Device Images Overview
An image management system provides full lifecycle management of images for all network devices, including CPE device and virtualized network function (VNF) images. A device image is a software installation package for the CPE device or an image for a virtual application that runs on the device. For example, for a NFX Series device platform, you require an NFX software image and a software image for the vSRX application that provides security functions and routing on the device. You install a VNF image on a CPE device or on a server in a service provider’s cloud to deploy the VNF in that location.
Administration Portal enables you to upload both CPE device and VNF images from your local file system and deploy them on a single device or simultaneously on multiple devices of the same family. CPE device images include software images for the NFX Series, MX Series, and SRX Series. You can download software images from Junos Platforms - Download Software.
After you upload a CPE device or VNF image, you can stage the image on a device, verify the checksum, and deploy the staged image using the Deploy option from the Images page. You can also schedule the staging, deployment, and validation of a device image. In addition, you can modify the platforms supported by the device image and the description of the device image.
You can store all the images in a central repository and use a file service to retrieve images from the file server when the image needs to be deployed to the devices.