Enterprise Administrators can provision a single Edge or multiple Edges for Enterprise customers.

To create a new Edge, perform the following steps.

Procedure

  1. In the Enterprise portal, click Configure > Edges.
  2. In the Edges screen, click New Edge at the top-right corner of the screen.
    The Provision New Edge dialog box appears.
  3. In the Name textbox, enter a unique name for the Edge.
  4. From the Model drop-down menu, select an Edge model.
  5. From the Profile drop-down menu, select a profile to be assigned to the Edge.
    • If an Edge Staging Profile is displayed as an option due to push activation, this profile is used by a newly assigned Edge, but has not been configured with a production Profile.
    • If a customer has a Network-based Operator Profile, then the customer can only provision Network-based Edges. In addition, if a customer has a Segment-based Operator Profile, then the customer can only provision Segment-based Edges.
  6. From the Authentication drop-down menu, you can select one of the following certificates-based authentication options:
    • 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 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 Orchestrator and for establishment of VCMP tunnels.
      Note: After acquiring the certificate, the option can be updated to Certificate Required.
      Note: With the Bastion Orchestrator feature enabled, the Edges that are to be staged to Bastion Orchestrator should have the Authentication mode set to either Certificate Acquire or Certificate Required.
    • Certificate Required - Edge uses the PKI certificate.
  7. From the Edge License drop-down menu, select an Edge License from the available list. The list displays the licenses assigned to the Enterprise, by the Operator.
  8. In the Custom Info textbox, enter custom information associated with the edge
    Customer information must not exceed 255 characters.
    Note: Super User and Standard Admin users of Enterprise/MSP/Operator roles (with UPDATE_EDGE privilege) can add or update the Custom Info for an edge.
  9. To apply High Availability (HA), select the High Availability checkbox. (Edges can be installed as a single standalone device or paired with another Edge to provide High Availability (HA) support.
  10. In the Serial Number textbox, enter the serial number of the Edge . If specified, the serial number must match the serial number of the Edge that will be activated.
  11. In the Contact Name and Contact Email textboxes, enter the name and email address of the site contact for the Edge.
  12. Click the Set Location link to set the location of the Edge.
  13. Click Create.

Results

The Edge gets provisioned with an activation key.
Note: The activation key expires in one month if the Edge device is not activated against it.

After you have provisioned an Edge, the Edge appears in the Edges screen.