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    Understanding the Build Mode Tasks Pane

    The Tasks pane in Build mode contains all the tasks you can do in Build mode. Click a specific task to begin that task.

    The tasks listed in the Tasks pane depend on the scope you select in the View pane—that is, what view (Logical, Location, Device, Virtual, or Custom Group) you have selected and what object you have selected. Not all tasks are available in all scopes. As you change your selections in the View pane, the contents of the Tasks pane also change.

    Build mode tasks are divided into the following categories in the Tasks pane.

    Network Director enables you to perform the following tasks for devices in your physical network:

    • Device Discovery—Before your devices can be managed by Network Director, you must use device discovery to discover them. As Network Director discovers devices, it adds them to your network view in the View pane. Table 1 describes the device discovery tasks.
    • Device Management—After devices have been discovered, you can perform administrative tasks on them, such as viewing a list of the device’s physical components, connecting to a device using SSH, rebooting a device, or assigning a switch to its logical role in the network. You can also view the inventory of the Aruba wireless devices connected to the Juniper Network switches and launch the Aruba Airwave application to manage these devices. Table 2 describes the device management tasks.
    • Wired—You can create configuration profiles and quick templates for the different wired devices—EX Series Ethernet Switches, EX Series switches with ELS, QFX Series switches, MX Series routers, MX Series routers with ELS, QFabric systems.
    • Wireless—You can create configuration profiles for controllers and access points.
    • Domain Management—You can create and modify mobility and network domains in your wireless network. Table 3 describes the domain management tasks.
    • Location Management—You can build your Location view of the network by creating sites, buildings, floors, closets, and outdoor areas and assigning devices to these locations. Table 4 describes the location management tasks.
    • Connectivity—For switches in your network that are connected to your virtual network, you can view the connectivity between a given switch and the corresponding virtual switch and between the virtual switch and the virtual machine. Table 5 describes the connectivity tasks.
    • Profile and Configuration Management—Network Director provides a set of configuration profiles that you can create to provision multiple devices in your network. Table 6 describes the profile and configuration management tasks.
    • Key Tasks—Network Director enables you to group the tasks that you perform frequently and create a list of key tasks. 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 Network Director has predefined some key tasks for you. You can modify this set of tasks to suit your requirements. This feature is available in Task pane irrespective of your current mode, scope, or view.

    For more information about Build mode features, see Understanding Build Mode in Network Director.

    Table 1 through Table 6 describe the tasks that you can perform in the physical network category, including the scope in the View pane that you must select to access the task.

    Table 1: Device Discovery Tasks

    Task

    Description

    Scope

    Discover Devices

    Discovers supported switches and wireless LAN controllers in the network and brings them under Network Director management. Access points are discovered when their associated controllers are discovered.

    Any

    View Discovery Status

    Displays the status of device discovery jobs.

    Any

    Table 2: Device Management Tasks

    Task

    Description

    Scope

    Assign Device to Logical Category

    Assigns switches to one of the following logical categories within the switching network: Core, Aggregation, Access.

    View: Logical
    Object: Switching Network, Core, Aggregation, Access, Unassigned, or an individual switch

    Change Location of Device

    Changes where a device is located in Location view.

    View: All
    Object: Individual switch, controller, or access point

    Create MC-LAG

    Configures multichassis link aggregation groups (MC-LAG).

    View: All
    Object: All

    Delete Devices

    Deletes a switch or a wireless LAN controller as a managed device from Network Director. If you select a scope that contains more than one switch or controller, you can choose which devices are deleted.

    View: All
    Object: All, except access points

    Launch RingMaster

    Launches Juniper Networks RingMaster, using the URL set under Preferences.

    View: All
    Object: Wireless Network, wireless domains and clusters, wireless devices

    Launch Web View

    Launches the Web-based management interface for the selected device in a separate window: the J-Web interface for EX Series switches and Web View for wireless LAN controllers.

    View: All
    Object: Individual switch or controller

    Manage Access Point

    Adds an access point to the selected wireless LAN controller or cluster. Also, deletes an access point from the selected controller or cluster or changes the access point configuration.

    View: Logical
    Object: Controller or cluster

    Manage LAG

    Creates and manages Link Aggregation Groups (LAGs).

    View: All
    Object: Individual switch

    Manage Port Groups

    Enables you to create and manage port groups. Port groups enable you to configure a group of ports with a single configuration.

    View: Logical
    Object: Switching Network, Core, Aggregation, Access, Unassigned, an individual switch (both EX Series and QFX Series)

    Manage Virtual Chassis Fabric (VCF)

    Manages a Virtual Chassis Fabric (VCF)

    View: All
    Object: VCF

    Reboot Devices

    Reboots devices. If you select a scope that contains more than one switch or controller, you can choose which devices get deleted.

    View: All
    Object: All

    Setup QFabric

    Sets up a QFabric device.

    View: All
    Object: QFabric device

    Setup Virtual Chassis Fabric (VCF)

    Sets up a Setup Virtual Chassis Fabric (VCF).

    View: All
    Object: All

    Show Current Configuration

    Shows the running configuration on a switch or a wireless LAN controller.

    View: All
    Object: Individual switch or controller

    SSH to Device

    Launches an SSH connection to the selected device.

    View: All
    Object: Individual switch or controller

    Validate Pending Configuration

    Validates configuration changes that have not yet been deployed on devices.

    View: All
    Object: All

    View Assigned Profiles

    Displays the profiles assigned to the selected device.

    View: All
    Object: Individual switch, controller, or radio

    View Inventory

    Displays information about all the devices in the currently selected object and all its child objects.

    View: All
    Object: All

    View License Information

    View the licenses installed on the device and their status.

    View: All
    Object: Individual switch or controller

    View Physical Inventory

    Displays information about the selected device’s hardware components.

    View: All
    Object: Individual switch or controller

    View Aruba Wireless Device Inventory

    Displays the list of Aruba devices connected to the Juniper Network switches.

    View: Logical, Location, Device, and Custom Group
    Object: Aruba devices

    Launch Aruba Airwave

    Launches the Home > Overview page of the Aruba Airwave application to manage Aruba devices.

    View: Logical, Location, Device, and Custom Group
    Object: Aruba devices

    Table 3: Domain Management Tasks

    Task

    Description

    Scope

    Create Mobility Domain

    Creates a mobility domain within the wireless network and optionally enables clustering.

    View: Logical
    Object: My Network or Wireless Network only

    Create Network Domain

    Creates a network domain within the wireless network.

    View: Logical
    Object: My Network or Wireless Network only

    Delete Mobility Domain
    Edit Mobility Domain

    Modifies or deletes a mobility domain.

    View: Logical
    Object: A mobility domain

    Delete Network Domain
    Edit Network Domain

    Modifies or deletes a network domain.

    View: Logical
    Object: A network domain node

    Table 4: Location Management Tasks

    Task

    Description

    Scope

    Add Building

    Creates a new building in the selected site.

    Note: Use this task only to create the building. Floors and closets in the building must be created separately.

    View: Location
    Object: A site

    Add Closet

    Creates a new closet in the selected floor.

    View: Location
    Object: A floor

    Add Floor

    Creates a new floor in the selected building.

    Note: Use this task only to create the floor. Closets in the building must be created separately.

    View: Location
    Object: A building

    Add Outdoor Area

    Creates a new outdoor area in the selected site.

    View: Location
    Object: A site

    Add Site

    Creates a new site in Location view.

    Note: Use this task only to create the site object. Buildings, floors, closets, and outdoor areas in the site must be created separately.

    View: Location
    Object: My Network only

    Delete Building/Edit Building

    Deletes or modifies the selected building.

    View: Location
    Object: A building

    Delete Closet/Edit Closet

    Deletes or modifies the selected closet.

    View: Location
    Object: A closet

    Delete Floor/Edit Floor

    Deletes or modifies the selected floor.

    View: Location
    Object: A floor

    Delete Outdoor Area/Edit Outdoor Area

    Deletes or modifies the selected outdoor area.

    View: Location
    Object: An outdoor area

    Delete Site/Edit Site

    Deletes or modifies the selected site.

    View: Location
    Object: A site

    Assign Devices to Building

    Assigns switches or wireless LAN controllers to a building. You cannot assign access points to a building.

    View: Location
    Object: A building

    Assign Devices to Closet

    Assigns switches or wireless LAN controllers to a closet. You cannot assign access points to a closet.

    View: Location
    Object: A closet

    Assign Devices to Floor

    Assigns access points, switches, or wireless LAN controllers to a floor.

    View: Location
    Object: A floor

    Assign Devices to Outdoor Area

    Assigns access points to an outdoor area.

    View: Location
    Object: An outdoor area

    Setup Locations

    Opens the page by using which you can create an entire site—that is, define buildings, floors, closets, outdoor areas and to assign devices to these locations.

    Note: Use this task only to create a site. Do not use it to modify an existing site.

    View: Location
    Object: My Network and any location node within an existing site.

    Table 5: Connectivity Tasks

    Task

    Description

    Scope

    View Virtual Network Connectivity

    Pictorially displays the network connectivity between the selected switch and the virtual switch and between the virtual switch and the virtual machine.

    If the selected switch is not connected to a virtual network, Network Director displays the standalone switch.

    View: Logical, Location, Device
    Object: Individual switch

    View Virtual Machines

    Displays the virtual machines that are connected to the selected switch.

    View: Logical, Location, Device
    Object: Individual switch

    Table 6: Profile and Configuration Management Tasks

    Task

    Description

    Device Family

    Scope

    Manage Quick Templates

    Enables you to create and manage quick templates. Quick templates enable you to define your network configuration in the form of templates that you can apply to multiple devices in your network.

    EX Series

    QFX Series

    MX Series

    All, except wireless devices

    View Deployed Templates

    Enables you to view the list of quick templates that are deployed.

    EX Series

    QFX Series

    MX Series

    All, except wireless devices

    Access

    Creates and manages Access profiles. Use Access profiles to configure authentication methods (RADIUS, LDAP, and local), accounting methods (RADIUS and LDAP), and authentication/accounting servers.

    EX Series

    QFX Series

    WLC Series

    Any

    Authentication

    Creates and manages Authentication profiles. Use Authentication profiles to specify authentication method and authentication parameters for authenticating clients and users who connect to a WLAN or to an access port on a switch.

    EX Series

    QFX Series

    WLC Series

    Any

    Authorization

    Creates and manages authorization profiles. Use Authorization profiles to configure authorization attributes for users, such as the VLAN to place the users in, firewall filters to apply to the user traffic, time-of-day access restrictions, and so forth.

    WLC Series

    Any

    Auto AP

    Creates and manages Auto AP profiles. Use Auto AP profiles to define the configuration of distributed access points that are not explicitly configured on the controller.

    WLC Series

    Any

    CoS

    Creates and manages CoS profiles. Use CoS profiles to configure class-of-service (CoS) attributes to be applied to interfaces or to user traffic.

    EX Series

    QFX Series

    WLC Series

    Any

    Device Common Settings

    Creates and manages Device Common Settings profiles. Use Device Common Settings profiles to configure basic system settings, such as users, time and time servers, SNMP, system logging, and so on.

    EX Series

    QFX Series

    WLC Series

    Any

    Fabric

    Creates and manages Fabric profiles. Use Fabric profiles to configure gateway FC fabrics on QFX Series devices that act as a FCoE-FC gateway.

    QFX Series

    Any

    FC Gateway Service

    Provides a quick way to configure Fibre Channel (FC) gateways on Data Center Switching devices.

    QFX Series

    Any

    Filter

    Creates and manages Filter profiles. Use Filter profiles to define Layer 2 and Layer 3 firewall filters (ACLs).

    EX Series

    QFX Series

    WLC Series

    Any

    LDAP

    Creates and manages LDAP profiles. Use LDAP profiles to specify details about your LDAP authentication and accounting server. LDAP profiles can then be linked to an access profile.

    EX Series

    WLC Series

    Any

    Port

    Creates and manages Port profiles for EX Series switches. Use Port profiles to configure interface settings, such as PoE settings, protocol family, port mode, physical link settings, firewall filters, and port security settings for interfaces.

    EX Series

    QFX Series

    Any

    Radio

    Creates and manages Radio profiles. Use Radio profiles to specify radio behavior that is in common across multiple radios, including the SSIDs advertised by the radio.

    WLC Series

    Any

    Radius

    Creates and manages Radius profiles. Use Radius profiles to specify details about your RADIUS authentication and accounting server. Radius profiles can then be linked to an access profile.

    EX Series

    WLC Series

    Any

    VLANs

    Creates and manages VLAN profiles. Use VLAN profiles to define VLANs, including the firewall filters to be applied to the VLANs and other settings.

    EX Series

    QFX Series

    WLC Series

    Any

    WLAN Service

    Creates and manages WLAN Service profiles. Use WLAN Service profiles to create SSIDs and their attributes, such as beaconing, encryption, and default authorization for users accessing the SSID.

    WLC Series

    Any

    Modified: 2016-09-29