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    Creating a Hub-and-Spoke Layer 3 VPN Service Order

    Connectivity Services Director can configure and deploy Layer 3 VPN hub-and-spoke service orders. Creating a service order involves the following tasks:

    1. Selecting the Service Definition

    2. Configuring Service Parameters Information

    3. Selecting N-PE Devices or Nodes

    4. Setting Attributes for Endpoints or Nodes

    5. Adding and Deleting UNI Interfaces

    6. Setting Attributes for UNIs or Sites

    7. Specifying QoS Settings

    8. Specifying Template Settings

    9. Reviewing the Configured Settings

    10. Deploying the New Service

    Selecting the Service Definition

    To select a service definition on which to base the new service order:

    1. Select Service View from the View Selector. The workspaces that are applicable to routing and tunnel services are displayed.
    2. From the Junos Space user interface, click the Deploy icon in the Connectivity Services Director banner. The functionalities that you can configure in this mode are displayed in the task pane.
    3. From the View pane, click the plus sign (+) to expand the tree and select the type of service.
    4. Click the plus sign (+) beside Connectivity to view services based on protocols.
      • Expand the L3VPN Services tree to select a Layer 3 VPN Ethernet service.

      • Expand the P2P Services tree to select a point-to-point service.

      • Expand the VPLS Services tree to select a VPLS service.

    5. From the Tasks pane, select Service Provisioning > Deploy Services.

      The Manage Network Services page is displayed in the top half of the right pane, which displays all of the configured services. The Manage Service Orders page is displayed in the bottom half of the right pane, which displays all of the service orders corresponding to a service.

    6. From the Manage Network Services page, select New > L3 VPN Service Order.

      The Service Settings page is displayed. From the Service Definition field, click Select to open the dialog box that shows a filtered inventory view of only those published service definitions designed to work with Layer 3 VPN full mesh Ethernet services.

    7. From the Service Definition field, click Select to choose the service definition you want to base your service order on. The Choose Service Definition inventory page displays a view of only those published service definitions designed to work with the type of services you need.

      Based on the fields or parameters that you defined in the service definition to be enabled for modification in the service order, the corresponding fields are available for editing. The fields that are disabled for modification in the service order can only be edited in the service definition.

    8. Select the check box beside the service definition that you want to associate with the service order, and click OK.
    9. Click View to open a popup dialog box that displays the details of the selected service definition. The service definition properties, such as the name, signaling type (LDP or BGP), service type (point-to-point psuedowire, ATM, or TDM), are displayed. The interface-specific attributes, such as rate-limiting details, encapsulation, and VLAN tags, are also displayed in the dialog box. Close the dialog box to return to the service order creation wizard.

      If a template is attached to the service definition on which the service order is based, you can invoke the template editor from the Template page of the wizard.

    10. After you select the service definition you want to base your service order on, complete the remaining settings in the Service Settings window

    Configuring Service Parameters Information

    In this topic you configure general settings, VPN settings that can be applied to all end points, and routing protocol settings for the provider edge (PE) and customer edge (CE) devices.

    Specifying General Settings

    You configure general information about the service order in the General Settings box of the Enter Order Information window.

    If a service template is attached to the service definition, there is a link to that template at the bottom of the Endpoint Settings section of the window. For instructions on working with service templates in service orders, see Creating a Service Order Based on a Service Definition with a Template.

    You must add the customer to the database before proceeding. See Adding a New Customer.

    To enter general settings information:

    1. In the Name field, type a unique name for the full mesh service.

      The service order name can consist of only letters, numbers, and underscores.

      Note: The name you specify for a Layer 3 VPN service order becomes the routing-instance name in the device configuration when you deploy the service. Consequently, you cannot use any Juniper Networks keywords, for example, “bgp” or “ospf”, as the name of a service order.

    2. In the Customer field, select the customer who is requesting the service.
    3. In the Comments field, type a description of the service.

      This description appears in information windows about the request or service instance created from the request.

    To enter connectivity settings information:

    1. Specify whether the Autopick Route Target can be selected automatically or manually.
      • To assign the Route Target automatically, select the Auto Pick Route target check box.

      • To assign the Route Target, clear the Auto Pick Route Target check box.

        The window expands to include the Route Target field. In the Route Target field, type a value.

        Note: For Hub-and-Spoke service order, clear the Auto Pick Hub Route Target and Autopick Spoke Route Target check boxes to activate the Hub Route Target and Spoke Route Target fields, respectively.

        When you manually type a route target, Junos Space accepts either of the following two formats:

        • prefix-number:assigned-number

          Where prefix-number can be any numeric value from 1 through 65,535. The assigned-number can be any numeric value from 0 through 2,147,483,647.

        • IPV4-address:assigned-number

          Where IPV4-address can be any valid IPv4 address, and assigned-number can be any numeric value from 0 through 65,535.

      Note: You cannot edit this field if you have not selected the Editable in Service Order check box in the service definition.

    2. Specify whether the Auto Pick Route Distinguisher can be selected automatically or manually.
      • To assign the Route Distinguisher automatically, select the Auto Pick Route Distinguisher check box.

      • To assign the Route Distinguisher manually, clear the Auto Pick Route Distinguisher check box.

        The window expands to include the Route Distinguisher field. In the Route Distinguisher field, type a value.

        When you manually type route distinguishers, Junos Space accepts either of the following two formats:

        • prefix-number: assigned-number

          Where prefix-number can be any numeric value from 1 through 65,535. The assigned-number can be any numeric value from 0 through 2,147,483,647.

        • IPV4-address: assigned-number

          Where IPV4-address can be any valid IPv4 address, and assigned-number can be any numeric value from 0 through 65,535.

      Note: You cannot edit this field if you have not selected the Editable in Service Order check box in the service definition.

    3. Select the Autopick Hub Route Target and Autopick Spoke Route Target check boxes if you want the Route target chosen automatically by the Connectivity Services Director application.

      Note: You cannot edit this field if you have not selected the Editable in Service Order check box in the service definition.

      To manually assign a Route target:

      1. Clear the Autopick Hub Route Target and Autopick Spoke Route Target check boxes to activate the Hub Route Target and Spoke Route Target fields respectively.

      2. In the Route Target field, enter a value.

        When you manually enter route target, Junos Space accepts either of the following two formats:

        • <prefix-number>: <assigned-number>

          Where <prefix-number> can be any numeric value from 1 to 65535, inclusive. The <assigned-number> can be any numeric value from 0 to 2,147,483,647, inclusive.

        • <IPV4-address>: <assigned-number>

          Where <IPV4-address> can be any valid IPV4 address (in W.X.Y.Z "dot" notation), and <assigned-number> can be any numeric value from 0 to 65535, inclusive.

    4. Select the Autopick Hub Route Distinguisher and the Autopick Spoke Route Distinguisher check boxes if you want the Route distinguisher chosen automatically by the Connectivity Services Director application.

      To manually assign a Route distinguisher:

      1. Clear the Autopick Hub Route Distinguisher and the Autopick Spoke Route Distinguisher check boxes to activate the Hub Route distinguisher and Spoke Route distinguisher fields respectively.

      2. In the Route distinguisher field, enter a value.

        When you manually enter route distinguishers, Junos Space accepts either of the following two formats:

        • <prefix-number>: <assigned-number>

          Where <prefix-number> can be any numeric value from 1 to 65535, inclusive. The <assigned-number> can be any numeric value from 0 to 2,147,483,647, inclusive.

        • <IPV4-address>: <assigned-number>

          Where <IPV4-address> can be any valid IPV4 address (in W.X.Y.Z "dot" notation), and <assigned-number> can be any numeric value from 0 to 65535, inclusive.

    To enter VPN settings details:

    1. To configure a separate label for each VRF to provide double lookup and egress filtering, select the VRF Table label check box.

      Note: You cannot edit this field if you have not selected the Editable in Service Order check box in the service definition.

      The Export Direct Routes check box is not editable in the service order.

    2. Select the Enable MVPN check box to enable multicast virtual private network (MVPN).
    3. Select the Enable MC LAG check box to enable the multichassis link aggregation group. If you select this check box, the Enable MVPN check box is disabled.

    To enter default UNI settings information:

    1. Select a value for Ethernet Option:
      • Port

      • Dot1Q

        Specifying the Dot1Q Ethernet option enables you to apply a Unit ID, a single VLAN ID, a VLAN Range, or a VLAN list to the service order.

      • QinQ

        Specifying the QinQ Ethernet option enables you to apply a single VLAN, a VLAN Range, or a VLAN list to the service order. For an L3VPN service deployed on a dual tagged interface, the inner tag determines the VPN routing and forwarding instance(VRF).

    2. Select or clear the Autopick Interface IP check box.
      • To specify the Interface IP address, clear the Autopick interface IP check box.

      • To specify the IP Address Pool and IP Block Size field values in the Site Settings page of the service order creation wizard, select the Autopick interface IP check box.

        If you have selected the Enable MC- LAG check box in the Service Settings section, the maximum and minimum values for IP block size are 29 and 28, respectively.

        Note: You cannot edit the Autopick Interface IP check box if you have not selected the Editable in Service Order check box in the service definition.

      Note: The fields specified in the Default UNI Settings section are based on the Ethernet Option type. The Logical IF Settings box is not available if you have selected the Ethernet Option as Port.

    3. Specify whether the Autopick Interface Unit can be selected automatically or manually.
      • To assign the Unit ID automatically, select the Autopick Interface Unit check box.

      • To assign the Unit ID manually, clear the Autopick Interface Unit check box.

        The window expands to include the Unit ID field. In the Unit ID field, type a value.

        Range: 1 through 1073741823

      Note: You can edit this field only if you have selected the Editable in Service Order check box for the VLAN ID selection in the service definition.

    4. Specify whether the Autopick VLAN ID can be selected automatically or manually.
      • To assign the VLAN ID automatically, select the Autopick VLAN ID check box.

      • To assign the VLAN ID manually, clear the Autopick VLAN ID check box.

        The window expands to include the VLAN ID field. In the VLAN ID field, type a value.

      Note: You cannot edit this field if you have not selected the Editable in Service Order check box in the service definition.

    Specifying PE-CE Settings Information

    You configure VPN attributes that are usually common for all the endpoints in the service. The values that you provide vary, depending on the service definition on which the service order is based.

    If you do not expect these attributes to be the same on all endpoints, you can set them to be the same for now and then make changes later, or you can skip this step and apply the attribute values one at a time later.

    In the PE-CE Settings section of the Service Parameters page, depending on the PE-CE routing protocol—OSPF/Static Route or BGP/Static Route—do one of the following:

    • If BGP/Static Route routing protocol is specified in the service definition:

      1. The AS override option is selected to allow a service provisioner to override the AS number. Clear the AS override check box to prevent a service provisioner from overriding the AS number.
      2. Enter a value for the maximum number of prefixes accepted by a PE router from a CE router.
    • If OSPF/Static Route routing protocol is specified in the service definition, in the OSPF domain ID field, enter a IP address.

      You can enter from 1.0.0.1 to 223.255.255.254. excluding 127.x.x.x.

    1. Click Next.

      The Node Parameters page appears.

    Selecting N-PE Devices or Nodes

    In this topic you select the N-PE devices that you want to host the service endpoints. The selection is made from the Select Endpoint PE Devices window.

    Note: The Choose Endpoints window, which you can view by clicking the Add icon on the Node Parameters page, shows only assigned N-PE devices that have an AS number configured. If you do not see the device you are looking for, use the CLI on the device to check for and assign an AS number.

    N-PE devices that have L2VPN only do not appear.

    Starting in Connectivity Services Director Release 2.0R1, you can select IRB interfaces in the Choose Endpoints dialog box of the Node Settings page of the hub-and-spoke and full-mesh Layer 3 VPN service order creation and modification wizards. The selected IRB interfaces on the corresponding endpoints are associated with the Layer 3 VPN service order.

    To select endpoint N-PE devices:

    1. In the Node Parameters page, click Add in the Service Nodes table. From the Choose Endpoints dialog box that appears, select the devices that you want to participate in the service. Use the multiple selection feature to select one or more devices.

      Figure 1: Choose Endpoints Dialog Box

      Choose Endpoints Dialog Box

      Note: In the Choose Endpoints dialog box, you can sort and segregate the devices and their corresponding interfaces based on the roles of the devices to easily and quickly view only the devices of interest. Click the down arrow on the Filter Role menu, and select P2E to view only the provider edge devices, P to view only the provider devices, and L2E to view only Layer 2 Ethernet devices.

    2. Based on the devices you select in the top half of the dialog box, the interfaces that are present in the selected device are displayed in the lower half of the dialog box. Select the check boxes next to the interfaces that you want to associate with the service.
    3. Click OK.

      The Node Parameters window appears.

    4. Continue with modifying or entering the node parameters.

    Setting Attributes for Endpoints or Nodes

    If a service template is attached to the service definition, there is a link to that template at the bottom of the Endpoint Settings section of the window. For instructions on working with service templates in service orders, see Creating a Service Order Based on a Service Definition with a Template.

    You set attributes for each endpoint in the service from the Endpoint Settings window.

    The interface shown in the UNI Interface field is automatically selected by the Connectivity Services Director application, which chooses the UNI that has the highest available capacity among interfaces that are in the Up state. To calculate the available capacity of the interface, the system subtracts the bandwidth reserved for each service deployed on that interface from the total capacity of the interface.

    For each endpoint, the Endpoint Settings window shows the value for each UNI attribute.


    As a service provider, you can create static routes on the service. To specify static routes for a CE device on the Node Parameters page:

    1. Click the Add icon above the Static Routes table. A new row is added to the table and highlighted in yellow to denote that you can enter the destination prefix and next-hop address. Although you can configure next-hop tables using service templates, you can configure only next-hop addresses in the service order.
    2. In the Destination Prefix field, enter the endpoint for the static route.
    3. In the Next-Hop field, enter the IP address of the next-hop. You can enter a dotted decimal notation, between 1.0.0.1 and 223.255.255.254 except 127.x.x.x.
    4. Insert as many static routes as you require. To delete an existing route, select the check box beside the route, and click Delete above the listed routes.

    The MVPN and PIM Settings sections are displayed only if you selected the Enable MVPN check box in the Service Parameters page of the creation of service order wizard. To specify PIM settings for the service order:

    1. From the PIM Mode list, specify the mode of PIM. Only PIM sparse mode is currently supported.

      Note: A Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) sparse-mode domain uses reverse-path forwarding (RPF) to create a path from a data source to the receiver requesting the data. When a receiver issues an explicit join request, an RPF check is triggered. A (*,G) PIM join message is sent toward the RP from the receiver's designated router (DR). (By definition, this message is actually called a join/prune message, but for clarity in this description, it is called either join or prune, depending on its context.) The join message is multicast hop by hop upstream to the ALL-PIM-ROUTERS group (224.0.0.13) by means of each router’s RPF interface until it reaches the RP. The RP router receives the (*,G) PIM join message and adds the interface on which it was received to the outgoing interface list (OIL) of the rendezvous-point tree (RPT) forwarding state entry. This builds the RPT connecting the receiver with the RP. The RPT remains in effect, even if no active sources generate traffic.

    2. From the Interface list, select the interface to be used for PIM. When you modify a UNI from the list of interfaces on the Site Settings page, the GUI does not automatically delete the UNI from the Endpoint list. However, the newly added UNIs are added to the Interface list for the selected device or node.

    To specify rendezvous point (RP) settings:

    1. Click the Add icon above the table of RP addresses. The Add Rendezvous Point Address dialog box is displayed.
    2. In the Rendezvous Point (device) field, configure the routing device as an actual or potential rendezvous point (RP). A routing device can be an RP for more than one group.
    3. In the Interface field, specify the name of the interface on which PIM must be enabled. Specify the full interface name, including the physical and logical address components. UNIs for the selected device include lo0 if the selected device is enabled with loopback.
    4. In the Group Address field, configure the address ranges of the multicast groups for which this routing device can be a rendezvous point (RP). By default, the routing device is eligible to be the RP for all IPv4 or IPv6 groups (224.0.0.0/4 or FF70::/12 to FFF0::/12).
    5. Click OK to add the RP addresses to the table on the Node Parameters page.
    6. To modify an added RP address, select the check box beside the row and click Edit. The dialog box is displayed to enable you modify the settings.
    7. To delete an added RP address, select the check box beside the row and click Delete. The selected RP address is removed from the table.

    To define MVPN settings for the service order:

    1. From the MVPN mode list, indicate whether the shared-tree data distribution mode (RPT-SPT) or the shortest path tree only (SPT-only) mode of MVPN must be enabled to learn about active multicast sources using multicast VPN source-active routes. the default mode of operation is shortest path tree only (SPT-only) mode. In SPT-only mode, the active multicast sources are learned through multicast VPN source-active routes. This mode of operation is described in section 14 of the BGP-MVPN draft (draft-ietf-l3vpn-2547bis-mcast-bgp- 00.txt). If the default mode is not suitable for your environment, you can configure RPT-SPT mode (also known as shared-tree data distribution), as documented in section 13 of the BGP-MVPN draft (draft-ietf-l3vpn-2547bis-mcast-bgp-00.txt). RPT-SPT mode supports the native PIM model of transmitting (*,G) messages from the receiver to the RP for intersite shared-tree join messages. This means that the type 6 (*,G) routes get transmitted from one PE router to another. In RPT-SPT mode, the shared-tree multicast routes are advertised from an egress PE router to the upstream router connected to the VPN site with the C-RP
    2. In the Provider Tunnel Name field, specify the provider tunnel name to configure virtual private LAN service (VPLS) flooding of unknown unicast, broadcast, and multicast traffic using point-to- multipoint LSPs. Also configure point-to-multipoint LSPs for MBGP MVPNs.
    3. From the Site Type list, specify the site type of the MBGP MVPN. An MBGP MVPN defines two types of site sets, a sender site set and a receiver.
    4. Select the Upstream Multicast Hop check box to configure the upstream multicast hop (UMH) to denote a router to use the unicast route preference to determine the single forwarder election.
    5. In the Import Unicast Target field, specify the import targets specifically for sender sites or receiver sites, or can be borrowed from a configured unicast route target. Note that a sender site export route target is always advertised when security association routes are exported. By default, the VPN routing and forwarding (VRF) import and export route targets (configured either using VRF import and export policies or using the vrf-target statement) are used for importing and exporting routes with the MBGP MVPN network layer reachability information (NLRI). You can use the export-target and import-target options to override the default VRF import and export route targets. Select the Sender radio button to import unicast targets for sender sites, select the Receiver radio button to import unicast targets for receiver sites, or select None to disable the import of unicast targets.
    6. In the Import Target field, specify the import targets for sender and receiver sites. Select the Sender radio button to import targets for sender sites, select the Receiver radio button to import targets for receiver sites.
    7. Select the Export Unicast Target check box to specify the export target to enable you to override the Layer 3 VPN export route targets used for importing and exporting routes for the MBGP MVPN network layer reachability information (NLRI).
    8. In the Target Community field, specify the target community value to be used when exporting sender and receiver site routes. You can specify this value manually if you deselect the Autopick Export Target check box.
    9. Select the Autopick Export Target check box to specify that you want to enable automatic selection of an export targert if a configuration is not provided. An imported automatic discovery route is treated as belonging to both the sender site set and the receiver site set.

    If you have selected the Enable MC- LAG check box in the General Settings window, the Is Stitching Point check box is available for each endpoint. If you select this check box, all the parameters of that endpoint are disabled.

    To configure or change the topology settings on the Node Parameters page:

    1. The type of network circuit is displayed in the Topology field as full-mesh or hub-and-spoke.
    2. Make sure the Is Stitching Point check box is not selected.
    3. To add the loopback interface for a Layer 3 VPN service, select the interface from the Choose Endpoints dialog box that you can open by Add above the Nodes table on the Site Settings page.

      Note: If you provision a loopback interface for an L3VPN service, an operator is able to identify a VRF routing instance. Thereafter, an operator can manually ping a remote CE router from a local PE router.

    4. Select the Is Hub check box to enable the node to function as a hub. Deselect the check box if you want the device to function as a spoke. This field is not applicable for full-mesh Layer 3 VPN services.
    5. When you have finished configuring the endpoint settings, click Next.

      The Site Settings page of the Create L3VPN Service Order wizard appears.

    Adding and Deleting UNI Interfaces

    You can add or delete UNI interfaces on the PE devices that participate in a service:

    To add a UNI interface on a selected device:

    1. Select the Add icon in above the table of listed UNI interfaces, and from the Choose Endpoints window, select the device from which you want to retrieve the UNI interface to associate with the service order. The window refreshes to display all the UNI interfaces configured on the selected device.

    2. Select the check boxes beside the UNIs that you want to associate.

    3. Click Add to close the window. You are returned to the Site Settings page, and the selected UNIs are displayed in the table.

    4. If the interface you selected in the previous step is already configured (duplicate) either type a different value in the VLAN ID field manually, or check the Autopick VLAN ID field.

    To delete a UNI interface from a selected device:

    • Select the check box adjacent to the interface you want to delete, and click the Delete icon above the list of displayed interfaces.

      If the deleted UNI is the only UNI selected from the device, then the device is deleted from the service configuration.

    You can set or modify attributes for a UNI endpoint.

    To modify a UNI interface for a selected device:

    1. Select the row for the UNI endpoint that you want to modify.

      The UNI Settings dialog box appears.

    2. Modify the UNI Settings fields.

    3. Either apply the attributes you already specified or add values that you did not configure for different attributes of a UNI.

    4. When you have finished modifying the endpoint settings, click OK.

      The Site Settings page appears.

    Setting Attributes for UNIs or Sites

    If there is a service template attached to the service definition, there is a link to that template at the bottom of the Site Settings section of the screen. For instructions on working with service templates in service orders, see Creating a Service Order Based on a Service Definition with a Template.

    This part of the create Ethernet service order procedure sets the attributes for each UNI or interface in the service. Selection is made using the Site Settings screen.

    The interface shown in the UNI Interface field is automatically selected by the Connectivity Services Director application, which chooses the UNI that has the highest available capacity among interfaces that are in the Up state. To calculate the available capacity of the interface, the system subtracts the bandwidth reserved for each service deployed on that interface from the total capacity of the interface.

    For each endpoint, the Site Settings page shows the value for each UNI attribute.


    To configure or change the site or UNI settings:

    1. Select a value for Encapsulation.
      • Port

      • Dot1Q

        Specifying the Dot1Q Ethernet option enables you to apply a Unit ID, a single VLAN ID, a VLAN Range, or a VLAN list to the service order.

      • QinQ

        Specifying the QinQ Ethernet option enables you to apply a single VLAN, a VLAN Range, or a VLAN list to the service order. For an L3VPN service deployed on a dual tagged interface, the inner tag determines the VPN routing and forwarding instance(VRF).

      • Flexible UNI

        Specifying the Flexible UNI Ethernet option enables you to apply different values for the Unit ID and vlan-tags.

        Note: Prior to release 13.1P6.1, Network Activate set the unit and vlan-id parameters to the same value.

        To create a service order that specifies the Flexible UNI Ethernet option, you must complete two preliminary tasks. First you must create a service template in which you specify both outer and inner vlan tags. Then you must create a service definition that associates the service template with the service definition.

    2. To select a different UNI on a device, click the UNI interface and choose another interface from the list.
    3. In the UNI Description, you can enter the description for the selected UNI interface. The Description field is displayed in Modify Service Order, View Service Order Details, Modify Service, and View Service windows. You can edit this field while modifying a Layer 3 VPN service order or service.

      Range: 0 through 128 characters

    4. Specifying the encapsulation settings for a particular UNI:

      Note: The fields specified in the Encapsulation Settings box are based on the Encapsulation type. The Encapsulation Settings box is not available if you have selected the Encapsulation as Port.

      • If you have selected the Encapsulation as Dot1Q, or, QinQ, or Flexible UNI, specify whether the Autopick Interface Unit can be selected automatically or manually.

        • To assign the Unit ID automatically, select the Autopick Interface Unit check box.

        • To assign the Unit ID manually, clear the Autopick Interface Unit check box.

          The window expands to include the Unit ID field. In the Unit ID field, type a value.

          Range: 1 through 1073741823

          Note: The unit ID value that you have specified in the Enter Order Information page is displayed in the Unit ID field.

      • If you have selected the Encapsulation as Dot1Q, or, QinQ, or Flexible UNI, specify whether the Autopick VLAN ID can be selected automatically or manually.

        • To assign the VLAN ID automatically, select the Autopick VLAN ID check box.

        • To assign the VLAN ID manually, clear the Autopick VLAN ID check box.

          The window expands to include the VLAN ID field. In the VLAN ID field, type a value.

          Note: The unit ID value that you have specified in the Enter Order Information page is displayed in the UNIT ID field.

      • If you have selected the Encapsulation as QinQ, select the Customer VLAN Type.

        If the Customer VLAN type is Transport all traffic, select the Outer TP ID.

        If the Customer VLAN type is Transport single vlan, select the Customer VLAN, Inner TP ID, and Outer TP ID.

        Note: You can optionally specify Inner TP ID and Outer TP ID.

    5. In the IP section of the Site Settings page, clear the Autopick Interface IP check box to specify the Interface IP address.

      Select the Autopick Interface IP check box to specify the IP Address Pool and IP Block Size.

      Note: You cannot edit the Autopick Interface IP check box if you have not selected the Editable in Service Order check box in the service definition.

    6. In the Routing Protocol section of the Site Settings page, select the Protocol type.

      If the Protocol type is BGP, specify the following information:

      • Neighbor IP address

        Note: You need to clear the Autopick neighbor IP check box to specify the Neighbor IP address.

      • Peer AS

      If the Protocol type is OSPF, specify the following information:

      • OSPF area ID-–Specify any valid IPV4 address in W.X.Y.Z "dot" notation.

        Range: 0.0.0.0 through 225.255.255.255

      • OSPF version-–Select the OSPF version from the list.

    7. When you have finished configuring the endpoint settings, click Review to examine the defined settings. You can examine and modify the created service order parameters. Alternatively, click the corresponding buttons at the top of the wizard page to navigate to the specific pages pertain to the settings you want to modify. Click Back to return to the previous page of the wizard; else click Cancel to discard the changes.

    Specifying QoS Settings

    CoS profiles enable the grouping of class-of-service (CoS) parameters and apply them to one or more interfaces. Connectivity Services Director provides you with predefined traffic types for each CoS profile that you create. These traffic types represent the most common types of traffic for the device type. Each of these templates has preconfigured values for all CoS parameters based on the typical application requirements. You can change the preconfigured values of these parameters to suit your requirements. To display the CoS Profiles page, in Build mode, select CoS under Profile and Configuration Management in the Tasks pane. The Manage CoS Profiles page appears.

    If QoS is enabled on the service definition, configure the QoS Settings of the Site Settings panel of the service order creation wizard.


    1. In the QoS profile field, select a profile from the list.

      The QoS profile list displays the QoS profiles that are currently configured in the Manage CoS Profiles page of the Connectivity Services Director application.

      A QoS profile classifies traffic into defined service groups to provide the special treatment of traffic across the network service.

    Specifying Template Settings

    The Template Settings page of the service order creation and modification wizards enables you to associate service templates with a point-to-point, VPLS, and Layer 3 VPN service order. You can apply only the templates that are previously configured in a service definition with the corresponding service order. The Template Settings page is available in the service order wizard only if the service definition that you selected to apply to the service order contains a service template. Otherwise, the Template Settings page is not displayed in the service order wizard. You can perform template operations for all endpoints in a service order.

    If you defined a service template as the default service template, it is attached to the endpoint by default. You have the flexibility to create and provision a dynamic attribute in a service template. You can mark an attribute of a service template as dynamic, and you can obtain the values for these dynamic attributes from a specific device. To create a dynamic attribute, you must first mark an attribute of a service template as dynamic and then specify the device XPath for the dynamic attribute.

    The Template Settings page is displayed before the Review page, which is the final step of the service order wizard.

    In the Service Settings page of the Select Service Definition field of the service order creation wizard, you can double-click a service definition name displayed in the table to view the details of the definition in a popup dialog box. You can use this information to determine if the service definition is appropriate for your deployment needs. To filter and sort the display of service templates, enter the name of the template as a match criterion in the Search box and click the Search icon. The page refreshes to display only the template names that match with the search term. You can use the paging controls to navigate across multiple pages of templates as necessary.

    All the tasks that you can perform with service templates are presented in the Template Settings page. The page is divided into three panes. The top half of the page displays a table of selected endpoints. All the endpoints or UNIs that you selected in the preceding pages of the service order wizard are displayed in this table. You can configure the template pertaining to only one endpoint at a point in time. If the selected endpoints (in previous pages of the wizard) contained a manually-entered unit number, that number is displayed in the table of selected endpoints. Otherwise, the Auto-pick label is displayed.

    The lower half of the page is divided into two panes. The left pane displays the template selection table for the endpoint you selected. All the templates associated with the service definition are displayed. You can add and delete templates using the template selection table. The right pane displays all the parameters that you can modify for a selected service template. All such editable paramters are displayed in a consolidated form of a configuration page. This pane is displayed after you select a template. If any configuration parameter in template is set as a service-specific value, such attributes are not displayed in this pane.

    To associate a service template with a service order:

    1. Click Add to include a service template for the endpoint. The templates selected in this dialog box are displayed in the Template Selection table for the specified endpoint. Such templates are considered to be attached to that endpoint.

      When you click Add, a dialog box is displayed with the list of service templates associated with the service definition that is used to create the service order. If you specified a template as a default template during the service definition creation, the template is displayed by default in the template selection table. You can associate non-default templates with the serviceo rder by clicking the Add button.

    2. Click the link in the template name to open the Template Details dialog box. The template settings are displayed in the popup dialog box. For the selected template, the Configuration Page is displayed in the lower-right pane of the Template Settings page.
    3. Modify any template-specific service components as necessary.
    4. Click Save to submit the changes.
    5. Select a template from the Template Selection table, and click Delete to remove the template from being associated with the service order for a particular endpoint.

    Reviewing the Configured Settings

    The Review page of the service definition or service order creation and modification wizards enable you to view and evaluate the service parameters and components you configured in preceding steps or pages of the wizard. This page provides a comprehensive, single-page view of all the service elements configured in the different pages of the wizard. You can either click the buttons corresponding to the various settings at the top of the wizard page to directly traverse to the page you want to modify or click the navigation buttons at the bottom of the wizard page to go to the different pages of the wizard.

    To review the configured service settings in the different pages of the wizard:

    1. Click Review to view the defined parameters. You can examine and modify the created service order parameters. Alternatively, click the corresponding buttons at the top of the wizard page to navigate to the specific pages pertain to the settings you want to modify.
    2. Click Edit next to the section that contains the parameter you want to modify. You are navigated to the corresponding page of the wizard in which the parameter settings are defined.
    3. Click Finish to save the service definition or service order.
    4. Click Back to return to the previous page of the wizard; else click Cancel to discard the changes.

      The service order inventory window appears.

    Deploying the New Service

    To deploy the service:

    1. From the Manage Deploy Services window in Deploy mode of Service View of Connectivity Services Director, perform one of these actions:
      • To deploy the service immediately, select Deploy now and then click OK.

      • To deploy the service later, select Schedule deployment, select a date and time, and then click OK.

        The time field specifies the time kept by the server, but in the time zone of the client.

      • To validate the service, click Validate.

    2. Navigate to the Deployment Configuration Changes window to view the status of the deploy job.

    The service order is now complete.

    Modified: 2016-06-13