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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

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

  • Solutions Documentation—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.

The TechLibrary has a suite of tools and applications that provide you with technical information about the Juniper Networks product portfolio. You can find the tools and applications under Tools & Applications on the Juniper Networks TechLibrary site.

  • CLI Explorer—An application that you can use to search for Junos OS configuration statements and operational commands and view the platforms on which they are supported. You can also access the documentation for the configuration statements and operational commands from CLI Explorer.

  • Competitive Migration Tool—An application that you can use to identify Juniper Networks products that you can install to upgrade your current network to an optimal one.

  • Compliance Advisor—An application that helps you find regulatory and compliance information, namely Common Criteria, Commercial Solutions for Classified Program (CSfC), FIPS, Homologation, RoHS2, UC Approved Products List, and USGv6.

  • Feature Explorer—Feature Explorer is your central resource for information about features on Juniper Networks products. Feature Explorer helps you explore feature information to find the best software releases and hardware platforms for use in your network. Use Feature Explorer to:

    • Search for features, platforms, or software releases

    • View the features supported in a specific software release

    • View the features supported on a specific hardware platform

    • Compare the features supported by two different software releases on a specific hardware platform

    • Compare the features supported by a specific software release on two different hardware platforms

  • Hardware Compatibility Tool—An application that helps you find the hardware components such as transceivers, line cards, and interface modules that are supported on Juniper Networks hardware products. You can use this application to search for the components, or browse by component type or product to find the information that you need.

  • Junos XML API Explorer—An application that helps you find the configuration and operational tags in the Junos XML API that Junos XML management protocol and NETCONF XML management protocol client applications can use to configure a device running Junos OS or to request information about the configuration and operational status of a device runing Junos OS. The configuration tags are an XML representation of the configuration statements in the Junos OS command-line interface (CLI). The operation tags are equivalent to operational mode commands in the Junos OS CLI. For more information about the Junos XML API, see the Junos XML Management Protocol Developer Guide.

  • Network Product Selector—A resource that helps you select the right product for your network. This application guides you through a set of carefully selected questions to generate a product recommendation that best fits your requirements, and provides links to marketing and technical information about the recommended products.

  • SNMP MIB Explorer—An application that enables you to search for SNMP MIBs supported on Juniper Networks products. You can search for MIB objects using a combination of product and release to view detailed information about the MIB (including a link to the MIB file), and the MIB hierarchy in a tree structure.

  • System Log Explorer—An application that enables you to search for system log messages in a specific Junos OS release and view more information about the system log message, such as the severity and cause of an event, and platforms on which the system log message is supported.

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:

  • Choose your product from a list of most-viewed products under Most-viewed Products

  • Click All Products By Category to find product documentation by category

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

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 MX2020 Router
Product Documentation Page for MX2020 Router

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

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

  • Click on a category name on the top of the page to view documents in that category. For example, click Hardware Guides to view the hardware guides for your product.

Clicking a document leads you to the content pages. This example shows the Chassis Cluster Feature Guide for SRX Series Devices.

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.

Selecting a link on the Table of Contents pane leads you to the respective content page, which contains answers to the specific question that you have. In this example, selecting the Chassis Cluster Fabric Interfaces link in the Table of Contents gives you more information about the fabric interfaces in a chassis cluster.

You can 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.

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

  • Click Platform and Release Support to see the platforms and releases for which the feature is supported.

  • Click X in the Table of Contents to hide the Table of Contents to give you more reading area on the page.


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.

  • Download documents—The right panel on every page has a Download icon, that allows you to download the entire document in PDF format. You can also click Downloads in the bottom of the Table of Contents of a page to download the complete document in PDF format.

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.