As part of the activation process on licensed LAN devices, OmniVista Cirrus automatically applies an initial configuration (e.g., SNMP version, device login/password) to the device using a pre-configured Default Pre-Provisioning Template. You can customize the Default Pre-Provisioning Template, and can also configure Custom Templates and apply it to a LAN device after its initial activation process.
For APs, pre-provisioning is done through the AP Registration application. Click on the Wireless Pre-Provisioning button to go to the AP Registration application. You should complete wireless pre-provisioning before you start the activation process on the wireless devices.
Note: There are two buttons at the top of the list of devices. The Set Up Chassis button is used to configure Device Settings (e.g., SNMP Settings, Network Settings). Select a device(s) in the table and click on the button to go to the Chassis Configuration window to configure settings for the selected device(s).
Typically, OmniVista does not send Pre-Provisioning configuration for a Managed device. It only sends it for unmanaged devices to enabled them to become managed. However, there may be cases when a managed device loses its Pre-Provisioning configuration (e.g., device is rebooted from a different directory, device is reset to factory defaults). In this case, the Pre-Provisioning configuration needs to be re-sent to the device for OmniVista to continue managing it.
The Force Pre-Prov Config button is used to push the Pre-Provisioning configuration to a device the next time the device "Calls Home". Select a device(s), click on the Force Pre-Prov Config button, then click OK at the Confirmation Prompt. The configuration will be pushed to the selected device(s) on the next "Call Home". It will be pushed only once. The command will automatically be turned off after the configuration is pushed. If you decide you do not want to execute the command, click on the button, select Stop Forcing Pre-Prov Config, then click OK at the Confirmation Prompt to stop this process before the next "Call Home".
The Default Pre-Provisioning Template is initially applied to all devices when they are licensed. The Default Template can be customized. You can also create a custom template that can be applied to a switch any time after the initial pre-provisioning process is complete.
You can edit the Default Pre-Provisioning template by clicking on the Default Template button to bring up the Config Default Template Screen. Any devices you license after customizing the default template will use the new configuration. Complete the fields as described below and click on OK.
SNMP User Setup
You can create new credentials for switches selecting the Create new credentials radio button and completing the SNMP User fields below. Select the Use existing credentials to retain the switch's existing SNMP User configuration. If you select this option, OmniVista Cirrus will communicate with the switch using these credentials (OmniVista will expect that these credentials exist on the switch).
Other Access Methods
Note: If the default setting is used ("Use DHCP to Get IP Address" is enabled), no network settings are configured on the device by OmniVista.
Select a device in the Pre-Provisioning Table and click on the Set Up Chassis button at the top of the table. The Chassis Configuration Screen appears with the "Start From Scratch" radio button selected. Update fields as described above, then click on the Save As New Template button. Enter a name for the template in the Name pop-up and click Save. This new Custom Template will now be available for selection under the "Select a Template" drop-down and can be applied to any switch in the Pre-Provisioning Table.
Once a switch has been through the initial Pre-Provisioning process, you can later assign a custom template to the switch. Select the switch(es) and click on the Set Up Chassis button at the top of the table. The Chassis Configurations Screen appears. If you want, you can click on the "Chassis" link at the top of the screen (e.g., "2 Selected Chassis) to view the current configurations of the the selected devices.
Select a template from the "Select a Template" drop-down and click on the Apply to Chassis button. You must restart the activation process on the updated switch(es) for the change to take effect. See the Device Catalog online help for more information on restarting the activation process on a device.
Clicking on the Wireless Pre-Provisioning button takes you to the AP Registration application, which is used to manage APs with OmniVista Cirrus. When APs are added to the Device Catalog, validated, and licensed they appear in the Managed AP Tab of the Access Point List and are ready for management. The AP Registration application can be used to assign APs to different AP Groups and configure AP attributes.
Note: The first time you open the AP Registration application, the "Init Registration App" window will appear. This is used to set certain basic pre-provisioning AP parameters (e.g., Country Code, Trust Status). Complete the fields in the window. This pre-provisioning procedure will only have to be done the first time you open the AP Registration application. The configuration will automatically be applied to any subsequent APs you license.
APs must be “trusted” to be managed by OmniVista Cirrus. The “Trust All” field in the Init Registration App" window is enabled by default. This can be convenient when initially adding a large number of APs. If you would like to exercise administrative intervention before accepting new APs, you might want to click on the Trust All" icon (lock in unlocked position) at the top of the Access Points screen to toggle the setting back to “Untrust All” icon (lock in locked position).
See the AP Registration online help for more information on AP configuration, including "Trusted/Untrusted" APs.
The Pre-Provisioning Table displays information for all LAN Devices on your network that have been through the Pre-Provisioning process.