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    Understanding the Build Mode Tasks Pane in Views Other than Service View

    The Tasks pane in Build mode contains all the tasks you can do in Build mode. Click a specific task to begin that task.

    The tasks listed in the Tasks pane depend on the scope you select in the View pane—that is, what view (Device or Custom Group) you have selected and what object you have selected. Not all tasks are available in all scopes. As you change your selections in the View pane, the contents of the Tasks pane also change.

    Build mode tasks are divided into the following categories in the Tasks pane.

    Connectivity Services Director enables you to perform the following tasks for devices in your physical network:

    • Device Discovery—Before your devices can be managed by Connectivity Services Director, you must use device discovery to discover them. As Connectivity Services Director discovers devices, it adds them to your network view in the View pane. Table 1 describes the device discovery tasks.

    • Device Management—After devices have been discovered, you can perform administrative tasks on them, such as viewing a list of the device’s physical components, connecting to a device using SSH, or rebooting a device. Table 2 describes the device management tasks.

    • Wired—You can create configuration profiles and quick templates for the different wired devices—ACX Series routers, M Series routers, MX Series routers, and PTX Series routers.

    • Profile and Configuration Management—Connectivity Services Director provides a set of configuration profiles that you can create to provision multiple devices in your network. Table 4 describes the profile and configuration management tasks.

    • Key Tasks—Connectivity Services Director enables you to group the tasks that you perform frequently and create a list of key tasks. You can add any task from the Tasks pane to the Key Tasks list by selecting a task and clicking the plus (+) sign that appears adjacent to the task. For some modes, you can see that Connectivity Services Director has predefined some key tasks for you. You can modify this set of tasks to suit your requirements. This feature is available in Task pane irrespective of your current mode, scope, or view.

    For more information about Build mode features, see Understanding Build Mode in Views Other than Service View of Connectivity Services Director.

    Table 1 through Table 4 describe the tasks that you can perform in the physical network category, including the scope in the View pane that you must select to access the task.

    Table 1: Device Discovery Tasks

    Task

    Description

    Scope

    Discover Devices

    Discovers supported routers in the network and brings them under Connectivity Services Director management.

    Any

    View Discovery Status

    Displays the status of device discovery jobs.

    Any

    Table 2: Device Management Tasks

    Task

    Description

    Scope

       

    Delete Devices

    Deletes a device as a managed device from Connectivity Services Director. If you select a scope that contains more than one router, you can choose which devices are deleted.

    View: All
    Object: All

    Launch Web View

    Launches the Web-based management interface for the selected device in a separate window: the J-Web interface for routers.

    View: All
    Object: Individual device

    Manage LAG

    Creates and manages Link Aggregation Groups (LAGs).

    View: All
    Object: Individual router

    Reboot Devices

    Reboots devices. If you select a scope that contains more than one router, you can choose which devices get deleted.

    View: All
    Object: All

    Show Current Configuration

    Shows the running configuration on a device.

    View: All
    Object: Individual device

    SSH to Device

    Launches an SSH connection to the selected device.

    View: All
    Object: Individual device

    View Inventory

    Displays information about all the devices in the currently selected object and all its child objects.

    View: All
    Object: All

    View License Information

    View the licenses installed on the device and their status.

    View: All
    Object: Individual device

    View Physical Inventory

    Displays information about the selected device’s hardware components.

    View: All
    Object: Individual device

    Table 3: Connectivity Tasks

    Task

    Description

    Scope

    View Device Connectivity

    Displays the connection details of a device with its neighbors in graphical and grid views. If the selected device is connected to more than 60 devices, then the connection details are displayed only in grid view.

    View: Device
    Object: Individual device

    Table 4: Profile and Configuration Management Tasks

    Task

    Description

    Device Family

    Scope

    Manage Quick Templates

    Enables you to create and manage quick templates. Quick templates enable you to define your network configuration in the form of templates that you can apply to multiple devices in your network.

    ACX Series

    M Series

    MX Series

    PTX Series

    All, except wireless devices

    View Deployed Templates

    Enables you to view the list of quick templates that are deployed.

    ACX Series

    M Series

    MX Series

    PTX Series

    All, except wireless devices

    CoS

    Creates and manages CoS profiles. Use CoS profiles to configure class-of-service (CoS) attributes to be applied to interfaces or to user traffic.

    ACX Series

    M Series

    MX Series

    PTX Series

    Any

    Device Common Settings

    Creates and manages Device Common Settings profiles. Use Device Common Settings profiles to configure basic system settings, such as users, time and time servers, SNMP, system logging, and so on.

    ACX Series

    M Series

    MX Series

    PTX Series

    Any

    Modified: 2018-08-06