ZTP Switch


Selecting Manager → ZTP → ZTP Switch displays the ZTP Switch configuration dashboard.

ZTP Switch provides you with a method to configure bare metal switches in a convenient manner.



Note: Zero Touch Switch Provisioning (ZTP) uses a DHCP server built into the UNUM platform.  Before powering on switches to be provisioned, we recommend temporarily disabling any DHCP server in the management subnet until after the switch provisioning process has completed.   If this is not possible, users could wait until they are ready to initiate the provisioning process to power on the switches.



The ZTP Switch workflow comprises:


  1. Selecting or uploading a Netvisor ONE ONIE software installer.
  2. Entering the switch information.
  3. Provisioning the switch(es).
  4. Monitoring the switch provisioning process.
  5. Generating a hostfile, if desired.
  6. Confirming each switch is activated and listed in PN Cloud Activated Assets.



ZTP Switch Dashboard

To add a new Switch click Add Switch.

Available Software (ONIE) Installers are displayed in the dashboard under Software Version. You must select a Software Version to proceed with adding a Switch.

Select an ONIE image from the list of available images or upload a different image from your computer.

ZTP Switch ONIE Installers

Enter the requisite switch detail information which includes: Hostname, IP Address, MAC Address, Device ID / Service Tag

  • Hostname – This will become the hostname of the switch.
  • IP  – IP Address
  • MAC Address  – MAC Address. You retrieve this information from your order receipt or from the back of the target Switch or on the shipping container label.
  • Device ID / Service Tag –  Device ID. You retrieve this information from your order receipt, the sticker on the Switch or via the onie-syseeprom command from the ONIE prompt by using a Console session to login to the target Switch.
  • Activation Key – Select appropriate license from drop-down list or upload a license key previously obtained from the Pluribus Networks Cloud.

Note: You must obtain the requisite license from the Pluribus Networks Cloud.



When the required information is entered click  to provision another switch.

ZTP Switch - Provision Switch

Click Cancel to return to the previous screen if you do not want to continue with provisioning the switches.

If no other switches are to be provisioned click Done to proceed with provisioning and Power On the switches.

A message appears confirming the hosts are added successfully.

ZTP Switch - Provision Switch - Hosts Added

Provisioning begins as indicated by the rotating provisioning icon in the dashboard. To monitor the provisioning status click View Logs.

ZTP Switch - Provisioning Switch

View Logs

Individual Switch Logs are available for review.

Click View Logs for the desired Switch from the dashboard.

A Host "switch_name" log is generated and displayed.

You scroll through the log entries to view the entire log.

The log window expands to provide a better view of the data. Click X to close the window and return to the ZTP Switch dashboard.

ZTP Switch - Provisioning Logs

Once the switches are provisioned, the status indicator turns green and a provisioned message appears.

The Status light indicates the following:


Red

ONIE provision error.

Grey

ONIE provision not started (device is offline or the IP is unreachable).

Green

ONIE provision successful.

Spinner

ONIE provision "in progress".


ZTP Switch - Provisioned Dashboard

Generate Hostfile

You generate host files specific to switches based on the license type purchased by selecting either:

Switches with Netvisor L2/L3 License or Switches with Netvisor Fabric License

ZTP Switch - Provisioned Dashboard - Generate Hostfile - Switches with Netvisor L2/L3 License

ZTP Switch - Provisioned Dashboard - Generate Hostfile - Switches with Netvisor Fabric License

Enter a file name for the host file and click Generate. A new host file is generated and available for use.

ZTP Hostfile Generation - Generated Host File - Example

Refer to Add Switches with Netvisor Fabric License or Add Switches with Netvisor Enterprise L2/L3 License sections for actual use of the generated host file.

To delete a switch entry click on the Trash Bin  icon. A Confirm Delete dialog window appears with detailed instructions on how to complete the deletion.

ZTP Switch - Provision Switch Dashboard - Delete Switch Example

Click Delete to continue or click Cancel to return to the previous screen without making any changes.


Note: You may download software directly from the Pluribus Networks Cloud. Instructions to access the Pluribus Networks Cloud (cloud.pluribusnetworks.com) are provided after the purchase of a UNUM license. A username and password are required to allow downloading of software. If you do not have credentials for the Pluribus Customer Support Portal, please register your product and you will receive your username and password in 1-business day.

Product Registration -  http://www.pluribusnetworks.com/support/product-registration/