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Understanding the Deploy Mode Tasks Pane

 

The Tasks pane in Deploy mode lists the available tasks. All Deploy mode tasks are always available, regardless of the scope selected in the View pane.

Deploy mode tasks are divided into the following categories:

  • Configuration Deployment—These tasks enable you to deploy configuration changes to devices and manage configuration deployment jobs. Table 1 describes the configuration deployment tasks.

  • Image Management—These tasks enable you to manage software images on devices. Table 2 describes the image management tasks.

  • Device Management—These tasks enable you to view the device inventory, resynchronize the configuration of out-of-sync devices, manage the administrative state of ports, manage QFabric node groups, and convert QSFP+ port configuration. Table 3 describes the device management tasks.

  • Device Configuration File Management—These tasks enable you manage configuration files on managed devices. Table 4 describes the device configuration file management tasks.

  • Baseline Management—These tasks enable you to manage baseline configuration of devices. Table 5 describes the baseline management tasks.

  • Zero Touch Provisioning—These tasks enable you to provision new Juniper Networks switches in your network automatically—without manual intervention. Table 6 describes the zero touch provisioning 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.

Table 1 through Table 4 describe the tasks in each task category.

Table 1: Configuration Deployment Tasks

Task

Description

Deploy Configuration Changes

Deploys pending configuration changes to devices.

Approve Change Requests

Enables a configuration approver to approve or reject a change request, which has been submitted for approval by an operator.

Set SNMP Trap Configuration

Enables SNMP traps on network devices so that Network Director can collect and manage event and error information from these devices.

View Deployment Jobs

Manages configuration deployment jobs.

Table 2: Image Management Tasks

Task

Description

Manage Image Repository

Manages the software images repository on the server.

Deploy Images to Devices

Deploys software images from the repository to devices.

View Image Deployment Jobs

Manages software image deployment jobs.

Table 3: Device Management Tasks

Task

Description

Convert Auto AP

Converts access points that were added to a controller using an Auto AP profile configuration to a persistent access point configuration on the controller.

Convert Ports

Converts QSFP+ port configuration.

Manage Node Groups

Manages QFabric node groups.

Manage Port Admin State

Enables or disables switch network ports.

Resynchronize Device Configuration

Resynchronizes the device configuration maintained in Build mode with the running configuration on the devices.

Show Current Configuration

Shows the selected device’s current configuration.

View Inventory

Displays the device inventory of the selected node.

Table 4: Device Configuration File Management Tasks

Task

Description

Manage Device Configuration Files

Manages backup device configuration files.

View Configuration File Mgmt Jobs

Manages device configuration file management jobs.

Table 5: Baseline Management Tasks

Task

Description

Manage Baseline

Manages baseline configuration files.

View Baseline Mgmt Jobs

Manages baseline configuration file management jobs.

Table 6: Zero Touch Provisioning Tasks

Task

Description

Setup

Set up the zero touch provisioning profile to configure the DHCP server and to upload the software image and configuration file to a file server.

Monitor

View details of the devices that are provisioned using a given zero touch provisioning profile.