Prestaging Devices Overview
In the Junos Space product, pre-staging takes the devices already under Junos Space management and prepares them for service activation. The pre-staging process discovers network provider edge (N-PE) devices in the Junos Space database and assigns roles to those devices and their interfaces. N-PE routers and user-to-network interfaces (UNIs) are basic building blocks required for Layer 2 and Layer 3 provisioning.
The Network Activate application does not support provisioning for J Series devices.
The Junos Space software makes it easy to complete all the pre-staging activities you need for up to several hundred devices.
Pre-staging uses the Network Activate software to automatically determine the role of a router based on rules that exist in the system. If a router is an N-PE router, the Junos Space software assigns it the N-PE role. The Junos Space software qualifies each interface on the N-PE router to be a serviceable UNI.
N-PE and UNI recommendations made automatically by the Network Activate software are appropriate for most situations. In some networks, however, you might need to make some exceptions. You might have recommended N-PE devices that you don’t want to assign the N-PE role for provisioning. In addition, you might want to exclude some interfaces from qualification as UNIs.
To pre-stage devices while accepting all recommendations made by the Network Activate software, see Discovering and Assigning All N-PE Devices. To make exceptions to the Network Activate recommendations, see Discovering and Assigning N-PE Devices with Exceptions.