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Known Issues

This section lists the known issues in Juniper Paragon Automation Release 23.2


  • When you provision virtual machines (VMs) on VMware ESXi servers, if you add the block storage disk before adding the disk with the base OS, Ceph sometimes incorrectly identifies the drives and creates the cluster using the incorrect drive, resulting in the base OS being destroyed.

    Workaround: Add the first disk as the base OS (larger drive) and then add the smaller block storage disk.

  • In the absence of a time series database (TSDB) HA replication, if a Kubernetes worker node running a TSDB pod goes down, even though there is capacity in the pod, the TSDB service is not spun up on a new node. This is because a huge volume of data would need to be transferred to the new node.

    Workaround: In the event of a failure of the server or storage hosting a TSDB instance, you can rebuild the server or damaged component.

    If the replication factor is set to 1, then the TSDB data for that instance is lost. In that case, you need to remove the failed TSDB node from Paragon Automation. To remove the failed TSDB Node:

    1. In the Paragon Automation GUI, select Configuration > Insights Settings.

      The Insights Settings page appears.

    2. Click the TSDB tab to view the TSDB Settings tabbed page.

    3. To delete the failed node, on the TSDB Settings tabbed page, click X next to the name of the failed TSDB node.


      We recommend that you delete TSDB nodes during a maintenance window since some services will be restarted and the Paragon Automation GUI will be unresponsive while the TSDB work is performed.

    4. Click Save and Deploy.

    5. If the changes are not deployed and if you encounter an error while deploying, enable the Force toggle button and commit the changes by clicking Save and Deploy. By doing so, the system ignores the error encountered while adjusting the TSDB settings.

  • If you uninstall Paragon Automation completely, you must also ensure that the /var/lib/rook directory is removed on all nodes, and all Ceph block devices are wiped.

    Workaround: See the Troubleshooting Ceph and Rook > Repair a Failed Disk section in the Paragon Automation Installation Guide.

  • While installing Paragon Automation using the air-gap method, the following error occurs:

    Workaround: Edit the following configuration variables in the config-dir/config.yml file and then install Paragon Automation using the air-gap method:


  • If you run a simulation directly after you perform a Diverse Multicast Tree Design, the report in Tunnel Traffic on Links (Tunnel Layer Simulation Report > Peak Network Statistics) is incorrect.

    Workaround: Save the network after you perform a Diverse Multicast Tree Design and close it. Re-open the network and then run the simulation.

  • While simulating failure scenarios (Tools > Options > Failure Simulation), if you run a multiple failure simulation first and then run a single failure simulation after, the report in Tunnel Traffic on Links (Tunnel Layer Simulation Report > Peak Network Statistics) is incorrect. The report displays multiple failure simulation values instead of single failure.

    Workaround: De-select all options on the Multiple Failure tab before simulating a single failure scenario.

  • Symmetric pair LSPs might not be routed symmetrically upon threshold crossing rerouting.

    Workaround: None.

  • Path analysis report is empty.

    Workaround: Run a device collection task before performing path analysis. Note that, Path analysis report can be empty if LSPs are already on optimal path.

  • Traffic charts are now supported for devices with dual Routing Engines which are onboarded with re0 or re1 suffixed to their hostnames. However, graphs are only supported if the hostname-suffixes are in lower case and in the -re0 or -re1 format. For example: vmx101-re0 or vmx101-re1

    Workaround: None

  • Link Utilization simulation report might show negative values during the double failure scenario.

    Workaround: None.

  • Controller Sites are not included in network archive for Paragon Planner.

    Workaround: None.

  • When a device hostname is changed, the change is not reflected across all databases.

    Workaround: Perform the following steps so that the new device hostname is reflected across all databases and components.

    1. Before the hostname change, remove the device from all the device groups (controller or other playbooks).

    2. Ensure that the device references are deleted from all the different Paragon Automation components. Navigate to the Configuration > Devices page.

      1. Select the device.

      2. Click the trash can icon to delete the device. The Delete Device page appears.

      3. Select Force Delete and click Yes.

    3. Onboard the device again, using the device onboarding workflow from the Configuration > Devices page.

      The device should now be onboarded with new hostname. The device properties especially system-id (important for receiving the JTI streams) should also be updated.

    4. Add the device with the new hostname back to the device groups.

    5. (Optional) Verify all the device stats in Influxdb using Grafana or on the device CLI. The database should be updated with the new hostname.

  • On the Network > Topology > Tunnel tab, when you hover over the Filter (funnel) icon and select Add Filter, the Add Criteria page is displayed. If you select Color in the Field list, the field value is displayed as plannedProperties instead of Color.

    Workaround: None.

  • The Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF) provisioning method for point-to-multipoint (P2MP) LSPs is not supported in Cisco IOS-XR routers.

  • LSPs on the optimal path may receive unnecessary PCEP update during PCS optimization.

    Workaround: None.

  • On Cisco IOS-XR routers, the P2MP sub-LSP status is not supported in configuration state for CLI-provisioned P2MP LSPs.

    Workaround: None.

  • An error in the diagnostics (Configuration > Data Ingest > Diagnostics > Application) feature causes application tests to fail.

    Workaround: None.

  • Junos OS Release 22.4R1 and later have a limitation with SR-TE LSPs.

    For PCEP sessions to be established, you must disable the multipath feature using the following command:

    set protocols pcep disable-multipath-capability

    Secondary path is not supported.

  • Safe mode status is always false when ns-web pod starts.

    Workaround: None.

  • Old messages in queue are being processed after federation link is recovered.

    Workaround: None.

  • You get an incorrect safe mode status after you the modify source-of-truth flag during safe mode.

    Workaround: None.

  • Sometimes devices with NETCONF disabled appear with NETCONF status Up.

    Workaround: Edit the device profile without any changes to trigger reloading of device profile.

  • Color for SR-TE LSPs originating from Cisco IOS-XR devices is visible only if the LSP is initially discovered from device collection.

    Workaround: None.

  • You cannot use the NETCONF and Path Computation Element Protocol (PCEP) methods to provision P2MP LSPs for Cisco IOS-XR routers using the Paragon Automation UI.

    Workaround. Provision the P2MP LSPs using the CLI. After the configuration is parsed, run a Device Collection task to view the LSPs.

  • You cannot disable the source-of-truth flag when the deployment is in safe mode.

    Workaround: Restart the toposerver pod to disable source-of-truth flag during safe mode.

  • When you select multiple delegated label-switched paths (LSPs) belonging to a single ingress router and click Return Delegation to PCC, only one of the LSPs becomes device controlled. An issue in Junos causes this scenario.

    Workaround: Select one LSP at a time and click Return Delegation to PCC individually for each LSP.

  • The operational status of a delegated SR-TE LSP remains down after its destination node is rediscovered.

    Workaround: You must sync the network model after the delegated SR-TE LSP destination node is rediscovered.

  • PCE server is unable to reconnect to rabbitmq after rabbitmq is restarted.

    Workaround: Restart the ns-pceserver pod.

  • You cannot modify the use-federated-exchange setting from REST API/UI.

    Workaround: Modify the use-federated-exchange setting directly from the cMGD CLI and restart the toposerver for the change to take effect.

  • Paragon Insights maps the Name (hostname or IP address) field to the Device ID field. However, the device name is no longer unique for the following reasons:

    • In a dual Routing Engine device, “-reX” is appended to the device name.

    • Third-party applications like Anuta Atom append the domain name to the device name.

    Also, mapping a device by its universal unique identifier (UUID) and not the hostname could cause issues with the information that the GUI displays.

    Workaround: Configure an additional IP address for the management Ethernet interface on the device by including the master-only statement at the [edit groups] hierarchy level. You must then use this additional IP address for onboarding the device. For more information, see Management Ethernet Interfaces.

  • If you have dedicated a node for TSDB, some services (for example, AtomDB, ZooKeeper, and so on) in the common namespace that have PersistentVolumeClaim set can be affected if the relevant pods are running on the dedicated node. That is, the status of pods running on the TSDB node is always displayed as Pending.

    Workaround: To avoid this situation, while dedicating a node for TSDB, ensure that the node does not have any pods for dedicated services that use PersistentVolumeClaim.
  • When you undelegate a delegated LSP, the planned bandwidth of the LSP is based on the bandwidth reported by the device instead of the user input value.

    Workaround: None.

  • While adding a device, if you specify a source IP address that is already used in a network, you may not be able to add the device to a device group, deploy a playbook, encounter function ingest-related errors, and so on.

    Workaround: Fix the conflicting source IP address. Click the Deployment Status icon and commit the changes.

  • If you select a saved query on the Alarms page, the alarms are filtered based on the saved query. But, the graph and the date are not updated.

    Workaround: None.

  • If you add an unmanaged device on the Device page and later edit the hostname of the unmanaged device, the hostname is not reflected in the device group and in the Devices dashlet on the Dashboard.

    Workaround: You can add an unmanaged device using the hostname or the IP address of a device.

    If you have added an unmanaged device using the hostname, then deleting the existing device and adding the device with a new hostname resolves the issue.

    If you have added an unmanaged device using the IP address, then in the device group and the Devices dashlet on the Dashboard, you need to identify the unmanaged devices based on the IP address and not the hostname.

  • By default, the topology filter is disabled. You cannot enable the topology filter by using the Paragon Automation GUI.

    Workaround: For the procedure to enable the topology filter, see the Enable the Topology Filter Service topic.

  • For Cisco IOS XR devices, you cannot restore a device configuration from the Devices page. You can only back up the device configuration.

    Workaround: To restore the device configuration of your Cisco IOS XR devices:

    1. On the Configuration > Devices page, select the Cisco XR device and click More > Configuration Version.

    2. Copy the configuration version that you want to restore.

    3. Restore the configuration using the CLI.

  • If you have enabled outbound SSH at a device group-level, you cannot disable outbound SSH for one of the devices in the device group.

    Workaround: You can enable or disable the outbound SSH on the device by using the MGD CLI or Rest APIs. To disable the outbound SSH you must set the disable flag to true. Run the following command on the device to disable the outbound SSH using the MGD CLI:

    set healthbot DeviceName outbound-ssh disable true

  • You cannot download all service logs from the Paragon Automation GUI.

    Workaround: You can view all service logs in Elastic Search Database (ESDB) and Grafana. To log in to Grafana or ESDB, you must configure a password in the grafana_admin_password field in the config.yml file before installation.

  • If you modify an existing LSP or use a slice ID as one of the routing criteria, then the path preview might not appear correctly.

    Workaround: Once you provision the path, the path respects the slice ID constraints and the path appears correctly in the path preview.

  • If you provision a segment-routed LSP by using PCEP, then the color functionality does not work. This issue occurs if the router is running on Junos OS Release 20.1R1.

    Workaround: Upgrade the Junos OS to Release 21.4R1.

  • Microservices fail to connect to PostgresSQL as PostgresSQL does not accept any connections during the primary role switchover. This is a transient state.

    Workaround: Ensure that the microservices connect to PostgresSQL after the primary role switchover is complete.

  • The Postgres database becomes non-operational in some systems, which leads to connection failure.

    Workaround: Execute the following command in the primary node:

    for pod in atom-db-{0..2}; do

    kubectl exec -n common $pod -- chmod 750 /home/postgres/pgdata/pgroot/data


  • The device discovery for Cisco IOS XR devices fails.

    Workaround: Increase the SSH server rate-limit for the Cisco IOS XR device. Log in to the device in the configuration mode, and run the following command:

    RP/0/RP0/CPU0:ios-xr(config)#ssh server rate-limit 600
  • If you use BGP-LS to obtain information about the link delay and link delay variation, you cannot view the historical link delay data.

    Workaround: None.

  • In rare scenarios (For example, when Redis crashes and is auto-restarted by Kubernetes, or you have to restart the Redis server), some interfaces information is lost and interfaces are not listed on the Interface tab of the network information table. However, this issue does not affect path computation, statistics, or LSP provisioning.

    Workaround: To restore interfaces in the live network model, rerun the device collection task.

  • On the Tasks tab of Add New Workflow and Edit Workflow pages:

    • Even though you click the Cancel option, the changes that you have made while editing a task will be saved.
    • You cannot reuse the name of a step that you have already deleted.
    • An error message will not be displayed even when you add a step with empty entries and click Save and Deploy.

    Workaround: None.

  • Upgrade of some of the lower-end PTX devices with the Dual RE mode (For example, PTX5000 and PTX300) is not supported in Paragon Automation. This is because the lower-end PTX devices with the Dual RE mode do not support the bridging or bridge domain configuration.

    Workaround: None.

  • The POST /traffic-engineering/api/topology/v2/1/rpc/diverseTreeDesign API does not work.

    Workaround: We recommend that you use the POST /NorthStar/API/v2/tenant/1/topology/1/rpc/diverseTreeDesign API.

  • Paragon Automation doesn't show alarms for Nokia devices.

    Workaround: None.

  • While configuring an SRv6 LSP with the routing method as routeByDevice, you must specify a value for the segment routing-Explicit Route object (SR-ERO); otherwise, you cannot use the SRv6 LSP to carry traffic.

    Workaround: While adding a tunnel, on the Path tab, add hops to specify the required or preferred routing type.

  • If a device-controlled SRv6 LSP is discovered from the network, the path highlighted for this LSP will be incorrect irrespective of whether or not you specify an Explicit Route object (ERO) for the route.

    Workaround: None.

  • Sometimes, you may not be able to delete segment routing LSPs in bulk.

    Workaround: You can force delete the LSPs that are not deleted during the process of bulk deletion.

  • In the Paragon Automation GUI, on the Tasks tab of the Add New Workflow and Edit Workflow pages, the following error message is displayed when you try to edit and save an existing step without making any changes:

    Name already exists

    Workaround: If you have erroneously clicked the Edit option, ensure that you at least change the name of the step.

  • The PCEP session is sometimes displayed as Down if you restart all pods in the northstar namespace.

    Workaround: Restart the topology server by using the kubectl delete pods ns-toposerver-<POD_ID> -n northstar command.

  • On the Administration > License Management page, you cannot view the SKU name of a license when you select the license and then select More > Details.

    Workaround: None.

  • The graph on the Alarms page does not reflect the latest data. That is, the graph is not updated after an alarm is no longer active.

    Workaround: None.

  • When you configure the outbound SSH for iAgent, the data for the configured rule will not be generated.

    Workaround: None.

  • A zero percent value of packet loss is displayed between the links if you have configured Two-Way Active Management Protocol (TWAMP). This is incorrect because TWAMP does not support exporting packet loss for IS-IS traffic engineering.

    Workaround: None.

  • If you are using a device with MPC10+ line cards and if the device is running on a Junos OS Release other than Release 21.3R2-S2 or Release 21.4R2-S1, then the statistics for logical interfaces are not collected. However, the statistics for physical interfaces and LSPs are collected.

    Workaround: Upgrade the Junos OS release to Release 21.3R2-S2 or 21.4R2-S1. Also, ensure that you have upgraded Paragon Automation to Release 23.1.

  • When you undelegate an LSP, the LSP status is displayed as delegated. When you try to undelegate the LSP again, the router configuration might be modified to add explicit route objects (ERO).

    Workaround: Refresh the Tunnel tab before you undelegate the LSP again.

  • Paragon Pathfinder does not bring down a delegated SR LSP when the SR LSP does not meet slice constraints if the SR LSP's status is locally routed.

  • If you create a topology group with slice ID greater or equal to 2**32, the topology group ID will not match the slice ID.

  • The Paragon Automation Kubernetes cluster uses self generated kubeadm-managed certificates. These certificates expire in one year after deployment unless the Kubernetes version is upgraded or the certificates are manually renewed. If the certificates expire, pods fail to come up and display bad certificate errors in the log.

    Workaround: Renew the certificates manually. Perform the following steps to renew certificates:

    1. Check the current certificates-expiration date by using the kubeadm certs check-expiration command on each primary node of your cluster.

    2. To renew the certificates, use the kubeadm certs renew all command on each primary node of your Kubernetes cluster.

    3. Recheck the expiration date using the kubeadm certs check-expiration command on each primary node of your cluster.

    4. Restart the following pods from any one of the primary nodes to use the new certificates.