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Summary Steps for Zero Touch Provisioning: 

 

Step 1: Create & Configure a Site

Step 2: Initiate Edge Activation

 

 

Detailed Steps:

 

Step 1: Create and Configure a Site

  • Login to the Orchestrator. For this demo, user has logged in as Enterprise admin. 
    Login= super@velocloud.net
    Password=xxxxx
  • click on sign-in.
  • After successful login,
  • click Configure->Edges on the left side.
  • click New Edge
    In this step, Create a new site, give a name for the site, Assign profile and select the device type.

    For this demo,
  • click Name=SFO Branch. This is auto-filled for the end user. 
  • click Model= Edge-5x0 (for this demo, Edge hardware Edge-540 is being used)
  • click Select Profile= Assign the default profile "Quick Start Profile"
  • Authentication=Use the Certificate disabled option. this is a demo/lab setup and certificate is not being used. 
  • click on "Create" button to create the site.
  • Site is created and status for the site is changed to Pending. An Activation key gets generated too.
  • Next step is to initiate the Activation process by sending activation email and following the process in the email.

    Step 2: Initiate the Activation Process 

  • click on "send Activation Email"
  • Send the Activation email to remote admin. For this demo, the email address is auto-filled. This remote admin will receive the email and follow the process mentioned in the email.
  • click "Send" button
  • click Save changes. All the settings for the site get saved at this point. 
  • An email is sent successfully to the remote administrator from the Orchestrator.

    Below tasks are performed by remote admim at remote site. This remote admin has access to the edge device. 
  • Remote Administrator opens up the email. 
  • At this point, Remote admin click on the email received from "no-reply@velocloud.net"
  • click on the email. This will open the recevied email for activation.
  • Remote admin follows the process mentioned in the email. 1st step is to power on the edge device and connect internet cable. From the desktop/laptop, remote admin connects to the Wi-Fi of the edge device. 
  • In this case the edge device has the Wi-Fi network as "velocloud-188"
  • click on Wi-Fi. Remote  admin from his laptop click on Wi-fi
  • click on "velocloud-188" to connect the remote admin laptop to the edge device.
  • click on "connect" Wi-Fi. When the Wi-Fi for the edge device is successfully connected, remote admin is now ready to click on the activation link received.
  • click on the Activation link in the email. 
  • Activation link has all the information to activate the device. information such as VCO ip address. If the wan links were static ip address, in that case the activation link would have the ip address for the wan links too. Wan links would be configured with the ip address before the actication would have started. This would have been done without any user intervention.
  • Activation process starts. Now, the local UI for the edge device shows the configuration, connection to internet status. This internet connection is used to get connected to orchestrator. Activation key and Orchestrator name/ip address is auto populated.
  • At this point, edge device calls home and also check for the software image. 
  • click on "close" to resume software upgrade. 
  • Edge reboots during the software upgrade process
  • Edge is Activated successfully. 
  • Remote admin job is completed. 

    Now the Enterprise Administrator from the Orchestrator can check the status of the site. 
  • Enterprise admin from the orchestrator can use the Monitor-> Event and Monitor-> edges to check on the status. 
  • click on the monitor->events to check on the status of site=SFO Branch. Evnets shows Edge Activated along with software upgrade for the SFO Branch site. 
  • click on monitor->edges to check on the site status. Hover over to the SFO Branch site Status. It shows as yellow. This means that the site is running bandwidth test with the gateway. When the bandwidth test is completed, status for the site and link will turn to Green. You could also go to Monitor-events to check for the link status. 
  • click monitor->edges-> SFO branch to check on the details related to link statistics.
  • click on the arrow next to signal to check on the current throughput as well as the link impairments like %loss, latency and Jitter.
  • You can now see the current throughput along with wan impairments if any.

 

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