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Creating a Bulk-Provisioning Service Order for Pseudowire Services

 

Bulk provisioning allows for devices with similar configurations to be deployed as a group. The groups can be defined based on some characteristic common to all of the devices in a group, such as their functional role. Mobile backhaul deployments, for example, can run into hundreds of thousands of devices. These devices are commonly grouped according to their functional rules such as Cell Site Devices, Pre-aggregation or Hub-site devices, Aggregation Devices, Edge Routers and so on. To use this feature, tags must be defined and created so that groups can be selected. This feature is intended to simplify deployments of large groups of devices.

Prerequisites

  • Existing point-to-point pseudowire service definitions that will be used for the bulk-provisioning service order.

  • Tags - You must have defined tags in the Prestaging workspace that you intend to use for groups of devices for which you will be creating the bulk service order. If you do not have tags already created, you can select Prestage Devices > Manage Device Roles and either select existing tags to apply to devices or create new tags.

To begin the bulk provisioning process, in the Network Activate task pane, select Prestage Devices > Manage Device Roles and choose a service definition from the list. Click on the tag view of the inventory list.

  1. Select the tag you want to use from the left Tag panel.
  2. Select the devices you want to include in the tagged group.
  3. Click, Apply Tag.
  4. In the Network Activate task pane, select Service Design > Manage Service Definitions. The Manage Services Definitions page displays a list of service definitions.

  5. Right-click on the point-to-point service definition, and select Create Bulk P2P Service Order.

    The Create Bulk P2P Service Order page appears.

  6. In the Bulk point-to-point provisioning page, define the settings for the service order.

    Field

    Action

    Name

    Provide a name for the bulk service order

    Customer

    Select the customer name from the list of defined customers.

    VLAN normalization

    The options available in the VLAN normalization are based on the value set for the Ethernet interface.

    For information on VLAN normalization, see Creating a Point-to-Point Ethernet Service Definition.

    Bandwidth

    Specify the bandwidth for the endpoints

    MTU (Bytes)

    Specify the MTU size in bytes.

    Service tag

    Select the service tag from the defined list. This tag will be applied to the services you create.

    Description

    Provide a description for the service tag.

    Defining the Endpoint Settings

    To define the endpoint settings, you will define both the A endpoint and the Z endpoint.

    As an example of how you can use the bulk provisioning and how the endpoints work, if you want to establish a hub-spoke pseudowire between an Aggregation PE and a set of CSR devices, you can tag all the CSRs with a certain tag in the Manage Device Roles page. You can then select the PE device on the A end and the tag that you have already created for all the CSR devices on the Z end. If the endpoint is a tag then you can provide a wild-card interface (for example, ge-0/*/*) that matches all the devices under that tag.

    Define the A End Settings

    PE Device/Tag

    Select the device or tag from the defined list.

    UNI interface

    Select the UNI interface from the list

    VLAN ID

    VLANs are created as part of this process. Enter the beginning VLAN ID that you want to use for creating the new service orders.

    VLAN ID increment

    Indicate how the VLAN IDs will be assigned for each of the new services. The number of VLANs created depends on the number of new services you are creating. One service order will be created for each device in the tag group.

    UNIT ID

    Specify the unit ID.

    Range: 1 through 1073741823

    UNIT ID increment

    Indicate how the unit IDs are assigned for each of the new services. The number of units created depends on the number of new services you are creating. One service order will be created for each device in the tag group.

    Define the Z End Settings

    PE Device/Tag

    Select the device or tag from the defined list.

    UNI interface

    Select the UNI interface from the list

    VLAN ID

    Enter the VLAN ID from the list of existing VLANs. VLAN range cannot be used for this feature.

    VLAN ID increment

    Indicate how the VLAN ID

    UNIT ID

    Specify the unit ID.

    Range: 1 through 1073741823

    UNIT ID increment

    Indicate how the unit IDs are assigned for each of the new services. The number of units created depends on the number of new services you are creating. One service order will be created for each device in the tag group.

  7. When required information has been entered, click Create.

    The service order that you have created is graphically represented in the topology. To view the service order that you have created in the topology, select Platform > Network Monitoring > Topology > Service > NA service order name. Select the service order to view its parameters.

    For more information on topology, see Junos Space Network Topology Overview.

  8. From the Deploy Service page, select the deployment method you wish to use.