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You must have licenses to download and use the Juniper Networks CSO. When you order licenses, you receive the information that you need to download and use CSO. If you did not order the licenses, contact your account team or Juniper Networks Customer Care for assistance.

The CSO licensing model depends on whether you use a centralized or distributed deployment:

  • For a centralized deployment, you need licenses for Network Service Orchestrator and for Contrail Cloud Platform. You can either purchase both types of licenses in one Cloud CPE MANO package or you can purchase each type of license individually.

    You also need licenses for:

    • Junos OS software for the MX Series router, EX Series switch, and QFX Series switch in the Contrail Cloud Platform.

    • VNFs that you deploy.

    • (Optional) Licenses for Junos Space Network Management Platform, if you deploy VNFs that require this EMS.

  • For a distributed deployment, Juniper Networks has introduced bundled licenses in addition to the a la carte (existing) licenses. The SD-WAN bundle license, which includes hardware and software licenses, can be purchased as subscription or perpetual licenses.

    An SD-WAN bundle includes licenses for hardware (SRX Series and NFX Series), Junos OS, SD-WAN features, and CSO for orchestration and management.

    The licenses for Junos OS software and hardware for the MX Series router is not included as part of the SD-WAN bundle and must be purchased separately.