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Installing Network Director

 

Before you begin:

You can install Network Director on Junos Space Network Management Platform by using one of the following methods:

Installing Network Director From Junos Space Store

Junos Space Platform provides Junos Space store from where you can download and install or upgrade Network Director in a single operation. On the Junos Space store pagPe, you can view the versions of Network Director that are compatible with the currently installed version of Junos Space Platform.

Note

Before you install or upgrade Network Director by using Junos Space store, you must configure the credentials to access Junos Space Store. For information see, Configuring and Managing Junos Space Store.

To install Network Director from Junos Space Store:

  1. Click Administration > Applications > Junos Space Store.

    The Junos Space Store opens. Junos Space Store lists all the applications that can be installed on the Junos Space Platform.

  2. Click Network Director.

    The right-side of the page lists the Network Director versions that can be installed on Junos Space Platform.

  3. (Optional) Select the Show only compatible version check box to list only the FIPS compatible versions of Network Director that can be installed on the current installed version of Junos Space Platform.
  4. Click Next to install Network Director.

    The end user license agreement page appears.

  5. Click Accept and install to install Network Director.

    The Network Director installation job status appears. The status indicates each step that is completed while Network Director is getting installed.

    Once installed successfully, Network Director is listed on the Applications page (Administration > Applications).

Installing Network Director by Manually Downloading the Network Director Application Image

Download the Junos Space Network Director Release 3.6 software image to the hard disk or to an SCP server. The SCP server where you download the Network Director image should be a Linux server. You can download the Network Director Software image from the Network Director Download Software page.

To install Junos Space Network Director:

  1. Log in to Junos Space.
  2. Click the add symbol (+) adjacent to the Administration and click Applications.

    The Administration > Applications page opens.

  3. Click add symbol (+) symbol to add the Network Director application.

    The Add Application page opens.

  4. You can upload the Network Director release image file by using HTTP or by using SCP:

    To upload the image file using HTTP:

    1. Click Upload via HTTP.

      The Upload Software via HTTP page opens.

    2. Click Browse to select the Network Director image file. You can either navigate to the local directory and select the Network Director software image, or copy and paste the download URL in the Software File if the image is not already downloaded to the local directory.

      Your browser opens a dialog box to browse the Network Director image file.

    3. Click Open to download the image file.
    4. Click Upload to upload the image file.

      A notification about the progress in the upload is displayed.

    To upload the image file using SCP if you have a Linux server:

    1. Click Upload via SCP.

      The Upload Software via SCP page opens.

      Enter the following secure copy credentials to upload the image from a remote server to Junos Space.

      • Enter the user name of the remote server.

      • Enter the password of the remote server and reenter the password in the Confirm Password field.

      • Enter the host IP address of the remote server.

      • Enter the path of the remote server to which you have copied the Network Director image file.

    2. Click Upload to load the Network Director image file into Junos Space.

      The Upload Application Job Information dialog opens.

  5. Click OK to skip viewing the job results and to take you back to the Administration > Applications > Add Application page..
  6. Select Network Director and click Install.
  7. Click OK in the Application Configuration window dialog box.

    You can check the Job Status page to view the progress of the installation job. Once the installation completes, Network Director appears on the Applications page. The Network Director application also appears in the Application Chooser (at the upper-left corner).

  8. (Optional) Bookmark this page in your browser for future use.

    You can use the bookmarked URL to log in to Network Director without logging in to Junos Space first.

Discovering Devices

When you start Network Director for the first time, the system does not have any devices. The first step is to build your network. Even with large networks, Network Director has made this step relatively easy and straightforward. You will add devices to Network Director and the database by using a process called device discovery. Once a device is discovered, it shows in the interface and Network Director begins to monitor the device.

Network Director provides a wizard for device discovery. The following example shows the path for device discovery through the wizard. For an alternate path, you can get a step-by-step instruction from the help system.

In this example, we provide an IP address range, and Network Director populates the database with all supported devices within that range.

  1. While in the Build mode, select Logical View, Location View, Device View, or Custom Group View from the View selector.Note

    Select Datacenter View if you want to view and manage data centers by using Network Director. You must set up a data center from the Datacenter View. Network Director automatically discovers and adds devices that are part of the data center set up to its inventory. There is no separate device discovery task for the Datacenter View. You can also add devices that are discovered from the other views to a data center by editing a data center in the Datacenter View.

  2. To discover physical devices, click Discover Devices in the Tasks pane. Each mode has a Tasks Pane that displays the actions you can take while in that mode and that particular network view.
  3. (Optional) Type a name for the discovery job. The default name is ND Discovery.
  4. Click Add in the Device Targets window. You can add a single device IP address, a range of IP addresses, an IP subnet, or a hostname. In this example, we select an IP address range.
  5. Provide the initial or the lowest IP address value and the ending or highest IP address value for the range and click Add. You can have up to 1024 devices in a range. After you click Add, the address range is listed in the Device Targets window.
  6. Click Next or click Discovery Options to proceed to specify the device credentials and method of discovery.
  7. Click Add in the Device Credentials window and enter the username and password assigned for administrative access.
  8. Select Ping, SNMP, or both as the method of device discovery. Selecting both is the preferred method if the device is configured for SNMP. Note

    Only SNMP version 3 is supported in FIPS mode.

    If you select SNMP, the Add SNMP Settings dialog box is displayed. In this example, because we run SNMP version 3, we need to provide the community string. Click Add to save the setting.

    Note

    You cannot choose a method for device discovery for virtual network discovery.

  9. Click Next or Schedule Options to proceed to schedule the time when discovery is run.Note

    Scheduling options are not available for virtual network discovery.

  10. Indicate whether to run the device discovery now or set up a schedule to minimize network traffic. In this example, we set the schedule to run during off hours.
  11. Click Review to review the settings before you exit the wizard.
  12. Click Finish to complete the discovery setup and to save the settings.
  13. Click View Discovery Status to view all scheduled and completed jobs. After a job completes, you can click Show Details to view further information on any unexpected results.