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    Quick Start for Users – Load and Launch Your Network

    Users design, model or test networks, or train using Junosphere. Your Junosphere environment and your role in it are defined by your bank administrator. Your bank administrator gives you one or more role permissions: adding or deleting libraries and adding or deleting topologies in libraries (Library Management), reserving a time slot (Reservation Management), and starting a network topology (Topology Operation). Your bank administrator also gives you your login credentials. For full instructions, see the Junosphere Guide for Users.

    Step 1. Log In to the Junosphere Site

    Log in using the login credentials given to you by your bank administrator.

    Step 2. Create a Topology

    The Topology Wizard enables you to design and create your topologies quickly and easily. The Wizard has drag-and-drop functionality and automatically creates the full topology file set, which defines the properties necessary to build your network in the cloud.

    To create a topology using the Topology Wizard:

    1. From the navigation tree on the left of the screen, select Topologies > Create Topology in Wizard. The Topology Wizard appears with the Create Topology dialog box displayed.
    2. In the Create Topology dialog box, enter the name of the topology and a description, if desired.
    3. Indicate whether the topology is to be downloadable, savable, or both.
    4. Select the library to which you want to save the topology and click Create.
    5. Drag and drop icons for specific types of nodes from the icon gallery on the left onto the canvas, or double-click an icon and then click anywhere on the canvas to drop the icon.
    6. To create connections, hover the cursor over one of the network elements that you want to connect until a hand icon appears and you see a green box around the network element. Then, click and drag the hand icon to the object to which you want to connect. The bridge that links two VMs is represented graphically as a circle with a label such as p0, p1, p2, and so on.
    7. Enable “T” connections by creating a connection between the network element and the bridge that links the two VMs. There is not a limit to the number of network elements that can be connected to a bridge.
    8. Provide a specific configuration for the router VMs in the topology by right-clicking a VM in the topology and selecting Edit VM Configuration from the pop-up menu. The Edit Configuration dialog box appears. Optional.
    9. Enter the configuration information in the dialog box or copy and paste configuration from another source. Optional.
    10. Click Save. A dialog box appears asking you if you want to start the topology.

    Step 3. Start the Topology

    The Topology Wizard enables you to start a topology directly from the Topology Wizard. It also enables you to create a reservation, if necessary, from the Topology Wizard.

    After you click Save in Step 2 above, if there are no active reservations in your sandbox, the Add Reservation dialog box appears, enabling you to create a reservation from the Topology Wizard.

    Enter the number of days you need for the reservation and click Add & Start.

    Note: If you have annual plan capacity and it is enough to start your topology, the Topology Wizard will not need to add a reservation.

    Step 4. Start a Network Topology from a Library

    To start a topology from a library instead of the Topology Wizard, perform the following steps:

    1. Select Topologies > Manage Topologies to select the topology that you want to run. Click the Sandbox, Bank, or Public tab to find the topology you want to start.
    2. Click the check box next to the topology that you want to start (you must have Topology Operation permission) and click the green Start button at the bottom right of the Topologies section in the upper part of the Manage Topologies window.
      • If you start a Bank or Public topology, a dialog box appears asking you to select a sandbox in which to start your topology.
      • If you have not created a reservation, a dialog box appears, asking you to create a reservation.

      Note: Only one topology can be active at a time per sandbox.

    3. Once the topology has been launched, the Topologies > Access Active Topologies window appears. A series of messages appears on the Messages tab in the Details section at the bottom of the Access Active Topology window, showing the progress of the virtual machines loading.

      When the topology is started, the Join button appears at the bottom right of the Topology Preview section, which is above the Details section in the Active Topology window. See the Junosphere Network Topology Guide PDF Document for more information.

    Step 5. Join an Active Topology (both access methods)

    To join an active topology:

    1. Select Topologies > Access Active Topologies to see if a topology is running. If it is not, return to Step 3 above to activate the topology.
    2. Click Join to display the Junosphere Access Portal screen (make sure pop-ups are not blocked in your browser).
    3. Log in using the Junosphere login ID and password that the bank administrator e-mailed to you for your login credentials.
    4. On the Network Connect page, click Start to create a Secure Access SSL VPN to the internal management Ethernet of the topology.

    Step 6. Use Your Network

    To use your network:

    1. In the Junosphere user interface, select Topologies > Access Active Topologies and click the Virtual Machines tab to display the IP address of each virtual machine.
    2. To access a Junos OS virtual machine image, either telnet to the console port or SSH to the management console of the virtual machine.
    3. For Juniper routers, log in using root and password Clouds. For other types of VMs, refer to the user guide for that VM.
    4. Type cli to start using the Junos OS environment.
    5. Make configuration changes in edit mode and then commit to implement the changes on the router.
    6. To save the configuration changes in the topology for future use, click the Save button in the Topology Preview section of the Active Topology window.

      You must wait for at least 10 minutes after the last commit operation before clicking the Save button.

    Step 7. Tear Down Your Network

    To tear down your network:

    1. When you have completed your work, make sure you commit and save your changes.
    2. Click Sign Out on the Junosphere Access Portal screen.
    3. Click Stop on the Active Topology window to remove the topology from active memory.

      Be sure to sign out and stop the topology to free the resources. Logging out of the Junosphere user interface does NOT stop your topology.

    Published: 2013-08-15