Administration Portal Getting Started

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Use the following high-level steps to set up your Cloud CPE solution with Administration Portal. Click the online Help (?) links for additional information, or refer to the Administration Portal Help Center.

Note: The following steps are for an MSP Administrator user at the All Tenants scope. An MSP Administrator user can see tenant-specific objects and perform the tasks that a Tenant Administrator user can by switching the scope to a single tenant.

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1Plan and Prepare

To plan and prepare for the setup:

  1. Identify the deployment that you want:
    • Centralized deployment—End users at a customer site access network services in a service provider’s cloud. Sites in this deployment are called cloud sites.
    • Distributed deployment—End users at a customer site access network services on a customer premises equipment (CPE) device located at that site. Sites in this deployment are called on-premise sites.
    • Combined centralized and distributed deployment—Customers can have both cloud sites and on-premise sites.
  2. Use the Designer tools to create and publish network services for your deployment.

    If you implement a combined centralized and distributed deployment, you must create separate network services for the two deployments.

2Configure SMTP Settings

After you log in for the first time, you must configure the SMTP settings for your deployment.

To configure SMTP settings:

  1. Click Administration > SMTP.

    The SMTP page appears.

  2. Specify the SMTP settings that you want to use.
  3. Click Save.

    The status of the save operation is displayed.

3Create POPs

This task describes how to add a single point of presence (POP). You can also import a file that contains data for multiple POPs by clicking Resources > POPs > Import POPs > Import.

To create a single POP:

  1. Click Resources > POPs.

    The POPs page appears.

  2. Click the add icon (+).

    The Add POP page appears.

  3. Complete the configuration depending on the type of deployment:
    • For a centralized deployment, configure:
      • A POP
      • (Optional) The SDN gateway device, if you want Contrail Service Orchestration to manage it or to display data for it
      • One or more virtualized infrastructure managers (VIMs)
      • (Optional) An element management system (EMS), if you use a virtualized network function (VNF) that requires an EMS other than the default EMS microservice
    • For a distributed deployment, configure:
      • A POP
      • (Optional) A provider edge (PE) router, if you want Contrail Service Orchestration to manage it or to display data for it
      • (Optional) An SD-WAN gateway device, if you use one and want Contrail Service Orchestration to manage it or to display data for it
    • For a combined deployment, you must configure two POPs—one for a centralized deployment and the other for a distributed deployment.
  4. Click Summary > Edit to modify the POP configuration.
  5. Click OK to save the changes.

4Add Tenants and Sites

The following tasks describe how to add tenants and sites:

1Add a Tenant

This task describes how to add a single tenant and sites for that tenant. You can also import a file that contains data for multiple tenants and their sites by clicking Tenants > Import Tenants > Import.

To add a single tenant:

  1. Click Tenants.
  2. Click the add icon (+).
  3. Complete the configuration for the tenant.
  4. Click OK to save the changes.
  5. For a centralized or combined deployment, access Contrail and add the following rule to the security group in the Contrail project.
    Ingress IPv4 network 0.0.0.0/0 protocol any ports any

    This rule allows the network to accept traffic from all subnets.

2Add a Cloud Site (Centralized Only)

This task describes how to add a cloud site. Three types of cloud sites can be added: cloud hub, regional service edge, and local service edge.

Note: You must select a single tenant from the scope switcher for which you want to add the site.

To add a cloud site:

  1. Click Sites > Site Management.

    The Sites page appears.

  2. Click Add > Cloud Site.

    The Add Cloud Site page appears.

  3. Specify the configuration for the cloud site until you reach the configuration summary.
  4. Click OK.

    The status of the add operation is displayed.

3Add an On-Premise Site (Distributed Only)

This task describes how to add an on-premise site. Two types of on-premise sites can be added: spoke site and on-premise hub.

Note: You must select a single tenant from the scope switcher for which you want to add the site.

To add an on-premise site:

  1. Click Sites > Site Management.

    The Sites page appears.

  2. Click Add > On Premise Site.

    The Add On Premise Site page appears.

  3. Specify the configuration for the on-premise site until you reach the configuration summary.
  4. Click OK.

    The status of the add operation is displayed.

4Configure the Site

After you add a site, you must configure the site.

Note: You must select a single tenant from the scope switcher for which you want to configure the site.

To configure a site:

  1. Click Sites > Site Management.

    The Sites page appears.

  2. Select a site and click Configure Site.

    The Configure Site : Site-Name page appears.

  3. Specify the configuration details for the site.
  4. Click OK to save the configuration.

    The status of the site configuration operation is displayed.

5Activate the Site

After you configure a site, you must activate the site and the device associated with the site.

Note: You must select a single tenant from the scope switcher for which you want to add the site.

To activate a site:

  1. Click Sites > Site Management.

    The Sites page appears.

  2. Click the Activate Device link for the site that you want to activate..

    The Activate Device page appears.

  3. Specify the activation details for the site.
  4. Click Finish to activate the site.

    The status of the site activation operation is displayed.

5Prepare CPE Devices

The following tasks describe how to prepare CPE devices:

1Configure Activation Data (Distributed Only)

You must configure activation data for CPE devices so that customers can activate the devices. This task describes how to add activation data for a single CPE device. You can also import a file that contains data for multiple CPE devices by clicking Resources > Devices > Ship Devices > Ship.

To configure activation data:

  1. Click Resources > Devices.
  2. Click the Ship Device button.
  3. Complete the configuration for the device.
  4. Click OK to save the changes.

    The device state on the Devices page changes to EXPECTED.

2Upload CPE Device and VNF Images (Distributed Only)

To upload a CPE Device or VNF image:

  1. Click Resources > Images.
  2. Click the add (+) icon.

    The Upload Image page appears.

  3. Provide the required information.
  4. Click Upload.

    The Upload Image page displays the progress of the image upload.

  5. Click OK to save the changes.

    The status of the save operation is displayed.

3Upload Licenses

To upload a license:

  1. Click Administration > Licenses.
  2. Click the add icon (+).
  3. Specify the details for the license.
  4. Click Upload.

    The Upload License page displays the progress of the license upload.

  5. Click OK to save the changes.

    The status of the save operation is displayed.