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Committing Your Pre-Staging Choices


This procedure provides instructions for assigning the N-PE role to selected devices and committing all device pre-staging information to the database.

Before performing these steps, you must complete the following tasks:

  • Discover devices that have not yet been assigned an MPLS role.

  • Exclude from the list of discovered devices those devices that you do not want to assign the N-PE role to.

  • On each device, exclude the interfaces you do not want used as UNIs.

To commit your pre-staging choices to the database:

  1. In the Network Activate task pane, select Prestage Devices > Manage Device Roles > Assign Roles.
  2. Examine the list of devices to be sure these are the devices you want to assign the N-PE role.
  3. Select all devices.
  4. Open the Actions menu and click Assign NPE Role.
  5. In the confirmation screen, click Assign.
  6. To view the assignment status, in the Job Management screen, click the job ID of the assignment job.

    The Job Management page shows the progress and status of the role assignment job. See Viewing Jobs in the Junos Space Network Application Platform User Guide for details.

    While the job is ongoing, you cannot make additional assignments from the Assign Roles page. The Assign NPE Role action is dimmed to indicate you cannot select it.


    After you pre-stage a device, you can check to see if a particular device is capable of supporting Layer 2 or Layer 3 services.

    In the Network Activate task pane, select Prestage Devices > Manage Device Roles. Double-click the device for which you want to check its service capability. The NPE Details window appears.

    Check the Service capability field to ensure that the values L2, L3 appear, which indicate that the device can support Layer 2 and Layer 3 services.


    If you modify the configuration of a device after the device is pre-staged, remove the device from pre-staged status and then Discover Roles and pre-stage the device again.