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Downloading and Installing Junos OS Software Packages (FIPS Mode)


MX Series routers can provide the security defined by Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 Level 1. To operate in Junos OS in FIPS mode, the router must have the following software packages installed:

  • junos-install-mx-x86-64-17.4R1-S1.9.tgz

To install the Junos software packages, perform the following tasks:

  1. Download the Junos OS package and the Junos-FIPS software package from
  2. Connect locally to the Routing Engine console port on the router.
  3. Copy the Junos OS and Junos-FIPS software packages to the Routing Engine.
  4. Upgrade the router to Junos OS in FIPS mode by using the request system software add reboot junos-install-mx-x86-64-17.4R1-S1.9.tgz command for MX Series routers. The router reboots with Junos OS and after enabling FIPS mode, router becomes a cryptographic module. For more details about adding system software, see the Configuring Junos OS for the First Time on a Router or Switch with a Single Routing Engine.