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Modifying the Static Routes Configuration for Security Devices

 

You can use the Static Routes section on the Modify Configuration page to view, create, edit, or delete static routes on the device. You can activate or deactivate a static route or toggle the status of one or more static routes.

Note

Refer to the Junos OS documentation (available at https://www.juniper.net/documentation/en_US/release-independent/junos/information-products/pathway-pages/junos/product/) for a particular release and device. There you can find detailed information on the configuration parameters for that device.

To modify the static routes configuration:

  1. Select Devices > Security Devices.

    The Security Devices page appears.

  2. Select the devices whose configuration you want to modify.
  3. From the More or right-click menu, select Configuration > Modify Configuration.

    The Modify Configuration page appears.

  4. Click the Static Routes link in the left-navigation menu.

    The Static Routes section on the Modify Configuration page is displayed. The existing static routes are displayed in a table. The actions that you can perform in this page are provided in Table 1.

  5. After modifying the configuration, you can cancel the changes, save the changes, preview the changes, or save the changes and deploy the configuration on the device. See Modifying the Configuration of Security Devices.

Table 1: Static Routes Actions

Action

Guideline

Create a static route

Click the + icon to create a static route.

The Create Static Route page appears. Complete the configuration according to the guidelines provided in Table 2 and click OK.

The static route is created and you are returned to the Static Routes section on the Modify Configuration page.

Note: You must configure either a next hop or a next table for each static route that you configure.

Modify a static route

Select a static route and click the pencil icon.

The Edit Static Route page appears, showing the same fields that are presented when you create a static route. You can modify some of the fields on this page. See Table 2 for an explanation of the fields. After you have modified the static route, click OK.

The changes are saved and you are returned to the Static Routes section on the Modify Configuration page.

Delete static routes

Select one or more static routes and click the X icon to delete the routes.

The Warning page appears. Click Yes to confirm the deletion. The selected static routes are deleted.

Activate static routes

Select one or more deactivated static routes. From the More or right-click menu, select Activate.

The static routes are activated and their status is changed to Activated.

Deactivate static routes

Select one or more activated static routes. From the More or right-click menu, select Deactivate.

The static routes are deactivated and their status is changed to Deactivated.

Toggle the status of a static route

Select one or more static routes. From the More or right-click menu, select Toggle.

The activated static routes are deactivated and the deactivated static routes are activated.

Note: The Toggle option is enabled only when the selected static routes are a mix of activated and deactivated records.

Table 2: Create Static Route Settings

Setting

Guideline

Basic Information

 

Select the type of IP address (IPv4 or IPv6).

IP Address

Enter the IPv4 or IPv6 address depending on the type of IP address specified.

Subnet

Enter the subnet for the IPv4 address or the prefix for the IPv6 address.

Next Hop

Next Hop

You can perform the following actions in this field:

  • Add a next hop—

    1. Click + to add a next hop on the device.

      The Create Next Hop page appears.

    2. Complete the configuration according to the guidelines provided in Table 3.

    3. Click OK.

      If the fields entered are valid, a next hop is created the entry is displayed in the table.

  • Modify next hop settings—Select a next hop and click the pencil icon to modify the settings.

    The Edit Next Hop page appears, showing the same fields that are presented when you create a next hop. See Table 3 for an explanation of the fields.

  • Delete next hop entries—Select one or more next hops and click the X icon to delete the next hops.

    The Warning page appears. Click Yes to confirm the deletion. The selected next hop entries are deleted.

Qualified Next Hop

 

You can perform the following actions in this field:

  • Add a next hop—

    1. Click + to add a qualified next hop on the device.

      The Create Qualified Next Hop page appears.

    2. Complete the configuration according to the guidelines provided in Table 4.

    3. Click OK.

      If the fields entered are valid, a qualified next hop is created the entry is displayed in the table.

  • Modify qualified next hop settings—Select a qualified next hop and click the pencil icon to modify the settings.

    The Edit Qualified Next Hop page appears, showing the same fields that are presented when you create a qualified next hop. See Table 4 for an explanation of the fields.

  • Delete qualified next hop entries—Select one or more qualified next hops and click the X icon to delete the qualified next hops.

    The Warning page appears. Click Yes to confirm the deletion. The selected qualified next hop entries are deleted.

Next Table

Next Table

Select the name of next routing table to the destination.

Advanced Options

Preference

Enter a preference for the next hop; the lower the number the higher the route preference.

Range: 0 through 2,147,483,647

Metric

Enter a metric value, which signifies the cost for an access route, for the next hop.

Range: 0 through 2,147,483,647

Discard

Specify that packets addressed to this destination are dropped and ICMP (or ICMPv6) unreachable messages are not sent to the originator of the packet.

Resolve Choices

Specify whether indirectly-connected next hops should be resolved (Resolve) or not (No Resolve). Select None if no action is required.

Retain Choices

Specify whether the route should be deleted from the forwarding table (No Retain) or retained (Retain) when the routing protocol process shuts down normally. Select None if no action is required.

Install Choices

Specify whether the route should be installed in the forwarding table or not. Select None if no action is required.

Readvertise Choices

Specify whether the route should be readvertised by routing protocols or not. Select None if no action is required.

Table 3: Create Next Hop Settings

Setting

Guideline

 

Specify the next hop as an IP address or an interface name.

IP Address

Enter an IPv4 or IPv6 address for the next hop depending on the type of IP address specified for the static route.

Interface

Select the interface name to be used as the next hop.

Table 4: Create Qualified Next Hop Settings

Setting

Guideline

 

Specify the qualified next hop as an IP address or an interface name.

IP Address

Enter an IPv4 or IPv6 address for the qualified next hop depending on the type of IP address specified for the static route.

Interface

Select the interface name to be used as the qualified next hop.

Preference

Enter a preference for the qualified next hop; the lower the number the higher the route preference.

Range: 0 through 2,147,483,647

Metric

Enter a metric value, which signifies the cost for an access route, for the qualified next hop.

Range: 0 through 2,147,483,647