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Connectivity Services Director Installation Overview

Junos Space Connectivity Services Director is a robust and holistic application that facilitates automated design and provisioning of Layer 2 VPN and Layer 3 VPN services, configuration and provisioning of RSVP-signaled label-switched path (LSP) services, configuration of quality-of-service (QoS) profiles, validation and monitoring of service performance, and management of timing or clock synchronization using Precision Time Protocol (PTP). Connectivity Services Director enables unified management of the ACX Series routers, M Series routers, MX Series routers, PTX Series routers, and TCA Series Timing Appliances in your network. It provides for full network life cycle management by simplifying the discovery, configuration, visualization, monitoring, and administration of large networks containing physical and virtual devices.

This application is built to run on Junos Space Network Management Platform—an open, secure and scalable software platform that allows customers, partners and developers to build and deploy simple, smart applications to manage and analyze network element data and optimize network infrastructure and operations management.

This Quick Start Guide describes how you can quickly set up a Junos Space Appliance in a single-node configuration, install Connectivity Services Director (which also installs the Connectivity Services Director API), and bring your devices under Connectivity Services Director management.

You can install Connectivity Services Director in one of the following hardware configurations:

  • A Juniper Networks JA2500 Junos Space Hardware Appliance—The JA2500 appliance is a dedicated hardware device that provides the computing power and specific requirements to run Connectivity Services Director as an application. The

    The JA2500 appliance has a 2-U, rack-mountable chassis with dimensions 17.81 in. x 17.31 in. x 3.5 in. (45.2 cm x 44 cm x 8.89 cm). The JA2500 appliance ships with a single AC power supply module; an additional power supply module can be installed in the power supply slot in the rear panel of the appliance. The JA2500 appliance can also be powered on by using one or two DC power supply modules. The appliance has six 1-TB hard drives arranged in a RAID 10 configuration. Two externally accessible cooling fans provide the required airflow and cooling for the appliance.

    For details about the JA2500 appliance and instructions for installation, see Installing Juniper Networks Junos Space JA2500 Appliance.

  • Junos Space Virtual Appliance—The Junos Space Virtual Appliance consists of preconfigured Junos Space Network Management Platform software with a built-in operating system and application stack that is easy to deploy, manage, and maintain. A Junos Space Virtual Appliance includes the same software and provides all the functionality available in a Junos Space physical appliance. However, you must deploy the virtual appliance on the VMware ESX or ESXi server, which provides a CPU, hard disk, RAM, and a network controller, but requires installation of an operating system and applications to become fully functional.

    For information about installing Junos Space appliances in a fabric configuration and installing Junos Space Virtual Appliance on a VMware ESX or ESXi server, see Junos Space Virtual Appliance.

Follow all safety warnings and precautions as specified in General Safety Guidelines and Warnings.

The following sections describe the basic steps to install and configure Connectivity Services Director on a Junos Space JA2500 Appliance:

Modified: 2015-12-31