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Modifying a Point-to-Multipoint Ethernet Service

 

For a point-to-multipoint service, you can add a spoke or a hub, change the role of a device from hub to spoke or spoke to hub, change the bandwidth or MTU of a specific UNI, or add or delete a UNI.

You cannot change the interface of an existing UNI or the service  VLAN ID.

To perform the equivalent of changing the interface on an existing UNI, add a new UNI with the desired interface, and then delete the old UNI.

After modifying a service, the configuration audit and functional audit information is cleared and the functional audit status is set to pending.

Modifying a service creates a new service order based on the attribute settings of the existing service.

The following topics provide instructions for modifying a multipoint Ethernet (VPLS) service:

Adding a Spoke

To add an endpoint configured as a spoke to a multipoint Ethernet service:

  1. In the Network Activate task pane, select Service Provisioning > Manage Services.
  2. In the Manage Services page, select the point-to-multipoint service to which you want to add a spoke.
  3. Open the Actions menu and select Modify Service.

    Current service settings appear in the main display area. The General Settings box contains a unique name for the service order that will request the change.

  4. In the service Order name field, change the name of the modification service order, if desired.
  5. If you have configured the CFM, the General Settings panel provides an option to disable the CFM service. You can select the Disable CFM check box to disable the CFM service, if desired.

    If you have not configured the CFM, the General Settings panel provides an option to enable the CFM service. You can select the CFM definition from the CFM Definition list, if desired.

  6. In the Endpoint Settings table, click Add Endpoints.

    The Add Endpoint PE Devices window shows available N-PE devices that are not part of the service.

  7. Select the devices on which you want to add new endpoints, and then click Next.

    The service modification window shows the added devices with system recommended choices for UNI. To select a different UNI, see Adding a UNI Interface. To select a different bandwidth than the applied default, see Changing the Endpoint Bandwidth.

  8. Click Modify.
  9. In the Deployment Options window, select one of the following:
    • Save the change without scheduling it.

    • Schedule the change for immediate deployment.

    • Schedule the change for later deployment.

  10. Click OK.
  11. Use the Job Management workspace to monitor the progress and status of the deployment. See Viewing Jobs in the Junos Space Network Application Platform User Guide for details.

Adding a Hub

To add an endpoint to a multipoint Ethernet service:

  1. In the Network Activate task pane, select Service Provisioning > Manage Services.
  2. In the Manage Services page, select the service to which you want to add a hub.
  3. Open the Actions menu and select Modify Service.

    Current service settings appear in the main display area. The General Information box contains a unique name for the service order that will request the change.

  4. In the service Order name field, change the name of the modification service order, if desired.
  5. In the Endpoint Settings table, click Add Endpoints.

    The Add Endpoint PE Devices window shows available N-PE devices that are not part of the service.

  6. Select the devices on which you want to add new endpoints, and then click Next.

    The service modification window shows the added devices with system recommended choices for UNI. To select a different UNI, see Adding a UNI Interface. To select a different bandwidth than the applied default, see Changing the Endpoint Bandwidth.

  7. In the Endpoint Settings table, check Hub for the device you just added.
  8. Click Modify.
  9. In the Deployment Options window, select one of the following:
    • Save the change without scheduling it.

    • Schedule the change for immediate deployment.

    • Schedule the change for later deployment.

  10. Click OK.
  11. Use the Job Management workspace to monitor the progress and status of the deployment. See Viewing Jobs in the Junos Space Network Application Platform User Guide for details.

Changing a Spoke to a Hub

To change a spoke to a hub in a point-to-multipoint Ethernet service:

  1. In the Network Activate task pane, select Service Provisioning > Manage Services.
  2. In the Manage Services page, select the point-to-multipoint service for which you want to change a spoke to a hub.
  3. Open the Actions menu and select Modify Service.

    Current service settings appear in the main display area. The General Settings box contains a unique name for the service order that will request the change.

  4. In the service Order name field, change the name of the modification service order, if desired.
  5. In the Device column of the Endpoint Settings table, find the spoke endpoint you want to change to a hub and select the Hub check box.

  6. Click Modify.
  7. In the Deployment Options window, select one of the following:
    • Save the change without scheduling it.

    • Schedule the change for immediate deployment.

    • Schedule the change for later deployment.

  8. Click OK.
  9. Use the Job Management workspace to monitor the progress and status of the deployment. See Viewing Jobs in the Junos Space Network Application Platform User Guide for details.

Changing a Hub to a Spoke

Note

You cannot change the only hub of a point-to-multipoint service to a spoke. You will receive an error message when you try to save such a service configuration.

To change a hub to a spoke in a point-to-multipoint Ethernet service:

  1. In the Network Activate task pane, select Service Provisioning > Manage Services.
  2. In the Manage Services page, select the point-to-multipoint service for which you want to change a hub to a spoke.
  3. Open the Actions menu and select Modify Service.

    Current service settings appear in the main display area. The General Settings box contains a unique name for the service order that will request the change.

  4. In the service Order name field, change the name of the modification service order, if desired.
  5. In the Device column of the Endpoint Settings table, find the hub endpoint you want to change to a spoke and clear the Hub check box.

  6. Click Modify.
  7. In the Deployment Options window, select one of the following:
    • Save the change without scheduling it.

    • Schedule the change for immediate deployment.

    • Schedule the change for later deployment.

  8. Click OK.
  9. Use the Job Management workspace to monitor the progress and status of the deployment. See Viewing Jobs in the Junos Space Network Application Platform User Guide for details.

Adding a UNI Interface

To add a UNI on a device that is already part of a multipoint Ethernet service:

  1. In the Network Activate task pane, select Service Provisioning > Manage Services.
  2. In the Manage Services page, select the service to which you want to add a UNI.
  3. Open the Actions menu and select Modify Service.

    Current service settings appear in the main display area. The General Settings box contains a unique name for the service order that will request the change.

  4. In the service Order name field, change the name of the modification service order, if desired.
  5. In the Action column of the Endpoint Settings table, click Add UNI Interface for the device, as shown in the following example, which adds a UNI to the device named SanFrancisco.

    An additional UNI appears in the endpoint table.

  6. Select an interface from the UNI Interface column.

  7. If the interface you selected in the previous step is already configured (duplicate) you must either enter a different value in the service VLAN ID field manually, or check the Autopick VLAN ID field.
  8. Click Modify.
  9. In the Deployment Options window, select one of the following:
    • Save the change without scheduling it.

    • Schedule the change for immediate deployment.

    • Schedule the change for later deployment.

  10. Click OK.
  11. Use the Job Management workspace to monitor the progress and status of the deployment. See Viewing Jobsin the Junos Space Network Application Platform User Guide for details.

Deleting a UNI Interface or Deleting an Endpoint

Note

You cannot delete the last endpoint on the only hub device in the service. You will receive an error message when you try to save such a service configuration.

To delete a UNI from a multipoint Ethernet service:

  1. In the Network Activate task pane, select Service Provisioning > Manage Services.
  2. In the Manage Services page, select the service from which you want to delete a UNI.
  3. Open the Actions menu and select Modify Service.

    Current service settings appear in the main display area. The General Settings box contains a unique name for the service order that will request the change.

  4. In the service Order name field, change the name of the modification service order, if desired.
  5. In the Action column of the Endpoint Settings table, find the UNI you want to delete and click Delete UNI Interface for that table row.

    The selected UNI is removed from the table. If the deleted UNI was the only UNI selected on that device, then the device is deleted from the Endpoint Settings table.

  6. Click Modify.
  7. In the Deployment Options window, select one of the following:
    • Save the change without scheduling it.

    • Schedule the change for immediate deployment.

    • Schedule the change for later deployment.

  8. Click OK.
  9. Use the Job Management workspace to monitor the progress and status of the deployment. See Viewing Jobs in the Junos Space Network Application Platform User Guide in the Junos Space Network Application Platform User Guide for details.

Changing the Endpoint Bandwidth

To change the rate limit or bandwidth for an endpoint of a multipoint Ethernet service:

  1. In the Network Activate task pane, select Service Provisioning > Manage Services.
  2. In the Manage Services page, select the service on which you want to change the bandwidth of an endpoint.
  3. Open the Actions menu and select Modify Service.

    Current service settings appear in the main display area. The General Settings box contains a unique name for the service order that will request the change.

  4. In the service Order name field, change the name of the modification service order, if desired.
  5. In the Action column of the Endpoint Settings table, click on the Bandwidth entry for the UNI on which you want to change the bandwidth.

  6. From the list of valid bandwidth settings, select the one you want, then click Modify.
  7. In the Deployment Options window, select one of the following:
    • Save the change without scheduling it.

    • Schedule the change for immediate deployment.

    • Schedule the change for later deployment.

  8. Click OK.
  9. Use the Job Management workspace to monitor the progress and status of the deployment. See Viewing Jobs in the Junos Space Network Application Platform User Guide in the Junos Space Network Application Platform User Guide for details.

Changing the Primary Device in a Multihomed Group

To change the primary device in a multihomed group in a point-to-multipoint Ethernet service:

  1. In the Network Activate task pane, select Service Provisioning > Manage Services.
  2. In the Manage Services page, select the service on which you want to change the primary device in a multihomed group.
  3. Open the Actions menu and select Modify Service.

    Current service settings appear in the main display area. The General Settings box contains a unique name for the service order that will request the change.

  4. In the service Order name field, change the name of the modified service order, if desired.
  5. To select a different primary device for the multihomed group, in the Endpoint Settings box, click the Edit icon (indicated by a pencil), located to the left of the current primary device for the multihomed group.

  6. Select the radio button for the secondary device that you want to specify as the primary device in the multihomed group.



  7. Click Set As Primary.
  8. Click Modify.

    The secondary device is configured as the primary device in the multihomed group.

  9. In the Deployment Options window, select one of the following:
    • Save the change without scheduling it.

    • Schedule the change for immediate deployment.

    • Schedule the change for later deployment.

  10. Click OK.
  11. Use the Job Management workspace to monitor the progress and status of the deployment. See Viewing Jobs in the Junos Space Network Application Platform User Guide for details.

Changing Advanced Settings for an Endpoint

To change advanced settings for an endpoint of a point-to-multipoint Ethernet service:

  1. In the Network Activate task pane, select Service Provisioning > Manage Services.
  2. In the Manage Services page, select the service on which you want to change one or more advanced settings for an endpoint.
  3. Open the Actions menu and select Modify Service.

    Current service settings appear in the main display area. The General Settings box contains a unique name for the service order that will request the change.

  4. In the service Order name field, change the name of the modified service order, if desired.
  5. In the Action column of the Endpoint Settings table, find the device endpoint you want to modify, and click Advanced for that table row.



    The Advanced Setting window displays the security and advanced settings that you can configure for a device.

    See the Service Attributes Overview for more information about configuring MAC security settings and advanced settings.

  6. In the MAC Security Settings box, make selections for MAC learning and MAC statistics and enter values for Interface MAC limit, MAC table size, and MAC table aging time.
  7. Enable or disable tunnel services by selecting or clearing the disable-tunnel-service check box.
  8. Enable or disable local switching by selecting or clearing the disable-local-switching check box.
  9. In the Fast reroute priority field, specify the reroute priority for a VPLS routing instance.
  10. In the Label block size field, specify the label block size for VPLS labels.
  11. In the Connectivity type field, select a connection-type to specify when a VPLS connection is taken down, depending on whether the interface for the VPLS routing instance is customer-facing or integrated routing and bridging (IRB)
  12. Click OK to save all your changes in the Advanced Setting window.
  13. In the Deployment Options window, select one of the following:
    • Save the change without scheduling it.

    • Schedule the change for immediate deployment.

    • Schedule the change for later deployment.

  14. Click OK.
  15. Use the Job Management workspace to monitor the progress and status of the deployment. See Viewing Jobs in the Junos Space Network Application Platform User Guide for details.

To view the modified service in the topology, select Platform > Network Monitoring > Topology > Service > NA.

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