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Creating a Multipoint-to-Multipoint E-LAN Service Order

 

The Connectivity Services Director application implements multipoint-to-multipoint Ethernet services as E-LAN services.

To create a multipoint-to-multipoint Ethernet service order, complete these tasks in order:

  1. Selecting the Service Definition

  2. Entering Service Parameters Information

  3. Specifying OAM Settings

  4. Selecting N-PE Devices

  5. Specifying Node Settings

  6. Modifying Site Settings

  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 Connectivity Services Director 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 IP Services tree to select an IP service.

    • Expand the E-Line Services tree to select an E-Line service.

    • Expand the E-LAN Services tree to select an E-LAN service.

  5. 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 > E-LAN Service.

    The Create E-LAN Service Order window appears and shows a filtered inventory view of only those published service definitions designed to work with multipoint Ethernet services. You can select the service definition based on the signaling type.

    The Service Settings page appears.

  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 (Ethernet, 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.
  10. (Optional) Select the Enable LSP Association check box to create or associate LSPs.

    Select the Create LSP check box to import an existing LSP service definition and also select an LSP name pattern.

    Note

    You can also create an LSP name pattern of your preference, instead of using an existing pre-defined pattern.

    For information about creating an LSP name pattern, see Creating a Name Pattern for LSPs in the Service Order.

    Select the Associate LSP check box to associate an existing LSP.

Entering Service Parameters Information

This part of the create multipoint Ethernet service order procedure sets general information about the service order in the Service Settings page of the Create E-LAN Service Order wizard:

A wizard is available to create a service order in an intuitive and easily-navigable format. The settings that you can configure in the service order are organized in separate pages of the wizard, which you can launch by clicking the appropriate buttons at the top of the Create a Service Order page. Alternatively, you can proceed to the corresponding setting-related pages by clicking the Back and Next buttons at any point in the wizard during the creation of the service order.

In the General Settings section of the Service Settings page, enter general settings or service parameters information by doing the following tasks:

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

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

    Note

    The name you specify for an E-LAN 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 “vpls”, as the name of a service order.

  2. In the Customer field, select the customer requesting the service. To speed your search, type the first few letters of the customer name and then select from the list.

    If the customer is not in the list, you must add the customer to the database before proceeding. See Adding a New Customer.

  3. In the Comments field, provide a description of the service. This description appears in information windows about the request or service instance created from the request.

    The Customer traffic type parameter is not selectable. Its value is set in the service definition.

    QoS settings are added to a service order, depending on the configuration attributes that are defined in the service templates associated with it.

In the VPLS Settings section of the Service Settings page, enter the connectivity information by doing the following tasks:

The Signaling cannot be changed in the service order.

The Instance type and Protocol parameters are not selectable. Their values are set in the service definition.

The following check boxes are displayed based on the service definition you have selected:

  • Enable PW Extension

  • Enable PW Resiliency

  • Allow access to L3 network

  • Enable Multihoming

You cannot change these check boxes in the service order.

  1. Specify whether the route distinguisher can be selected automatically or manually.Note

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

    • To assign the route distinguisher automatically, select the Autopick Route Distinguisher check box.

    • To assign the route distinguisher manually, clear the Autopick Route Distinguisher check box.

      If you choose to assign the route distinguisher manually, the window expands to include the Route distinguisher field. In the Route distinguisher field, type a value. 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, and 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

    The Route distinguisher field is available in either of the following cases:

    • The Signaling type is BGP

    • The Signaling type is LDP and Auto Discovery is enabled

  2. Specify whether the route target can be selected automatically or manually.Note

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

    • To assign the route target automatically, select the Autopick Route target check box.

    • To assign the route target manually, clear the Autopick Route target check box.

      If you choose to assign the route target manually, the window expands to include the Route Target field. In the Route Target field, type a value. 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, and 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

    The Route Target field is available in either of the following cases:

    • The Signaling type is BGP

    • The Signaling type is LDP and Auto Discovery is enabled

  3. In the Revert time (sec) field, specify the revert time for redundant Layer 2 circuits and VPLS pseudowires.

    Default: 5 seconds

    Range: 0 through 65,535 seconds

    This field is available only if you have enabled the Enable PW Resiliency check box in the selected service definition.

  4. In the Switch Over Delay (sec) field, specify the time to wait before the backup pseudowire takes over.

    Default: 0 seconds

    Range: 0 through 180 seconds

    This field is available only if you have enabled the Enable PW Resiliency check box in the selected service definition.

  5. If Autopick VPLS ID is disabled, specify the VPLS ID.

    Range: 1 through 2147483647

    Note

    If the signaling type is LDP and if auto discovery is enabled, Autopick VPLS ID appears dimmed. This field is not editable in the service order.

    If the signaling type is BGP, Autopick VPLS ID is not available.

  6. If Autopick VPN ID is enabled, specify the VPN ID.

    Range: 1 through 65535

    Note

    If the signaling type is LDP and if auto discovery is enabled, Autopick VPN ID appears dimmed. This field is not editable in the service order.

    If the signaling type is BGP, Autopick VPN ID is not available.

  7. Select the Autopick Hub Route Target and Autopick Spoke Route Target check boxes if you want the Route target chosen automatically by the Network Activate software.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.

In the Site Settings section of the Service Settings page, enter the endpoint or device settings information by doing the following tasks:

  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 IP service deployed on a dual tagged interface, the inner tag determines the VPN routing and forwarding instance(VRF).

  2. In the Bandwidth field, select a value from the list to limit the bandwidth of the service you are creating.

    This field is present only if bandwidth limiting is allowed by the service definition, and is configurable in the service order only if the service definition allows it.

  3. In the MTU field, type the maximum transmission unit size for the UNI.

    This field is present in all service orders. However, you can set this field only if the service definition allows it.

    The Auto-pick VLAN range constraint field is displayed and validates the VLAN range specified in the service definition.

  4. Specify the Logical interface settings:Note

    The Autopick Interface Unit ID field is not available if you have selected the Ethernet option as Port.

    • Specify whether the Autopick Interface Unit ID can be selected automatically or manually.

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

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

        The window expands to include the Unit field. In the Unit 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.

    • 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.

  5. Select the preferred option for calculating the burst size:
    • MTU Based

      If you select the option MTU Based, you can specify a value for MTU Factor in the range 1 through 1087902.

      The default value for MTU Factor is 10.

    • Line Rate Based

      If you select the option Line Rate Based, you can specify a value for Burst Period in the range 1 through 7450 milliseconds.

      The default value for Burst Period is 1.

  6. In the Customer VLAN Range Start and Customer VLAN Range End fields, type the first and last VLAN ID of the range of customer VLANs to be transported over the network.

    These fields are present only for services with UNIs that have Q-in-Q interface types and allow a range of VLANs to be transported.

  7. In the Normalize - VLAN ID Tag field, type a value for the customer VLAN.

    This field is present only for services that specify Normalize to Dot1q tags.

  8. In the Normalize - Inner VLAN Tag (for QinQ) field, type a value to provide a default inner VLAN tag for the UNI endpoints.

    This field is present only for services that specify Normalize to QinQ tags.

  9. In the Nornalize - Outer VLAN Tag field, type a value to provide an outer VLAN tag that matches the Outer VLAN tag of at least one of the UNI endpoints.

    This field is present only for services that specify Normalize to QinQ tags.

  10. Click Next to proceed to the subsequent step of the wizard, which is to define the node or endpoint parameters.

Specifying OAM Settings

To enable OAM on the service definition, type information in the OAM Settings of the Service Settings page of the wizard.

  1. In the OAM Profile field, select a profile from the list.Note

    For OAM Settings, if you specify a CFM profile (for example, a CFM action profile with remote MEP), or an SLA-Iterator profile, first you must ensure that the profile is attached to the same device upon which you intend to deploy the E-Line service order. If the profile is not previously attached (using the OAM Insight application), it will not be present on the device to support the service order.

    To remove a previously associated CFM definition or OAM profile from a service definition, click the Detach button next to the OAM Profile field to remove the association. To associate a new OAM profile, you must dissociate the existing OAM profile and attach a fresh OAM profile. Detaching an OAM profile is enabled when you modify a service or service order.

    Note

    For Juniper Networks PTX3000 Packet Transport Routers and Junos Space Release 13.1P1, if you attach a CFM Definition to the service order, the CFM session will operate for MEPs in either the Up or Down direction when the service is deployed.

  2. Click CFM Details beside the OAM Profile field to view the profile configuration details in a dialog box.
  3. Continue with specifying the endpoint information.

Selecting N-PE Devices

This part of the create multipoint Ethernet service order procedure selects the N-PE devices. The selection is made from the Node Settings page of the Create E-LAN Service Order wizard.

If there is a service template attached to the service definition, there is a link to that template at the bottom of the Node 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.

Note

The inline grid of the Node Settings page shows only assigned NPE 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.

  1. From the drop down, select the interface that you want to associate with the service.
  2. Click OK.

    The Node Settings window appears.

  3. Continue with modifying or entering the node parameters.

Specifying Node Settings

This part of the create multipoint Ethernet service order procedure sets the attributes that are usually common for all endpoints in the service.

Note

If you are using a definition with multiple templates, you can set different attributes for the endpoints.

In any case, the values that you type depend on the service definition on which the service order is based. Follow the steps in one of the following tasks, depending on whether or not the service provides flexible VLAN tagging. To create a service with flexible VLAN tagging, the service definition that you selected for the service order must include the Ethernet option asymmetric tag depth in the UNI settings step.

Setting Attributes for Nodes or Devices on a Service

If these attributes are not the same on all endpoints, you can set them to be the same for now and then make changes later, or you can choose to skip this step and apply the attribute values one at a time later, or use a definition with multiple templates.

This procedure sets the attributes listed in the Node Settings page of the of the Create E-LAN Service Order wizard. The attributes shown depend on the interface type and the signaling type.

The Node Settings page displays configuration attributes for the device selected in the table of all added nodes. If multiple devices are selected, data is displayed beneath the table for the last selected device. If you do not select a device, the service definition details for nodes are displayed.

To set attributes common to most endpoints:

  1. Fill in the following fields under the MAC Settings section

    Field

    Action

    MAC Settings

    MAC learning

    To enable MAC learning, select the check box.

    Interface MAC limit

    Maximum number of MAC addresses learned from an interface.

    Range: 1 through 131071 MAC addresses per interface

    MAC statistics

    To enable MAC statistic, select the check box.

    MAC Table Size

    Modify the size of the MAC address table for the bridge domain.

    Range: 16 through 1048575

    To allow the service provisioner to override the MAC settings, select Editable in Service Order.

  2. If Multihoming check box is selected in the service definition, a Multi-Homing Settings section, with MH Role and Peer Node tabs, is available.

    To define primary and backup PE devices, select primary and backup, respectively, from the MH Role tab.

    You can select peer nodes for the chosen devices from the list.

  3. Fill in the following fields under the Topology Settings section.
    1. In the Topology field, the type of network connection or circuit is displayed as E-LAN (MultiPoint-to-MultiPoint) or E-LAN (Point-to-MultiPoint), based on the type of service definition selected. In this case, the topology is shown as multipoint-to-multipoint.

    2. Define a route distinguisher option from the Auto Pick Route Distinguisher check box and Route Distinguisher field:

      • Select the check box to enable the service provider to specify the route distinguisher.

      • Select the check box to enable the route distinguisher to be selected automatically.

  4. Fill in the following fields under the Advanced Settings section.

    Advanced Settings—This section enables you to specify the parameters that define advanced connectivity between sites across the service provider network. Configuring advanced settings is optional. You can click on the Advanced link to view the default values for Advanced Settings. If the advanced settings can be edited in the service order, you can override the default values. If you do not click the Advanced link, the default advanced settings are applied to the service order.

    Include

    Select the Include check box for each advanced setting that you want to include in the service definition.

    Note: If you select any advanced parameters for a service definition, you must also select the Include check box for the Disable tunnel services parameter, and select or clear the Disable tunnel services check box.

    For MX Series devices, if you deploy an E-LAN service without selecting the Include check box for Disable tunnel services parameter, the E-LAN service is down. As a work around, you can push the configuration to each PE device for the service by running the following command:

    root@test_device# set chassis fpc 0 pic 1 tunnel-services bandwidth 1g

    Disable Tunnel Services

    Enable or disable tunnel-services to specify that traffic for particular VPLS routing instances be forwarded to specific virtual tunnel (VT) interfaces.

    • To enable tunnel-services, clear the Disable Tunnel Services check box.

    • To disable tunnel-services, select the Disable Tunnel Services check box (default).

    Disable Local Switching

    Enable or disable local switching. In local switching mode, you can terminate multiple Layer 2 circuit pseudowires at a single VPLS mesh group:

    • To enable local switching across the network, clear the Disable Local Switching check box.

    • To disable local switching across the network, select the Disable Local Switching check box (default).

    Fast Reroute-Priority

    In this drop-down list, specify the reroute priority for a VPLS routing instance:

    • HIGH—Set the fast reroute priority for a VPLS routing instance to high. During a fast reroute event, the router repairs next hops for high-priority VPLS routing instances first.

    • MEDIUM—Set the fast reroute priority for a VPLS routing instance to medium. During a fast reroute event, the router repairs next hops for medium-priority VPLS instances after high-priority VPLS routing instances but before low-priority VPLS routing instances.

    • LOW—Set the fast reroute priority for a VPLS routing instance to low, which is the default. During a fast reroute event, the router repairs next hops for low-priority VPLS routing instances last.

    Label Block Size

    Configure the label block size for VPLS labels by using one of the following values.

    • 2—Allocate the label blocks in increments of 2. Use this setting for a VPLS domain that has only two sites with no future expansion plans.

    • 4—Allocate the label blocks in increments of 4.

    • 8 —Allocate the label blocks in increments of 8. This is the default.

    • 16—Allocate the label blocks in increments of 16. A label block size of 16 enables you to minimize the number of routes in the VPLS domain. Use this setting only if the number of routes is the primary concern.

    Note: This field is unavailable if the Signaling type is LDP and the Auto discovery check box is enabled.

    Connectivity type

    Select a connection-type to specify when a VPLS connection is taken down, depending on whether the interface for the VPLS routing instance is customer-facing or integrated routing and bridging (IRB):

    • ce—Require that for the VPLS connection to be up, the customer-facing interface for the VPLS routing instance must also be up. If the customer-facing interface fails, the VPLS connection is taken down. This is the default.

    • irb—Allow a VPLS connection to remain up so long as an IRB interface is configured for the VPLS routing instance.

    Note: This field is unavailable if the Signaling type is LDP and the Auto discovery is enabled.

  5. Click Next.

    The Site Settings page of the Create E-LAN Service Order wizard appears.

  6. Continue with specifying the UNI or interface settings.

Setting Attributes for Nodes or Devices on a Service with Flexible VLAN Tagging

A service with flexible VLAN tagging can include port-based, 802.1Q, and Q-in-Q interfaces.

If these attributes are not the same on all endpoints, you can set them to be the same for now and then make changes later, or you can choose to skip this step and apply the attribute values one at a time later, or you can use a definition with multiple templates.

If there is a service template attached to the service definition, there is a link to that template at the bottom of the Node Settings page of the wizard. For instructions on working with service templates in service orders, see Changes in Behavior and Syntax.

This procedure sets the attributes listed in the Node Settings page of the of the Create E-LAN Service Order wizard. The attributes shown depend on the signaling type and interface type. The following example shows the endpoints settings box for a multipoint-to-multipoint service with flexible VLAN tagging that transports a single VLAN and specifies Normalize to Dot1Q tag.

Modifying Site Settings

This part of the create multipoint Ethernet service order procedure sets the attributes for each interface of an endpoint or a device in the service. Selection is made using the Site Settings page of the wizard that enables you to create an E-LAN service order.

This window shows one interface for each device that you selected from the inline grid of the Node Settings page, as described in Selecting N-PE Devices .

The Site Settings page enables you to select a device to add interfaces for that device. You can select multiple interfaces for the device. If the Enable L3 Access check box is enabled, the UNI lists available integrated routing and bridging (IRB) interfaces for the selected device. If the device role is a P2P spoke, you can select one UNI and it is required for such devices. If Ethernet Option is set as port-to-port, the UNI can be added only once as an endpoint for the device.

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 following value for each UNI attribute:

  • For port-to-port services, the displayed values are Bandwidth and MTU.

  • For 802.1Q UNIs, the displayed attributes are Bandwidth, Autopick VLAN ID, VLAN ID, and MTU.

  • For Q-in-Q UNIs, the displayed attributes include Bandwidth, AutoPick VLAN ID, and VLAN ID. For a service with Q-in-Q UNIs that specifies a customer VLAN range, the displayed attributes also include C-VLAN ID Start and C VLAN End.

For each endpoint on a service with flexible VLAN tagging, the Endpoint Settings window shows the following value for each UNI attribute:

  • For a service with flexible VLAN tagging that transports a single VLAN and specifies Normalize to Dot1q tags, the displayed attributes include Ethernet Option, Bandwidth, AutoPick VLAN ID, Inner VLAN ID, and MTU. For a service with flexible VLAN tagging that specifies a customer VLAN range, the displayed attributes also include C-VLAN ID Start and C VLAN End.

  • For a service with flexible VLAN tagging that transports a single VLAN and specifies Normalized to QinQ tags, the displayed attributes include Bandwidth, AutoPick VLAN ID, and VLAN ID. For a service with flexible VLAN tagging that specifies a customer VLAN range, the displayed attributes also include C-VLAN ID Start and C VLAN End.

  • For a service with flexible VLAN tagging that transports a VLAN range, the displayed attributes include Bandwidth, AutoPick VLAN ID, and VLAN ID. For a service with flexible VLAN tagging that specifies a customer VLAN range, the displayed attributes also include C-VLAN ID Start and C VLAN End.

The values shown are initially the values you set earlier on the Service Settings page of the creation of E-LAN service order wizard, as described in Specifying Node Settings.

To add a UNI and specify its settings:

  1. Click the Add icon at the top of the Site Settings grid. The endpoints are displayed in the inline grid.
  2. Select the check box next to the endpoint or device from which you want to add a UNI to the service order.
  3. Click OK to save the settings. You are returned to the Site Settings page.
  4. For a service with flexible VLAN tagging, set the interface type in the Ethernet Option column for each endpoint in the service.
  5. To select a different UNI on a device, from the User-to-Network Interfaces section, click the UNI name you want to change and choose another interface from the list.
  6. Select the Enable CFM check box beside a particular interface of a device in the service order creation and modification wizards to enable connectivity fault management (CFM) on the interface. Based on your network needs, you can create a point-to-multipoint and a multipoint-to- multipoint E-LAN service with service-level CFM enabled. The CFM profile is propagated to a single endpoint when multiple interfaces are selected for a given device (the last interface overrides the other configurations). When you select the Enable CFM check box for an interface of a particular device, you cannot enable CFM on other interfaces of the same device. The CFM configuration is pushed only on the selected interface.

    When you delete the interface with CFM enabled, the CFM configuration on the particular device is also removed. When you attempt to delete an interface with CFM enabled, you are prompted to confirm the deletion.

  7. In the Customer VLAN Range Start and Customer VLAN Range End fields, type the first and last VLAN ID of the range of customer VLANs to be transported over the network.

    These fields are present only for services with UNIs that have Q-in-Q interface types and allow a range of VLANs to be transported.

  8. 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 IP service deployed on a dual tagged interface, the inner tag determines the VPN routing and forwarding instance(VRF).

  9. To enter the description for an UNI interface, click the corresponding Description cell.
  10. To change the bandwidth on an endpoint, click the bandwidth value for the endpoint and select another value from the list.
  11. The AutoPick Interface Unit ID and the Unit ID columns appear, if you have not selected the Ethernet option as port-to-port.
    • To change an automatically selected service UNIT ID to manual selection, clear the AutoPick Interface Unit ID check box, and type a service UNIT ID value in the Unit ID field.

    • To change from manual selection to automatic selection, select the AutoPick Interface Unit ID check box.

    • To change the value of a manually selected service Unit ID, type a new value in the Unit ID field.

      Note

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

  12. For Q-in-Q interface endpoints, you can change how the service VLAN ID is selected:
    • To change an automatically selected service VLAN ID to manual selection, clear the AutoPick VLAN ID check box, and type an VLAN ID value in the VLAN ID field.

    • To change from manual selection to automatic selection, select the AutoPick VLAN ID check box.

    • To change the value of a manually selected service VLAN ID, type a new value in the VLAN ID field.

  13. For Q-in-Q interface endpoints with customer VLAN ranges specified, you can also change the range limits for an endpoint.
  14. For 802.1Q interface endpoints, you can change the customer VLAN ID.
  15. To change the MTU for the UNI, click the value in the MTU field and type a new value.
  16. To add a UNI on a selected device, click Add to open the Choose Endpoints dialog box and then select the interface you want from the UNI interface list.
  17. If the interface you selected in the previous step is already configured (duplicate) you must either type a different value in the VLAN ID field manually, or check the Autopick VLAN ID field.
  18. To delete a UNI from a device, select the interface and click Delete in the table that displays the UNIs.

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

  19. When you have finished modifying the endpoint settings, click Review to examine and modify the settings.
  20. For service orders associated with a service definition that contains a service template, click Next to modify the template settings.
  21. Click Finish when you have completed examining the settings to confirm the creation of the service order.
  22. You can proceed with deploying the service.

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 an E-Line, E-LAN, and IP 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. 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 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.

Note

On the Review page, in the Service Templates section, the names of the service templates with which the service definition is associated are displayed. The Default Service Template column indicates whether the attached template is the default template.

To examine the configured service settings:

  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

This part of the create multipoint Ethernet service order procedure deploys the service.

To deploy the service from the Manage Deploy Services window:

  1. Perform one of the following actions in the Deploy mode of the Service View of Connectivity Services Director:
    • To deploy the service immediately, select Deploy now, then click OK.

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

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

  2. To monitor the status of the deployment, use the Jobs workspace.

The service order is now complete.

The Manage Service Orders page shows the service order you just added.