: Associate a Device with the Shell
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Associate a Device with the Shell

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Associate a Device with the Shell

Learn to assign a device with the shell.
Site templates offer the capability to pre-stage site and device configurations if the hardware is inaccessible or offline during deployment. This feature, known as the Device Shell, allows the creation of elements, network visualization, and basic configurations.
When deploying a site using a site template, if you input the device serial number, and if the device is available, unclaimed, and online during the site deployment, it will be provisioned as part of the deployment process. However, if the physical device's serial number is unavailable or the device is inaccessible during deployment, a virtual configuration, termed as Device Shell, is generated to preconfigure the device within the site. When the device is available, you can attach the physical device to this device shell to finalize the deployment of the site.
A device shell icon
represents an ION device that has not been assigned to that element yet. When a device is allocated to the tenant and is online, it can be assigned to the device shell at the site from the
Unclaimed
state. At this point, the configuration from the device shell is transferred to the actual device, and the device shell is deleted.
There are two ways of assigning a device to a shell:
  • Device shell is deployed and listed under Claimed Devices
    1. Navigate to
      Workflows
      Prisma SD-WAN Setup
      Devices
      .
    2. Select the device from the Claimed Devices, if the device shell is already deployed and listed under Claimed Devices.
    3. From the ellipsis menu, select
      Assign the Device to shell
      .
      Only an unclaimed device can be assigned to a device shell.
    4. From the
      Assign Device
      dialog, select an unclaimed device to assign the device shell, select
      Assign
      .
      After assigning, the shell icon is removed from the web interface and the device changes to the Assigned state. If a device has been already claimed, unclaim it before making any new assignments.
      If you know the serial number of the device, you can directly update it in the table when deploying a site. Internally, the serial number is associated with the device when the device is available in the controller.
  • The device is listed under Unclaimed Devices
    1. If the device is listed under
      Unclaimed Devices
      , select a device from Unclaimed Devices.
    2. From the ellipsis menu, select
      Assign to Device shell
      to select the device shell for the selected device.
    3. If there are multiple device shells, select and
      Assign
      a device shell for the device.

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