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Viewing Prestaging Rules

Prestaging rules contain criteria for classifying the MPLS role of each device and recommending which physical interfaces should be UNI interfaces. For each recommended UNI interface, the system recommends its primary loopback address.

These prestaging rules are predefined and cannot be configured. They are neither selectable nor configurable. However, you can modify the results of the rules before committing the recommended assignments to the database.

The following topic shows how to view prestaging rules. You can view a summary of all prestaging rules, see a summary, or view details of a specific prestaging rule.

Viewing Prestaging Rules in a Table

To view prestaging rules in a tabular format:

  1. From the View selector, select Service View. The workspaces that are applicable to routing and tunnel services are displayed.
  2. Click the Build icon in the Service View of the Connectivity Services Director banner. The functionalities that you can configure in this mode are displayed in the task pane.
  3. From the Network Services > Connectivity task pane, select Prestage Devices > Prestage Rules.

    The Rules window appears.

    The Rules window lists all the prestaging rules by type, along with the name and a brief description of each rule.

    • Name—The name of the prestaging rule.

    • Rule Type—The category of the rule, such as an NNI rule or a UNI rule.

    • Description—Textual description that illustrates the purpose and functionality of the rule.

    • Loopback address—The IP address type used by a device to send a packet to itself.