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Preparing Devices for Management by Edge Services Director


To discover and manage devices, Edge Services Director requires the following minimum device configuration as a prerequisite for installation on a device. Ensure that the device:

  • Has a static management IP address. The address can be in-band or out-of-band, but must be reachable from the Junos Space server.

  • Is enabled for SSH v2. Issue the set system services ssh protocol-version v2 command to enable SSH v2 on M, MX, and PTX Series routers.

  • Has a user ID with the superuser class configured. Junos Space, and Edge Services Director use this user ID to authenticate the SSH connection with the device.

  • Is enabled for SNMP with the appropriate read-only V1, V2, and V3 credentials created. You do not need to configure SNMP trap receivers; Edge Services Director configures traps as a deployment task.

In addition, the following protocol ports must be open for Edge Services Director communication:

  • Port 22 for SSH connections. If you have changed the SSH port to a port other than port 22 on your Network Management Platform, you must change the SSH ports on your managed devices to the port that the Network Management Platform is using.

  • Port 162 for service-level SNMP traps. Edge Services Director uses OpenNMS for SNMP trap collection and correlation.

  • Port 21 (TCP) and port 69 (UDP) for uploading the software image and configuration file to the FTP server.

You can verify whether a port is open by logging in to the Junos Space CLI and using the nmap command. For example, to determine whether port 162 is open on a device issue this command:

root@space# nmap <IP address of device> -p 162