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    Configuring a Junos Space Node

    You must configure basic network and machine information to make a Junos Space Virtual Appliance, JA1500 Junos Space Appliance, or JA2500 Junos Space Appliance accessible on the network.

    To configure a Junos Space Virtual Appliance:

    1. Log in to VMware vSphere Client.
    2. On the left side of the vSphere Client GUI, right-click your virtual appliance and select Edit Settings.

      The Virtual Machine Properties dialog box is displayed. Configure the following in the dialog box:

      • Set Memory to 32 GB.
      • Set CPU to 4.
      • Add a hard disk.
    3. Click OK to close the dialog box.
    4. Right-click the virtual appliance and select Power > Power On to power on the virtual appliance.
    5. On the right side of the vSphere Client GUI, click the Console tab.

      The VMware vSphere Client console screen that appears displays the Junos Space login prompt.

      Space release 15.1R1
      space-NEWNODE login:
      Password:
      
    6. At the Junos Space login prompt, type admin as your default login name and press Enter.
      Welcome to Junos Space
      .... Changing admin password
      Changing password for user admin
      (current) UNIX password:

      You are prompted to enter the administrator password.

    7. Type abc123 as the default administrator password and press Enter.

      Junos Space prompts you to change your default password.

    8. To change the default password, do the following:
      • Type the default password and press Enter.
      • Type your new password and press Enter.
      • Retype your new password and press Enter.

      If the password is changed successfully, the following message is displayed.

      passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully

      Note: You can choose a password that is at least eight characters long and contains characters from at least three of the following four character classes: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers (0 through 9), and special characters.

      However, if a password satisfies the preceding criteria but contains only a single uppercase letter at the beginning or only a single number at the end, then that password is considered invalid. For example, Abcdwip9, Qc9rdiwt, and bRfjvin9 are invalid passwords, but AAbcdwip99, Qc9rdiwtQ, and bRfjvin99 are valid passwords.

      Alternatively, instead of using a string of characters, you can choose a passphrase that is between 16 and 40 characters long and contains at least three dictionary words separated by at least one special character. For example, big#three;fork (14 characters long) and circlefaceglass (no special characters) are invalid passphrases, but @big#three;fork& and circle;face;glass are valid passphrases.

      Passwords and passphrases are case-sensitive.

    9. Retype the new password and press Enter.

      You are prompted to enter the new password again.

      passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.
      Enter current password
    10. Enter the current administrator password.

      The current administrator password is the one that you entered in step 9.

      You are prompted to specify whether you want to install the virtual appliance as a Space platform or an FMPM node.

      This Junos Space node can be installed as one of the following:
      (S)pace Platform
      Full functionality. Every Junos Space Installation requires at least one Space node.
      (F)MPM
      Specialized to fault and performance monitoring only. This requires at least one Space node.
      Choose the type of node to be installed [S/F]
    11. Type S to proceed with the configuration of the appliance as a Junos Space node with full Junos Space Network Management Platform functionality. Every Junos Space installation requires at least one Junos Space node.
    12. Configure the IP address for the eth0 interface.
      Configuring Eth0:
      
      1> Configure IPv4
      2> Configure Both IPv4 and IPv6
      
      R> Redraw Menu
      
      Choice [1-2,R]: 

      Note: If you are configuring the appliance as part of a cluster (fabric), then all nodes in that fabric must be in the same subnet.

      For more information about the Junos Space fabric, refer to the Fabric Management chapter in the Junos Space Network Management Platform User Guide (available at https://www.juniper.net/techpubs/en_US/release-independent/junos-space/index.html).

      • To configure the address of the eth0 interface:

        1. Type 1 and follow the command prompt to enter the IPv4 address, subnet mask and default gateway.
        2. Type 2 and follow the command prompt to enter IP address, subnet mask and default gateway in the IPv4 and IPv6 format..
    13. Type the IPv4 address of the name server for the eth0 interface and press Enter.
      Please type the IPv4 nameserver address in dotted decimal notation:
      192.0.2.10
    14. Type the IPv6 address of the name server for the eth0 interface and press Enter.
      Please type the IPv6 nameserver address:
      2001:db8:0:1:192:0:2:10
    15. Specify whether you want to configure a separate interface for device management or not:

      Note: On a Junos Space fabric with two or more Junos Space nodes, if you configure the eth3 interface as the device management interface on one Junos Space node, then you must also configure the eth3 interface as the device management interface on all the other Junos Space nodes in that fabric.

      • Type Y if you want to use a different Ethernet interface (eth3) to manage devices and follow the prompts to configure the IP address, subnet mask or prefix, and default gateway in the IPv4 or IPv6 formats..
      • Type N if you want to use only the Ethernet interface eth0 to manage devices and the Junos Space Web clients.
    16. Type n when prompted “Will this Junos Space system be added to an existing cluster?” and press Enter.

      You are prompted to enter the IP address for Web access.

    17. Type the IP address for Web access and press Enter.

      Note: The IP address for Web access must be in the same subnet as the IP address for the eth0 interface, but must be a different IP address.

      You are prompted to specify whether you want to configure the Network Time Protocol (NTP) server.

      Add NTP Server? [y/n]
      • To skip configuring the NTP server and configure the time for the Space node:
        1. Type n and press Enter.

          The current time of the Space node is displayed. You can edit the time or leave it as is.

        2. Press Enter.

          You are prompted to enter a display name for the node.

          Please enter display name for this node:
      • To configure the NTP server:
        1. Type y to synchronize the node with an external NTP server and press Enter.

          You are prompted to enter the new NTP server.

          Please type the new NTP server:
        2. Enter the IP address or the URI of the NTP server.

          On successful addition of the NTP server, a message appears as shown in the following example:

          Added device.example.com

          You are prompted to enter a display name for the node.

          Please enter display name for this node:
    18. Type a display name for this node and press Enter.

      This is the name that Junos Space displays for the first node in a Junos Space cluster. You are prompted to enter the password for cluster maintenance mode.

      Enter password for cluster maintenance mode:
    19. Type the password for cluster maintenance mode and press Enter.

      Note:

      • You can choose a password that is at least eight characters long and contains characters from at least three of the following four character classes: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers (0 through 9), and special characters. Ab(3)def, o0*wwrty, and 9Rtsgukj are some examples of valid password for maintenance mode.
      • When you configure the other nodes in a cluster (fabric), you are not prompted to enter a maintenance-mode password. The maintenance-mode password that you specify when you configure the first node of the cluster is applicable to all other nodes in that cluster (fabric); in other words, the entire cluster of nodes has the same maintenance-mode password.

      You are prompted to retype the password.

      Re-enter password:
    20. Retype the password for cluster maintenance mode and press Enter.

      The Settings Summary is displayed, as shown in the following example:

      Settings Summary
      
      > IP Change: eth0 is 192.0.2.165 / 255.255.240.0
      > Default Gateway - 192.0.2.25 on eth0
      > DNS add: 192.0.2.50
      > Create as first node or standalone
      > Web IP address is 192.0.2.59
      > NTP add: device.example.com
      > Node display name is “jsnode1”
      > Password for Junos Space maintenance mode is set.
      
      A> Apply Settings
      C> Change Settings
      Q> Quit and set up later
      R> Redraw Menu
      
      Choice [ACQR]: 
      
    21. Check whether the information in the Settings Summary is correct:

      • If the summary information is correct, type A to apply the settings and press Enter.

        The Junos Space Settings Menu is displayed, as shown in the following example:

        Junos Space Settings Menu
        
        1> Change Password
        2> Change Network Settings
        3> Change Time Options
        4> Retrieve Logs
        5> Security
        6> Expand VM Drive Size
        7> (Debug) run shell
        
        A> Apply Settings 
        Q> Quit
        R> Redraw Menu
        
        Choice [1-7,QR]:
      • If the summary information is not correct, type C to change the settings and press Enter.

        You are prompted to reenter all the basic configuration information up to this point.

    22. Type Q to quit the configuration setting.
    23. Open a browser and enter IP address/mainui to access the Junos Space Network Management Platform GUI, where IP Address is the IP address you provided for Web access.

      If you access the Junos Space GUI immediately after configuration, the Junos Space GUI opens in maintenance mode. Wait for five to 10 minutes for Junos Space to open in normal operational mode.

    Modified: 2016-08-14