Understanding the Service View Tasks Pane in Deploy Mode
The Tasks pane in Deploy mode lists the operations that you can perform in Service View to propagate and provision the configuration settings of the service orders to the corresponding devices. All Deploy mode tasks are always available, regardless of the scope selected in the View pane. Service View tasks are divided into the following categories in the Tasks pane.
Key Tasks—Connectivity Services Director enables you to group the tasks that you perform frequently and create a list of key tasks. The most preferred tasks that you want to do while using the Service View are listed under Key Tasks. You can add tasks from the service task menu to the Key Tasks category. The Key Tasks category is a duplicate of the added tasks from the Service Provisioning and Service Design tasks menu. You can add any task from the Tasks pane to the Key Tasks list by selecting a task and clicking the plus (+) sign that appears adjacent to the task. For some modes, you can see that Connectivity Services Director has predefined some key tasks for you. You can also modify this set of tasks to suit your requirements. This modification feature is available in the Task pane irrespective of your current mode, scope, or view.
Service Provisioning—The tasks you do to create and manage service orders for the topology of your network. A service order is an instance of the service definition that completes the definition for a specific customer’s use. The service order always specifies the customer and the endpoints that link the customer sites through the network.
Deploy Services: Manage Network Services and Manage LSP—Enables you to modify, delete, validate, and deploy services to enable the configuration parameters to be propagated and provisioned on the managed devices. You can perform the following tasks from the Manage Network Services page:
Create a New Service Order—Creates a service order for E-Line, E-LAN, IP, and RSVP LSP protocols. A service order is an instance of the service definition that completes the definition for a specific customer’s use. The service order always specifies the customer and the endpoints that link the customer sites through the network
Modify a Service—Modifies a previously configured service for E-Line, E-LAN, IP, and RSVP LSP protocols. When a service is based on a service definition that you created in the Service Design workflow (Build mode of Service View), you can edit only those parameters of a service that were marked as Editable in Service Order in the service definition.
Reactivate a Service—Reactivates a previously disabled service order for E-Line, E-LAN, IP, and RSVP LSP services. After you disable a service order to deactivate the configuration settings on devices mapped to the service, you might require the service settings to be reenabled after you have modified the service parameters, either directly on the device or using the Connectivity Services Director application.
Deactivate a Service—Disables a service order for a particular protocol that you have previously created on the network. By disabling a service, the traffic processing for the traversed packets is impacted. In certain network topologies, you might require a service-related settings to be disabled for a certain period to perform troubleshooting or modification to the traffic-handling method.
Decommission a Service—Decommissions a service that a customer no longer needs. You cannot decommission a service if a service order requesting action on that service is in the Requested, Scheduled, In Progress, or Invalid state.
Force-Deploy a Service—Forcefully deploys the service to push the configuration to the device. Forceful deployment pushes the same configuration to the device that was pushed during the deployment of the service, thus allowing the operator to recover from a state in which the configuration on the device was lost or changed out-of-band.
Run Functional Audit—Performs a functional audit and view the results of the operation. A functional audit determines whether a deployed service instance is functioning.
Run Configuration Audit—Performs a configuration audit and view the results of the operation. A configuration audit can help you determine whether the service configuration on the device has been changed out of band.
View Alarms—Displays the Alarm Detail monitor to locate a specific alarm, research the events causing the alarm, and to assign a disposition to the alarm. When an alarm is highlighted in the sorting sequence, the events contributing to the alarm are listed in the Event Details monitor and the variable settings are shown in the Event Attribute Detail table.
Deploy Services: Manage Service Orders and Manage LSP Deployment—Schedule a service order for deployment on the network at a particular time, or propagate the service settings to devices for publishing and commissioning the settings immediately. You can perform the following tasks from the Manage Service Orders page:
Modify a Service Order—Enables you to modify a previously configured service order for E-Line, E-LAN, and IP protocols. When a service order is based on a service definition that you created in the Service Design workflow (Build mode of Service View), you can edit only those parameters of a service that were marked as Editable in Service Order in the service definition. The other attributes can be updated only in the service definition or service template.
Deploy now—Propagates the service settings and provisions them on the devices immediately.
Schedule Deploy—Commissions the service settings on the devices at a specified future time.
Discard Pending Configuration—Discards all the pending service configurations that were made on a device
Validate Pending Configuration—Performs analysis and validation checks to verify that the pending changes are compatible with a device when you deploy configuration changes to the device.
View Pending Configuration—Displays the configuration of a service order that is in the requested state, the scheduled state, the invalid state, or the failed deployment state.
Delete Partial Configuration—Removes the residual configuration for a failed service order of type Provisioning that can leave parts of the service configuration on the devices.
Deploy Configuration Changes—Deploys pending configuration changes to devices.
View Deployment Jobs—Manages configuration deployment jobs. When you deploy configuration changes or schedule a configuration deployment, a configuration deployment job is created. You can view the details of a service configuration deployment job or cancel a scheduled service configuration deployment job.