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Get Started

Get Started with MetroAE

Use the command metroae-container wizard to run the wizard, which will automatically walk you through these setup steps to start using MetroAE. You can also Read the Documentation to complete these simple tasks manually.

Set up MetroAE Host

Set up MetroAE Host

We recommend that you dedicate a server or virtual machine for it.

Enable SSH Access

Enable SSH Access

Passwordless SSH must be configured between the host and all target servers, a.k.a. hypervisors.

DNS Required

DNS Required

MetroAE uses DNS to resolve any hostnames you have specified in the deployment.

Prepare your Environment

Prepare your Environment

Unzip Nuage files, complete the checklists for target servers, and confirm reachability.

Setting Up the Environment

Before Installing Nuage Networks components, you have to setup the environment for MetroAE. In v4 and before, MetroAE shipped with 2 modes of operation. The container and git clone. With the new release, there is a single mode of operation – a new MetroAE container. The new MetroAE container will be dynamically built on the users machine when they get the latest MetroAE repository on their machine (using the git clone method). This will replace the old MetroAE container, which will no longer be supported.

Using the Github Clone

The MetroAE Command

The MetroAE command is used to execute MetroAE when using the GitHub clone.


Enterprise Linux 7 (EL7) CentOS 7.4 or greater or RHEL 7.4 or greater. Docker Engine. Permissions to install necessary required packages for MetroAE.

Convenient Data Location

Your data is located in the filesystem where your GitHub clone is located. Plus, you have access to all the MetroAE source code.

Customizing Your Deployment

Deployments are component configuration sets. You can have one or more deployments in your setup. You can customize the deployment files for your workflows using any of the following methods. The deployment files within each deployment directory describe all of the components you want to install or upgrade.

Default Deployment

Edit the files in the default deployment.

New Directory

Edit the files in a new deployment directory that you have created.

The Wizard

Run metroae wizard to let MetroAE create or edit your deployment.

MetroAE Spreadsheet

Create your deployment using the MetroAE spreadsheet (CSV file).