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Junos Space Network Management Platform Requirements for Connectivity Services Director

 

Connectivity Services Director Release 4.1R1 is supported on Junos Space Network Management Platform Release 18.4R1.

Connectivity Services Director is supported on a JA2500 Junos Space Appliance or a Junos Space Virtual Appliance that meets the hardware requirements specified in the Junos Space documentation.

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 and the API as an application. The Junos Space Appliance has been tested with up to six appliances connected in a cluster (fabric) for its ability to manage up to 15,000 devices. The Junos Space architecture also achieves five-nines reliability.

    The JA2500 appliance has a 2-U, rack-mountable chassis with dimensions 17.81 in. x 17.31 in. x 3.50 in. (45.20 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 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.

    The Junos Space Virtual Appliance can be deployed on a VMware ESX server. The Junos Space Virtual Appliance requires a VMware ESX server 4.0 or later or VMware ESXi server 4.0, 5.0, 5.1, or 5.5 that can support a virtual machine with the following configuration:

    • 64-bit quad processor with at least 2.66-GHz speed

    • 32 GB RAM

    • One RJ-45 10/100/1000 Network Interface Connector

    • 133 GB hard disk

      Note

      In a scaled environment, which contains a large number of configuration service settings and devices, we recommend that at least 100 GB of hard disk space is made available for installing Connectivity Services Director on a VMWare ESX server, in addition to the 133 GB of hard disk space for basic Junos Space Platform configuration.

    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.

The number of devices you plan to manage by using Connectivity Services Director determines which Junos Space Appliance you use. Contact Juniper Networks Technical Assistance Center (JTAC) to know more about the Junos Space Appliance model that is suitable for your network. Connectivity Services Director is not supported on a Junos Space instance running on a Juniper Networks NSM3000 appliance.