Technical Documentation

Installing the Junos Pulse Client

Mobile and remote Windows users can obtain the benefits of application acceleration by installing the Junos Pulse client. The Junos Pulse client accelerates traffic between the client system and a remote WXC Series gateway. The WXC Series gateways and Pulse clients discover each other automatically and begin accelerating traffic without user intervention.

Note: You must install the Junos Pulse client on each Windows client, not on a single Windows system that serves as a gateway for other clients.

The following sections describe how to install the Junos Pulse client:

Downloading the Junos Pulse Client from a WXC Series Gateway

You can download the Junos Pulse client from any WXC Series gateway running JWOS 6.1 that has a client license. When the license is present, a Junos Pulse selection is shown in the taskbar of the Web interface for the WXC Series gateway.

Before users can download the Pulse client software, you must:

To download the Pulse client from a WXC Series gateway to a computer running Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP:

  1. If the WX Client is installed, uninstall the WX Client by selecting Start > All Programs > Juniper Networks > WX Client > Uninstall. The WX Client supports only JWOS 6.0 and is not compatible with the Pulse client.
  2. Enter the following URL in a supported Web browser:
    https://WXC IP address/client
  3. Enter the username and password, if needed, and click Login.
  4. Select Install Now, and, if necessary, click Install in the Security Warning dialog box. Note the following:
    • If the Windows Firewall is enabled, click Unblock when prompted to allow the client to accept external connections.
    • If you are prompted to stop the Network Connect client, click OK and restart the Network Connect client after the Junos Pulse client is installed.

    When installation is complete, the Junos Pulse client starts automatically, and the Junos Pulse icon is shown in the system tray in the lower-right corner of the Windows desktop. Application acceleration starts automatically when remote WXC gateways are discovered. No additional configuration is necessary.

Downloading the Junos Pulse Client from a SA Series Gateway

The Junos Pulse client can be downloaded and installed automatically when users access a SA Series gateway. For version 6.5 or 6.3 SA Series gateways, the Junos Pulse client must first be exported from a WXC Series gateway and uploaded to the SA Series gateway (see Distributing the Pulse Client from WXC Series Gateways). Note that version 7.0 (or higher) SA Series gateways include the Junos Pulse client, so exporting the client from a WXC Series gateway is not necessary.

To download the Junos Pulse client from a SA Series gateway:

  1. On a computer running Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP, enter the URL of the SA Series gateway in a supported Web browser. For example:
    https://wx-sa.juniper.net

    The Loading Components page is displayed. The Host Checker window opens for downloading the Junos Pulse client installer, followed by the Junos Pulse Client window to download and install the client. Note the following:

    • If the Windows Firewall is enabled, click Unblock when prompted to allow the Junos Pulse client to accept external connections.
    • If you are prompted to stop the Network Connect client, click OK and restart the Network Connect client after the Junos Pulse client is installed.
    • If you are prompted about improper installation of the Host Checker or Junos Pulse client, click Try Again to complete the installation.

    When installation is complete, the Junos Pulse client starts automatically. To start the client manually, double-click the Junos Pulse icon in the system tray. Application acceleration starts automatically when remote WXC Series gateways are discovered. No additional configuration is necessary.

Uninstalling the Junos Pulse Client

To uninstall the Junos Pulse client software, select Start > All Programs > Juniper Networks > Junos Pulse > Uninstall, or run the following program (if necessary, change C: to the drive where Windows is installed):

C:\Program Files\Juniper Networks\Junos Pulse\Uninstall.exe


Published: 2010-06-16

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