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New and Changed Features

This section describes the new features and enhancements to existing features in Network Director Release 3.1:

Hardware Features

  • There are no new hardware features in Network Director Release 3.1.

Software Features

  • Support for Junos Fusion Data Center—Starting in Network Director Release 3.1R1, you can plan, deploy, manage, and monitor Junos Fusion Data Centers using the Network Builder task in Network Director. Junos Fusion Data Center extends the Junos Fusion technology to data center networks. The Junos Fusion technology is based on the IEEE 802.1BR standard and provides a rich, open framework that makes networks more versatile, extensible, and responsive in multivendor environments and improves network agility and reduces costs. Junos Fusion Data Center provides automated network configuration and enhanced scalability for medium-to-large data centers with the Juniper Networks QFX10002-36Q switches, QFX10002-72Q switches, QFX5100 switches, and EX4300 switches.

    [See Understanding Junos Fusion Data Center.]

  • Enhancements to Junos Fusion Enterprise—Junos Space Network Director Release 3.1R1 supports the following enhancements while creating and managing a Junos Fusion Enterprise setup in Network Director:
    • You can select more than one ICL or ICCP ports as LAG interfaces from the Select ICL & ICCP window. The LAG interface provides redundancy and load balancing between the two aggregation devices.
    • Network Director automatically configures the ICCP port to establish the ICCP session between the connected aggregated devices.
    • You can configure the local IP address for the ICCP port if you want to perform the manual ICCP provisioning.
    • In a multihome setup, you can change the alias name of the satellite devices so that the alias name is the same in both aggregation devices.
    • When you create a new chassis for the aggregation device model, you must select at least one line card that supports a cascade port.
    • In addition to the EX4300 device model, Network Director now supports EX2300 and EX3400 as satellite devices.
    • You can configure and edit the FPC slot ID for a satellite device for the selected cascade port.
    • You can configure parameters such as storm control or MAC Limit, 802.1x, DHCP relay, PVLAN, and Jumbo frames fragmentation in Junos Fusion Enterprise by using the Quick Templates feature.

    [See Creating and Managing Fusion Configuration Templates.]

  • Support for Media Access Control Security(MACsec) profiles—You can create a profile for the MACsec configuration and apply these profiles to the extended ports of a Junos Fusion Enterprise setup.

    See Configuring and Managing MACsec Profiles.

  • Enhancements to the Manage Port Profiles page—You can search for Port profiles based on one or more of the following criteria from the Manage Port Profiles page:
    • Port profiles on a specific device.
    • Port profiles assigned to a specific port on a device.
    • Port profiles that are assigned to interfaces that belong to the same VLAN. When you specify the VLAN name in the search field, all the Port profiles that are part of the VLAN are listed in a table format.

    [See Creating and Managing Port Profiles.]

  • Enhancements to the device topology— Network Director now preserves the changes you make to a device position or arrangement of devices in Junos Fusion, QFabric, and IP fabric topologies even if you navigate away from the page.

    [See Managing Fusion Fabrics.]

  • Enhancements to the Device Connectivity View— Network Director now uses a unique icon to depict Samsung Access Points (APs) in the Device Connectivity page. You can mouse over the Samsung AP icon to view details of the device.

    [See Managing the Topology View.]

  • Support for brownfield Layer 3 Fabric— You can discover a Layer 3 fabric in Network Director that is not created using Network Director and OpenClos. To discover a brownfield Layer 3 fabric, specify the IP subnet range as all the devices that belong to the same Layer 3 Fabric reside in the same subnet.

    [See Discovering Devices in a Physical Network.]

Modified: 2018-02-01