Article Original Creation Date: 2013-03-27
This article aims to provide information on the IS_ACTIVE column in the SPRT_EC_DEVICE table.
The IS_ACTIVE flag is related to the Activation policy. Any new device that gets added to the system will have IS_ACTIVE set to ‘N’ by default.
That causes it to invoke the Activation policy whenever it sends a BOOT or BOOTSTRAP inform.
If the result of the device going through activation is PASS, then we set IS_ACTIVE to ‘Y’, and that device can then be processed by other policies.
If the result of that device going through the Activation policy is FAIL (we treat SKIPPED that same as FAIL in this case), then we leave IS_ACTIVE set to ‘N’, and this means that the device cannot be processed by any other policies.
So all devices in the SPRT_EC_DEVICE table with IS_ACTIVE is set to N did not yet pass the activation policy, whenever they might get online again they first must send a BOOT or BOOTSTRAP to be able to pas the Activation Policy and after that other policies to receive Services/Templates.