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How to Use the Junos OS Documentation?

 

Junos OS documentation is release-independent. This means that you will find only one version of Junos OS documentation in the TechLibrary pages on https://www.juniper.net.

You can view what has changed for individual features by release within the documentation pages. In addition, a summary of all changes made to the contents is provided in a Release History Table at the end of the documentation page. To find details about the changes, use the links provided in the Release History Table to navigate to the relevant location in the page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the Junos OS documentation release-independent?

With the release-independent presentation model, the search results will list only one instance of a documentation page instead of showing multiple versions of a similar documentation page for every release. This helps you find the information quickly, and find the changes made for various releases in the same page, without having to navigate to another version of the page. The streamlined search results also reduce the time that you spend navigating through documentation to find the most relevant and accurate information about Juniper platforms and Junos OS features.

How do I find the changes in a Junos OS release?

The Junos OS Release Notes is the primary source of information about the new features and the modifications made to existing features in a specific Junos OS release. The release notes provide descriptions of new features, changes made to existing features, new hardware platforms, and details on the feature support being extended to new platforms.

The feature descriptions and descriptions on change of behavior also contain links to the Junos OS documentation pages that provide detailed information about the features and changes made to the features.

How do I find information about the behavioral changes made to a feature in each Junos OS release?

The behavioral changes made to a feature in a release are called out within the documentation web page. In a documentation web page, you can find the changes made for various releases called out using a consistent sentence format that includes the release number and a brief description of the change. The release-specific changes made to a feature are collected together in the Release History Table at the end of a documentation web page. The first column in the Release History Table has hypertext links that you can click to find a description of the changes made for the Junos OS release.

The documentation for configuration statements and operational commands contains a Release Information section that describes the release in which the configuration statement or operational command was introduced, and information on the behavioral changes made to them in various releases.

How do I find feature information specific to my Junos release?

The Junos OS Release Notes includes a summary of new features in the release with links to the complete documentation set. You can find information about the features supported in the Junos release that you use on your network in the release notes. Release notes are available for all main releases and maintenance releases. We have consolidated the release notes in one location in the Junos OS documentation page.

Many documents contain a Release History Table at the end of the page that summarizes the behavioral changes to individual features across releases. To find details about the changes, use the links provided in the Release History table to navigate to the relevant location in the page. The documentation for configuration statements and operational commands contains information on the release in which the configuration statement or operational command was introduced, and information on the behavioral changes made to them in various releases.

The Feature Explorer application is another resource that you can use to find feature support by platform and Junos OS release.

How do I find if a feature is supported by a specific platform or Junos OS release

Most of the HTML pages on the Juniper Networks TechLibrary have a Platform and Release Support link on the top of the page. Click the Platform and Release Support link to know if the feature described on the page is supported by a specific platform or Junos OS release.