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Downloading and Installing Junos Software Packages (FIPS Mode)


EX Series Ethernet switches can provide the security defined by Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 Level 1 if these switches are operated in the Junos OS in FIPS mode. To operate in Junos OS in FIPS mode, the switch must have the following software packages installed:

  • Junos OS for EX Series switches, Release 15.1X53-D55

  • Junos FIPS mode, Release 15.1X53-D55

To install these software packages, perform the following tasks:

  1. Download the Junos OS package and the Junos FIPS mode package from See Downloading Software Packages from Juniper Networks (FIPS Mode).
  2. Connect locally to the console port of the active Routing Engine on the switch.
  3. Copy the Junos OS and Junos FIPS mode software packages to the Routing Engine or Routing Engines. See the instructions that are appropriate for your switch: