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    Configuring Basic Settings

    Before you begin initial configuration, complete the following tasks:

    • Install the Juniper Networks device in its permanent location, as described in the hardware installation guide or the Getting Started Guide for your device.
    • Gather the following information:
      • Hostname for the router on the network
      • Domain that the router belongs to on the network
      • Password for the root user
      • Time zone where the router is located
      • IP address of a Network Time Protocol (NTP) server (if NTP is used to set the time on the router)
      • IP address of a Domain Name System (DNS) server
      • List of domains that can be appended to hostnames for DNS resolution
      • IP address of the default gateway
      • IP address to be used for the loopback interface
      • IP address of the built-in Ethernet interface that you will use for management purposes
    • Collect the following equipment:
      • A management device, such as a laptop, with an Ethernet port
      • An Ethernet cable

    To configure basic settings with J-Web Initial Configuration:

    1. Enter information into the Initial Configuration Set Up page (see Figure 1), as described in Table 1.
    2. Click Apply to apply the configuration.

      Figure 1: J-Web Set Up Initial Configuration Page

      J-Web Set Up Initial Configuration
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    Table 1: Initial Configuration Set Up Summary

    Field

    Function

    Your Action

    Identification

    Host Name (required)

    Defines the hostname of the router.

    Type the hostname.

    Domain Name

    Defines the network or subnetwork that the machine belongs to.

    Type the domain name.

    Root Password (required)

    Sets the root password that the user “root” can use to log in to the router.

    Type a plain-text password that the system encrypts.

    Note: After a root password has been defined, it is required when you log in to the J-Web user interface or the CLI.

    Verify Root Password (required)

    Verifies that the root password has been typed correctly.

    Retype the password.

    Time

    Time Zone

    Identifies the time zone that the router is located in.

    From the list, select the appropriate time zone.

    NTP Servers

    Specify an NTP server that the router can reach to synchronize the system time.

    To add an IP address, type it in the box to the left of the Add button, then click Add.

    To delete an IP address, click it in the box above the Add button, then click Delete.

    Current System Time

    Synchronizes the system time with the NTP server, or manually sets the system time and date.

    • To immediately set the time using the NTP server, click Set Time via NTP. The router sends a request to the NTP server and synchronizes the system time.

      Note: If you are configuring other settings on this page, the router also synchronizes the system time using the NTP server when you click Apply.

    • To set the time manually, click Set Time Manually. A pop-up window allows you to select the current date and time from lists.
    Network

    DNS Name Servers

    Specify a DNS server that the router can use to resolve hostnames into addresses.

    To add an IP address, type it in the box to the left of the Add button, then click Add.

    To delete an IP address, click it in the box above the Add button, then click Delete.

    Domain Search

    Adds each domain name that the router is included in to the configuration so that they are included in a DNS search.

    To add a domain name, type it in the box to the left of the Add button, then click Add.

    To delete a domain name, click it in the box above the Add button, then click Delete.

    Default Gateway

    Defines a default gateway through which to direct packets addressed to networks not explicitly listed in the routing table.

    Type a 32-bit IP address, in dotted decimal notation.

    Loopback Address

    Defines a reserved IP address that is always available on the router. If no address is entered, this address is set to 127.0.0.1/32.

    Type a 32-bit IP address and prefix length, in dotted decimal notation.

       
    Management Access

    Allow Telnet Access

    Allows remote access to the router by using Telnet.

    To enable Telnet access, select the check box.

    Allow JUNOScript protocol over Clear-Text Access

    Allows JUNOScript to access the router by using a protocol for sending unencrypted text over a TCP connection.

    To enable JUNOScript access over clear text, select the check box.

    Allow SSH Access

    Allows remote access to the router by using SSH.

    To enable SSH access, select the check box.

    Modified: 2015-11-18