites page where the newly added provider hub site is listed, with the Site Name displaying the provider hub device’s name and Site Status displaying Provisioned.
Table 1: Fields on the Provider Hub for Tenant-Name Page
Select a POP for the site. A service POP is a location at which a service provider instantiates a network function, such as a virtualized network function (VNF).
Hub Device Name
Select either a single provider hub device or multiple provider hub devices from the dropdown menu. If you select multiple provider hubs, the CSO provisions the provider hub sites in the order in which you selected provider hub devices. Provider hub devices with DATA_ONLY and OAM_AND_DATA capabilities are listed.