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Managing Prestage Device Jobs


Connectivity Services Director enables you to view and manage device prestaging jobs. You can view the status of completed prestaging jobs and cancel the prestaging jobs that are scheduled to execute at a later time or jobs that are in progress.

After Junos Space has discovered the devices, a two- or three-stage process to prestage devices is performed automatically in the backend by the Connectivity Services Director application. Prestaging is the process of preparing the devices to be compatible and qualified for configuration of services, by discovering the roles of devices and assigning network-provider edge (N-PE) roles as necessary. Because auto prestaging is an automated process triggered by the change events from the device and platform, there can be multiple parallel prestaging jobs from a single device and from multiple devices. These jobs update the corresponding device information on completion.

Manual prestaging process prestages the entire device inventory and automatically assign device roles to them. Therefore, having a per-device auto prestaging job running in parallel might be redundant for the functionality because the concerned device could most likely be taken care by the manual prestaging job.

The Prestage Device Jobs page shows the progress and status of the role assignment job. Although you can view details about the status of all the jobs initiated in the Connectivity Services Director application from the Prestage Device Jobs page accessible as a System task, you can use the Prestage Device Jobs page in Build mode of Service view to obtain a filtered display of only the prestaging jobs for easy analysis and debugging.

To display the Prestage Device Jobs page:

  1. From the View selector, select Service View. The workspaces that are applicable to routing and tunnel services are displayed.
  2. Click the Build icon in the Service View of the Connectivity Services Director banner. The functionalities that you can configure in this mode are displayed in the task pane.
  3. From the Network Services > Connectivity task pane, select Prestage Devices > View Prestage Jobs.

    The Prestage Device Jobs window appears.

  4. To view the details of a job, select a row and click Show Details or double-click a row.
  5. To cancel a scheduled job, select a job that is scheduled for a later time or a job that is in progress and click Cancel.

The fields in the Prestaging Device Jobs page are described in Table 1. To view any hidden column, keep the mouse on any column heading and select the down arrow and then click Columns. Select the check box to display the hidden columns.


Details of jobs initiated from Connectivity Services Director will be available only from Connectivity Services Director. These jobs will not be listed in the Prestage Device Jobs pane in Junos Space platform and vice-versa.

Table 1: Prestage Device Jobs Page Fields



Job ID

The unique ID assigned to the job


The name of the job


The percentage of completion of the job


The status of the job:

  • Success—Job completed successfully

  • Failure—Job failed and was terminated

  • Job Scheduled—Job is scheduled but has not yet started

  • In progress—Job is has started, but not completed

  • Cancelled—Job is cancelled

Job Type

The type of the job


Summary of the job scheduled and executed with status

Scheduled Start Time

The time when the job is scheduled to start

Actual Start Time

The actual time when the job started

End Time

The time when the job was completed


The login ID of the user that initiated the task


The recurrent time when the job will be restarted.