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Add Devices

An administrator or a user with add device privileges can add devices to Paragon Automation.

Discover Devices

Before you start discovering devices, ensure that:

  • The device is configured with a management IP address that is reachable from Paragon Automation.

  • A user with the privileges of an administrator is created and enabled on the device.

To discover one or more devices:

  1. On the left navigation menu, click Configuration > Devices.

    The Devices page appears.

  2. Click the Add icon (+).

    The Add Devices page appears.

  3. On the Add Devices page, click Discover Devices.
  4. You can choose to either specify the details of devices manually, or import the details from a comma-separated values (CSV) file on your local computer.

    Do one of the following:

    • To specify the details manually, Click Enter Manually. This is the default option.

      Complete the configuration according to the guidelines specified in Table 1.

      Note:

      Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.

    • To import the device details by using a CSV file:

      1. Click Import From File.

      2. (Optional) Click Download Sample CSV file to download a sample CSV template (DiscoverDeviceSample.csv) and use it to specify the details of the devices to be discovered.

      3. Save the file on your local system.

      4. Click Browse to navigate to the folder and select the CSV file from your local file system.

      5. Click Open to upload the CSV file.

        The Targets and Credentials section on the Add Devices page displays the details that are automatically populated from the CSV file.

  5. (Optional) Click the Add icon (+) to add the details of another set of devices to be discovered.

    To delete one or more sets of devices and their credentials, select the corresponding Targets and Credentials section and click the Delete icon (trashcan).

  6. Click OK to save your changes.

    A confirmation message appears, indicating that a job is triggered to discover the devices

  7. (Optional) You can click the job link in the confirmation message to view the status of the job on the jobs page (Monitoring > Jobs).

    After the job completes successfully, the discovered devices are listed on the Devices page.

Table 1: Fields on the Add Devices Page - Discover Devices

Field

Description

Managed Status

Click this toggle button to discover managed (default) or unmanaged devices.

  • When you enable this option, only Juniper Networks devices and Cisco IOS XR devices in your network are discovered.

  • When you disable this option, device discovery is not triggered. However, all the details of the device is retrieved from the path computation element (PCE) and stored in the database. The Devices page displays the hostname and the IP address of the unmanaged devices.

Hostname / IP Targets

Enter the hostname or IPv4 addresses of the devices to be discovered. You can specify a combination of individual IPv4 addresses, a subnet (for example, 10.0.0.1/24) or a range of IPv4 addresses (for example, 10.0.0.1 - 10.0.0.20).

When you specify a subnet or a range of IPv4 addresses, all the devices that have the IPv4 addresses within that subnet or range are discovered.

Add targets from topology to this list

Click this link to add the details of unmanaged devices that are discovered by the path computation element in a network, to the database.

Device Credentials

Enter the username and password of the devices you are discovering.

If the username and password for the devices that you are discovering are different for each device, use different Targets and Credentials section to provide the targets for discovering the devices.

Specify targets and corresponding device credentials for discovering different set of devices by clicking the Add icon.

Add New Devices

To add new devices:

  1. Click the Add icon (+).

    The Add Devices page appears.

  2. On the Add Devices page, click Add New Devices.
  3. Specify the root password and the range of IP addresses for management connectivity, according to the guidelines specified in Table 2.
  4. You can choose to either specify the details of devices manually, or import the details from a comma-separated values (CSV) file.

    Do one of the following:

    • To specify the details manually, click Enter Manually. This is the default option.

      Complete the configuration according to the guidelines specified in Table 2.

      Note:

      Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.

    • To import the device details from a CSV file:

      1. Click Import From File.

      2. (Optional) Click Download Sample CSV file to download a sample CSV template (DiscoverDeviceSample.csv) and use it to specify the device details that you can import.

      3. Save the file on your local system.

      4. Click Browse to navigate to the folder and select the CSV file from your local file system.

      5. Click Open.

        The Device Model section on this page displays the details that are automatically populated from the CSV file.

  5. (Optional) Click the Add icon (+) to add the details of another set of devices to be added.

    To delete one or more sets of devices and their credentials, select the corresponding section and click the Delete icon.

  6. Click OK to save your changes.

    A confirmation message appears, indicating that a job is triggered to discover the devices

  7. (Optional) You can click the job link in the confirmation message to view the status of the job on the jobs page (Monitoring > Jobs).

    After the job completes successfully, the devices are listed on the Devices page.

Table 2: Fields on the Add Devices Page-Add New Devices

Field

Description

Management Connectivity

Root Password

Click to enable or disable the toggle button.

  • When you enable this toggle button, the root password, that you set, is assigned to all the new devices being added.

    Follow the Junos OS password rules for the device model being added to set the password; the password is usually 6 to 128 characters long, and contains mixed case letters combined with numbers and/or symbols.

  • When you disable, you must assign the password to each device separately.

IP / Subnet/ Gateway

Enter the range of addresses that can be configured on the devices being added. These IP addresses are added to a DHCP server and then assigned to the devices.

Device Models

Click the Add icon (+) to add more device models for discovery.

Device Family

Select the device family that you want to add from the list; for example, Juniper-ACX.

Device Model

Select the device model that you want to add; for example, ACX2000.

JUNOS Image

Select the Junos OS image that the device must use. The default is Use Image on Device indicating that the device is added to Paragon Automation with the image already existing in it.

Device Serial Numbers

Enter the serial number of one or more devices to be added.

To add more than one serial number, enter the serial number and then press Enter.

Root Password

When the common root password is disabled, enter the root password to be assigned to the device. Follow the Junos OS password rules for the device model being added to set the password; the password is usually 6 to 128 characters long including mixed case letters combined with numbers and/or symbols.