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    Discovering and Assigning All N-PE Devices

    Prestaging all Connectivity Services Director assignment recommendations is a powerful yet simple way to prepare your devices for provisioning. This procedure provides the prestaging steps that accept all system recommendations. To prestage devices and make exceptions to the system recommendations, see Discovering and Assigning N-PE Devices with Exceptions.

    Before discovering and assigning N-PE devices, you must have already run device discovery. See the “Discovering Devices” section in the Junos Space Network Application Platform User Guide.

    Prestaging has two parts:

    1. Discovering Device Roles

    2. Assigning Device Roles

    Discovering Device Roles

    To discover the roles of devices found during element discovery:

    To discover the roles of the various network elements configured:

    1. From the View selector, select Service View. The workspaces that are applicable to routing and tunnel services are displayed.

    2. Click the Build icon in the Service View of the Connectivity Services Director banner. The functionalities that you can configure in this mode are displayed in the task pane.

    3. In the Network Services > Connectivity task pane, select Prestage Devices > Prestage Devices.

    4. View the values displayed under the Roles column of the discovered devices.

    5. Click Manage Device Roles and from the drop-down list, select Discover Roles to retrieve the roles of the devices. A dialog box is displayed with the job ID of the discovery job that is created to obtain the latest roles of the devices.

    Note: You cannot discover a device as a PE device if no user-to-network interfaces (UNIs) are available in the device.

    The Connectivity Services Director application throws the following error message:

    2012-06-08 10:17:23,446 ERROR [PreStageDeviceManagerBean] (PreStageDeviceManagerBean#savePreStageDeviceList Thread-6894 (group:HornetQ-client-global-threads-1332782448):) No ge/fe/at/t1 interfaces in this PE device: junos-mx480-space; it can only be used for virtual routers

    Assigning Device Roles

    If you need to exclude devices from role assignment, or you need to exclude interfaces from the list of interfaces that can be used as UNIs, use the procedures documented in Discovering and Assigning N-PE Devices with Exceptions.

    To discover the roles of the various network elements configured:

    1. From the View selector, select Service View. The workspaces that are applicable to routing and tunnel services are displayed.

    2. Click the Build icon in the Service View of the Connectivity Services Director banner. The functionalities that you can configure in this mode are displayed in the task pane.

    3. In the Network Services > Connectivity task pane, select Prestage Devices > Prestage Devices.

    4. View the values displayed under the Roles column of the discovered devices.

    5. Click Manage Device Roles and from the drop-down list, select Discover Roles to retrieve the roles of the devices. A dialog box is displayed with the job ID of the discovery job that is created to obtain the latest roles of the devices.

    The Job Management page shows the progress and status of the role assignment job. See Viewing Jobs in the Junos Space Network Application Platform User Guide for details.

    While the job is ongoing, you cannot make additional assignments from the Assign Roles page. The Assign NPE Role action is dimmed to indicate you cannot select it.

    Modified: 2017-09-13