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 intended for an MSP Administrator user at the All Tenants scope. An MSP Administrator user can view tenant-specific objects, and perform tasks that a Tenant Administrator user can perform, by switching the scope to a single tenant.

1Plan and Prepare

To plan and prepare for the setup:

  1. Identify the deployment plan:
    • 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.
    • Hybrid WAN deployment—Supports a combination of both centralized and distributed deployment. Customers can have both cloud sites and on-premise sites.

      Note:

      • Tenants can create both centralized and distributed sites but both the sites do not work together.
      • You must create separate network services for centralized and distributed deployments.
    • SD-WAN deployment—Supports distributed deployment only. Customers can have only on-premise sites. The CPE devices are the same as those used in a distributed deployment.
  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.

Note: You must create a separate POP for Hybrid WAN and SD-WAN deployments.

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 (CSO) to manage or display data for the device
      • 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 CSO to manage or display data for the device
      • (Optional) An SD-WAN gateway device, if you use one and want CSO to manage or display data for the device
    • 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:

Note: You must create different tenants for Hybrid WAN and SD-WAN deployments.

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.

2Add a Cloud Site (Centralized Only)

This task describes how to add a cloud site.

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 Spoke/Cloud Hub.

    The Add Site for Tenant-Name 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. You can add the following types of on-premise site:

  • On-Premise Spoke—An on-premise spoke represents an endpoint that is part of CPE at some physical location such as branch office or point of sale location. Typically, these points are connected using overlay connections to hub sites.
  • On-Premise Hub—An on-premise hub represents an automation end point that is part of CPE at headquarter or main branch office. The hub site is connected to multiple spoke sites using the overlay connections.

    Note: When you create an on-premise site with dual CPE devices, you must select either dual CPE NFX or dual CPE SRX connection plan. The Device Redundancy option is enabled only when you select a dual connection plan.

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 Spoke/ On-Premise Hub.

    The Add Site for Tenant-Name 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.

Note: In a Hybrid-WAN deployment, you can create spoke, local service edge, and regional service edge sites. In an SD-WAN deployment, you can create on-premise spoke, on-premise hub, cloud spoke, and cloud hub sites.

4Configure the Site

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

Note: You can also configure an SD-WAN on-premise spoke site using dual CPE devices. The workflow for configuring a site with a single CPE or dual CPE devices is similar. You must provide the serial number and the activation code for both the primary and the secondary devices.

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 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 a CPE Device

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

Note: If you have configured an SD-WAN site with dual CPE devices, you must activate both the primary and the secondary devices simultaneously.

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 on the Site Name.

    The Site Name page appears.

  3. On Devices tab, click Activate Device to activate the device.

    The Activate Device page appears.

  4. Specify the activation details for the device.
  5. 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:

1Upload 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.

2Upload 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.

6Allocate Network Services

You must assign network services to tenants to enable them to access the network services. You can assign services in the following ways:

  • Assign one or more services to a single tenant:
    1. Click Tenants.

      The Tenants page appears.

    2. Select a tenant and click Allocate Network Services. Alternatively, click the Allocate Network Services link under the Assigned Services column.

      The Allocate Network Services to Tenant-Name page appears.

    3. Select the services that you want to assign to the tenant and click OK.

      You are returned to the Tenants page and the status of the assign operation is displayed.

  • Assign a service to one or more tenants:
    1. Click Configuration > Network Services.

      The Network Services page appears.

    2. Select the service that you want to assign to the tenants and click Allocate Services.

      The Select Tenant(s) to allocate the Service page appears.

    3. Select the tenants to which you want to assign the service and click OK.

      You are returned to the Network Services page. The count in the Tenants column is incremented by the number of tenants that you assigned to the service.

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