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Security Director Installation Overview

Security Director is a Junos Space management application designed to enable quick, consistent, and accurate creation, maintenance, and application of network security policies. It is a powerful and easy-to-use solution that lets you secure your network by creating and publishing firewall policies, IPsec VPNs, NAT policies, IPS policies, and application firewalls.

Before you install Security Director, you must configure the Junos Space Appliance as a Junos Space node.

You can install Security Director in one of the following appliances:

  • Juniper Networks JA2500 Junos Space Hardware Appliance—The JA2500 appliance consists of preconfigured Junos Space Network Management Platform software. It is a dedicated hardware device that provides the computing power and specific requirements to run Security Director and the Security Director API as applications.

    The JA2500 appliance has a 2-U, rack-mountable chassis with dimensions of 17.81 in. x 17.31 in. x 3.5 in. (45.2 cm x 44 cm x 8.89 cm). The appliance has six 1-TB hard drives arranged in a RAID 10 configuration.

    For details about the JA2500 appliance and instructions for installation, see the Juniper Networks JA2500 Junos Space Appliance Hardware Guide.

  • Junos Space Virtual Appliance—The Junos Space virtual appliance consists of preconfigured Junos Space Network Management Platform software with a built-in operating system and application stack that is easy to deploy, manage, and maintain. A Junos Space virtual appliance includes the same software and provides all the functionality available in a JA2500 appliance. You must deploy the virtual appliance on a VMware ESX server, VMware ESXi server, or a KVM server which provides a CPU, hard disk, RAM, and a network controller, but requires installation of an operating system and applications to become fully functional.

    For information about installing Junos Space virtual appliances on a VMware ESX server, VMware ESXi server, or KVM server, see the Junos Space Virtual Appliance Installation and Configuration Guide.

Figure 1 shows the Security Director installation and upgrade flow.

Figure 1: Security Director Installation and Upgrade Flow

Security Director
Installation and Upgrade Flow

Intended Audience

This document is intended for network operators and administrators who install, configure, and manage the network security infrastructure.

Modified: 2018-04-12