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Creating a Full Mesh Layer 3 VPN Ethernet Service Order

 

You can use Connectivity Services Director application to implement Layer 3 VPN Ethernet services.

Creating a Layer 3 VPN full mesh Ethernet service order consists of the following tasks:

Selecting the Service Definition

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

  1. From the Connectivity Services Director application, select Service View from the Views list.

    The workspaces that are applicable to routing and tunnel services are displayed.

  2. From the Junos Space user interface, click the Deploy tab in the Task Categories banner. The features that you can configure in this mode are displayed in the task pane.
  3. From the Service 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. Select L3VPN Services and from the Tasks pane, select Service Provisioning > Manage 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 > Layer 3 VPN Service Order.

    The Service Settings page in the Create Layer 3 VPN Service Order wizard is displayed.

  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.

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

To specify general information for a Layer 3 VPN Service Order:

  1. Fill in the fields on the Service Settings page as indicated in Table 1.

    Table 1: Layer 3 VPN Service Order - Service Settings

    Field

    Description

    General Settings

    Name

    Type a unique name for the 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.

    Comments

    Type a description of the service.

    Customer

    Click Select to select name of the enterprise customer that requests for a service.

    Click Clear to clear the current selection.

    Service Definition

    • Click Select to choose a service definition from the Choose Service Definition pop-up.

      The Service Order is created based on the service definition you choose.

      Select the check box beside the service definition that you want to associate with the service order, and click OK.

    • Click View to view details of the service definition you selected.

    The type of Service Definition you choose determines the fields that are available in the Connectivity Settings section, VPN Settings section, and the PE-CE Settings section of the Settings Page of the Layer 3 VPN Service Order wizard.

    Instance Type

    The type of Service Definition you choose will determine the Instance Type displayed in the field.

    Enable Distinct Instance Name

    Select this check box to specify a distinct instance name for each device.

    Connectivity Settings

    Policy Based Route Target

    Select this check box to create a policy-based vrf instance.

    Clear this check box to create a community-based vrf instance.

    For more information on creating policies for a Layer 3 VPN service, see Creating Policies for a Layer 3 VPN Service.

    Auto Pick Route Target

    Clear this check box, to enable the Route Target field.

    To override this setting in the service order, you can select the Editable in Service Order check box in the create Layer 3 full-mesh service definition wizard.

    Route Target

    Specify the route target range in any of the following formats:

    • AS Number format:

      • AS Number Range: 1 through 4294967295

    • IPv4 address format:

      • If AS Number or IP is less than or equal to 65535, range is 0 through 65535.

      • If AS Number or IP is greater than 65535, range is 0 through 4294967295.

    Note: You must clear the Auto Pick Route Target check box to enable this field.

    Auto Pick Hub Route Target

    Select this check box to automatically generate a Hub Route Target.

    Clear this check box to manually enter a Hub Route Target.

    Note: The Auto Pick Hub Route Target check box is visible if the selected Instance Type is vrf.

    You can edit this field if you select the Editable in Service Order check box in the Create Layer 3 Hub-and-Spoke Service Definition wizard.

    Hub Route Target

    Specify the hub route target range in any of the following formats:

    • prefix-number:assigned-number

      Prefix-number can be any numeric value from 1 through 65535. Assigned-number can be any numeric value from 0 through 2147483647.

    • IPV4-address:assigned-number

      IPV4-address can be any valid IPv4 address, and assigned-number can be any numeric value from 0 through 65635.

    Note: To manually enter the Hub Route Target, clear the Auto Pick Hub Route Target check box.

    Auto Pick Spoke Route Target

    Select this check box to automatically generate a Spoke Route Target.

    Clear the Auto Pick Spoke Route Target check box to manually enter a Spoke Route Target.

    Note: The Auto Pick Spoke Route Target check box is visible only if Instance Type selected is vrf.

    You can edit this field if you select the Editable in Service Order check box in the Create Layer 3 Hub-and-Spoke Service Definition wizard.

    Spoke Route Target

    Specify the spoke route target range in any of the following formats:

    • prefix-number:assigned-number

      Prefix-number can be any numeric value from 1 through 65535. Assigned-number can be any numeric value from 0 through 2147483647.

    • IPV4-address:assigned-number

      IPV4-address can be any valid IPv4 address, and assigned-number can be any numeric value from 0 through 65635.

    VPN Settings

    VRF Table Label

    Select this check box while creating a service definition to configure a separate label for each VRF to provide double lookup and egress filtering.

    This check box is visible only if the selected Instance Type is vrf.

    Export Direct Routes

    Select this check box in the Create Layer 3 Full Mesh Service Definition wizard to export direct routes.

    Enable Auto Export Routes

    You can select this check box in the Create Layer 3 VPN Service Definition wizard to enable internal and external route leak as part of route target creation.

    Import Internal Routes

    Select this check box in the Create Layer 3 VPN Service Definition wizard to enable the internal route leak feature as part of route target policy creation.

    Import External Routes

    Select this check box in the Create Layer 3 VPN Service Definition wizard to enable the external route leak feature as part of route target policy creation.

    Enable MVPN

    Select this check box to enable multicast VPN (MVPN) settings.

    If you select this check box, the Enable MC-LAG check box is disabled.

    Default UNI Settings

    MTU Factor

    Specify a value for MTU Factor in the range 1 through 1087902. The default value for MTU Factor is 10.

    The value you configure for MTU Factor should not exceed one tenth of the value you configured for burst size.

    Note: This field is enabled only if you select MTU Based as the Burst Size.

    Burst Period

    Specify a value for Burst Period in the range 10 through 1000. The default value for Burst Period is 10.

    Note: This field is enabled only when you select Line Rate Based as the Burst Size.

Specifying PE-CE Settings Information

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

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.

Fill in the PE-CE Settings as indicated in Table 2:

Table 2: Layer 3 VPN Service Order - PE-CE Settings

Field

Description

PE-CE Settings

Routing Protocol

The routing protocol in use is displayed.

AS Overide

Select this check box to allow a service provisioner to override the AS number.

This check box is available if you select BGP as the routing protocol while creating the service definition.

Maximum Prefixes

Range: 1 through 4294967295

This feature limits the number of unique destinations in a routing instance.

OSPF Domain ID

  • ID Range Prefix: 1 through 65535

  • ID Range Postfix: 0 through 4294967295

This check box is available only if you select OSPF as the routing protocol while creating the service definition.

OSPF Version

Choose an OSPF version from the OSPF Version list:

  • Ver 2

  • Ver 3

Junos OS supports OSPF version 2 (OSPFv2) and OSPF version 3 (OSPFv3).

This check box is available only if OSPF is selected as the routing protocol while creating the service definition.

Click Next

The Node Settings 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.

To select endpoint N-PE devices:

  1. Click Add in the Node Settings page of the Create Layer 3 VPN Service Order wizard to add a device.

    A new row is added to the existing table.

    Note

    You can create a new policy by clicking Create Policy.

    This option is available if you select Policy Based Route Target check box and clear the Auto Pick Route Target check box.

    For more information on creating a policy, see Creating Policies for a Layer 3 VPN Service

  2. Click the arrow in the name field.
  3. From the list, select a device you want to add to the service.

    You can select more than one device.

  4. Click OK.

    The device is added to the table.

    Note

    You can modify the device settings by selecting the check box next to the device and clicking Edit.

    Click Ok to save your changes.

    Continue with modifying or entering the node parameters.

Setting Attributes for Endpoints or Nodes

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 Node Settings page.

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



You can enter topology settings, create static routes on the service, and enter MVPN/PIM settings in the Node Settings page. To specify these settings for a CE device on the Node Settings page:

  1. Select the device and click Edit.

    The Node Settings window appears.

  2. Fill in the fields to configure or change topology settings as indicated in Table 3:

    Table 3: Layer 3 VPN Service Order - Topology Settings

    Field

    Description

    Topology

    The type of network circuit in use is displayed in this field:

    • Full Mesh

    • Hub-and-spoke

    Is Stitching Point

    Clear this check box.

    If you select the Is Stitching Point check box, all the parameters of that endpoint are disabled.

    Is Hub

    Select this check box to enable the node to function as a hub.

    Clear this check box if you want the device to function as a spoke.

    Note: This field is not applicable for full-mesh layer 3 VPN services.

    Import RT Policy

    Select a policy from the list.

    Policies associated with other devices and policies created as part of the service are listed. You can select more than one policy.

    You have the option to:

    • Select a policy from the list.

    • Clear the current selection by clicking Clear.

    Note: You can also add or delete a policy while modifying the service.

    Export RT Policy

    Select a policy from the list

    Policies associated with other devices and policies created as part of the service are listed. You can select more than one policy.

    You have the option to:

    • Select a policy from the list.

    • Clear the current selection by clicking Clear.

    Note: You can also add or delete a policy while modifying the service.

    Auto pick Route Distinguisher

    Select this check box to assign the Route Distinguisher automatically.

    This field is enabled if you have selected the Editable in Service Order check box in the service definition.

    Route Distinguisher

    Enter a valid Route Distinguisher range:

    • as-number:id—Range: 1 through 65535

    • ip-address:id—Range:

      • ip address: any unique unicast address

      • id: 1 through 65535

    Each routing instance must have a unique route distinguisher (RD) associated with it. The RD is used to place bounds around a VPN so that the same IP address prefixes can be used in different VPNs without any overlap.

    This field is available only if you have selected full-mesh as the service type while creating the service definition.

    Auto pick Hub Route Distinguisher

    Select this check box to assign the Hub Route Distinguisher automatically.

    This field is enabled if you selected the Editable in Service Order check box in the service definition.

    Hub Route Distinguisher

    Enter a valid Hub Route Distinguisher range:

    • as-number:id—Range: 1 through 65535

    • ip-address:id—Range:

      • ip address: any unique unicast address

      • id: 1 through 65535

    This field is available only if you selected hub-and-spoke as the service type while creating the service definition.

    Auto pick Spoke Route Distinguisher

    Select this check box to assign the Spoke Route Distinguisher automatically.

    This field is enabled only if you selected the Editable in Service Order check box in the service definition.

    Spoke Route Distinguisher

    Enter a valid Spoke Route Distinguisher range:

    • as-number:id—Range: 1 through 65535

    • ip-address:id—Range:

      • ip address: any globally unique unicast address

      • id: 1 through 65535

    This field is available only if you selected hub-and-spoke as the service type while creating the service definition.

  3. Fill in the fields to create static routes on the service as indicated in Table 4:

    Table 4: Layer 3 VPN Service Order - Static Routes

    Field

    Action

    Destination Prefix

    Enter the endpoint for the static route in this field.

    • IP address–Destination IP address that the router uses to identify packets.

    • Network mask–Network mask for associated IP subnet.

      Netmask value: 0-32

    Option Type

    Choose an option type from the Option Type list:

    • next-hop

    • next-table

    • community

    Hop Address

    Enter a valid IP address in this field. You can have multiple hop for every destination prefix.

    This field is available only if you choose next-hop as the Option Type.

    Route Table Name

    Choose one of the following options as the route table name:

    • inet.0

    • inet.3

    This field is available only if you choose next-table as the Option Type.

    Member

    Choose one of the following values as the member type:

    • no-export

    • no-advertise

    • no-export-subconfed

    This field is available only if you choose community as the Option Type.

    Add

    Click Add to add a static route to the Static Route Table.

    A new row is added to the table.

    Delete

    Select the row you want to delete and click Delete to remove the static route from the Static Route Table.

    Attribute

    The Attribute column displays the Option Type you select

    Attribute Value

    The Attribute Value column displays the corresponding value for every Option Type you select.

  4. Specify the MVPN and PIM Settings as indicated in Table 5:Note

    The MVPN and PIM Settings sections are displayed only if you select the Enable MVPN check box in the Service Settings page of the Create Layer 3 VPN Service Order wizard.

    Table 5: Layer 3 VPN Service Order - MVPN and PIM Settings

    Field

    Description

    PIM Settings

    PIM Mode

    Choose the PIM Mode from the drop down list.

    Only sparse mode is currently supported.

    MVPN Settings

    MVPN Mode

    Choose one of the following MVPN modes from the MVPN Mode list:

    • rpt-spt

    • spt-only

    Site Type

    Choose one of the following MBGP MVPN site types from the list:

    • sender

    • receiver

    Provider Tunnel Name

    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 in this field. You can also configure point-to-multipoint LSPs for MBGP MVPNs.

    Upstream Multicast Hop

    Select this check box to configure the upstream multicast hop (UMH).

    Import Target

    Specify the import targets for sender and receiver sites in this field.

    Select the Sender radio button to import targets for sender sites, select the Receiver radio button to import targets for receiver sites.

    Import Unicast Target

    Specify the import targets specifically for sender sites or receiver sites in this field. You can also borrow import targets from a configured unicast route target.

    Note: 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).

    Export Unicast Target

    Select this 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).

    Auto pick Export Target

    Select this check box to enable automatic selection of an export target if a configuration is not provided.

    Target Community

    Specify the target community value to be used when exporting sender and receiver site routes in this field.

    You can specify this value manually if you clear the Autopick Export Target check box.

    Click Ok to accept all configured values.

    Click Cancel to reject all configured values.

  5. Click Next when you have finished configuring node settings.

    The Site Settings page is displayed.

Adding and Deleting UNI Interfaces

In the Site Settings page, 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. Click Add to add a new row to the table.

  2. From the newly added row, click the arrow in the Device Name field.

    A list of interfaces is displayed.

  3. Select the check boxes beside the UNIs that you want to associate with the service order and click Ok. You can select more than one UNI.

    The table now displays the UNI interfaces configured on the selected device.

To delete a UNI Interface from a selected device, select the check box next to the interface that you want to delete, and click the Delete button above the table.

Note

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

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 endpoint in the service. Selection is made using the Site Settings page.

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 modify the values of a UNI interface:

  1. To modify the device settings, select the device by clicking the check box next to it.

    The row is highlighted in blue.

  2. You can edit details in the row based on Table 6:

    Table 6: Layer 3 VPN Service Order - Modify or alter UNI Interface

    Field

    Description

    Device Name

    Displays the name of the device associated with the UNI.

    Interface Name

    Displays the selected interface name.

    To add a new interface:

    1. Click the arrow in the Interface Name field.
    2. To select the interface, select the check box that corresponds to the interface.
    3. Click Ok.

      The interface name is displayed and the corresponding fields are updated.

    Interface Status

    Displays the interface’s status.

    • A Green Up arrow indicates devices that are up and running.

    • A Red Down arrow indicates devices that are down.

    Unit Autopick

    Select this check box to assign the Unit ID automatically.

    Clear this check box to assign the Unit ID manually.

    Unit ID

    Enter a value in this field.

    Range: 1 through 1073741823

    This field is available only if you clear the Unit Autopick checkbox.

    VLAN Tagging

    Select one of the following options from the list:

    • Port

    • Dot1Q

    • QinQ(All)

    • QinQ(Single)

    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.

    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).

    VLAN Autopick

    Select this check box to assign the VLAN Outer ID automatically.

    Clear this check box to assign the VLAN Outer ID manually.

    VLAN Outer

    Enter a value in this field.

    This field is available if you clear the Unit Autopick check box.

    VLAN Inner

    Enter a value in this field.

    This field is available if you choose Dot1Q or QinQ(All) as the VLAN Tagging value.

    IP Autopick

    Select this check box to assign the IP address automatically.

    Clear this check box to assign the IP address manually.

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

    IP Address

    You can enter an IP address in this field if you have cleared the IP Autopick check box.

    You can choose an IP address from the list if you have selected the IP Autopick check box.

    IP Subnet

    Enter a valid IP subnet in this field.

To configure or edit Site Settings:

  1. Select the interface that you want to edit by clicking the check box next to it.

    The selected row is highlighted in blue.

  2. You can edit the interface details by following Table 7:

    Table 7: Layer 3 VPN Service Order - Configure Site Settings

    Field

    Action

    Site Settings

    Interface

    The name of the interface you choose is displayed in this field.

    Description

    Type a description that describes the UNI Interface.

    Range: 0 to 128 characters.

    UNI Settings

    Encapsulation

    Choose an encapsulation value from the Encapsulation list:

    • Port

    • Dot1Q

    • QinQ(Single)

    • QinQ(All)

    If you choose Port as the encapsulation value, no field in the UNI settings section is enabled.

    If you choose Dot1Q as the encapsulation value, Auto pick Interface Unit and Auto pick VLAN ID check boxes are enabled.

    If you choose QinQ(Single) or QinQ(All) as the encapsulation value, Customer VLAN Type and Outer TP ID fields are enabled.

    Auto pick Interface Unit

    Select this check box to automatically assign the Unit ID.

    Clear this check box to manually enter the Unit ID.

    Unit ID

    Enter a unit ID in this field.

    Range - 1 through 16385

    This field becomes available when you clear the Auto pick Interface Unit check box.

    Auto pick VLAN ID

    Select this check box to assign the VLAN ID automatically.

    Clear this check box to manually enter the VLAN ID.

    VLAN ID

    Enter a VLAN ID in this field.

    Range - 1 through 4094

    This field is available when you clear the Auto pick VLAN ID check box.

    Customer VLAN Type

    Choose a customer VLAN type from the Customer VLAN Type drop down box:

    • Transport All Traffic—Transports traffic from all VLANs across the network

    • Transport Single VLAN—Transports traffic for a specific VLAN across the network.

    This field is available only when the encapsulation value you select is QinQ(Single) or QinQ(All)

    Customer VLAN ID

    Enter a Customer VLAN ID in this field.

    Range - 1 through 4094

    This field is available only when you select Transport Single VLAN as the Customer VLAN type.

    Outer TP ID

    Choose a value form the Outer TP ID list:

    • empty (default)

    • 0x8100

    • 0x88a8

    • 0x9100

    Inner TP ID

    Choose a value form the Inner TP ID list:

    • empty (default)

    • 0x8100

    • 0x88a8

    • 0x9100

    This field is available when you select Transport Single VLAN as the customer VLAN type.

    IP Settings

    Autopick Interface IP

    Select this check box to choose an interface IP from IP Address Pool drop down list.

    Clear this check box to manually enter an interface IP in the Interface IP Address field.

    IP Pool Type

    Displays the IP Pool Type you have selected.

    • Global

    • Customer

    • None

    Interface IP Address

    Enter an interface IP address.

    This field is available only when you clear the Autopick Interface IP check box.

    IP Address Pool

    Choose an interface IP address from the IP Address Pool drop down list.

    This field is available only if you select the Autopick Interface IP check box.

    IP Block size

    Enter a valid IP address block size value in this field.

    Range - 1 through 32

    PE-CE Settings

    Routing Protocol

    Select a protocol from the list:

    • BGP

    • OSPF

    • Static

    OSPF Area ID

    Enter an OSPF area id.

    Valid IP Range - 0.0.0.0 through 255.255.255.255

    This field is available only if OSPF is selected as the routing protocol in the service definition.

    OSPF Version

    Enter an OSPF version number.

    • Ver 2

    • Ver 3

    This field is available only if OSPF is selected as the routing protocol in the service definition.

    Group Name

    Enter a group name.

    Range - 0 to 255 characters

    This field is available only if BGP is selected as the routing protocol in the service definition.

    Local Address

    This field is available if BGP is selected as the routing protocol in the service definition.

    Autopick Neighbour IP

    Select this field if you want to automatically generate a Neighbour IP. You can edit this field if you select Editable in Service Order check box.

    This field is available only if BGP is selected as the routing protocol in the service definition.

    Neighbour IP

    Enter a vaild IP address in this field.

    Range - 1.0.0.1 through 223.225.225.254, excluding 127.x.x.x

    This field is available if BGP is selected as the routing protocol in the service definition.

    Peer AS

    Enter a Peer AS range in this field.

    Range - 1 through 4294967295

    This field is available if BGP is selected as the routing protocol in the service definition.

    Import Policy

    Select the policy from the list.

    Policies associated with other devices and policies created as part of the service is listed. You can select more than one policy from the list.

    You also have the option to:

    • Select a policy from the list.

    • Clear the current selection by clicking Clear.

    You can also add or delete a policy while modifying the service.

    Export Policy

    Select the policy from the list.

    Policies associated with other devices and policies created as part of the service is listed. You can select more than one policy from the list.

    • Select a policy from the list.

    • Clear the current selection by clicking Clear.

    You can add or delete a policy while modifying the service.

    PIM Settings

    Add

    Click Add to add a new row in the PIM Settings table.

    Delete

    Click Delete to delete a row from the PIM Settings table.

    Rendezvous Point (device)

    Click the arrow in this field to select a device from the drop down list.

    Group Address

    Enter a group IP address.

    Range - 224.0.1.0 through 239.255.255.255

    Update or Cancel

    Click Update to update the Rendezvous Point (device) and Group Address to the PIM Settings table.

    Click Cancel to cancel any updates.

  3. Click Ok after you enter the site settings details in the Site Settings window.

    The site settings page is displayed.

  4. Click Next.

    The Review page is displayed.

    You can examine and modify the created service order parameters. Alternatively, you can click the corresponding buttons at the top of the wizard page to navigate to the specific pages.

  5. Click Done. The Confirmation dialogue box appears.

    You can choose one of the following options:

    • Save & Validate

    • Save & Deploy

  6. Click Ok to confirm the deployment option.

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 parameters 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. A dialog box is displayed with the list of service templates associated with the service definition that is used to create the service order. 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.

    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 service order 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

You can examine and modify the created service order parameters in the Review page of the Create Layer 3 VPN Service Order wizard.

If you want to modify a particular section in the review page, click the Edit button corresponding to that section.

Click Done to save the service order. The Confirmation dialogue box appears.

Deploying the New Service

From the Confirmation dialogue box that appears, you can choose one of the following options to deploy the service:

  • Choose Save & Validate to validate the service.

  • Choose Save & Deploy to deploy the service immediately.

The service order is now complete.