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New and Changed Features

New and Changed Features in Junos Space Network Management Platform Release 16.1R3

No new features are introduced in Junos Space Network Management Platform Release 16.1R3.

New and Changed Features in Junos Space Network Management Platform Release 16.1R1

This section describes new features and the enhancements to existing features in Junos Space Network Management Platform Release 16.1R1.

  • Forwarding audit logs to a system log server—From Junos Space Network Management Platform Release 16.1R1 onward, you can forward audit logs from Junos Space Platform to a system log server. One or more criteria can be configured in Junos Space Platform based on which audit logs are selected and forwarded to system log servers. Audit logs can be forwarded using UDP, TCP, and TLSv1.2 protocols. Audit log forwarding criteria can be viewed, modified, added, deleted, and enabled or disabled. For more information, see Audit Log Forwarding in Junos Space Overview.
  • Upgrading the underlying OS to CentOS 6.8—In Junos Space Network Management Platform Release 16.1R1, CentOS 6.8 is used as the underlying OS of the Junos Space Platform software.
  • Adding device change details to audit logs—From Junos Space Network Management Platform Release 16.1R1 onward, you can view the details of configuration changes made to devices from the audit log entry generated for the corresponding action. You can view the device configuration changes for actions such as modifying device configuration, deploying device configuration, executing scripts, modifying authentication on devices, deploying templates, applying CLI configlet, deploying device image, restoring configuration, and resolving key conflicts in the Audit Log Detail dialog box. For more information, see Viewing Audit Logs.
  • Support for Open VM Tools—From Junos Space Network Management Platform Release 16.1R1 onward, Open VM Tools are supported for use with Junos Space Virtual Appliance. Open VM Tools comprise a set of utilities that facilitate better management and enhance the performance monitoring of virtual machines in a VMware environment. For more information, see Starting Open VM Tools in Junos Space Platform.
  • Support for 192-bit and 256-bit AES encryption for the SNMP stack—From Junos Space Platform Release 16.1R1 onward, the SNMPv3 privacy mode supports Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithms with 192-bit and 256-bit encryption. This support enables you to add or query SNMP traps from devices that support only AES algorithms with 192-bit and 256-bit encryption. For more information, see Creating a Device Discovery Profile.
  • Scheduled export of device configuration to a remote server—From Junos Space Network Management Platform Release 16.1R1 onward, you can schedule the automatic export of backed-up configuration files to a remote Secure Copy Protocol (SCP) server. For more information, see Backing Up Configuration Files.
  • Automatically disabling inactive users—From Junos Space Network Management Platform Release 16.1R1 onward, you can use the User hyperlink on the Modify Application Settings page (Administration > Applications > Network Management Platform > Modify Application Settings) to specify the number of days after which an inactive user is automatically disabled. For more information, see Modifying Junos Space Network Management Platform Settings.
  • Enhancements to device authentication—From Junos Space Platform Release 16.1R1 onward, the following enhancements related to device authentication are included:
    • Support for Digital Signature Standard (DSS) and Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) key algorithms to provide better security
    • Support for a key size of 4096 bits for RSA keys to provide better authentication
    • Provision to upload custom private RSA, DSS, and ECDSA keys to the Junos Space server and authenticate devices without the need to upload keys to devices from Junos Space Platform

    For more information, see Device Authentication in Junos Space Overview.

  • Support for Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol version 1.2 algorithms and disabling of weaker algorithms during HTTPS access—Junos Space Network Management Platform Release 16.1R1 supports TLS 1.2 algorithms for HTTPS access through Web browsers and API clients. Use the Security hyperlink on the Modify Application Settings page to disable weaker algorithms and enable TLS 1.2 algorithms in the cipher configuration of the Apache webserver. For more information, see Modifying Junos Space Network Management Platform Settings.
  • Submit workflow for CLI Configlets—From Junos Space Platform Release 16.1 onward, you can submit configuration changes from single-execution and group-execution CLI Configlets as change requests that can be reviewed on the Review/Deploy Configuration page (Devices workspace) before being deployed to the devices.

    You can disable the submit configuration changes feature by clearing the Enable Approval Workflow for Configlets check box on the Modify Application Settings page. For more information, see Applying a CLI Configlet to Devices.

  • Deploying device images to primary and backup root partitions—From Junos Space Network Management Platform Release 16.1R1 onward, device images can be deployed to both the primary and the backup root partitions of devices by selecting the Upgrade Dual-Root Partition check box in the Deploy Image on Devices dialog box. This option is available for ACX Series, EX Series, and SRX Series (SRX100, SRX110, SRX210, SRX220, SRX240, SRX550, and SRX650) devices. For more information, see Deploying Device Images.
  • Creating and managing device discovery profiles—From Junos Space Platform Release 16.1R1 onward, you can create a device discovery profile (in the Devices workspace) to set preferences to discover devices. A device discovery profile contains device targets, probes to search devices, authentication method and details, SSH credentials, and a recurring schedule to run the device discovery profile. You can run multiple device discovery profiles to discover devices in Junos Space Platform simultaneously. For more information, see Device Discovery Profiles Overview.
  • Viewing the Device Alias custom label on the Device Management page—From Junos Space Network Management Platform Release 16.1R1 onward, you can use the Import Customized Attributes action available on the Device Management page to import one or more custom labels and add them to one or more devices by using CSV files. You can view the predefined custom label, Device Alias, and the value assigned to it, on the Device Management page. You can also search, sort, and filter the devices on the basis of the Device Alias custom label. For more information, see Importing Custom Labels.
  • Generating the JBoss thread dump for Junos Space nodes by using the Junos Space Platform UI—The Generate Thread Dump action on the Fabric page of the Administration workspace enables you to generate JBoss thread dumps on Junos Space nodes, to facilitate the troubleshooting of problems with the JBoss server on the selected nodes. For more information, see Generating JBoss Thread Dump for Junos Space Nodes.
  • Configuring JBoss and OpenNMS log levels by using the Junos Space Platform UI—The Log Configuration page in the Administration workspace enables you to configure log levels for JBoss and OpenNMS logs. For more information, see Configuring JBoss and OpenNMS Logs in Junos Space.
  • Improvements to the Domains page in the Role-Based Access Control workspace—The improved Domains page in Junos Space Network Management Platform Release 16.1R1 supports sorting and filtering of displayed entries based on column values. The pagination controls enable you to browse through the entries and specify the number of entries to be displayed per page. For more information, see Assigning Objects to an Existing Domain.
  • Selecting the number of results in alarm and events list—From Junos Space Network Management Platform Release 16.1R1 onward, you can select the number of results that will be displayed per page, on the alarms and events pages, up to a maximum of 1000 results. For more information, see Viewing Alarms from a Managed Device.
  • Filtering reports by domain—From Junos Space Platform Release 16.1R1 onward, you can filter the reports available on Junos Space Network Management Platform by the domains assigned to the objects associated with the report type. For more information, see Reports Overview.
  • Additional SNMP traps for fabric monitoring—In Junos Space Network Management Platform 16.1R1, additional SNMP traps for fabric monitoring are added and the corresponding parameters are displayed in the System Health Report under the Administration workspace. The SNMP traps are added to detect VIP binding issues, whether the fabric node is in the DOWN state, JGroups membership issues, and audit log forwarding failure. For more information, see Viewing the Administration Statistics.
  • Support for configuring Junos Space-device communication through a NAT gateway—From Junos Space Network Management Platform Release 16.1R1 onward, you can configure and enable a Network Address Translation (NAT) server to route connections from selected or all managed devices to the Junos Space fabric from the NAT Configuration page in the Administration workspace. An updated device management configuration containing the IP addresses that are translated through NAT is configured on the devices that use the NAT server. Disable the NAT configuration when a NAT server is no longer needed to route connections. Configuring a NAT server to route connections can help you connect and manage devices that are outside or external to the Junos Space network. A new checkbox—Use NAT—is added on the Device Discovery Target page to specify whether the devices are in the external network. A new column—Device Network—is added on the Device Management page to identify whether a device uses a NAT server to route connections to Junos Space Platform. For more information, see NAT Configuration for Junos Space Network Management Platform Overview.

    You can also configure a NAT server during the initial configuration of the Junos Space Appliance or Virtual Appliance as a Junos Space node or an FMPM node.

Modified: 2017-09-18