Example 1: Update Firmware on All SR100G CPEs
This example should familiarize you with the overall process; it is not intended to cover specifics.
For this example, say you want to update the firmware on SR100G CPEs on your activation server. You want the update to run once, starting on Monday, November 5, 2012, and you want it to run during your maintenance window, which is Monday through Friday from 12:01 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.
Step 1 In Prime Home, click the Bulk Operations tab.
The system displays a list of existing bulk operations (Figure 10-2).
Figure 10-2 Bulk Operations List
Step 2 Click to add a new bulk operation.
The Create Bulk Operations window opens (Figure 10-3).
Step 3 In the Name field, enter a descriptive name for the operation.
Step 4 Do one of the following:
- To contact devices without waiting for an inform, check the Solicit Devices check box.
- To wait for an inform to run the operation, uncheck the Solicit Devices check box.
Step 5 (Optional) In the Max Sessions field, enter the number of maximum concurrent sessions. Click to create a new bulk operation.
Step 6 From the Action drop-down list, choose Update firmware .
After making your selection, if the Action requires a parameter, a list opens containing values for that parameter. The Update Firmware action requires you to choose a version.
Figure 10-3 Create Bulk Operation Window
Step 7 From the Parameters/Value menu, choose the appropriate firmware version for the desired CPE.
The Schedule Preview area at the bottom of the page reflects your choices. After making a selection, an expandable area shows exactly which devices are affected by this bulk operation, if the bulk operation runs at this time.
NoteIf you schedule the bulk operation to start running at a future date, the list might be slightly different when the bulk operation actually runs. New devices that meet the selection criteria might be added to the system, or existing devices might leave or change.
Step 8 From the Run menu, select Once .
Step 9 Set the following scheduling parameters:
- Beginning date: 11/5/2012
- Day of week: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu, Fri
- Run from: 12:01 AM
- Run to: 5:59 AM
Step 10 Click Create .
The bulk operation is listed in the Find window along with the operation’s scheduled beginning date, frequency, and status (Figure 10-4).
Figure 10-4 Updated Bulk Operations List
Example 2: Enable Content Filtering on All CPEs
When you deploy a new service, you might want to enable it on all CPEs as a promotional event. This example describes how to use CPE filtering to enable the Content Filtering service for all subscribers within a ZIP code range of 30300 through 30399. You also decide that you want the service to enable when devices check in rather than soliciting them.
Step 1 From the Bulk Operations menu, select Create .
Step 2 In the Bulk Operation section (Figure 10-6), do the following:
a. Enter a name for the operation.
b. From the Action menu, choose Enable Service .
c. From the Parameters menu, choose Content Filtering .
Figure 10-6 Create Bulk Operation Window—Bulk Operation Section
Step 3 From the Run drop-down list, choose Once and set the following scheduling parameters (Figure 10-7):
- Beginning date: 4/30/2012
- Select all days of the week
- Click All Day
Figure 10-7 Create Bulk Operation Window—Schedule Section
Step 4 Specify your zip code filter to limit the promotion to a subset of Atlanta zip codes (Figure 10-8).
a. From the Available Columns section, drag Postal Code to the Filter Criteria section.
b. From the menu, choose is between .
c. In the parameter fields, enter 30300 and 30399 .
d. Click Apply .
Figure 10-8 Create Bulk Operation Window—Filter Criteria Section
Step 5 Click Create .
As each device checks in, the Content Filtering service is enabled.