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Deploying Device Images to Devices

From the Resource > Images page, you can select an image and click the Deploy button to deploy the image onto one or more physical or virtual devices or Virtual Network Functions (VNF). You can deploy an image onto a single device or multiple devices on a per-site basis or across all sites of a tenant.

From the Deploy Image: Select Devices page, you can choose to stage an image and deploy it, and also to either run the deploy immediately or at a scheduled time.

To deploy a device image onto devices:

  1. Select Resource > Images.

    The Images page appears.

  2. Select the device image to be deployed on the device and click the Deploy button.

    The Deploy Image: Select Devices page appears and a list of compatible devices (CPE and VNF) for the selected image is retrieved and displayed with their associated information in the page. See Table 1 for the details of the device.


    The Deploy button is enabled only for device images.

  3. Select one or more devices onto which the device image needs to be deployed and schedule a date and time for image deployment.
Table 1: Fields on the Deploy Image: Select Devices Page



Device Name

Displays the name of the device configured in the point of presence (POP) or site.

Example: sunny-NFX-250


Displays the name of the tenant.

Example: tenant-blue

Site Name

Displays the name of the tenant site.

Example: site-blue-white


Displays the name of the location.

Example: San Jose, CA

WAN Links

Displays the number of WAN links.

Example: 3

POP Name

Displays the name of the POP.

Example: pop_blue

Management Status

Displays the management status of the devices deployed in the cloud.

  • EXPECTED—Regional server has activation details for the device, but the device has not yet established a connection with the server.

  • ACTIVE—Device has downloaded images, but is not yet configured.

  • PROVISIONED—IPsec tunnel on the NFX250, SRX, or vSRX device is operational.

  • PROVISION_FAILED—Device failed if the vSRX was not instantiated properly.


Displays the name of the device model.

Example: NFX250

Active Services

Displays the number of services that are activated for the device.

Example: 3

Stage Image

Indicates whether the Stage Image option is enabled or not. The Stage Image option is enabled by default and ensures that the image is staged to the device before image deployment is attempted. Click the toggle button to disable staging of the image onto the device.


We recommend that on low-bandwidth connections you disable the Stage Image option to prevent the deploy from timing out because of the delay in staging the image. On such connections, use the Stage option on the Images page to manually stage the image before you deploy the image.

If you disable the Stage Image option without manually staging the image onto the device, the deploy operation fails.

Stage Expiry Time

Specify the maximum number of seconds CSO must wait for an image staging to be complete. If staging is not complete in the specified time, the operation times out. You can use this setting to configure a longer timeout for image staging over low-bandwidth connections. The default is 7200 seconds.

Choose Deployment Type

Run now

Select this option if you want to deploy the image to the device immediately.

Schedule at a later time

Select this option to schedule the image deployment for a later date and time, and specify the date and time when you want the image to be deployed.

Snapshot Alternate Partition Enable this option to deploy the same Junos version and the device configuration to the device’s alternate (secondary) partition as well. CSO triggers a separate job to copy the image and the device configuration from the primary (active) partition to the alternate partition only after the image is successfully deployed on the primary partition. You can copy the image to the alternate partition from the Contrail Service Orchestration Customer Portal as well (path: Resources > Devices > More > Snapshot Alternate Partition). For more information, see Copying a Device Image to Alternate Partition.