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Downloading the proNX Optical Director Software


Use this procedure to download the proNX Optical Director software package from the Juniper Networks software download page. proNX Optical Director software is provided as a gzipped-compressed tar archive. You can use any machine (including the control machine) to download the software.


To make the examples in this procedure generic to all releases, the example output does not show release numbers in the filenames.


  • A computer running Linux, Mac OS X, or Windows

  • Internet access capable of transferring large files

  • A user login account on

  1. Use your browser to go to
  2. Start typing proNX Optical Director in the product name box and click proNX Optical Director as the completion suggestions are provided.
  3. Select the desired software VERSION from the drop-down list.
  4. Scroll down to the Application Media section.
  5. Click the gzipped archive (tgz) that you want to download.
  6. If you are not already logged in, the browser displays a login screen.
    1. Enter your User ID and Password.

    2. Read through the EULA, select I Agree, and click Proceed if you agree with the terms of the EULA.

  7. Select the option to download to the localhost.
  8. If your operating system prompts you to save or open the file, choose the Save File option or equivalent.

    Depending on the speed of your Internet connection, the download might take 30 minutes or longer.

    The proNX Optical Director software package is a gzipped-compressed archive. The filename is in the format pod-<version>.tgz.

  9. On your browser, go back to the download page and click Checksums to view the checksum of the corresponding download.

    The MD5 and multiple SHA variants of the checksums appear in a pop-up window.

  10. Verify the checksum of the downloaded image with the expected checksum. The examples below verify the MD5 checksum.
    1. On a Linux command line, for example:

    2. In a Mac OS X terminal window, for example:

    3. On a Windows command line, for example:

    Compare the file-checksum from the output of the command with the checksum displayed in step 9. If the checksums do not match, download the image again and re-verify the checksum.

  11. Copy the downloaded file to the directory on the control machine where you want to run the installation scripts.

    If you have set up the control machine and the cluster servers, you can now proceed to install the proNX Optical Director software.