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New and Changed Features

This section describes the new features and the enhancements to existing features in Junos Space Network Management Platform Release 17.2R1.

  • Enhancements to filtering options—From Release 17.2R1 onward, Junos Space Platform introduces the following enhancements to filtering options in the Junos Space Platform user interface:
    • Ability to save, modify, and delete filters
    • Ability to create public filters that other users have access to
    • Ability to mark filters as favorites
    • Ability to manually enter filter conditions with autocomplete and suggestion support.

    Note: If you use Mozilla Firefox browser to access Junos Space Platform user interface, ensure that you use Mozilla Firefox version 45 or later.

    For more information, see Understanding Filtering Options in Junos Space Platform User Interface.

  • Ability to specify configuration parameters that support unordered values—From Release 17.2R1 onward, Junos Space Platform enables you to specify whether a collection of values entered for a device configuration parameter can be treated as unordered so that changes in the order of values do not trigger a configuration difference flag when configurations are compared—for example, when templates are compared with device configuration. A user-editable file, /var/cache/jboss/jmp/specialXpaths.txt, is provided in the Junos Space Platform software to help you specify the parameters that support unordered values. By default, the file contains the following values:
    • unorderedList=/configuration/routing-options/confederation/members
    • unorderedList=/configuration/firewall/filter/term/from/source-port

    Users with administrative access to the Junos Space CLI can edit this file to add or delete items. When the Junos Space Platform server starts up, the file is loaded to cache and is synchronized with all nodes. If you make changes to this file, you must restart the server and run the /var/www/cgi-bin/syncSpecialXpaths.sh command to synchronize the changes across the nodes.

  • Support for file integrity check—From Release 17.2R1 onward, Junos Space Platform provides you an option to enable Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment (AIDE) checks from the Junos Space Platform user interface. Junos Space Platform supports the AIDE file and directory integrity checker. Support the AIDE file and directory integrity checker enables you to identify the changes to files or binaries if a security breach occurs.

    If the file integrity check is enabled, Junos Space Platform takes a snapshot of the files in the system and checks the files for any modifications at specified intervals. Administrators are notified of changes to the files through SNMP traps.

    Junos Space Platform also shows the status of the file integrity check in the System Health Report in the Administration workspace. The File Integrity Check Failed item shows the status as No or Yes and provides a Click link to view the details. You can also perform a file integrity check manually from the Administration > Fabric page by selecting a node and selecting the Check for File Integrity option from the Actions menu or the right-click menu.

    For more information, see Managing File Integrity Check.

  • Enhanced support for Select by CSV and Select by Tags options—From Release 17.2R1 onward, Junos Space Platform enables you to select up to 10,000 devices when you use the Select by CSV or Select by Tags option from the following pages:
    • Stage Script, Remove Script, and Execute Script pages.
    • Stage Image, Deploy Image, Remove Image, and Verify Image pages.
    • Assign Template, Deploy Template, Audit template, and Compare Template Against Version pages.
    • Apply CLI Configlet page.

    The enhancements to Select by CSV and Select by Tags options also improve the performance and reduce the latency in loading the results to almost negligible levels.

  • Viewing detailed status of script execution—From Release 17.2R1, Junos Space Network Management Platform provides additional details of the script execution job status on the Job Management page. You can also view the status of the execution of a script, such as Success, Script Failure, or Failure, on the Script Execution Job Results page. For more information, see Executing Scripts on Devices.
  • File-based parameter input for applying CLI Configlets—From Junos Space Network Management Platform Release 17.2R1 onward, you can use file-based parameter input in CSV format to enable a greater number of parameters (than that supported in earlier releases) for CLI configlets to be applied across multiple devices. This support for file-based parameter input is in addition to the existing GUI-based parameter input. You can also edit the values displayed on the input grid that are populated from the uploaded CSV file. For more information, see Applying a CLI Configlet to Devices.
  • Ability to reset MySQL replication in runtime—From Junos Space Network Management Platform Release 17.2R1 onward, you can reset MySQL replication from the Reset MySQL Replication page under the Administration workspace without going into maintenance mode. You can click the Reset MySQL Replication button, which triggers a job to reset the replication process. You can also view the status of the replication job on the Fabric page. For more information, see Resetting MySQL Replication.
  • Ability to select all managed devices—From Junos Space Network Management Platform Release 17.2R1 onward, you can select all managed devices for specific operations across multiple workflows. You can select the Include All Managed Devices check box to list all managed devices under the selection. This feature is available across various workflows including Staging Scripts on Devices, Staging Script Bundles on Devices, Enabling Scripts in Script Bundles on Devices, and Executing Scripts on Devices. For more information, see Staging Device Images.
  • Correction of template comparison result with OUTOFSYNC or DOWN devices—From Junos Space Network Management Platform Release 17.2R1 onward, the differences in template comparison results between configurations of a device and device template have been corrected. The Include All Managed Devices check box, which is selected by default, lists all managed devices including those in OUTOFSYNC or DOWN state. The result of comparison of the configurations of a device template to those of a device might not be accurate and a warning message is displayed to indicate that data might not be up-to-date. You can clear the Include All Managed Devices check box to compare only devices in up and INSYNC states. For more information, see Comparing a Device Template Configuration with a Device Configuration.
  • Support for descriptive error messages when NETCONF channels fail to open—From Release 17.2R1 onward, Junos Space Platform provides descriptive error messages that state the reason for the error when NETCONF channels fail to open.

    The error messages displayed could be one of the following:

    • Unable to establish connection with the device (Device Id: <device_id>). Device is down, not reachable, or unable to accept requests.
    • Unable to establish connection with the device (Device Id: <device_id>) because all channels are busy.
    • Unable to establish connection with the device (Device Id: <device_id>). <execution message thrown from J2SSH library>
    • Unable to close the channel with the device (Device Id: <device_id>). Channel might be closed already.
    • Unable to apply configuration changes on the device because the device configuration is being modified by another user and is locked. Commit or rollback the pending configuration changes.
    • Unable to get configuration or apply configuration changes on the device because the device returns an unknown error. Error Message from device: <RPC error message from device>
    • Unable to apply configuration changes to the device as the configuration being pushed has invalid value. This could be due to an invalid reference to a non-existent key. If the configuration is generated by Junos Space, make sure that the configuration in Junos Space is in sync with that of the device.

    For more information, see Common Error Messages in Device-Related Operations.

  • Support for HTML5-based charts—Junos Space Network Management Platform Release 17.2R1 supports AnyChart 7.14.3 to render high-quality HTML5-based charts on Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome browsers. Charts displayed in Junos Space Platform—such as Audit Log Statistical Graph, CLI Configlet Count by Device Family, Report Definition Count by User, and State of Jobs Run—use AnyChart 7.14.3. The minimum browser requirements for supporting AnyChart 7.14.3 are Internet Explorer version 11, Google Chrome version 22, and Mozilla Firefox version 45.
  • View More option to view descriptions that exceed 1024 characters—From Release 17.2R1 onward, if the description for a deploy image or resync devices job exceeds 1024 characters, Junos Space Platform displays only part of the description on the Device Image Action or Device Resync Action Details page and provides a View More link at the end of the displayed description to enable users to view the full description in a pop-up window.
  • Ability to copy commands without the line numbers—From Release 17.2R1 onward, Junos Space Platform provides a Copy button on the Compare Config Result page of the Compare Template Against Device job to help you copy commands excluding the line numbers.
  • Support for window resizing—From Release 17.2R1 onward, Junos Space Network Management Platform supports window resizing of View CLI Configlet and Config File Details pages.

Modified: 2017-12-19