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How to configure US and international sites

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Written by Team Celona
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Whether your physical assets are deployed or not, the site configuration process is the same and will take a maximum of 5 to 10 minutes.

If you have already deployed your Celona Edge instances and Access Points for this new site, you can proceed to bring-up the new network after completing the process below.

What will you need?

  • The complete address of your site, including the ZIP code.

  • Physical mount height, azimuth, and downtilt for each of your antennas for installing Celona Outdoor APs.

  • GPS locations of your Celona Indoor and Outdoor APs.

  • For sites in United States, contact details of Certified Professional Installer (CPI) and their CPI certificate ID.

Configuring a new Edge cluster

This article describes Celona Edge cluster configuration.

Configuring a new site (US)

  • Navigate to the Sites Tab in Organization from the side-nav menu

  • Click on CREATE NEW SITE

  • Enter the site name and address. The Orchestrator will then query SAS (Spectrum Access System), which returns the available CBRS spectrum at that location. This happens in the background so you can continue to populate the other fields.

  • Next, you can select the Celona Edge Cluster you created for the site using the dropdown.

  • Select appropriate band, CBRS Band Tier ,Radio Technology, Access Point and then click on Create to complete

As previously mentioned, if your physical Celona Assets are deployed and can reach the Celona Orchestrator, auto-configuration begins when you click Create. Upon first boot-up, you can update the Celona Edge cluster to the latest version and reboot - and we can finalize your Celona Access Point settings next while that is in progress.

Few important points to note about the relationship between sites and Celona Edge:

  • Each site can only be assigned to one Celona Edge Cluster.

  • Each Edge Cluster can have one or more sites. In other words, multiple sites can be assigned to a single Edge Cluster.

  • Each Edge Node within a Cluster can only be assigned to one Edge Cluster.

  • Celona SIMs are activated on an Edge Cluster. Celona AP and MicroSlicing Key Performance Indicator (KPI) stats are stamped by Edge Cluster ID and Site ID within the Celona Orchestrator.

Configuring a new site (international)

  • Navigate to the Sites Tab in Organization from the side-nav menu

  • Click on CREATE NEW SITE

  • If the Edge Cluster has been pre-configured (which will be the case with the purchased Express/Enterprise appliance), select the Edge Cluster you created for the site using the dropdown.

  • For international site creation, the user must select the channel bandwidth and the spectrum start and end range for operations.

  • Enter Spectrum Range Based on the selected spectrum band and then choose Radio Technology

  • On Choosing Radio Technology, Add Access Point button will be enabled.

    Choose the Access Points from the list of available Access Points

  • On selection of Access Points ‘Maximum Channel Width’ will be populated with be populated. This Maximum Channel Width is the intersection of bandwidth supported by each Access Point Selected.

  • Once Maximum Channel Width is selected, click on Create to complete Site Creation Flow

    As previously mentioned, if your physical Celona Assets are deployed and can reach the Celona Orchestrator, auto-configuration begins when you click Create.

    Adding an AP13 or AP13E as Class A (Indoor) or Class B (Outdoor)

  • When adding an AP13 or AP13E to the site, you have the option to select its category, either Indoor (Class A) or Outdoor (Class B).

  • Once the AP is added to the site with the chosen category, any subsequent category changes would require the AP to be removed from the site and then re-added with the updated category.

Adding Access Points to a site

  • Earlier, when adding APs to a site, only the name & serial numbers were visible. As an enhancement, more AP properties have been added by which the AP can be identified before adding to a site.

  • Clicking on toggle icon at the top right corner of above table will display AP properties as shown below

Removing Access Points from a site

  • To remove an Access Point (AP) from a site, you must first bring down the AP. You can do this by contacting Celona Support. After the APs are operationally down, follow the workflow mentioned below to remove them from the site.

  • Click on Edit Site from the sites table or the site details page

  • In the form that opens up, navigate to the Access Points section at the bottom, select one or more APs and click on the Remove Access Points button.

  • You will see a confirmation snackbar in green indicating the APs have been removed from the site. You can now proceed to add them to another site, if intended.

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