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USB Flash Drive Installations

 

You can install JSA software with a USB flash drive.

USB flash drive installations are full product installations. You cannot use a USB flash drive to upgrade or apply product patches. For information about applying patches, see the latest Patch Release Notes.

Supported Versions

The following appliances or operating systems can be used to create a bootable USB flash drive:

  • A JSA 7.3.0 appliance or later

  • A Linux system that is installed with Red Hat Enterprise Linux V7.3

  • Microsoft Windows Vista

  • Microsoft Windows 7

  • Microsoft Windows 2008

  • Microsoft Windows 2008R2

Installation Overview

Follow this procedure to install JSA software from a USB flash drive:

  1. Create the bootable USB flash drive.

  2. Install the software for your JSA appliance.

  3. Install any product maintenance releases or patches.

    See latest Patch Release Notes for installation instructions for patches.

Creating a Bootable USB Flash Drive with a JSA Appliance

You can use an JSA 7.3.0 appliance to create a bootable USB flash drive that can be used to install JSA software.

Before you can create a bootable USB flash drive from a JSA appliance, you must have access to the following items:

  • A 8 GB USB flash drive

  • A JSA 7.3.0 ISO image file

  • A physical JSA appliance

If your JSA appliance does not have Internet connectivity, you can download the JSA ISO image file to a desktop computer or another JSA appliance with Internet access. You can then copy the ISO file to the JSA appliance which will be used to make a bootable USB.

When you create a bootable USB flash drive, the contents of the flash drive are deleted.

  1. Download the JSA ISO image file.
    1. Access the www.juniper.net/support/ website.

    2. Locate the JSA ISO file that matches the version of the JSA appliance.

    3. Copy the ISO image file to a /tmp directory on your JSA appliance.

  2. Using SSH, log in to your JSA system as the root user.
  3. Insert the USB flash drive in the USB port on your JSA system.

    It might take up to 30 seconds for the system to recognize the USB flash drive.

  4. Type the following command to mount the ISO image:
    mount -o loop /tmp/<name of the ISO image>.iso /media/cdrom
  5. Type the following command to copy the USB creation script from the mounted ISO to the /tmp directory.
    cp /media/cdrom/post/create-usb-install-key.py /tmp/
  6. Type the following command to start the USB creation script:
    /tmp/create-usb-install-key.py
  7. Press Enter.
  8. Press 1 and type the path to the ISO file.

    For example,

    /tmp/<name of the iso image>.iso
  9. Press 2 and select the drive that contains your USB flash drive.
  10. Press 3 to create your USB key.

    The process of writing the ISO image to your USB flash drive takes several minutes to complete. When the ISO is loaded onto the USB flash drive, a confirmation message is displayed.

  11. Press q to quit the USB key script.
  12. Remove the USB flash drive from your JSA system.
  13. To free up space, remove the ISO image file from the /tmp file system.

If your connection to the appliance is a serial connection, see Configuring a flash drive for serial only appliances.

If your connection to the appliance is keyboard and mouse (VGA), see Installing QRadar with a USB flash drive.

Creating a Bootable USB Flash Drive with Microsoft Windows

You can use a Microsoft Windows desktop or notebook system to create a bootable USB flash drive that can be used to install JSA software.

Before you create a bootable USB flash drive with a Microsoft Windows system, you must have access to the following items:

  • A 8 GB USB flash drive

  • A desktop or notebook system running one the following operating systems:

    • Windows 7

    • Windows Vista

    • Windows 2008

    • Windows 2008R2

    • Windows 10

When you create a bootable USB flash drive, the contents of the flash drive are deleted.

  1. Download the JSA ISO image file from the Juniper Support Website.
  2. Download the Rufus tool from Rufus Downloads (http://rufus.akeo.ie/downloads/).
  3. Insert the USB flash drive into the USB port on your computer.
  4. . Open Rufus and configure the properties.

    Parameter

    Value

    Partition scheme and target system type

    MBR partition scheme for BIOS or UEFI

    File system

    FAT32 (Default)

    Cluster size

    4096 bytes (Default)

    Format Options

    Select the following options:

    Quick format

    Create a bootable disk using

    Create extended label and icon files

    Create a bootable disc using drop-down list

    ISO Image

  5. Click the icon beside the Create a bootable disc using drop-down list and select the JSA 7.3.0 ISO file.
  6. Click Start.
  7. In the Hybrid image detected window, select Write in DD Image mode and click OK.
  8. After the installation finishes, safely eject the USB flash drive from your computer.Note

    Windows does not recognize the USB flash drive after you write the image. To use the USB flash drive again, complete the procedure steps with any ISO image, and select Write in ISO Image mode (Recommended) in the Hybrid image detected window.

If your connection to the appliance is a serial connection, see Configuring a flash drive for serial only appliances.

If your connection to the appliance is a keyboard and mouse (VGA), see Installing QRadar with a USB flash drive.

Creating a Bootable USB Flash Drive with Red Hat Linux

You can use a Linux desktop or notebook system with Red Hat V7.3 to create a bootable USB flash drive that can be used to install JSA software.

You must have access to the following items:

  • An 8 GB USB flash drive

  • A JSA 7.3.0 or later ISO image file

When you create a bootable USB flash drive, the contents of the flash drive are deleted.

  1. Download the JSA ISO image file from the Juniper Support Website.
  2. Insert the USB flash drive in the front USB port on your system.

    It might take up to 30 seconds for the system to recognize the USB flash drive.

  3. Open a terminal and type the following command to determine the name of the USB flash drive:
    dmesg | grep SCSI

    The system outputs the messages produced by device drivers. The following example shows the name of the connected USB flash drive as sdb.

  4. Type the following commands to unmount the USB flash drive:
    df -h | grep<name_of_the_connected_USB_flash_drive>

    umount /dev/<name_of_the_connected_USB_flash_drive>
  5. Type the following command to write the JSA ISO to your USB flash drive:
    dd if=/<jsa.iso>of=/dev/<name_of_the_connected_USB_flash_drive> bs=512k
  6. Remove the USB flash drive from your system.

Installing JSA with a USB Flash Drive

Follow this procedure to install JSA from a bootable USB flash drive.

You must create the bootable USB flash drive before you can use it to install JSA software.

This procedure provides general guidance on how to use a bootable USB flash drive to install JSA software.

The complete installation process is documented in the product Installation Guide.

  1. Install all necessary hardware.
  2. Choose one of the following options:
    • Connect a notebook to the serial port at the back of the appliance.

    • Connect a keyboard and monitor to their respective ports.

  3. Insert the bootable USB flash drive into the USB port of your appliance.
  4. Restart the appliance.
  5. After the appliance restarts, the USB flash drive prepares the appliance for installation and the Juniper STRM image installer appears. You can:
    • Type install and press enter to begin installation of your STRM image.

    • Type linux and press enter to VM/VGA installation of your STRM image.

    The installation process can take up to an hour to complete.

    To cancel the operation, power off the appliance and remove the USB storage device from the USB port.

    Caution

    This procedure will overwrite your hard disk drive with a new factory default Juniper STRM installation. As a result all data on your appliance will be lost. If you do not wish to erase your system and loose all your data, please turn off the appliance now and remove the USB storage device from the USB port.

  6. When the login prompt is displayed, type root to log in to the system as the root user.

    The user name is case-sensitive.

    Note

    You need not enter any password to log in to the system during this step.

  7. Press Enter and follow the prompts to install JSA.

    The complete installation process is documented in the product Installation Guide.