Fabric Management Overview
You can deploy a Junos Space Appliance or a Junos Space Virtual Appliance to create a fabric that provides the scalability and availability that your managed network requires as you add more devices, services, and users.
A Junos Space fabric comprises one or more IP-connected nodes. A node is a logical object that represents a single Junos Space Appliance (JA1500 or JA2500) or Junos Space Virtual Appliance, its operating system, and the Junos Space Network Management Platform software that runs on the operating system. Each Junos Space Appliance or Junos Space Virtual Appliance that you install and configure is represented as a single node in the fabric. You can add nodes to an existing fabric without disrupting the services that are running on the fabric. For more information about the Junos Space fabric architecture, refer to the Junos Space Network Management Platform High Availability and Disaster Recovery Guide.
Starting from Release 17.1, Junos Space Platform does not support JA1500 devices.
After you add nodes to the fabric, you can manage and monitor the nodes from the Administration workspace of the Junos Space Platform GUI. To add, manage, and monitor nodes in the fabric, a fabric administrator (that is, a user with the System Administrator privileges) connects to the virtual IP address configured for the fabric, as shown in Figure 1.
All nodes that are part of a fabric must have the same version of Junos Space Platform installed.
From the Fabric page of the Administration workspace of the Junos Space Platform GUI, you can perform fabric management tasks, such as adding nodes to the fabric, deleting nodes from the fabric, monitoring nodes, modifying network settings of nodes, rebooting nodes, viewing alarms on a fabric node, load-balancing devices across nodes, generating and uploading authentication keys, creating system snapshots, restoring the system to a system snapshot, and so on.