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Configuring the MX Series Router in a Distributed Deployment


You need to configure interfaces, virtual routing and forwarding instances (VRFs), and DHCP on the MX Series router with Junos OS. You can, however, use Administration Portal to specify configuration settings for both endpoints of the required IPSec tunnel between the MX Series router and the NFX250 with Administration Portal. When the NFX250 becomes operational, Contrail Service Orchestration (CSO) components set up the tunnel.

To configure the MX Series router in Junos OS:

  1. Configure the interfaces on the MX Series router.

    For example:

  2. Configure a VRF for Operation, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) traffic between Contrail Service Orchestration and the NFX250.

    For example:

  3. Configure a VRF for data traffic that travels over the wide area network (WAN).

    Data that travels through the IPSec tunnel also uses this VRF. When you configure the MX endpoint of the IPSec tunnel in Administration Portal, you specify these VRF settings.

    For example:

  4. Configure DHCP on the MX Series router.