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About the Device Page

The Devices page in Paragon Automation helps you manage the devices in your network. To access the Devices page, click Configuration > Devices.

Tasks You Can Perform

Users with the SP Administrator role can perform the following tasks from this page, while users with the SP Operator role have read only capabilities.

  • View the list of devices managed by Paragon Automation, and their details.

    To view details of a specific device, select the device and click More > Detail. Alternatively, hover over the device name and click the Details icon that appears.

    The Device Details pane appears on the right side of the page, displaying basic information, such as device name, device family, OS version, management status, and synchronization status of the device. Click the close (x) icon to close the page.

  • Add new devices or discover devices existing in the network topology; see Add Devices.

  • View details of a device’s inventory.

    To view details of a device’s inventory, click the device link or select the device and click More > View Inventory. The Device-Name page appears, displaying the details on the Inventory tab of the Devices page.

  • Synchronize the device inventory details with the network

    Note:
    • Juniper Networks devices are automatically synchronized with the network whenever a change in inventory, such as change in configuration, interface link or admin status, or FRU insertion or deletion, is detected in the system logs.

    • Cisco IOS-XR devices must be manually synchronized for the inventory updates to be reflected in Paragon Automation.

    To synchronize the device inventory details of a device, select the device and click More > Resynchronize With Network. A job is triggered to synchronize the device inventory stored in database with the network.

    Use this option to:Synchronize the inventory of a device when its Sync Status is Unknown or Out-of-Sync.

  • View the current configuration used by the device (active configuration)

    To view the active configuration of a device, select the device and click More > View Active Configuration. The Active Configuration for Device-Name page appears, displaying the configuration in the Set, Junos Native, and XML formats for Juniper Networks devices and in the Set and XML formats for CISCO-IOS XR devices.

  • View the different configuration versions used on a device

    To view the different configuration versions used on a device, select a device and click More > Configuration Versions. The Configuration Versions for Device-Name page appears, displaying the current configuration and the version history of the different configurations used on the device.

    On the Configuration Versions for Device-Name page, you can perform the following tasks:

    • Compare two versions of a configuration—Select the configurations to be compared and click Compare, The Compare Configuration page appears, displaying the configurations side-by-side for you to view and compare.

    • Rollback to a previous configuration—Select the configuration that you want to rollback to and click Rollback. The device configuration is rolled back to the selected configuration version.

    • Pin or unpin a device configuration—Select the configuration and click the Pin icon. The device configuration is pinned and a small pin icon appears next to the configuration.

      Paragon Automation archives only ten configurations. When the next configuration is to be archived, the oldest configuration is deleted. When you pin a configuration, the pinned configuration is not deleted, but the next oldest configuration is deleted.

      To unpin a configuration, select the configuration and click the Unpin icon. The configuration is unpinned and the small pin icon, present next to the configuration, is removed.

    • Add a description for a configuration version—Select the configuration version and click the Edit icon. The Add Description page appears, where you can enter the description in the Description text box.

  • Reboot a device

    To reboot one or more devices, select the devices and click More > Reboot. A confirmation message appears. Click Yes. A message indicating that the reboot has started is displayed along with the job ID. Click the job ID to view the progress of the reboot job in the Jobs page (Monitoring > Jobs).

    Note:

    Reboot may affect traffic flowing through the device. For the impact of reboot on a device, refer to the respective device documentation.

  • Upgrade images on one or more devices; see Upgrade the Device Image.

  • Export general details of all devices to a CSV file

    To export details of all devices to a CSV file, click More > Export as CSV. A comma-separated values (CSV) file is generated that you can download to your local system.

    The CSV file includes information about the device name, platform, OS version, synchronization state, IP address, family to which the device belongs, management status, serial number, and the unique identifier of the device.

  • Edit parameters configured for devices; see Edit Devices.

  • Delete devices from Paragon Automation; see Delete Devices

  • Filter Entries—Filter the table entries by adding new filtering criteria.

    Hover over the Filter (funnel) icon and select Add Filter. On the Add Criteria page, select the filtering criteria from the Field and Condition list, and enter the text to be compared in the Value field. Click Add.

    The filtered table entries are listed and the filter criteria name is displayed above the table column names.

    You can click the cross (X) icon (next to the filter name) to remove the filtering criteria.

    Note:
    • You can add multiple filtering criteria. Once you add the multiple filtering criteria, you can select the And condition to display the entries matching all the filtering criteria or select the Or condition to display the entries matching any one of the filtering criteria.

    • Quick filter: Save the filtering criteria as quick filters. Once you have added all the filtering criteria, you can save a particular criteria or multiple criteria for future use by clicking Save.

      On the Save Filter window, enter a name for the filter, optionally toggle the Set as Default button if you want to use this filtering criteria by default, and click OK.

      The saved filters are displayed under Quick Filters when you hover over the Filter (funnel) icon. You can then apply these saved filters to the table entries.

  • Show/Hide Columns—Choose to show or hide a specific column in the table.

    Hover over the More Options (vertical ellipsis) > Show/Hide Columns and select the Column-Name check box of the columns you want to display in the table.

  • Reset Preference—Reset the displayed columns to the default set of columns for each tab in the table.

    Hover over the More Options (vertical ellipsis) and select Reset Preference.

  • Sort Entries—Click the column name to highlight the up and down arrows next to the column name. Sort the table entries in ascending or descending order of that column by clicking the up or down arrow respectively.

Field Descriptions

Table 1 describes the fields on the Devices page.

Table 1: Fields on the Devices Page

Field

Description

Host Name

The hostname of the device.

IP Address

The IPv4 address of the device.

Platform

The device model.

For example, MX960, SRX3500.

Vendor

The name of the device vendor.

Family

The device family to which the device belongs.

For example, Juniper-MX, Juniper-SRX

Management IP

The management IP address (IPv4) of the device, which is used for management access.

OS Version

The version of OS that is currently installed on the device.

Serial Number

The serial number of the device.

Management Status

The management Status of the device:

  • Device Detected—The device is detected in the network

  • Discovery Not Initiated—Indicates that discovery is not initiated on the device.

  • Discovery In Progress—Indicates that the device details (the device parameters, configuration, inventory, and so on) are being captured.

  • ZTP Not Initiated—Indicates that the ZTP of the device is not yet initiated.

  • Discovery Failed—Device discovery failed.

  • Unmanaged—Device is an unmanaged device; that is, the device is not managed by the EMS component of Paragon Automation.

  • Maintenance—Device is under maintenance.

  • Up—Indicates that the connection between Paragon Automation and the device is up.

  • Down—Indicates that the connection between Paragon Automation and the device is down.

Sync Status

Synchronization status of the device information stored in the Paragon Automation database with the network.

  • In-Sync—The inventory information in database is synchronized with the device inventory in the network.

  • Sync in Progress—The inventory information in the database is being updated to reflect the changes in the network.

  • Out-of-Sync—The inventory information in the database is not synchronized with the network.

  • Unknown—The device is unmanaged or Paragon Automation is unable to connect with the device.

PCEP IP

PCEP protocol IP address used by the device to connect to the path computation element for label switched path management.