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    Reviewing and Deploying the Device Configuration

    When you finish modifying a device configuration, you can review and deploy the configuration by using the Review/Deploy Configuration page. You can review and deploy configurations created using the Schema-Based Configuration Editor, CLI Configlets, or Configuration Guides. You can review these configurations in a device-centric view, exclude or include, and approve or reject appropriate configuration changes, and deploy them to one or more devices in a single commit operation.

    In Junos Space Network Management Platform, different users can create configuration templates for a particular device. A single reviewer can then view all these configurations for one or multiple devices (see Viewing and Assigning Shared Objects) to decide which of them to deploy and in what sequence.

    Note: It is possible to create a configuration that is not shared, in which case, only its creator can deploy it. For example, configurations scheduled for deployment that were created with the Schema-Based Configuration Editor are not shared and are therefore not visible as a shared object.

    Note: You cannot validate or deploy a configuration on a modeled device that is in the Modeled state.

    You can perform the following tasks on the Review/Deploy Configuration page:

    Viewing the Configuration Changes on the Device

    You can view the configuration changes that you want to deploy on the device, on the Review/Deploy Configuration page. The configuration displayed on the page includes changes from the Schema-Based Configuration Editor, templates, or CLI Configlets.

    To view the configuration changes:

    1. On the Junos Space Network Management Platform user interface, select Devices > Device Management.

      The Device Management page appears.

    2. Right-click the device whose configuration you want to view and select Device Configuration > Review/Deploy Configuration.

      The Review/Deploy Configuration page is displayed. The Selected Devices area on the left side of this page displays the device on which you are about to deploy the configuration. The right side of this page displays the modified configuration that you are about to deploy on the device, on the Change Summary tab.

      For more information about the tabs displayed on this page, see Table 2.

      Note: You can also select multiple devices and view the configuration changes on these devices on the Change Summary tab.

      Table 1 shows the columns displayed in the Selected Devices area.

      Table 1: Columns in the Selected Devices Area

      Column Name

      Description

      Device ID

      ID of the device

      Device Name

      Name of the device

      Managed Status

      Current status of the managed device in Junos Space Network Management Platform. For more information about states in the Managed Status column, see Viewing Managed Devices.

      Validation

      Validation results of the configuration on the device

      Status

      Status of the modified configuration on the device: approved, rejected, or deployed

      The right side of the page displays different tabs that you can select to view configuration deltas from the running configuration. A delta is the differential configuration that you are about to deploy on the device. Table 2 lists the tabs.

      Table 2: Tabs to View Configuration Deltas

      Tab Name

      Description

      Change Summary

      Pending configuration changes for the device

      Delta Config (CLI)

      Deltas from the running configuration in CLI format

      Delta Config (XML)

      Deltas from the running configuration in XML format

      Additional Info

      More configuration details to add to the audit trail

      Note: The configuration changes from the Schema-Based Configuration Editor or templates are shown in the CLI format, whereas the changes from a CLI Configlet are shown only in the curly-braces format. The Delta Config (CLI) and Delta Config (XML) tabs are disabled if the delta configuration includes configuration changes from CLI Configlets.

    3. Click the appropriate tab for the details you want to view.

    Click Close to return to the Review/Deploy Configuration page.

    Validating the Delta Configuration on the Device

    You validate the delta configuration on the device and view the validation results before deploying the configuration changes to the device. The configuration changes created using the Schema-Based Configuration Editor, templates, and CLI Configlets are validated on the device.

    To validate the delta configuration on the device:

    1. On the Junos Space Network Management Platform user interface, select Devices > Device Management.

      The Device Management page appears.

    2. Right-click the device whose configuration you want to validate and select Device Configuration > Review/Deploy Configuration.

      The Review/Deploy Configuration page is displayed.

    3. On the Change Summary tab, click the Validate on Device link.

      A job is created. You can click the Job ID to view the job details.

      Note: You cannot validate the configuration if you select a device that is in the Modeled state.

    Click Close to return to the Review/Deploy Configuration page.

    Viewing the Device-Configuration Validation Report

    After you have validated the configuration on the device, you can view the validation results.

    To view the validation results:

    1. On the Junos Space Network Management Platform user interface, select Devices > Device Management.

      The Device Management page appears.

    2. Right-click the device whose configuration validation report you want to view and select Device Configuration > Review/Deploy Configuration.

      The Review/Deploy Configuration page is displayed.

    3. On the Change Summary tab, click the Device Validation Report link.

      A dialog box displays the results of the validation.

    Click Close to return to the Review/Deploy Configuration page.

    Excluding or Including a Group of Configuration Changes

    You can exclude or include a specific group of configuration changes created using the Schema-Based Configuration Editor, templates, and CLI Configlets. If you exclude a configuration change, the change is not deployed to the device during the deploy operation.

    To exclude or include a specific group of configuration changes:

    1. On the Junos Space Network Management Platform user interface, select Devices > Device Management.

      The Device Management page appears.

    2. Right-click the device whose specific group of configuration changes you want to exclude or include and select Device Configuration > Review/Deploy Configuration.

      The Review/Deploy Configuration page is displayed.

    3. On the Change Summary tab, click Exclude to exclude changes from the template or the Schema-Based Configuration Editor.

      Alternatively, on the Change Summary tab, click Include to include any template changes to the configuration that you are deploying to the device.

    Click Close to return to the Review/Deploy Configuration page.

    Deleting a Group of Configuration Changes

    You can delete a specific group of configuration changes created using the Schema-Based Configuration Editor, templates, and CLI Configlets. If you delete the configuration changes, the changes are not deployed to the device during the deploy operation.

    To delete a specific group of configuration changes:

    1. On the Junos Space Network Management Platform user interface, select Devices > Device Management.

      The Device Management page appears.

    2. Right-click the device whose specific group of configuration changes you want to delete and select Device Configuration > Review/Deploy Configuration.

      The Review/Deploy Configuration page is displayed.

    3. On the Change Summary tab, click Delete to delete any changes from the Schema-Based Configuration Editor.

    Click Close to return to the Review/Deploy Configuration page.

    Approving the Configuration Changes

    You approve the configuration changes after you have successfully validated the configuration changes on the device. Approving the configuration is the last step you perform before you deploy the configuration on the device.

    To approve the configuration changes:

    1. On the Junos Space Network Management Platform user interface, select Devices > Device Management.

      The Device Management page appears.

    2. Right-click the device whose configuration changes you want to approve and select Device Configuration > Review/Deploy Configuration.

      The Review/Deploy Configuration page is displayed.

    3. Click Approve to approve the configuration.
    4. Click Yes on the confirmation dialog box.

    Note: If you cannot approve the configuration on the Review/Deploy Configuration page, check whether the Enable approval workflow for configuration deployment check box on the Administration > Applications > Modify Application Settings > Devices page is not selected. By default, this check box is selected.

    Rejecting the Configuration Changes

    You can reject the configuration changes you have approved earlier. Rejecting the configuration changes prevents the configuration from being deployed on the device.

    To reject the configuration changes:

    1. On the Junos Space Network Management Platform user interface, select Devices > Device Management.

      The Device Management page appears.

    2. Right-click the device whose configuration changes you want to reject and select Device Configuration > Review/Deploy Configuration.

      The Review/Deploy Configuration page is displayed.

    3. Select an approved configuration change and click Reject.
    4. Click Yes in the confirmation dialog box.

    Note: You can view the rejected configuration on the Change Summary tab.

    Deploying the Configuration Changes to a Device

    You can deploy the configuration changes you have approved earlier to a device.

    To deploy the configuration changes to a device:

    1. On the Junos Space Network Management Platform user interface, select Devices > Device Management.

      The Device Management page appears.

    2. Right-click the device whose configuration changes you want to deploy and select Review/Deploy Configuration.

      The Review/Deploy Configuration page is displayed.

    3. Click Deploy.

      The Deploy Configuration dialog box is displayed.

      Note: If you select a device that is in the Modeled state, the Deploy button appears dimmed.

      You can deploy the configuration immediately or later.

      • To deploy the configuration to the device immediately, select the Deploy Now option button.
      • To deploy the configuration to the device later, select Deploy Later and specify the date and time.
    4. Click OK.

      A job is triggered. You can view the details of this job on the Job Management page. The job displays the configuration deployed on the device in two areas—from the Schema-Based Configuration Editor and templates, and from CLI Configlets.

    Note: If you are upgrading to a new version of Junos Space Network Management Platform, you should deploy all consolidated configurations and change requests before the upgrade. The upgrade deletes all consolidated configurations and change requests.

    Modified: 2017-09-13