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Juniper Flex Program

 

Juniper Flex Program Overview

The Juniper Flex Program is a framework, set of policies, and tools that help unify and thereby simplify the multiple product-driven licensing and packaging approaches that have been developed at Juniper Networks over the past several years.

The major components of the framework are:

  • A focus on customer segments (enterprise, service provider, and cloud) and use cases for Juniper Networks hardware and software products.

  • The introduction of a common three-tiered model (standard, advanced, and premium) for all Juniper Networks software products.

  • The introduction of subscription licenses and subscription portability for all Juniper Networks products, including Junos OS and Contrail.

Getting Started with the Juniper Flex Program

As a customer ordering a Juniper Networks product that includes hardware, you order:

  • The hardware platform that includes the standard license.

  • The customer support package that fits your needs.

  • The advanced or premium subscription licenses, according to your use case. These subscription licenses include embedded customer support.

  • Understanding the Three-Tiered Model for the Juniper Flex Program for hardware products.

As a customer ordering a Juniper Networks software product, you order:

  • The customer support package that fits your needs.

  • The advanced or premium subscription licenses, according to your use case. These subscription licenses include embedded customer support.

  • Understanding the Three-Tiered Model for the Juniper Flex Program for software products.

Understanding the Three-Tiered Model for the Juniper Flex Program

As new hardware platforms become available with the Juniper Flex Program, you can customize your purchase using one of the following three models:

  • Standard License

    The standard license includes the hardware platform and a license to use the software with the standard feature set. Standard Return Material Authorization (RMA) policies apply with no changes in case of hardware failure. Customer support is ordered separately as you select your preferred hardware support policy and support for the standard software features. For more information about support policy, see Contact Support. The hardware platform does not require a license and the software right-to-use (RTU) license is perpetual for the licensed features.

  • Advanced License

    The advanced license includes the subscription-based license to use the standard and advanced software features. The license term is 1 year, 3 years, or 5 years. Customer support for the software features is included. These features differ by use case and platform. For example, to view the list of features for the QFX5200 switch, see QFX5200 Switch SKUs.

  • Premium License

    The premium license includes the subscription-based license to use the Junos OS software features. The license term is 1 year, 3 years, or 5 years. Customer support for the software features is included. These features differ by use case and platform. The premium license is a superset and includes all the features from the advanced license and additional features. For example, to view the list of features for the QFX5200 switch, see QFX5200 Switch SKUs.

Understanding Subscription Licenses

All advanced and premium licenses are offered as subscriptions. The subscription licenses include the following attributes:

  • Subscription licenses are available in 1 year, 3 years, or 5 years license terms. At the end of the term, you must renew your subscription to legally continue to use the features and scale granted under the license.

  • Subscription licenses are portable.

  • Subscription licenses include Juniper customer support for software features as part of the subscription license, unless customer support is provided by a Juniper partner directly. There is no need to order a separate customer support policy for the advanced and premium licenses.

  • The premium license includes all the features in the premium and advanced licenses.

  • If the feature that you want to use is not explicitly listed, then the feature is included in the advanced license.

  • When the term of your subscription expires (1, 3, or 5 years), you can reorder another subscription to continue the RTU license for the desired feature set.

Licensing Support on the Juniper Flex Program

The Juniper Flex Program offers the following support:

  • Portability for Subscription Licenses

    Subscription licenses are portable. This means that if you buy a new similar hardware platform, then you can port the subscription license. You can stop using the license on one hardware platform and move it to another hardware platform. This portability allows you to balance features across hardware platforms in the network without having to buy extra feature licenses.

  • Perpetual Licenses

    The standard Junos OS software shipped on the hardware platform includes a perpetual license, and this license is valid for the life of the hardware platform. The advanced and premium licenses are made available through the subscription license.

  • Feature-Based Licensing

    Some Juniper products offered add-on feature licenses. In the new licensing model, feature licenses are included in the standard, advanced, or premium licenses.

    For information about how to purchase a software license, contact your Juniper Networks sales representative at https://www.juniper.net/in/en/contact-us/.

Juniper Flex Program Support for Juniper Products

The Juniper Flex Program supports the following Juniper products:

QFX5200 Switch Support for the Juniper Flex Program

Table 1 describes the licensing support with use case examples for the QFX5200 switch.

Table 1: QFX5200 Switch SKUs

QFX5200 Switch SKUs

Use Case Examples or Solutions

Detailed Features

Scale

License Model

Subscription Portability

Customer Segment

Integrated and premium SKUs

-

-

-

Premium license

Yes

Cloud

Integrated and advanced SKUs

Spine-and-leaf architecture and DCI

IS-IS or BGP

-

Advanced license

Yes

Integrated SKUs (standard hardware and software platform)

Basic L2 switching or basic L3 switching

Basic L2 switching or basic L3 switching, legacy dual homing, SNMP, and Junos Telemetry Interface

-

Standard license

No

Choose advanced and premium licenses based on your use cases and segments. For example, the cloud provider network segment requires the advanced license for spine-and-leaf architecture and DCI.