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Stage a WAN Edge Router

To stage a WAN Edge router, use the vManage Configuration ► Certificates screen.

When you initially bring up and configure a WAN Edge router, you can place it in staging state using the vManage NMS. When the router is in this state, you can configure the router, and you can test that the router is able to establish operational connections with the vSmart controller and the vManage NMS. When a WAN Edge router is in staging state, the vSmart controller learns about the router and learns routes from the router, but it does not advertise these routes to any of the other WAN Edge routers in the network. Staging state allows you to provision and test WAN Edge routers without disturbing the operation of the existing network. During the staging state, OMP does not send any routes, data policies, or TLOCs to the WAN Edge router.

After you physically place the WAN Edge router at its production site, you change the router's state from staging to valid. It is only at this point that the router joins the actual production network.

Before You Begin

Ensure that you have uploaded the vEdge serial number file to the vManage NMS.

Stage a WAN Edge Router

  1. In vManage NMS, select the Configuration ► Certificates screen.
  2. In the WAN Edge List tab, select the router to stage.
  3. In the Validate column, click Staging.
  4. Click OK to confirm the move to the staging state.
  5. Click Send to Controllers in the upper left corner of the screen to sync the WAN edge authorized serial number file with the controllers. vManage NMS displays the Push vEdge List screen showing the status of the push operation.

Unstage a WAN Edge Router

  1. In vManage NMS, select the Configuration ► Certificates screen.
  2. In the WAN Edge List tab, select the router to stage.
  3. In the Validate column, click Valid.
  4. Click OK to confirm the move to the valid state.
  5. Click Send to Controllers in the upper left corner of the screen to sync the WAN Edge authorized serial number file with the controllers.

Release Information

Introduced in vManage NMS in Release 15.3.

Additional Information

Upload the vEdge Serial Number File

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