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Understanding Network Director and the Management Lifecycle Modes

Junos Space Network Director enables unified management of Juniper Networks WLC Series Wireless LAN Controllers (WLCs), EX Series Ethernet Switches, EX Series switches with ELS, QFX Series switches, QFX Series switches with ELS, Data Center fabrics (Junos Fusion system, QFabric system, Virtual Chassis Fabrics, and Layer 3 Fabrics) and cloud-based and baremetal-based data centers in your network. Providing full network lifecycle management, Network Director simplifies the discovery, configuration, visualization, monitoring, and administration of large networks. Operators can quickly deploy a network by using it, configure it optimally to improve network uptime and maximize resources, and respond agilely to the needs of applications and users.

The Network Director user interface is based on the network management lifecycle. The interface provides five main working modes that are aligned to the network management lifecycle, and a sixth mode for working with Network Director itself. Each mode provides access to different tasks:

In addition to these modes, Network Director enables you to perform system level tasks from the System button and the Preferences button. System level tasks include viewing the Network Director user and system audit trail, managing jobs, and gathering logs for troubleshooting.

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