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New and Changed Features

This section describes the features in each module of Juniper Paragon Automation Release 22.1.

Paragon Insights

  • Configure pre-action and post-action tasks in rules—Starting with Paragon Automation Release 22.1, you can configure pre-action and post-action tasks to execute action engine workflows in rules. Pre-action and post-action tasks are configurations applied to devices in device groups through playbooks. Use pre-action tasks to automate the execution of action engine workflows. With post-action tasks, you can remove the additional configurations in devices added through the pre-action tasks.

    [See Rules Overview.]

  • Enhancements to ease the use of the Resources page—Starting with Paragon Automation Release 22.1, you can perform the following additional tasks on the Resources page:
    • Upload, download, and clone resources.

    • Rearrange the sequence of the configured dependency terms. Paragon Automation executes terms in the order in which you arrange them.

    • View a visual representation of the dependency configuration before you save the configuration.

    • Use the reset icon to restore the visual panel display to the default view.

    • Change the position of resources on the visual panel and retain the changes when you navigate out of the Resources page.

    • Save filters as favorites.

    [See About the Resources Page.]

  • Build and load BYOI custom plug-ins—Starting with Paragon Automation Release 22.1, you can build your own ingest plugin image and load the plugin in Paragon Automation. With bring you own ingest (BYOI) custom plugins, you can reuse and analyze external telemetry data.

    [See Build and Load Custom Plugin Images.]

  • Track IFA devices on the Ingest Settings page—Starting with Paragon Automation Release 22.1, you can assign the device name and device ID of the Inband Flow Analyzer (IFA) devices on the Data Ingest > Settings > IFA Devices page. Paragon Automation maps the device name to the respective device ID and displays the device name when you monitor the end-to-end path of IFA devices in a flow.

    [See Understand Inband Flow analyzer 2.0.]

  • View prepopulated graphs from Grafana UI—Starting with Paragon Automation Release 22.1, you can view prepopulated graphs for CPU usage, disk reads, disk writes, and available memory on the Grafana dashboard. You can view a prepopulated graph of one or more nodes in a cluster.

    [See Grafana Overview.]

  • Display a timeline view of device and network KPI data—Starting with Paragon Automation Release 22.1, you can display the time inspector view for DEVICE and NETWORK entity types. In earlier releases, Paragon Automation supports the time inspector view only for the DEVICE GROUP entity type.

    [See About the Network Health Page.]

Paragon Pathfinder

  • Support for segment routing with IPv6 as the forwarding plane—Starting with Paragon Automation Release 22.1, you can provision segment routing tunnels that use IPv6 as the forwarding plane (also called SRv6 tunnels).
    Note:

    Currently, Paragon Pathfinder does not support binding segment identifiers (SIDs) and anycast SIDs for SRv6 tunnels. In addition, closed-loop telemetry-driven use cases are not supported.

    [See Segment Routing Overview.]

  • Support for configuring path computation timeout—Starting with Paragon Automation Release 22.1, during stateful path computation for PCEP request (PCReq), PCEP reply (PCReply), and REST API, the path computation state is held for the specified timeout (rounded to the next multiple of 5).

    If the user request or the PCC provisions the policy within the timeout, the already computed state and bandwidth are used. If the timeout expires before the user or the PCC provisions the policy, a new path is computed. After the PCC sends the PCReport (PCRpt), the LSP is reported with the computed Explicit Route Object (ERO).

    Default: 10 seconds.

    You can configure a path-computation-state-timeout from the Pathfinder Settings page (Configuration > Pathfinder Settings > Path Computation Server).

    [See Modify Pathfinder Settings from the GUI.]

Base Platform

There are no new features related to the base platform in Paragon Automation Release 22.1.

Paragon Planner

There are no new features related to Paragon Planner in Paragon Automation Release 22.1.

Note:

Paragon Planner Web Application is a beta feature in Paragon Automation Release 22.1.

Paragon Installation and Upgrade

  • Support for air-gap installation on nodes with Red Hat Enterprise Linux base OS—Starting with Paragon Automation Release 22.1, you can use the air-gap method to install Paragon Automation on nodes with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux base OS. In the air-gap method, the cluster nodes don't need Internet access during installation. Paragon Automation Release 22.1 is qualified to work with RHEL version 8.4.

    [See Air-Gap Install Paragon Automation on RHEL.]

Anuta ATOM

There are no new features related to Anuta ATOM in Paragon Automation Release 22.1.