Each device configuration is kept in flexiManage, and as long as the device is not deleted from it, original configuration can be restored to a new flexiEdge device. In case of a hardware failure or other cases where an existingflexiEdge device is no longer online, restoring configuration from an existing device to a new one is possible in just a few clicks. It’s important to point out device restore feature is used when original device is no longer available and configuration must be restored to a new device. In case of restoring to the same device, use Device Recovery steps to recovery flexiEdge instance. Restore feature will preserve all device settings such as interfaces configuration, Path Labels, static rotues and every other device specific configuration available from flexiManage. Procedure for restoring configuration is outlined below, prior to restoring make sure to follow the usual installation and post-installation steps for the replacement device. Specifically, after installing flexiWAN on a new / replacement device, don’t forget to run the system checker and insert the token afterwards.
When restoring the old configuration to a new device, devices must have identical number of interfaces.
Device Replacement requires a new device in order to restore existing configuration to it. In case of restoring to the same physical device, use Device Recovery instead.
In case the original device is no longer available and now shows as offline in flexiManage, its configuration can be restored to a new device. In this example, device Ottawa is no longer connected to flexiManage.
After installing flexiWAN on new device and adding the token, it’s available in flexiManage and ready to replace the disconnected one.
Select the old from which you wish to restore and the new device on which the configuration will be restored.
Following the usual flexiManage flow, click on the Actions button and from it click on Replace Device.
On the following pop-up confirm which device is the device being replaced and which device is the replacement device. In this example, Ottawa device is old and new device is not yet named. Lastly, approve the original device deletion after which the new device will have the settings and name from the original device.
That’s it, flexiEdge device has been restored. the new device will now appear as connected and in not running state. Please make sure to verify all configuration is correct before starting vRouter.