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Add a Node

You can add customer edge (CE) nodes and sites (multiple CE nodes in one location). CE nodes and sites are used when configuring P2MP tree design with diverse PE-CE links. This type of tree design allows diverse tree calculation to be performed all the way to the intended traffic endpoints(the CE nodes/sites), even though the P2MP trees need to terminate on the PEs connecting to the sites.

To add a new node to your network:

  1. Click Network > Topology.

    The Topology page is displayed with the topology map at the center and the network information table at the bottom of the page.

  2. On the Node tab, click the add (+) icon.

    The Add Node page appears on the right.

  3. Configure the node parameters as per Table 1.
    Note:

    Fields marked with asterisk (*) are mandatory.

  4. Click Add.

    A confirmation message is displayed stating that the add node request is sent successfully. The new node is displayed under the Node tab.

Table 1: Fields on the Add Node Page

Field

Descriptions

Properties

Name

Enter a unique name for the node.

Longitude

Enter the longitude value of the node. Longitudes range from -180 to 180.

Note:
  • Positive longitudes are east of the Prime Meridian and negative values (precede with a minus sign) are west of the Prime Meridian.

  • You can either enter the values directly or use the up and down arrows to increment or decrement the values.

Latitude

Enter the latitude value of the node. Latitudes range from -90 to 90.

Note:
  • Positive values of latitude are north of the equator and negative values (precede with a minus sign) are south of the equator.

  • You can either enter the values directly or use the up and down arrows to increment or decrement the values.

Site

Enter the geographical site to which the node belongs, if any. You can use specification of a geo-site to group tagged nodes in the UI.

IP Role

Select one of the following IP roles for the node:

  • Access—For nodes/sites that are end destinations. These nodes/sites cannot be used for transit.

  • Core—For nodes that can be transit nodes but cannot terminate LSPs from access nodes directly. This option is reserved for future use and is not relevant to P2MP tree designs with diverse PE to CE links.

  • Regular—For nodes that can be used for transit.

Node Type

Select either CE or Site. This selection depends on your network topology. In some networks, the termination is on a CE node. In others, the termination is on a network beyond the CE, which would be considered a site.

Advanced

Description

Enter a description for the node.

Slices

Enter one or more numbers (positive integers) which represents the topology slice IDs. Range is 1 through 18446744073709551615.

Custom Attributes

Simple name-value pairs which can be used to add any arbitrary customer-specific information. For example, to differentiate between properties for different vendor nodes.

To add custom properties associated with the node:

  1. Click add (+) icon to add a new row.

  2. Click the newly added row to enter the Name and Value.

  3. Click √ icon to save your changes.

Note:
  • You can add multiple rows (properties).

  • To delete an entry (row), select the row and click the delete (trash can) icon.