Create Global Parameter Profile by Sampling

VigorACS 2 uses the TR-069 protocol to communicate with the device, and the configuration profile is composed of TR-069 parameters name and the value. In the past, we need to lean the TR-069 parameter of a specific function, but since version 2.4.0, we add the feature "sampling from online device" to make it easier to create the global parameter profile. This article is going to demonstrate how to create a Global Parameter profile and apply it to the CPE and the network. Here we take the wireless settings for example.

Note: Sampling from online device is only available for the DrayOS Router and VigorAP.

Create profile - sampling from online device

To use the sampling feature, you will need to register a sample device to your ACS server first. We will import the required configuration from this device and add it into the profile.

  1. Go to Provisioning > Global parameter, click "Add" button to create the profile. a screenshot of DrayTek ACS 2
  2. Configure the general setting for this global profile as follow, then save the profile
    • Create Profile by: select the 'Sampling from an Online Device'
    • Profile Name: give it a name for identification
    • Select Device: Click Edit to select the device sample
    • Always Keep: Enable If you'd like to keep the settings in this profile and avoid someone changing it from the local side. ACS will check the selected parameters periodically and apply the settings again if it has been changed. ACS only check and keep the parameters when both the lock button and Always Keep button are checked.
    • Reboot after Provisioing: Enable to request a device reboot if it replies in the SetParameterResponse that the TR-069 parameter needs a reboot to take effect.
    • Provisioing Time:
      - Now: ACS will apply the settings to the device when receiving the next inform from it.
      - Scheduled: ACS will only apply the configuration change between the start time and end time.
      - Trigger Profile: Select the Schedule profile created from Maintenance > Schedule Profile. ACS will apply the changes when receives the first inform from CPE between the period set in the schedule profile.
    a screenshot of ACS 2
  3. From the profile list, click Edit on the profile which we just created.
  4. a screenshot of ACS 2
  5. ACS server will query and open the configuration page of the sample device so that you will see the current settings of that sampling device as well. Go to the Wireless LAN menu > SSID and check the box of the settings you need.
    • Provisioning: Check the box to add the parameter to the global profile.
    • Keep: Check the box to add the parameter into Keep Parameter List and avoid someone changes the setting from the local side.
    NOTE: Please save the settings before you move to another menu, or the parameters will be discarded. a screenshot of ACS 2
  6. Due to the security concerns, we cannot read the value of"password-related" parameters, so the configuration will not be added to the global parameter profile. If you choose to sample the parameter, please remember to input the password settings manually.
  7. a screenshot of ACS2
  8. Objects should be selected for provision so that they can be available while editing groups.

Apply to Device

Go to the Provisioning > Network, select the global profile for a network or devices. Then click Save.

a screenshot of ACS 2

ACS server should apply the changes in the specified period. From the Monitoring > Log page, select the Set Parameter for log type, and we will see the status of a profile applied.

a screenshof of ACS 2

Published On:2019-01-23 

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