Celona SIM Lifecycle Management
SIM Provisioning, Activation and SIM states
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A Device corresponds to a physical SIM or eSIM provisioned in your network. The Devices page on the Orchestrator provides full inventory of devices and shows the current status of all devices.

SIM Provisioning

Once you have activated your subscription, navigate to the Devices page of the Orchestrator to see your SIM card inventory. Initially, you will notice that all your SIM cards are in a Provisioned state. Note that we always try to provide a contiguous block of SIMs.

SIM Activation

Once your SIMs are provisioned, you can activate them and select which Edge Clusters they should be connected to.

  • Navigate to the Devices page from the side-nav menu

  • From the 3-dot menu for the intended SIM, click Activate

  • Provide a relevant name, and select the edge cluster from the available list

  • You will now see an option to enable/disable SIM lock. This feature protects your device from unauthorized network access for stolen or lost devices.

  • You can choose the Enable button to enable this feature and provide the IMEI of the device you want to pair. (Alternatively, if the SIM lock feature is enabled and the device has active data sessions, the Edge will automatically learn the device IMEI)

  • Click Activate, and the Orchestrator will update your Edge Cluster in the background, adding this to the list of activated devices. The activation and deactivation processes are typically completed within a few seconds.

You can now install these activated SIM cards on CBRS-compatible devices and connect them to your Celona private network. You can check the status of any device via the Devices page. Active devices will show the assigned IP address in the Device inventory page and in Device details page.

SIM States

At any given moment, a Celona SIM card can be in one of the following states:

  • Provisioned - The SIM is provisioned to your Orchestrator account and is now visible on the Devices page.

Once the SIM is activated, it moves to one of the following operational states:

  • Active - The SIM is connected to the Celona network and has active data sessions from client devices.

  • Inactive - The SIM is connected to the Celona network but has no active data sessions from client devices.

  • Offline - The SIM is disconnected from the Celona network.

If a SIM is deactivated, it moves back to a Provisioned state.

Searching and Filtering of Devices

You can search for devices by Name, ICCID, IMSI, or Device Group from the search field at the top of the table.

You can also filter the devices table by device group, configuration status, operational status, sim type, whether sim lock is enabled or disabled, and associated edge cluster

If you wish to customize your table view further, you can re-order and lock columns from the properties menu of the table. You can also hide any columns you do not need at the time.

Clicking on a device row will take you to the device details page, where you can see more detailed information about the device.

Device MAC Address (Celona-defined)

Celona auto-generates MAC addresses for cellular devices using a simple formula. This can now be viewed on a device details page as shown below -

The MAC address is auto-generated using the following parameters -

  • First three octets are Celona’s OUID

  • Second three octets are derived from the IMSI number of the SIM.

For example:

if a device has IMSI = 315010999902672,

its Celona generated MAC Address = B4:15:7E:90:26:72

You can use the auto-generated MAC addresses as the host identifier for static reservations in your DHCP server.

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