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Tutorial: Getting the Content You Need


Welcome to the Juniper Networks TechLibrary. Our goal is to deliver content that helps you use our products.

Whether you are new to Juniper Networks, or an expert user, you might be wondering what the best path is to get the content that you need. Take this tutorial to learn how to get started.

Getting Oriented: The TechLibrary Home Page

The TechLibrary home page has the following sections

  • Day One+—Helps you get up and running quickly with your new Juniper product.

  • Product Documentation—Provides all the information you need for evaluating, configuring, or managing a product.

  • Design Center—Provides in-depth guidance for designing and deploying state-of-the-art networking solutions with Juniper Networks products.

  • Learning Center—Helps you learn about new networking technologies and understand how Juniper Networks products enable you to implement them in your network.

  • Tools & Applications—Provides tools and applications to enable you to dive deep into specific knowledge areas. For more information, see Finding Information with TechLibrary Tools and Applications.

  • What’s New—Displays the new documents that are available on the TechLibrary.

Finding Product Documentation on the Juniper Networks Website

To quickly find the documentation for your product, enter the name of your product in the Find a Product box in the Product Documentation section.

You can also do the following to easily find the documentation for your product:

  • Find your product by category under Products By Category. If you don’t see your product listed on the home page click on View More to view a more comprehensive list of Juniper products that fall under that category.

  • Click View More for products not listed under the main categories

  • Click Products A-Z to look up product documentation from an alphabetical list of products

  • Click End of Life (EOL) Products for a list of technical documentation for a Juniper Networks hardware platform or software release that has reached the End-of-Support milestone

Browsing for Specific Content

When you select a product in the Product Documentation section on the TechLibrary home page, you access a product documentation page, which enables you to access the relevant hardware and software documentation for the product. This page also includes resources for support and links to additional literature.

Figure 1: Product Documentation Page for SRX380 Services Gateway
Product Documentation Page for SRX380 Services Gateway

To find the document you are interested in, do any of the following:

  • Enter the document name in the Filter by title field.

  • Scroll down and click on a category name to view documents in that category. For example, click Hardware Guides to view the hardware guides for your product.


Click Subscribe to receive e-mail notifications about documentation updates for this product.

Clicking on a document leads you to the content pages. This example shows the IPv6 Neighbor Discovery User Guide.

Underneath the title of the document is a summary containing a brief description of the information on the page.

Use the Table of Contents in the left pane to locate the content that describes the feature, procedure or reference information that you are looking for. The technology overview for a feature, the procedure to configure the feature, and the examples are organized together, so that you can find them easily. The documentation on configuration statements and commands for the feature are collected together in a separate section, and organized in alphabetical order.

Click on a link on the Table of Contents panel to go to the respective content page, which contains the information you are looking for.

You can also easily find information in a document by doing the following:

  • Click Expand All to expand the Table of Contents so that you can view all the topics covered in your document.

  • Enter a topic name in Filter by Title field.

  • Click PDF to download the entire document in PDF format.

  • Click on the language drop down box to change the language of the documentation.


    Translations done by Machine Learning.

  • Access the ON THIS PAGE menu on the right to quickly go to sections on the page.

  • Click X on the right or left hand side to collapse the side panels for more reading area.


Junos OS is the common operating system that runs on Juniper’s routing, switching, and security products. It supports a standard set of features across products, and some product-specific features. Therefore, a single document might be shared across products.

Once you find the content you are looking for, you might decide you want to learn more. Here are a few highlights:

  • Breadcrumbs—The breadcrumbs, located above the title of a page, shows your location on the Juniper website, and provides a navigation aid to go to the higher level pages in the TechLibrary.

  • Related documentation links—The bottom of a page may include a Related Documentation section which contains hand-selected links to documentation that is relevant to the current content. This is one of the best ways to determine which content to read next.

Searching for Content

One of the easiest ways to find content is to search based on keywords. You can use the following search options to locate the content you need:

  • Juniper website search—The Juniper Networks search engine (Search Documentation box) is available at the top of every page on the Juniper Networks TechLibrary site. When you use the Juniper Networks search engine, you can filter the search results to quickly narrow down to the information you need.

    On the search results page, you can use the Product, Format, Last Date Modified, and Language options in the left pane to narrow down the content that is displayed.

    Want to perform more robust searches? See our tips for Searching for Technical Content on the Juniper Networks Website.

  • External search engine—We understand that many of you prefer to search for Juniper Networks technical documentation by using an external search engine, such as Google. Therefore, we have compiled a few tips on using Google. Read them here: Finding Juniper Product Documentation with Google.