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Using the Actions Menu on the Service Template and Service Edit Pages

 

You can use the Actions menu on the Service Template and Service Edit pages for ADC, TLB, CGNAT, and SFW service instances to publish, unpublish, and clone the defined service instances. You can also create a deployment plan for the service or disregard the changes done to the service.

Publishing a Service Template

You need to publish a service template definition when you want to make it available to create device templates from the template definition.

To publish a service template:

  1. From the View selector, select Service View. The workspaces that are applicable to this view are displayed.
  2. From the Junos Space user interface, click the Build icon on the Edge Services Director banner.

    The functionalities that you can configure in this mode are displayed in the task pane.
  3. From the task pane, select Service Template > Manage Service Templates.

    The Service Templates page is displayed in the right pane, listing all the previously defined service instances.

  4. From the View pane, perform one of the following tasks:
    • Click the ADC button.

      The list of ADC service instances is displayed. You need not click this button if you are launching the Service Designer page for the first time or are navigating to this page from another mode or a different page. You need to click this button only if you are viewing the other service instances, such as CGNAT or TLB.

    • Click the SFW button.

      The list of SFW templates is displayed.

    • Click the TLB button.

      The list of TLB templates is displayed.

    • Click the CGNAT button.

      The list of CGNAT templates is displayed.

  5. Select a template, and click the Publish button.

    The filter status changes from “Draft” to “Published”. The Publish option is available only if all selected filters are assigned the Draft status.

Unpublishing a Service Template

To make a template definition unavailable to operators, you must unpublish it. You must also unpublish a definition before you can modify or delete it. If you unpublish a definition that is already being used as the basis for templates, all templates based on that definition are disabled. Republishing the definition alone is not enough to reenable the templates. The templates must be reviewed before they can be reenabled

To unpublish a service template:

  1. From the View selector, select Service View. The workspaces that are applicable to this view are displayed.
  2. From the Junos Space user interface, click the Build icon on the Edge Services Director banner.

    The functionalities that you can configure in this mode are displayed in the task pane.
  3. From the task pane, select Service Template > Manage Service Templates.

    The Service Templates page is displayed in the right pane, listing all the previously defined service instances.

  4. From the View pane, perform one of the following tasks:
    • Click the ADC button.

      The list of ADC service instances is displayed. You need not click this button if you are launching the Service Designer page for the first time or are navigating to this page from another mode or a different page. You need to click this button only if you are viewing the other service instances, such as CGNAT or TLB.

    • Click the SFW button.

      The list of SFW templates is displayed.

    • Click the TLB button.

      The list of TLB templates is displayed.

    • Click the CGNAT button.

      The list of CGNAT templates is displayed.

  5. Select a template, and click the Unpublish button above the table of listed templates.

    The filter status changes from “Published” to “Draft”. The Unpublish option is available only if all selected filters are assigned the Published status.

Exporting a Service to a CSV File

You can export the service template settings and parameters to a comma-separated value (.csv) file to open it by using a spreadsheet or any other business application on your client computer.

To export a service template to CSV file:

  1. From the View selector, select Service View. The workspaces that are applicable to this view are displayed.
  2. From the Junos Space user interface, click the Build icon on the Edge Services Director banner.

    The functionalities that you can configure in this mode are displayed in the task pane.
  3. From the task pane, select Service Template > Manage Service Templates.

    The Service Templates page is displayed in the right pane, listing all the previously defined service instances.

  4. From the View pane, perform one of the following tasks:
    • Click the ADC button.

      The list of ADC service instances is displayed. You need not click this button if you are launching the Service Designer page for the first time or are navigating to this page from another mode or a different page. You need to click this button only if you are viewing the other service instances, such as CGNAT or TLB.

    • Click the SFW button.

      The list of SFW templates is displayed.

    • Click the TLB button.

      The list of TLB templates is displayed.

    • Click the CGNAT button.

      The list of CGNAT templates is displayed.

  5. Click the Actions menu, and select Export to CSV from the drop-down menu.

    The Export dialog box appears.

  6. Export the policy information to the CSV file. You can export information about selected devices or export information about all of the devices managed by Junos Space.
    • Select the check box next to the managed SDG or SDG pair that you want to export to a CSV file, and click the Export Selected button to export the policy information about selected devices and begin creating the CSV file.

    • Click the Export All button to export the policy information for all the devices and begin creating the CSV file.

    A progress bar is displayed to indicate the percentage of completion of the export job. After the export job is completed, a download link is displayed that you can click to download the CSV file.

Cloning a Service Template

You clone a template definition to quickly create a new template definition with a new name but same properties. To modify a template definition without disabling templates based upon that definition, first clone the definition, then modify the clone.

To clone a service template:

  1. From the View selector, select Service View. The workspaces that are applicable to this view are displayed.
  2. From the Junos Space user interface, click the Build icon on the Edge Services Director banner.

    The functionalities that you can configure in this mode are displayed in the task pane.
  3. From the task pane, select Service Template > Manage Service Templates.

    The Service Templates page is displayed in the right pane, listing all the previously defined service instances.

  4. From the View pane, perform one of the following tasks:
    • Click the ADC button.

      The list of ADC service instances is displayed. You need not click this button if you are launching the Service Designer page for the first time or are navigating to this page from another mode or a different page. You need to click this button only if you are viewing the other service instances, such as CGNAT or TLB.

    • Click the SFW button.

      The list of SFW templates is displayed.

    • Click the TLB button.

      The list of TLB templates is displayed.

    • Click the CGNAT button.

      The list of CGNAT templates is displayed.

  5. Select the template you want to clone
  6. Click the Clone button above the table of displayed templates.
  7. In the Name field, type a user-defined template definition name. A template definition name cannot exceed 128 characters and can contain only letters, numbers, spaces, and some special characters. The special characters allowed are hyphen (-), underscore (_), period (.), at (@), single quote (’), forward slash (/), and ampersand (&).
  8. (Optional) In the Description field, type a user-defined description. (limit of 255 characters). The description cannot exceed 256 characters. The operators who use the template definition to create templates rely on the description for information on the template definition.
  9. Click Save to save the template. The dialog box closes and the Manage Service Templates window appears.

Creating a Deploy Plan and Provisioning Services Immediately

To deploy a deployment plan and policies immediately:

  1. From the View selector, select Gateway View or Service View. The workspaces that are applicable to this view are displayed. In Gateway view, the devices in the entire network are displayed, organized by the device types and the device models within each device type. In Service View, the different types of services are displayed in the View pane.
  2. From the Junos Space user interface, click the Deploy icon on the Edge Services Director banner.

    The functionalities that you can configure in this mode are displayed in the task pane.
  3. From the View pane, select the All Network item in Gateway view. Click the plus sign (+) beside the All Network item in the View pane to expand the tree and select the device node you want.
  4. From the task pane, select Service Edit. The Service Instances page is displayed.
  5. In the Service Edit page, from the tree that lists the SDGs, select All Service Gateways, or the SDG or SDG pair for which you want to view the previously configured policy or filter templates. This step is applicable only if you selected Gateway View.

    The page is divided into two panes. The list of SDGs are displayed on the left pane. You can drill-down to the SDG or pair of SDGs for which you want to process policies or filters. The policy and filter rules are displayed in the right pane.

  6. Alternatively, if you are in Service view, from the View pane, perform one of the following tasks:
    • Click the ADC button.

      The list of ADC service instances is displayed. You need not click this button if you are launching the Service Designer page for the first time or are navigating to this page from another mode or a different page. You need to click this button only if you are viewing the other service instances, such as CGNAT or TLB.

    • Click the SFW button.

      The list of SFW templates is displayed.

    • Click the TLB button.

      The list of TLB templates is displayed.

    • Click the CGNAT button.

      The list of CGNAT templates is displayed.

  7. From the task pane, select Service Edit. The Service Instances page is displayed.
  8. In the Service Instances page, from the tree that lists the SDGs, select All Service Gateways, or the SDG or SDG pair for which you want to view the previously configured policy or filter templates.

    You can drill-down to the SDG or pair of SDGs for which you want to process policies or filters. The service instances associated with each SDG in an SDG pair are displayed.

  9. In the Service Instances page, select a service instance and click the Lock icon.

    The corresponding service instance is locked and is available for modifications.

  10. Click the Send for Deployment button.
    • If you create a deployment plan from Gateway view of Deploy mode, the Deployment Plan Summary dialog box appears, with the service name, type, and status listed.

      Click Send to create a deployment plan.

    • If you create a deployment plan from Service view of Deploy mode, the Edit Service Instance page is displayed. You can modify the SDGs associated with the service instance and also modify the service instance attributes as necessary by either clicking 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 clicking the navigation buttons at the bottom of the wizard page to go to the different pages of the wizard. Click Finish to create a deployment plan.

    The configuration deployment job runs. To view the status or results of the deployment job, you can view the Deployment Plans page. In the Deployment Plans page, the Provision Status and Message columns are updated indicating the progress of commission. If the deploy is successful, the status denotes Commissioned. If the deploy fails, the status changes to Commission Failed.

    Alternatively, you can select Discard changes from the Actions menu to ignore the modifications done to a policy or filter template.