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Cellular Profile

Use the Cellular Profile feature template to configure the profiles used by cellular modems on vEdge routers and Cisco
IOS XE routers running the SD-WAN software.
To configure a cellular profile using vManage templates:

1. Create a Cellular Profile template to configure the profiles used by the cellular modem, as described in this article.

2. Create a VPN-Interface-Cellular feature template to configure cellular module parameters. See the VPN-Interface-
Cellular help topic.

3. Create a VPN feature template to configure VPN parameters. See the VPN help topic.

Navigate to the Template Screen and Name the Template


1. In vManage NMS, select the Configuration ► Templates screen.

2. In the Device tab, click Create Template.

3. From the Create Template drop-down, select From Feature Template.

4. From the Device Model drop-down, select the type of device for which you are creating the template.

5. Click the Additional Templates tab located directly beneath the Description field, or scroll to the Additional Templates
section.

6. Click the plus sign (+) next to Cellular-Profile.

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7. From the Cellular-Profile drop-down, click Create Template. The Cellular-Profile template form is displayed. The top of
the form contains fields for naming the template, and the bottom contains fields for defining Cellular-Profile
parameters.

8. In the Template Name field, enter a name for the template. The name can be up to 128 characters and can contain
only alphanumeric characters.

9. In the Template Description field, enter a description of the template. The description can be up to 2048 characters
and can contain only alphanumeric characters.

When you first open a feature template, for each parameter that has a default value, the scope is set to Default
(indicated by a check mark), and the default setting or value is shown. To change the default or to enter a value, click
the scope drop-down to the left of the parameter field and select one of the following:

Parameter
Scope Description
Scope

Device Use a device-specific value for the parameter. For device-specific parameters, you cannot enter a
Specific value in the feature template. You enter the value when you attach a Viptela device to a device
(indicated template.
by a host When you click Device Specific, the Enter Key box opens. This box displays a key, which is a unique
icon) string that identifies the parameter in a CSV file that you create. This file is an Excel spreadsheet that
contains one column for each key. The header row contains the key names (one key per column), and

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Parameter
Scope Description
Scope

each row after that corresponds to a device and defines the values of the keys for that device. You
upload the CSV file when you attach a Viptela device to a device template. For more information, see
Create a Template Variables Spreadsheet.
To change the default key, type a new string and move the cursor out of the Enter Key box.
Examples of device-specific parameters are system IP address, hostname, GPS location, and site ID.

Global Enter a value for the parameter, and apply that value to all devices.
(indicated Examples of parameters that you might apply globally to a group of devices are DNS server, syslog
by a globe server, and interface MTUs.
icon)

Configure a Cellular Profile


To configure a cellular profile, in the Basic Configuration tab, configure the following parameters. Parameters marked
with an asterisk are required to configure the cellular profile.

Parameter Name Description

Interface name* Enter the name of the cellular interface, which must be cellular0.

Enter the identification number of the profile to use on the router. You use this profile identification number
Profile ID* when you configure for the cellular interface in the VPN-Interface-Cellular template.
Range: 1 through 15

Enter the name of the gateway between the service provider network and the public Internet. It can be up
Access Point Name
to 32 characters long.

Select the authentication method used for the connection to the cellular network. It can be CHAP, None,
Authentication
PAP, or PAP/CHAP.

IP Address (on vEdge Enter the static IP address assigned to the cellular interface. This field is used when the service provider
routers) requires that a static IP address be preconfigured before attaching to the network.

Profile Name (on


Enter a name to identify the cellular profile. It can be up to 14 characters long.
vEdge routers)

Packet Data Network


Select the packet data network (PDN) type of the cellular network. It can be IPv4, IPv6, or IPv46.
Type

Enter the username to use when making cellular connections for web services. It can be 1 to 32
Profile Username
characters. It can contain any alphanumeric characters, including spaces.

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Parameter Name Description

Enter the user password to use when making cellular connections for web services. The
Profile Password
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
(on vEdge routers) dotted notation.

Overwrite (on IOS XE


Click On to overwrite the profile on the cellular modem.
routers)

To save the feature template, click Save.


CLI equivalent:
cellular cellular0
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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