The Edge Overview tab displays Edge-specific information. You can update the information like name, description, contact information, associated profile, and other details. In addition, you can perform other activities like sending Email to activate the Edge, requesting RMA Reactivation, and so on.

In the Enterprise portal, click Configure > Edges. The page displays the existing Edges. Click the link to an Edge. In the Edge Overview tab, you can view and configure the following:

Properties

The existing details of the selected Edge are displayed. If required, you can modify the information.

Option Description
Name Displays the existing name of the Edge.
Description Displays the existing description of the Edge.
Custom Info Displays the custom information associated with the Edge.
Enable Pre-Notifications checkbox

By default, this option is enabled, which sends alert notifications for the Edge, to the Operators.

The Operators can receive the alerts through Email, SMS, or SNMP traps. To configure the alerts, see Configure Alerts. You can also view the alerts by clicking Monitor > Alerts.

Enable Alerts checkbox

By default, this option is enabled, which sends alert notifications for the Edge, to the Customers.

The Customers can receive the alerts through Email, SMS, or SNMP traps. To configure the alerts, see Configure Alerts. You can also view the alerts by clicking Monitor > Alerts.

Authentication Mode

Choose the mode of authentication from the following available list:

  • Certificate Disabled : Edge uses a pre-shared key mode of authentication.
  • Certificate Acquire: This option is selected by default, and instructs the Edge to acquire a certificate from the certificate authority of the SD-WAN Orchestrator, by generating a key pair and sending a certificate signing request to the Orchestrator. Once acquired, the Edge uses the certificate for authentication to the SD-WAN Orchestrator and for establishment of VCMP tunnels.
    Note: After acquiring the certificate, the option can be updated to Certificate Required.
  • Certificate Required: Edge uses the PKI certificate. Operators can change the certificate renewal time window for Edges using system properties. For more information, contact your Operator.
License Choose an Edge License from the available list. The list displays the licenses assigned to the Enterprise, by the Operator.
View Certificate This option is displayed when the Edge has a valid certificate. Click the View link to view, export, or revoke the certificate.
Status Displays the status of the Edge:
  • Pending: The Edge has not been activated.
  • Activated: The Edge has been activated.
  • Reactivation Pending: When you click Request Reactivation, the status changes to Reactivation Pending, which indicates that a new or replaced Edge can be activated with the existing configuration. Anyway, this status does not affect the functionality of the Edge.
Activated Displays the date and time the Edge got activated.
Software Version Displays the software version and build number of the Edge.
Local Credentials

Displays the credentials for the local UI. The default credentials are:

username: admin

password: admin123

Click View to modify the credentials.

Serial Number This option is available when the Edge is in Pending state. You can enter the serial number of the Edge, which is optional. If entered, then the number must match the serial number of the Edge when activated.
Activation Key This option is available when the Edge is in Pending state. The activation key is valid for one month. After one month, the key expires and a warning message is displayed. You can generate a new key by clicking Generate New Activation Key in the warning message.
Send Activation Email

Sends an email with activation instructions to the Site Contact. This option does not activate the Edge, but initiates the activation process.

When you click this option, a pop-up window appears with the Email details. You can modify the instructions and send the Email.

The Email consists of the instructions along with the activation URL. The URL displays the Activation key and the IP address of the SD-WAN Orchestrator.

Profile

The profile assigned to the Edge and the Edge Specific Overrides & Additions are displayed. Edge overrides are the changes to the inherited profile configurations at the Edge level. Edge additions are configurations that are not included in the profile, but added to the selected Edge. A summary of all Edge overrides and additions are displayed in this section.

You can modify the assigned profile by selecting a profile from the drop-down list.

Note: When switching to a different profile, the Edge override configurations are not modified.
Note: Due to push activation, an Edge staging profile might be displayed. This is a new Edge which is not configured by a production profile. In such cases, the Enterprise admin must manually assign a profile from the drop-down list.

While switching the profiles, check the compatibility between a customer-assigned Operator Profile and an Edge-assigned Enterprise Profile. The following table provides the compatibility matrix:

Customer Operator Profile Type Current Edge Enterprise Profile Selected Edge Enterprise Profile Result
Segment-based Segment-based Segment-based No Change
Network-based Network-based Network-based No Change
Segment-based Network-based Segment-based The Edge configuration is converted to a Segment-based configuration. However, it is not delivered to the Edge until the Edge software image is updated to version 3.0 or later.
Network-based Network-based Segment-based The Edge configuration is converted to a Segment-based configuration. However, it is not delivered to the Edge until the Edge software image is updated to version 3.0 or later.
Segment-based Network-based Network-based The Edge does not receive the image update.
Network-based Segment-based Segment-based The Edge does not receive the image update.

Contact & Location

The existing contact and location details of the Edge are displayed. You can modify the contact details. To update the location details, click Set Location.

In the Set Edge Location window, update the location by either searching for the address or entering the address manually.

If the shipping address is different from the Edge location, clear the Same as above checkbox next to the shipping address, then enter the shipping contact. To update the Shipping Location, click Set Location. In the Edge Shipping Location window, update the location by either searching for the address or entering the address manually.

RMA Reactivation

This option is available only for activated Edges. You can initiate an RMA reactivation request to:
  • Replace an Edge due to a malfunction
  • Upgrade an Edge hardware model
Click Request Reactivation to generate a new activation key. The status of the Edge changes to Reactivation Pending mode.
Note: The reactivation key is only valid for one month.
RMA Reactivation

Click Cancel Reactivation Request to cancel the request. When you cancel the request, the status of the Edge changes to Activated mode.

Optionally, in the RMA Edge Attributes, you can enter the Serial Number of the Edge. If you are reactivating a different Edge model, choose the model from the RMA model list and click Update.
Note: If the Serial Number and the Edge model do not match the Edge to be activated, then the activation fails.

Click Send Activation Email to initiate the Edge activation Email with instructions.

The Email consists of the instructions along with the activation URL. The URL displays the Activation key and the IP address of the SD-WAN Orchestrator.

To activate the Edge:

  1. Disconnect the old Edge from the power and network.
  2. Connect the new Edge to the power and network. Ensure that the Edge is connected to the Internet.
  3. Follow the activation instructions in the Email.
    Note: Click the activation link in the email to activate the Edge.
    The Edge downloads the configuration and software from the SD-WAN Orchestrator and gets activated.

The RMA Activation Key is valid for one month. When the key expires, a warning message is displayed. To generate a new key, click Generate New Activation Key.

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In the Generate New Activation Key window, specify the number of days for key to be active, and click Submit.

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After generating the key, reactivate the Edge with the new key.

After making changes to the Edge details, click Save Changes.