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    Modifying the Target IP Address of a Device

    You modify the target IP address of a device when you need to change the IP address that Junos Space Network Management Platform will use to connect to the device. When you modify the IP address, the device connects to Junos Space Platform with the new IP address. You can use this workflow to migrate from IPv4 to IPv6 and from IPv6 to IPv4 addresses. You cannot use this workflow to modify the target IP address of a ww Junos OS device.

    The IP address modified using this workflow is only stored in the Junos Space Platform database. The modified IP address is not configured on the device. You need to either modify the device configuration and update the new IP address manually or push this IP address configuration to the device by using the Device Templates feature.

    Note: This workflow is supported only for Junos Space-initiated connections.

    To modify the target IP address of a device in Junos Space Platform:

    1. On the Network Management Platform user interface, select Devices > Device Management.

      The Device Management page that appears displays the list of devices managed on Junos Space Platform.

    2. Right-click the device you need to modify and select Device Access > Modify Device Target IP.

      The Modify Device Target IP page is displayed.

    3. Click the New IP column on the page.

      An inline editor is displayed.

    4. Enter the target IP address of the device.

      Note: You can enter the IP address in either IPv4 or IPv6 addressing formats.

    5. Click Modify.

      The new target IP address for the device is displayed on the Device Management page.

    When you complete this workflow, Junos Space Platform performs the following steps to ensure that the device is reachable with the new IP address:

    1. Establishes an SSH connection to connect to the device on the new IP address and obtains the serial number of the device
    2. Verifies the serial number of the device against the serial number stored in the Junos Space Platform database. If the serial number returned from the device matches the one in the Junos Space Platform database, the new IP address is updated in the Junos Space Platform database. If the serial number verification fails, the job triggered for this workflow fails.
    3. Resets the connection to the device and waits for the device to connect back to Junos Space Platform in about five minutes. If the device does not connect to Junos Space Platform in about five minutes, the job triggered for this workflow fails.

    Note: If the job triggered for this workflow fails, Junos Space Platform does not revert the IP address to the one stored in the Junos Space Platform database.

    Modified: 2015-06-08