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Device Management

About the Device Config Page

To access this page, start from the Devices Configuration page, expand the device tree to see the list of devices, and click the device that you want to edit. By default, this page starts in the Config tab.

The Device Config page displays system information for the selected device.

Tasks You Can Perform

You can view and edit information for the selected device from this page.

Field Descriptions

Table 21 explains the fields in the Device Config page.

Table 21: Fields on the Device Config Page

Field

Description

Name

The device’s name. This name does not need to be unique.

IP Address

The device’s IP address. This is read-only.

Location

The device’s location. This is optional.

Uptime

The time since the last device restart. This is read-only.

Software Version

The software version running on the device. This is read-only.

Model

The device model or type. This is read-only.

Contact

The device’s contact information. Enter the contact information for the person administering the device. This is optional.

Physical Location

The device’s physical location as specified in the location tree. This is read-only.

Editing a Device’s Parameters

Procedure

This procedure applies to the following devices:

ACX6360

BTI7800 devices

MX Series routers

PTX Series routers

QFX Series switches

TCX1000-ILA

TCX1000-RDM20

Use this procedure to edit the system information for a device.

  1. Start from the Devices Configuration page, expand the device tree to see the list of devices, and click the device that you want to edit.
  2. Edit the device’s parameters as desired by clicking inside each text box and typing the new string. See Table 21 for a description of the parameters.
  3. To save your changes, click Save.
  4. To discard your changes, click Reset.

About the Device NTP Servers Page

To access this page, start from the Devices Configuration page, expand the device tree to see the list of devices, and click the device that you want to edit. From here, select the Date Time>NTP tab.

Note If the NTP selection does not appear for the device that you select, you cannot use the proNX Optical Director to configure NTP for that device.

The Device NTP Servers page displays the NTP servers that the selected device is configured to use. To ensure proper timestamps on performance monitoring metrics (PMs), all managed devices must be configured to use NTP servers.

Tasks You Can Perform

You can perform the following actions on this page:

  • View the list of NTP servers that the device is currently using.

  • Specify a new NTP server for the device.

  • Remove an existing NTP server from the list of servers that the device is using.

Field Descriptions

Table 22 explains the fields in the Device NTP Servers page.

Table 22: Fields in the Device NTP Servers Page

Field

Description

IP Address

The IP address of the NTP server.

Port

The protocol port to use. This field is hardcoded to the standard port 123 and cannot be changed.

Preferred

An indication of whether the specified server is preferred. A preferred NTP server is used before an NTP server that is not preferred.

State

Specify whether use of NTP servers is enabled or disabled.

Viewing the NTP Server List

Procedure

This procedure applies to the following devices:

ACX6360

BTI7800 devices

MX Series routers

PTX Series routers

QFX Series switches

TCX1000-ILA

TCX1000-RDM20

Use this procedure to view the list of NTP servers that the selected device is configured to use.

  1. Start from the Devices Configuration page, expand the device tree to see the list of devices, and click the device that you want to edit. From here, select the Date Time>NTP tab.

    A table displaying the list of NTP servers is displayed. See Table 22 for an explanation of the fields.

  2. To search, copy, print, or save the table, see Working with Tables.

Adding an NTP Server to the NTP Server List

Procedure

This procedure applies to the following devices:

ACX6360

BTI7800 devices

MX Series routers

PTX Series routers

QFX Series switches

TCX1000-ILA

TCX1000-RDM20

Use this procedure to add an NTP server to the list.

  1. Start from the Devices Configuration page, expand the device tree to see the list of devices, and click the device that you want to edit. From here, select the Date Time>NTP tab.

    A table displaying the list of NTP servers is displayed.

  2. Click New to add an NTP server to this list. The Create a New NTP Server dialog appears.
  3. Specify the IPv4 or IPv6 IP address of the server you want to add.
  4. Specify whether the server is Preferred or not.
  5. Click Add to add the specified NTP server.

    The dialog closes and the server you just specified is shown in the NTP server list.

  6. To save and activate your changes, click Save.
  7. To discard your changes, click Reset.

Deleting an NTP Server from the NTP Server List

Procedure

This procedure applies to the following devices:

ACX6360

BTI7800 devices

MX Series routers

PTX Series routers

QFX Series switches

TCX1000-ILA

TCX1000-RDM20

Use this procedure to delete an NTP server from the list.

  1. Start from the Devices Configuration page, expand the device tree to see the list of devices, and click the device that you want to edit. From here, select the Date Time>NTP tab.

    A table displaying the list of NTP servers is displayed.

  2. Select the NTP server you want to delete and click Delete.
  3. To save and activate your changes, click Save.
  4. To discard your changes, click Reset.

Enabling or Disabling NTP Servers

Procedure

This procedure applies to the following devices:

TCX1000-RDM20

Use this procedure to enable or disable the use of NTP servers for a device.

  1. Start from the Devices Configuration page, expand the device tree to see the list of devices, and click the device that you want to edit. From here, select the Date Time>NTP tab.

    A list of NTP servers is displayed.

  2. To enable the use of NTP servers, select Enabled from the State drop-down list.
  3. To disable the use of NTP servers, select Disabled from the State drop-down list.
  4. To save and activate your changes, click Save.
  5. To discard your changes, click Reset.

About the Device Datetime Page

To access this page, start from the Devices Configuration page, expand the device tree to see the list of devices, and click the device that you want to edit. From here, select the Date Time>Manual tab.

The Device Datetime page displays the dialog where you set the date and time on the device.

Tasks You Can Perform

You can perform the following actions on this page:

  • Change the date on the device.

  • Change the time on the device.

Note If the device is configured to use NTP servers, then using this page to change the date or time has no effect.

Field Descriptions

Table 23 explains the fields in the Device Datetime page.

Table 23: Fields in the Device Datetime Page

Field

Description

Date

The date on the device.

Time

The time on the device.

Setting the Date and Time

Procedure

This procedure applies to the following devices:

ACX6360

MX Series routers

PTX Series routers

QFX Series switches

TCX1000-ILA

TCX1000-RDM20

Use this procedure to manually set the date and time on a device.

  1. Start from the Devices Configuration page, expand the device tree to see the list of devices, and click the device that you want to edit. From here, select the Date Time>Manual tab.
  2. Click the calendar icon to set the date.
  3. Use the arrows to set the hour and minute. The time is specified in 24-hour format.
  4. Click Save.

Note If the device is configured to use NTP servers, then using this page to change the date or time has no effect.

About the Device Security Page

To access this page, start from the Devices Configuration page, expand the device tree to see the list of devices, and click the device that you want to edit. From here, select the Security tab.

The Device Security page displays the RADIUS servers that the selected device is configured to use.

Tasks You Can Perform

You can perform the following actions on this page:

  • View the list of RADIUS servers that the device is currently using.

  • Specify a new RADIUS server for the device.

  • Remove an existing RADIUS server from the list of servers that the device is using.

Field Descriptions

Table 24 explains the fields in the Device Security page.

Table 24: Fields in the Device Security Page

Field

Description

Server Name

The name of the RADIUS server

IP Address

The IP address of the RADIUS server

Authentication Port

The protocol port to use

Adding or Deleting a RADIUS Server or Changing the RADIUS Security Options

Procedure

This procedure applies to the following devices:

BTI7800 Series devices

MX Series routers

PTX Series routers

QFX Series switches

TCX1000-ILA

TCX1000-RDM20

Note: The TCX1000-ILA supports a maximum of two RADIUS servers.

Use this procedure to add or delete a RADIUS server to or from the list of RADIUS servers that the device is using, or to change the RADIUS security options. The RADIUS security options specify how long to wait for a response from a RADIUS server and how many times to attempt contact.

  1. Start from the Devices Configuration page, expand the device tree to see the list of devices, and click the device that you want to edit. From here, select the Security tab.
  2. To add a new RADIUS server:
    1. Click New. The Create a New Security Server dialog appears.

    2. Use the drop-down list to select the RADIUS server you want to add. You can only add servers that have been created in Administration>Security. See Security for information on using remote authentication.

    3. Enter the shared secret. This is the shared secret between the selected device (RADIUS client) and the RADIUS server.

    4. Click Add. The Create a New Security Server dialog closes and the added server is shown in the list of servers.

    5. Set the Attempts and Timeout. These attributes apply to all servers in the list. For information on how these attributes are used, see Authentication Process.

    6. Click Save.

  3. To change the RADIUS security options, set the Attempts and Timeout and click Save.

    The RADIUS security options apply to all servers in the authentication server list and only appear if there is at least one server in the list. For information on how these attributes are used, see Authentication Process.

  4. To delete a RADIUS server from the list:
    1. Select the RADIUS server you want to delete.

    2. Click Delete. The deleted server is removed from the list of servers.

    3. Click Save.

About the Device Chassis View Page

To access this page, start from the Devices Configuration page, expand the device tree to see the list of devices, and click the device that you want to view. From here, select the Chassis View tab.

The Device Chassis View page displays a visual representation of the selected device along with information on the device, circuit packs, and ports. You have a choice of multiple views.

Tasks You Can Perform

You can see a visual representation of the selected device:

  • front, rear, and rotatable perspective views

  • device, circuit pack, and port information

Field Descriptions

The Chassis View page depicts a visual representation of the selected device.

Navigating the Chassis View Page

Procedure

This procedure applies to the following devices:

ACX6360

BTI7800 devices

MX Series routers

PTX Series routers

QFX Series switches

TCX1000-ILA

TCX1000-RDM20

Note: The BTI7800 Series devices support the front and rear views only.

Use this procedure to navigate the Chassis View page.

  1. Start from the Devices Configuration page, expand the device tree to see the list of devices, and click the device that you want to view. From here, select the Chassis View tab.

    A visual representation of the selected device appears.

  2. To pan around the chassis view, click and hold anywhere in the background and drag until the desired part of the chassis comes into view.
  3. To zoom in and out:

    To zoom in, click the in the lower right corner. Alternatively, you can zoom in by double clicking anywhere in the map background or by using your mouse scroll wheel.

    To zoom out, click the in the lower right corner. Alternatively, you can zoom out by using your mouse scroll wheel.

  4. Use your mouse to hover over different components to see the names of the components.
  5. Click the icon in the top right corner and select from the following views:
    • Pan-Zoom Front View

    • Pan-Zoom Rear View

    • Perspective View

  6. To rotate the device in perspective view, click the icon in the lower right corner.
  7. To see information on the device, click the device.

    The device information window appears displaying some or all of the following information:

    Note Information displayed varies per device.

    • Device type

    • IP address

    • Alarms (with an indication of the number of alarms at each severity for that device)

    • Product code

    • Model number

    • Hardware version

    • Manufacture date

    • Description

    Additionally, you can navigate to the following pages:

    • To go to the Device Config page, click the icon.

    • To go to the Inventory page filtered for the IP address of the device, click the icon.

  8. To see information on a circuit pack, click the circuit pack.

    A circuit pack information window appears displaying some or all of the following information:

    Note Information displayed varies per device.

    • Type of circuit pack

    • Alarms (with an indication of the number of alarms at each severity for that circuit pack)

    • Product code

    • CLEI code

    • Hardware version

  9. To see information on a port, click the port.

    A port information window appears displaying some or all of the following information:

    Note Information displayed varies per port type.

    • Port name

    • Alarms (with an indication of the number of alarms at each severity for that port)

    • Interface name along with administrative state and operational status

    • Port type

    Additionally, you can navigate to the following pages for some ports. If the respective icon does not appear in the port information window, then the feature is not supported for that port.

    • To go to the Devices Port Config page, click the icon.

    • To go to the Devices Port Thresholds page, click the icon.

    • To go to the Devices Port Metrics page, click the icon.

  10. To reset the chassis view, click the Reset icon.

About the Device Operations View Logs Page

To access this page, start from the Devices Configuration page, expand the device tree to see the list of devices, and click the device that you want to view. From here, select Operations>View Logs.

The Device Operations View Logs page displays the logs that have been collected for the selected device.

Tasks You Can Perform

You can perform the following actions on this page:

  • View the logs collected for the specified device.

  • Launch the Kibana data visualization tool to further analyze the logs.

Field Descriptions

Table 25 explains the fields in the Device Operations View Logs page.

Table 25: Fields in the Device Operations View Logs Page

Field

Description

Timestamp

The timestamp of the log record.

Facility

The facility of the log record.

The TCX1000-RDM20 devices support the following values:

  • equipment

  • netconf

  • oamevent

Level

The severity level of the log record.

The TCX1000-RDM20 devices support the following values:

  • info

Event Type

The type of event.

The TCX1000-RDM20 devices support the following values:

  • restart

  • alarm-notification

  • maint-state-change - a change in the administrative state

Message

A description of the event.

Note: These fields are device-specific. Not all devices supply information for all fields. Fields that have no information supplied are left empty.

Viewing Logs for a Device

Before You Begin

This procedure applies to the following devices:

ACX6360

BTI7800 devices

MX Series routers

PTX Series routers

QFX Series switches

TCX1000-ILA

TCX1000-RDM20

Prerequisites

Procedure

Use this procedure to view the collected logs for a device.

  1. Start from the Devices Configuration page, expand the device tree to see the list of devices, and click the device that you want to view. From here, select the Operations>View Logs tab.

    A table displaying the log records for the selected device is displayed. See Table 25 for an explanation of the fields.

  2. To view details of a specific log record, select the log record and click View. The selected log record appears in a new window.
  3. To view logs using Kibana, click Analyze.

    Note How to use of Kibana is outside the scope of this document.

  4. To search, copy, print, or save the table, see Working with Tables.

Log Collection

The proNX Optical Director collects logs from managed devices automatically on a predefined schedule. The proNX Optical Director also supports manual log collection on demand.

For both automated and manual log collection, the proNX Optical Director collects log files from most devices directly, but for some devices, the proNX Optical Director uses a file server for intermediate staging of log files.

Specifically, the TCX1000-ILA and BTI7800 devices require the use of a file server for transfer and temporary storage of log files. Once the log file is uploaded to the file server by the device, the proNX Optical Director collects and then deletes the log file from the file server. The file server used for this purpose is configured to be the default SFTP Staging server. You configure a file server to be the default SFTP Staging server when you add (or edit) the file server. Once you configure the default SFTP Staging server, the use of this server for intermediate staging is transparent to the user.

For information on adding a file server, see Adding a File Server to the File Server List. If you do not configure any file server to be the default SFTP Staging server, then automated and manual log collection cannot be run for the TCX1000-ILA and BTI7800 devices.

Automated Log Collection

By default, the proNX Optical Director automatically collects logs from all devices in the network every 12 hours, which allows you time to correct any retrieval failures while minimizing unnecessary processing.

The log collection schedule is specified by the JOC_LOG_COLLECTION_CRON variable in the /etc/kubernetes/apps/joc/joc-config-map.yml file on the master node. For example:

JOC_LOG_COLLECTION_CRON: "0 15 1,13 * * ?"

The scheduling format is based on the Quartz scheduler and is explained in Table 26.

Table 26: JOC_LOG_COLLECTION_CRON Field Description

Fields

Meaning

seconds

minutes

hours

day

month

day of week

0

15

1,13

*

*

?

Every day of every month at 1:15:00 and 13:15:00

Note Changing the collection schedule is beyond the scope of this document.

Collecting Logs from a Device Manually

Procedure

This procedure applies to the following devices:

ACX6360

BTI7800 devices

MX Series routers

PTX Series routers

QFX Series switches

TCX1000-ILA

TCX1000-RDM20

Note: For the TCX1000-ILA and BTI7800 devices, you must configure a default SFTP Staging server in the file server list before you can use this procedure. See Log Collection.

Use this procedure to collect logs on demand from the specified device.

  1. Start from the Devices Configuration page, expand the device tree to see the list of devices, and click the device that you want to view. From here, select Operations>Collect Logs.

    The proNX Optical Director retrieves logs from the selected device. Depending on the amount of logs, this might take a few minutes to complete. You can monitor progress by viewing the task. See Viewing the Tasks List.

    Once the task completes, follow the procedure described in Viewing Logs for a Device to view the logs.

Metric Collection

The proNX Optical Director collects historical performance monitoring metrics (PMs) from managed devices automatically on a predefined schedule. The proNX Optical Director also supports manual metric collection on demand.

Historical PMs are PMs that are collected and binned (aggregated over a measurement interval, timestamped, and discretely stored) by the device.

For both automated and manual metric collection, the proNX Optical Director collects metrics from most devices directly, but for some devices, the proNX Optical Director uses a file server for intermediate staging of metric files.

Specifically, the TCX1000-ILA and BTI7800 devices require the use of a file server for transfer and temporary storage of metric files. Once the metric file is uploaded to the file server by the device, the proNX Optical Director collects and then deletes the metric file from the file server. The file server used for this purpose is configured to be the default SFTP Staging server. You configure a file server to be the default SFTP Staging server when you add (or edit) the file server. Once you configure the default SFTP Staging server, the use of this server for intermediate staging is transparent to the user.

For information on adding a file server, see Adding a File Server to the File Server List. If you do not configure any file server to be the default SFTP Staging server, then automated and manual metric collection cannot be run for the TCX1000-ILA and BTI7800 devices.

Automated Metric Collection

By default, the proNX Optical Director automatically collects historical performance monitoring metrics (PMs) from all devices in the network every 12 hours, which allows you time to correct any retrieval failures while minimizing unnecessary processing.

The metric collection schedule is specified by the JOC_METRIC_COLLECTION_CRON variable in the /etc/kubernetes/apps/joc/joc-config-map.yml file on the master node. For example:

JOC_METRIC_COLLECTION_CRON: "0 20 1,13 * * ?"

The scheduling format is based on the Quartz scheduler and is explained in Table 27.

Table 27: JOC_METRIC_COLLECTION_CRON Field Description

Fields

Meaning

seconds

minutes

hours

day

month

day of week

0

20

1,13

*

*

?

Every day of every month at 1:20:00 and 13:20:00

Note Changing the collection schedule is beyond the scope of this document.

Collecting Metrics from a Device Manually

Procedure

This procedure applies to the following devices:

ACX6360

BTI7800 devices

MX Series routers

PTX Series routers

QFX Series switches

TCX1000-ILA

TCX1000-RDM20

Note: For the TCX1000-ILA and BTI7800 devices, you must configure a default SFTP Staging server in the file server list before you can use this procedure. See Metric Collection.

Use this procedure to collect historical performance monitoring metrics (PMs) on demand from the specified device.

  1. Start from the Devices Configuration page, expand the device tree to see the list of devices, and click the device that you want to view. From here, select Operations>Collect Metrics.

    The proNX Optical Director retrieves metrics from the selected device. Depending on the amount of data, this might take a few minutes to complete. You can monitor progress by viewing the task. See Viewing the Tasks List.

    Once the task completes, follow the procedure described in Viewing Performance Monitoring Metrics to view the metrics.

About the Device Operations Upgrade Page

To access this page, start from the Devices Configuration page, expand the device tree to see the list of devices, and click the device that you want to upgrade. From here, select Operations>Upgrade.

The Device Operations Upgrade page is used to perform a software upgrade on the selected device.

Tasks You Can Perform

You can perform a software upgrade on the selected device.

Field Descriptions

The following table explains the fields in the Device Operations Upgrade page and in the Site Operations Upgrade page.

Table 28: Fields in the Device or Site Operations Upgrade Page

Field

Description

Device

See Fields in the Site Devices Page in About the Site Devices Page.

Model

See Fields in the Site Devices Page in About the Site Devices Page.

Vendor

See Fields in the Site Devices Page in About the Site Devices Page.

Software Version

See Fields in the Site Devices Page in About the Site Devices Page.

File Server

The file server where you can download the software from.

Software

The file name of the software package you want to download.

Upgrading the Software on a Device

Procedure

This procedure applies to the following devices starting in release 2.2:

BTI7800 devices

TCX1000-ILA

TCX1000-RDM20

This procedure applies to the following devices starting in (proNX Optical Director) release 18.4:

MX Series routers

PTX Series routers

Note: VMHost software image upgrades are not supported for any device.

Use this procedure to perform a software upgrade on one or more devices or on all devices within a site.

  1. Select the device or site that you want to upgrade.
    • To upgrade a specific device, start from the Devices Configuration page, expand the device tree to see the list of devices, and click the device that you want to upgrade.

      To select multiple devices to upgrade, once you select a single device, use the Ctrl key (Cmd key in Mac OS X) to multi-select other devices. Only select devices that are of the same type.

      After you pick your device or devices, select Operations>Upgrade.

    • To upgrade all devices at a site, start from the Devices Configuration page, categorize the device tree by site, click the site that you want to upgrade, and select Operations>Upgrade. You can only upgrade all devices at a site if all devices are of the same type.

    The Software Upgrade page appears displaying the list of devices that you are upgrading.

  2. Select the file server where you want to download the software package from. If the file server that you want to use is not listed, you have to add it first. See Adding a File Server to the File Server List.

    Note If the device that you want to upgrade only supports FTP, then only FTP servers are listed. If your device only supports SFTP, then only SFTP servers are listed. TCX1000 Series devices only support SFTP.

  3. Click Browse to browse the files on the file server. By default, you are placed into the directory that you specified when you added the file server.

    Browse to the software load you want to use and click Select.

  4. To stage the software load, select Stage. This downloads the software load to the device.

    Note If you are staging software on a TCX1000-RDM20 device and you encounter an error, select Device Reset to reset the software upgrade state machine and then Stage the software load again. This reset does not affect traffic.

  5. To activate the software load, select Activate.

About the Device Operations Backup Page

To access this page, start from the Devices Configuration page, expand the device tree to see the list of devices, and click the device that you want to back up. From here, select Operations>Backup.

The Device Operations Backup page is used to back up the configuration database from the specified device or devices.

Tasks You Can Perform

You can back up the configuration database from a specific device or devices.

Field Descriptions

The following table explains the fields in the Device Operations Backup page and the Site Operations Backup page.

Table 29: Fields in the Device or Site Operations Backup Page

Field

Description

Device

See Fields in the Site Devices Page in About the Site Devices Page.

Model

See Fields in the Site Devices Page in About the Site Devices Page.

Vendor

See Fields in the Site Devices Page in About the Site Devices Page.

Software Version

See Fields in the Site Devices Page in About the Site Devices Page.

File Server

The file server where you want to upload the backed-up configuration database.

Note: If you are manually backing up multiple devices and some devices only support FTP while others only support SFTP, then you will not be able to select a file server. You will need to run the backup twice, once for FTP devices and once for SFTP devices.

Backup File

The backup file name suffix.

The backup file name is automatically constructed from the device’s IP address followed by the specified suffix, as shown:

<device-ip>-<suffix>

Device Configuration Database Backups

The proNX Optical Director backs up the configuration database from managed devices automatically on a predefined schedule. The proNX Optical Director also supports manual backups on demand.

Both automated and manual backups require the use of a file server to store the backup files.

Furthermore, automated backups require you to configure one of the file servers to be the default Backup server. If you do not configure any file server to be the default Backup server, then automated backups cannot be run.

Manual backups do not require you to set up a default Backup server because you select the server explicitly as part of the manual backup procedure.

Automated Device Configuration Database Backups

By default, the proNX Optical Director automatically backs up the configuration of all devices in the network once a day. For devices that support FTP, the backup files are uploaded to the default FTP Backup server. For devices that support SFTP, the backup files are uploaded to the default SFTP Backup server.

You configure a file server to be the default when you add the file server. For information on adding a file server, see Adding a File Server to the File Server List.

If you do not configure any file server to be the default backup server, then automated backups do not run.

The backup schedule is specified by the JOC_DEVICE_BACKUP_CRON variable in the /etc/kubernetes/apps/joc/joc-config-map.yml file on the master node. For example:

JOC_DEVICE_BACKUP_CRON: "0 15 04 * * ?"

The scheduling format is based on the Quartz scheduler and is explained in Table 30).

Table 30: JOC_DEVICE_BACKUP_CRON Field Description

Fields

Meaning

seconds

minutes

hours

day

month

day of week

0

15

04

*

*

?

Every day of every month at 04:15:00

Note Changing the backup schedule is beyond the scope of this document.

Backing Up the Device Configuration Database Manually

Procedure

This procedure applies to the following devices:

ACX6360

BTI7800 devices

MX Series routers

PTX Series routers

QFX Series switches

TCX1000-ILA

TCX1000-RDM20

Use this procedure to manually back up the configuration database from one or more devices or from all devices within a site.

  1. Select the device or site that you want to back up.
    • To back up a device, start from the Devices Configuration page, expand the device tree to see the list of devices, and click the device that you want to back up.

      To select multiple devices to back up, once you select a single device, use the Ctrl key (Cmd key in Mac OS X) to multi-select other devices. Select only devices that can support the same file transfer protocol (FTP or SFTP). If some selected devices can only use FTP while others can only use SFTP, then you must run the backup twice, once for FTP devices and once for SFTP devices.

      After you pick your device or devices, select Operations>Backup.

    • To back up all devices at a site, start from the Devices Configuration page, categorize the device tree by site, click the site that you want to back up, and select Operations>Backup. You can only back up all devices at a site if they all support the same file transfer protocol.

    The Backup page appears.

  2. Select the file server where you want to upload the backed-up configuration database. If the file server that you want to use is not listed, you have to add it first. See Adding a File Server to the File Server List.

    Note If the device that you want to back up only supports FTP, then only FTP servers are listed. If your device only supports SFTP, then only SFTP servers are listed. TCX1000 Series devices only support SFTP.

  3. In the Select Backup Directory and File text box, click Browse to specify the file name suffix and the directory that you want to use, or use the suggested suffix.
  4. To start the backup, select Backup.

    The device configurations for the selected devices are backed up to the file server.

About the Device Operations Restore Page

To access this page, start from the Devices Configuration page, expand the device tree to see the list of devices, and click the device that you want to restore. From here, select Operations>Restore.

The Device Operations Restore page is used to restore the configuration database from a backup.

Tasks You Can Perform

You can restore the configuration database from a backup.

Field Descriptions

Table 31 explains the fields in the Device Operations Restore page.

Table 31: Fields in the Device Operations Restore Page

Field

Description

File Server

The file server where you can retrieve the backed-up configuration database.

Restore File

The name of the backup to restore.

Restoring the Device Configuration Database

Procedure

This procedure applies to the following devices:

ACX6360

BTI7800 devices

MX Series routers

PTX Series routers

QFX Series switches

TCX1000-ILA

TCX1000-RDM20

Note: When restoring a configuration database to an ACX6360 router or transponder or MX Series or PTX Series router or QFX Series switch, the proNX Optical Director downloads the configuration to the device as the candidate version. The proNX Optical Director does not perform the commit. You have to log in to the device CLI to perform the commit.

Use this procedure to restore the configuration database from a backup.

  1. Select the device to which you want to restore the database. Start from the Devices Configuration page, expand the device tree to see the list of devices, and click the device that you want to restore. From here, select Operations>Restore.

    The Restore page appears.

  2. Select the file server where you want to retrieve the backup from. If the file server that you want to use is not listed, you have to add it first. See Adding a File Server to the File Server List.

    Note If the device that you want to restore only supports FTP, then only FTP servers are listed. If your device only supports SFTP, then only SFTP servers are listed. TCX1000 Series devices only support SFTP.

  3. Click Browse to browse the files on the file server. By default, you are placed into the directory that you specified when you added the file server.

    Browse to the backup configuration file you want to restore and click Select.

  4. To start the restore, select Restore.

About the Device Operations Restart Page

To access this page, start from the Devices Configuration page, expand the device tree to see the list of devices, and click the device that you want to restart. From here, select Operations>Restart.

The Device Operations Restart page is used to perform a warm or cold reboot of a device starting in release 18.4.

Tasks You Can Perform

You can perform a warm or cold reboot of the selected device.

Field Descriptions

Table 32 explains the fields in the Device Operations Restart page.

Table 32: Fields in the Device or Site Operations Restart Page

Field

Description

Device

See Fields in the Site Devices Page in About the Site Devices Page.

Model

See Fields in the Site Devices Page in About the Site Devices Page.

Vendor

See Fields in the Site Devices Page in About the Site Devices Page.

Software Version

See Fields in the Site Devices Page in About the Site Devices Page.

Restart Type

The type of restart.

The definitions of warm and cold restart depend on the device. The following definitions apply to the TCX1000-RDM20 and the TCX1000-ILA devices:

  • Warm - The processor is reset, causing the software to be restarted, but the hardware is not reset. Provisioning data and operational settings are maintained. Traffic on optical modules is not affected.

  • Cold - Both the processor and the hardware (including optical modules) are reset. Provisioning data is maintained but operational settings such as the EDFA target gain and target power are reset to default values.

    Note: Traffic is affected during a cold restart.

For the restart behavior of other products, consult the respective documentation for those other products.

Restarting a Device

This procedure applies to the following devices starting in (proNX Optical Director) release 18.4:

ACX6360

MX Series routers

PTX Series routers

QFX Series switches

TCX1000-ILA

TCX1000-RDM20

Note: The ACX6360 router or transponder, the MX Series and PTX Series router, and the QFX Series switch support cold restart only.

Procedure

Use this procedure to perform a warm or cold reboot of a device.

  1. Select the device or site that you want to reboot.
    • To reboot a device, start from the Devices Configuration page, expand the device tree to see the list of devices, and click the device that you want to reboot.

      To select multiple devices to reboot, once you select a single device, use the Ctrl key (Cmd key in Mac OS X) to multi-select other devices. Select only devices that support the type of restart that you want to perform.

      After you pick your device or devices, select Operations>Restart.

    • To reboot all devices at a site, start from the Devices Configuration page, categorize the device tree by site, click the site that you want to reboot, and select Operations>Restart. You can reboot all devices at a site only if they all support the same restart type.

    The Restart page appears.

  2. Select the Restart Type.
  3. Click Restart and then click Confirm in the ensuing confirmation dialog.

Restoring a Device to Factory Defaults

This procedure applies to the following devices starting in (proNX Optical Director) release 18.4:

TCX1000-ILA

TCX1000-RDM20

Procedure

Use this procedure to restore a device to factory defaults.

  1. Start from the Devices Configuration page, expand the device tree to see the list of devices, and click the device that you want to restore to factory defaults.
  2. Select Operations>Factory Restore.
  3. Click Restore in the ensuing confirmation dialog.
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