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.

Finding Product Documentation

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: Searching for Technical Content with Google.