Edge Cluster Creation

Zero-touch provisioning of Celona Edge OS and Edge nodes via the Orchestrator

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Assuming you are already logged in to the Celona Orchestrator, go to the Edge Clusters page and click the CREATE NEW button on the top right corner.

Give the Edge Cluster a name. We suggest creating a naming convention that will help you understand what it is and where it is, the information required for ongoing operations.

Select the Deployment Region for the Celona Edge Cluster, this would be the region where the Edge Cluster is physically deployed.

If the Deployment Region selected is the US (United States),

You can now select your preferred SAS Account. Options will be:

  • [Default] Celona - Federated Wireless Account (Recommended)

  • Celona - Google SAS Account

  • Your Custom SAS Accounts - Refer to this document for additional details

If the Deployment Region selected is Non-US (All Countries except the United States),

you directly select the PLMN ID for the network next.

Next set the PLMN ID & PLMN Name.

  • PLMN ID - The Celona network is identified using Public Land Mobile Network Identity (PLMN-ID) which consists of a three-digit mobile country code (MCC) and a three-digit mobile network code (MNC).

    • For US deployments, PLMN ID is defaulted to 315010. 315010 is designated for CBRS operation.

    • For International deployments, PLMN ID is defaulted to 999503

    • PLMN ID can also be set to a custom value

      • Note that Celona SIM cards are pre-programmed to work with PLMN ID 315010 or 999503. To use a custom PLMN ID you will need a custom SIM profile. Please contact Celona Support team if you want to use a custom PLMN ID

  • PLMN Name - Descriptive identifier for the Celona Network. Network name (Celona) is pre-programmed in the SIM card. End devices with a display show the PLMN Name on the screen. Some devices allow the network to override the value pre-programmed in the SIM card. This configuration enables admin users to customize the PLMN name display on the device upon attach.

    • Default - Celona

    • The default network name can be over-written by a user-configured custom network name

The next step is configuring DHCP mode for your Edge to operate in Relay/Client mode to manage IP addresses for connected devices.

  • You will notice that the default DHCP mode is set to Relay, but you can change this to have your Edge operate in Client mode instead by toggling the chosen option.

  • This can be done when creating a new cluster or editing an existing one from the cluster details page.

  • Connected devices will NOT lose connection when editing an existing edge cluster. Once their DHCP leases are due for renewal, the edge will facilitate an IP address for them in the newly configured mode.

Note: Best practice recommendation is to have a minimum of 3 nodes in an Edge Cluster for a production Celona network. Pilot networks can be supported via a single node Edge cluster.

Enable HA Cluster functionality using the toggle option. You will be prompted to supply -

  • Static IP address - This IP address will be used to create the VRRP interface that Celona APs will communicate with. It must be reachable by all Celona APs assigned to that cluster.

  • VRRP ID - Specify a VRRP ID to avoid conflict with any VRRP ID currently in use.

Search for Edge Nodes in your inventory that you want to add to this new Edge Cluster. Click CREATE to complete Edge Cluster creation.

The screenshots shows Edge Cluster Details page for a 3-node Edge Cluster

This article describes setting up internal and/or external IP domains to integrate Celona 5G LAN with your existing L2/L3 IP infrastructure.

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