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Creating and Managing Device Common Settings
Use the Manage Device Common Settings page to create new device common settings for routing devices and to manage the existing device common settings.
This topic describes:
Managing Device Common Settings
From the Manage Device Common Settings page, you can:
Create a new Device Common Settings profile by clicking Add. For directions, see Creating a Device Common Settings Profile.
Modify an existing Device Common Settings profile by selecting it and clicking Edit.
Assign a Device Common Settings profile to a device by selecting a profile and clicking Assign. For directions, see Assigning Device Common Settings to Devices.
Modify an existing assignment of a Device Common Settings profile by selecting the profile and clicking Edit Assignment.
View information about a Device Common Settings profile by either double-clicking the profile name or by selecting the profile and clicking Details.
Delete a Device Common Settings profile by selecting a profile and clicking Delete.
You cannot delete common settings profiles that are in use—that is, assigned to devices or used by other profiles. To see the current assignments for a profile, select the profile and click Details.
Clone a Device Common Settings profile by selecting a profile and clicking Clone.
Table 1 describes the device information available on the Manage Device Common Settings page. This page lists all Device profiles defined for your network, regardless of your current selected scope in the network view.
Table 1: Manage Device Common Settings Settings
Name given to the profile when the profile was created.
The device family; ACX Series router, M Series router, MX Series router, and PTX Series router.
Description of the Device profile entered when the profile was created.
Displays the assignment state of the profile. A profile can be:
Displays the number of devices to which the profile assignment is done.
Date and time when the profile was created.
Last Updated Time
Date and time when the profile was last modified.
The username of the person who created or modified the profile.
All columns might not be displayed. To show or hide fields listed in the Manage Authorization Profiles table, click the down arrow on the field header, select Columns, and select or clear the check box adjacent to the field that you want to show or hide.
Creating a Device Common Settings Profile
In Connectivity Services Director, as an administrator, you can configure Device Common Settings profiles by using the Create Device Profile page for devices. You can view the summary of the configurations before saving the Device profile.
At minimum, you must specify the Device profile and profile name in the workflow. You can include additional configuration such as:
Multicast, spanning-tree protocol (STP)
Domain Name Server
DHCP servers, DHCP Relay servers, Login Banner, and Global PoE settings for switches
You can create profiles on the basis of the device family and each Device profile is specific to a device family. After you create a Device profile, you assign the profiles to different devices.
You can assign only one profile to a device. However, you can assign the same profile to multiple devices.
To create a Device profile:
- Under Views, select one of these options: Logical
View, Device View or Custom Group View.
Do not select Dashboard View or Topology View.
- Click in the Connectivity Services Director banner.
- From the Tasks pane, select the type of network, the appropriate functional area, and select the name of the profile that you want to create. For example, to create a QoS profile for a device, click Wired > Profiles > CoS. The appropriate Manage Profile page opens.
- Click Add to add a new profile.
If you chose to create a profile for the wired network, Connectivity Services Director opens the Device Family Chooser window.
- From the Device Family Chooser, select the device family for which you want to create a profile. The available device families are Switching (EX), Campus Switching ELS (Enhanced Layer 2 Software), Data Center Switching Non-ELS and Data Center Switching ELS.
- Click OK.
The Create Device Common Settings wizard for the selected device family is displayed. It consists of four sections, Basic Settings, Management Settings, Protocol Settings, and Review.
If you chose to create a profile for the wireless network, Connectivity Services Director opens the Create Device Common Settings for Wireless wizard.
- Specify the basic settings. Complete the Basic Setting wizard page as described in both the online help and in Specifying Basic Settings for Device Common Settings.
- When you have completed the basic settings, either click Next or click Management Settings at the top of the wizard window.
- Complete the Management Settings described in both the online help and in the section Specifying Management Settings for Routing Device Common Settings.
- When you have completed the management settings, click Next.
- Complete the protocol settings.
- When you have completed the protocol settings, either click Next or click Review at the top of the wizard window.
- You can either save your profile or make changes to your profile from the Review page. For more information, see Reviewing and Saving a Device Common Settings Configuration.
- Click Finish to save the Device profile configuration.
The system saves the Device profile and displays the Manage Device Common Settings page. Your new or modified Device profile is listed in the table.
Specifying Basic Settings for Device Common Settings
To configure the basic settings for any Device Common Settings profile, enter the settings described in Table 2. Mandatory settings are indicated by a red asterisk (*) that appears next to the field label in the user interface.
Table 2: Device Profile Basic Settings
Type a name for the profile.
Type a description of the profile containing up to 256 characters.
Login Banner for EX Series switches, Campus Switching ELS, and Data Center Switching
Enter the banner text—this text is displayed in the banner when you log in to the device.
Country Code for wireless LAN controllers only
Select the country code for the wireless LAN controllers. Country code settings are required on the primary wireless seed controller.
Tip: Do not set the country code if you plan to provision the Device profile for active secondary and member nodes that will be part of a cluster.
Task: Add a Device User
To add a device user:
Tip: To edit an entry, select a row from the Device Users table and click Edit to modify the information. To delete an entry select a row from the Device Users table and click Delete to delete the user.
|Time Settings |
Time settings apply to all platforms. However, the setting for offset applies exclusively to wireless.
Select a country and time zone from the list. For wireless, you can also change the setting for Offset.
Add a Time Server
To add a time server:
To configure management settings, click Next or click Management Settings at the top of the wizard window. To skip the management settings and protocol settings, click Review at the top of the wizard window.
Specifying Management Settings for Routing Device Common Settings
To configure the management settings for an Routing Device profile:
- Enter the settings described in Table 3. All settings are optional.
Default values are applied to the configuration if you skip the management
Table 3: Device Profile Management Settings for Routing
You can enable one or more network protocol services for this Device profile: FTP, TELNET, HTTPS, or HTTP.
To add Power over Ethernet (PoE) configuration for Routing, enable Configure PoE and provide these settings:
Note: PoE configuration will be added only to switches that support PoE.
- Using the arrows, adjust the Guard Band value from 0 through 19 watts. A guard band reserves a specified amount of power from the PoE power budget for the router or line card in case of a spike in PoE consumption. For routers with multiple PoE line cards, the guard band wattage is set to the specified value on all line cards, unless a line card has been explicitly configured with a different value.
- Select a Management Mode for PoE, either Class or Static:
Class Management—In class PoE management mode, the maximum power for an interface is determined by the class of the connected powered device.
Static Management—In the static PoE management mode, you specify the maximum power for each PoE interface. The PoE controller then allocates this amount of power to the interface from its total budget.
- For PoE Global, you can indicate Enable All, Disable All, or None.
Note: If you deselect Configure PoE, PoE is disabled and the global PoE settings supported by this profile (poe guard-band, poe fpc all guard-band, poe management, poe fpc all management, and poe interface all) are deleted from the switch when the profile is deployed on the switch.
Optionally, expand the Syslog Settings and provide the following system logging settings.
Enable Device Logging for Switches
To enable device logging for switches:
- Under Enable Device Log, click Add.
The Add Log window opens.
- Select the log type for switching, either Console, File, User, or Host.
Console logging sends system log messages to the console.
File logging sends system log messages to the file you specify in File Name.
User logging sends system log messages to the terminal session of the user specified in User Name. You will also need to provide the name of the user.
Host logging sends system log messages to the server specified in Host. Host can be either an IP address or host name.
- Under Services, click Add.
The phrase Click to enter value appears in both the Service column and Severity Filter column.
- Click the phrase Click to enter value in the Service column.
A list box replaces the phrase in the Service column.
- From the Service list, select a logging service: Any, Authorization, Change-log, Conflict-log, Daemon, DFC, External, Firewall, FTP, Interactive-commands, Kernel, NTP, PFE, Security or User.
- Click the phrase Click to enter value in the Severity Filter column.
A list box replaces the phrase in the Severity Filter column.
- Select an available severity filter from the list, either Alert, Any, Critical, Emergency, Error, Info, None, Notice, or Warning.
The filter is added to the list of Severity Filters. The filter is activated when the corresponding service is triggered.
- Click OK.
The log is added to the Enable Device Log list.
Edit Logging Settings
Select a Log Type from the Enable Device Log list and click Edit to change the configuration.
Delete Logging Settings
Select a Log Type from the Enable Device Log list and click Delete to remove the server configuration.
To configure protocol settings, either click Next or click Protocol Settings. To use the default protocol settings, skip to final review by clicking Review at the top of the wizard window.
Specifying Protocol Settings for Routing Device Common Settings
To configure the protocol settings for an Routing Device profile, enter the settings described in Table 4. All settings are optional.
Table 4: Device Profile Protocol Settings for Routing
|Enable Storm Control|
Select this option to enable storm control on a switch.
|Spanning Tree Settings|
Spanning Tree Protocol Settings for switches only
Select one of spanning-tree protocol (STP) settings for switches: STP, RSTP (default), MSTP, or None of these.
You can also select the Enable VSTP check box to enable VSTP.
Selecting this option enables Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) on all the interfaces for the selected device. Default is disabled. IGMP is a communications protocol used by both hosts and adjacent routers on IP networks to establish multicast group memberships.
Enable IGMP Snooping
Enables IGMP snooping on all VLANs. Default is enabled.
|Enable DHCP Relay|
Select this option to display the DHCP Relay settings.
Add DHCP Relay to Device Profile
To add DHCP Relay to this Device Profile:
Add Extended DHCP Relay to a Device Profile
To add Extended DHCP Relay to this Device Profile:
Click either Next or Review, to see the Review page. For review directions, see Reviewing and Saving a Device Common Settings Configuration.
Reviewing and Saving a Device Common Settings Configuration
From this page, you can save or make changes to Device Common Settings:
To make changes to the settings, click the Edit associated with the configuration you want to change.
Alternatively, you can also click appropriate sections of the workflow at the top of the page that corresponds to the configuration you want to change.
When you have completed your modifications, click Review to return to this page.
To save a new profile or to save modified settings to an existing profile, click Finish.
The Manage Device Common Settings page is displayed with the new or modified profile listed
What to Do Next
Once the Device Common Settings profile is created, you must assign the profile to the required device by using the Manage Device Profile page and then deploy the Device profile by using the Deploy mode. To assign a Device Common Settings profile to a device, see Security Director Release Notes.
A device can have only one Device profile assigned to it. However, you can assign the same Device profile to multiple devices.