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Cellular-Profile

You can use the Cellular-Profile feature template to configure the profiles used by cellular modems on vEdge routers.

To configure a cellular profile using vManage templates:

  1. Create a Cellular-Profile template to configure the profiles used by the cellular mode, as described in this article.
  2. Create a VPN-Interface-Cellular feature template to configure cellular module parameters. See Configure Cellular Interfaces.
  3. Create a VPN feature template to configure VPN parameters. See Configure Segmentation (VPNs) on vEdge Routers.
  4. Create a device template that incorporates the two cellular feature templates and the VPN feature template. See Create Configuration Templates for a vEdge Router.

Navigate to the Template Screen

  1. In vManage NMS, select the Configuration ► Templates screen.
  2. From the Templates title bar, select Feature.
  3. Click Add Template.
  4. In the left pane, select one or more devices. The right pane displays the available templates for the selected devices.
  5. Select the Cellular-Profile template.

The right pane displays the Cellular-Profile template form.

  • The top of the form contains fields for naming the template.
  • The bottom contains fields for defining parameters applicable to that template.
  • A drop-down menu to the left of each parameter field to define the scope of the parameter. When you first open a feature template form, for each parameter that has a default value, the scope is set to Default. To edit a parameter, change the scope to Global or Device Specific. Note that if a parameter's scope is Device Specific, you cannot enter a value for it in the feature template. Instead, you enter a value when you attach the template to a device.
  • A plus sign (+) is displayed to the right when you can add multiple entries for the same parameter.

Minimum Cellular Profile Configuration

The following parameters are required to specify the cellular profile on the cellular modem of a vEdge router:

Step Parameter Name Description
 1. Template Name Enter the template name. It can contain only alphanumeric characters.
 2. Description (Template) Enter a description for the template. It can contain only alphanumeric characters.
 3. Interface name Enter the name of the cellular interface, which must be cellular0.
 4. Profile ID Enter the identification number of the profile to be used on the vEdge router. You use this profile identification number when you configure for the cellular interface in the VPN-Interface-Cellular template.
Range: 1 through 15
 5. Save Click Save to save the feature template.

CLI equivalent:

cellular cellular0
  profile number

Modify Cellular Profile Parameters

You can modify a profile's parameters only if your service provider requires you to do so. For example, if you procure a data plan with static IP addresses, you might need to modify the APN field in the profile.

Parameter Name Description
Access point name Enter the name of the gateway between the service provider network and the public Internet. It can be up to 32 characters long.
Authentication Select the authentication method used for the connection to the cellular network. It can be CHAP, None, PAP, or PAP/CHAP.
IP address Enter the static IP address assigned to the cellular interface. This field is used when the service provider requires that a static IP address be preconfigured before attaching to the network.
Profile name Enter a name to identify the cellular profile. It can be up to 14 characters long.
Packet data network type Select the packet data network (PDN) type of the cellular network. It can be IPv4, IPv6, or IPv46.
Profile username Enter the username to use when making cellular connections for web services. It can be 1 to 32 characters. It can contain any alphanumeric characters, including spaces. 
Profile password

Enter the user password to use when making cellular connections for web services. The password is case-sensitive and can be clear text, or an AES encrypted key.

Primary DNS address ​Enter the IP addresses of the primary DNS servers in the service provider network, in decimal four-part dotted notation.
Secondary DNS address ​Enter the IP addresses of the secondary DNS servers in the service provider network, in decimal four-part dotted notation.

CLI equivalent:

cellular cellularnumber
  profile number
    apn name
    auth auth-method
    ip-addr ip-address
    name profile-name
    pdn-type type
    primary-dns ip-address
    secondary-dns ip-address
    user-name user-name
    user-pass password

 

Release Information

Introduced in vManage NMS in Release 16.1.

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