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Network Director Installation Overview

Junos Space Network Director is Juniper Networks’ network management solution that empowers administrators to seamlessly manage Juniper Networks WLC Series Wireless LAN Controllers (WLCs), EX Series Ethernet Switches, EX Series switches with ELS, QFX Series switches, MX Series routers with ELS, QFabrics, Junos Fusion, and VMware virtual networks within a Junos Space application. Network Director provides a single interface for managing the entire management life cycle of the network, including configuration, device management, monitoring, fault management, and reporting. Before you install Network Director and the Network Director API, you must set up a Junos Space Appliance in a single-node configuration.

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

You can install Network 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 Network Director and the Network Director API as applications.

    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 Juniper Networks JA2500 Junos Space 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 Network Director and the Network Director API on a Junos Space JA2500 Appliance:

Modified: 2017-04-25