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Step 6: Configure the JA2500 Appliance

 

You can configure a JA2500 Appliance as a Junos Space node or as a specialized node used for fault monitoring and performance monitoring (FMPM).

Before you begin, ensure that you have the relevant information (depending on whether you are configuring a Junos Space node or an FMPM node) shown in Table 2 available:

Table 2: Information Required for Junos Space Appliance Configuration

Description

Required for Configuring Junos Space Node?

Required for Configuring FMPM Node?

IP address and subnet mask or prefix of the eth0 interface

Yes

Yes

IP address of the default gateway

Yes

Yes

IP address of the name server

Yes

Yes

IP address and subnet mask of the eth1 interface

Note: From Junos Space Network Management Platform Release 14.1R1 onward, you can configure the eth1 Ethernet interface as an administrative interface.

Yes, only if you are configuring the eth1 interface

Yes, only if you are configuring the eth1 interface

IP address of the default gateway for the eth1 interface

Yes, only if the IP address for the eth1 interface is not in the same subnet as the VIP address

Yes, only if the IP address of the eth1 interface is not in the same subnet as the VIP address

IP address and subnet mask or prefix of the eth3 interface

Yes, only if you are configuring the eth3 interface

No

IP address of the default gateway for the eth3 interface

Yes, only if you are configuring the eth3 interface

No

Virtual IP (VIP) address

Note: The VIP address must be in the same subnet as the IP address assigned to the eth0 interface.

Yes

Note: The VIP address is used to access the Junos Space Network Management Platform GUI through a Web browser.

Yes

Note: This is the VIP address of the FMPM nodes and is used for communications between Junos Space nodes and FMPM nodes. This VIP address must be different from the VIP address used to access the Web GUI.

NTP server settings with which the Junos Space Appliance synchronizes its time.

Yes

Yes

Note

From Junos Space Network Management Platform Release 14.1R2 onward, you can configure Junos Space Ethernet interfaces with only IPv4 addresses, or both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

To configure a Junos Space Appliance as a Junos Space node or an FMPM node, do the following:

  1. At the serial console login prompt, type the default username (admin) and press Enter.
  2. Type the default password (abc123) and press Enter.

    You are prompted to change your password.

  3. To change the default password, do the following:
    1. Type the default password and press Enter.
    2. Type your new password and press Enter.
    3. Retype your new password and press Enter.

    If the password has been changed successfully, the message passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully is displayed.

    Note

    All passwords are case-sensitive.

  4. Type the new password to log in to the appliance and press Enter.
  5. You can configure the appliance as a Junos Space node or as an FMPM node.
    • To configure the appliance as a Junos Space node, do the following:

      1. Type S to proceed with the configuration of the appliance as a Junos Space node with full Junos Space Network Management Platform functionality. Every Junos Space installation requires at least one Junos Space node.
      2. Configure the Ethernet interface eth0.Note

        If you are configuring the appliance as part of a cluster (fabric), then all nodes in that fabric must be in the same subnet.

        • To configure the IPv4 address for the eth0 interface:

          1. Type 1 and press Enter.
          2. Type the IPv4 address for eth0 interface in dotted-decimal notation and press Enter.
          3. Type the subnet mask for the IPv4 address and press Enter.
          4. Type the IPv4 address of the default gateway in dotted-decimal notation and press Enter.
        • (Optional) To configure both IPv4 and IPv6 address for the eth0 interface:

          1. Type 2.
          2. Type the IPv4 address for eth0 interface in dotted-decimal notation and press Enter.
          3. Type the subnet mask for the IPv4 address and press Enter.
          4. Type the IPv4 address of the default gateway in dotted-decimal notation and press Enter.
          5. Type the IPv6 address and prefix for the eth0 interface and press Enter.
          6. Type the IPv6 address of the default gateway for the eth0 interface and press Enter.
      3. Type the IPv4 address of the name server for the eth0 interface and press Enter.
      4. Type the IPv6 address of the name server for the eth0 interface and press Enter.
      5. Specify whether you want to configure a separate interface for device management or not:
        • Type Y if you want to use a different Ethernet interface (eth3) to manage devices.

          Note

          On a Junos Space fabric with two or more Junos Space nodes, if you configure the eth3 interface as the device management interface on one Junos Space node, then you must also configure the eth3 interface as the device management interface on all the other Junos Space nodes in that fabric.

          • To configure the IPv4 address of the eth3 interface:

            1. Type 1.
            2. Type the IPv4 address for eth3 interface in dotted-decimal notation and press Enter.
            3. Type the new subnet mask of the IPv4 address in dotted-decimal notation and press Enter.
            4. Type the IPv4 address of the default gateway for the eth3 Ethernet interface in dotted-decimal notation and press Enter.
            5. Type the IPv4 address of the name server for the eth3 interface and press Enter.
          • To configure the IPv6 address of the eth3 interface:

            1. Type 2.
            2. Type the IPv6 address with prefix for the eth3 interface and press Enter.
            3. Type the IPv6 address of the default gateway for the eth3 interface and press Enter.
            4. Type the IPv6 address of the name server for the eth3 interface and press Enter.
          • To configure both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses:

            1. Type 3.
            2. Type the IPv4 address for the eth3 interface in dotted-decimal notation and press Enter.
            3. Type a subnet mask for the IPv4 address in dotted-decimal notation and press Enter.
            4. Type the IPv4 address of the default gateway for the eth3 interface in dotted-decimal notation and press Enter.
            5. Type the IPv6 address and prefix for the eth3 interface and press Enter.Note

              You must provide an IPv6 address for the name server if you configure an IPv6 address for the eth3 interface.

            6. Type the IPv6 address of the default gateway for the eth3 interface and press Enter.
            7. Type the IPv4 address of the name server for the eth3 interface and press Enter.
            8. Type the IPv6 address of the name server for the eth3 interface and press Enter.
        • Type N if you want to use only the Ethernet interface eth0 to manage devices and the Junos Space Web clients.

      6. Specify whether the appliance is to be added to an existing cluster (fabric) or is the first node in a cluster:
        • Type y to add the appliance to an existing cluster.

          A summary of the settings that you configured is displayed.

        • Type n if you do not want to add the appliance to an existing cluster, or if the appliance is the first node in a cluster.

          1. Type 1 to configure the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses that will be used to access Junos Space Network Management Platform through a browser.Note

            The IP address for Web access [Virtual IP address (VIP)}must be in the same subnet as the IP address for the eth0 interface, but must be a different IP address.

          2. Type the IPv4 address for VIP in dotted-decimal notation and press Enter.
          3. (Optional)Type the IPv6 address and prefix for VIP.

            If you configure only an IPv4 address for the eth0 interface, you need not configure the IPv6 address for the FMPM service.

      7. Add an NTP server or specify the current time for the node. Do one of the following:
        • To add an NTP server, type y, enter the hostname of the NTP server when prompted, and press Enter.

        • To specify the current time (UTC), type n, enter the time, and press Enter.

      8. Type a name for the node and press Enter.

        When you access Junos Space Network Management Platform using the Web GUI, the appliance is displayed with the configured name.

      9. If you are configuring the appliance as a standalone node or as the first node of the cluster (fabric), type a password for accessing the appliance in maintenance mode and press Enter.Note
        • You can choose a password that is at least eight characters long and contains characters from at least three of the following four character classes: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers (0 through 9), and special characters. Ab(3)def, o0*wwrty, and 9Rtsgukj are some examples of valid password for maintenance mode.

        • When you configure the other nodes in a cluster (fabric), you are not prompted to enter a maintenance-mode password. The maintenance-mode password that you specify when you configure the first node of the cluster is applicable to all other nodes in that cluster (fabric); in other words, the entire cluster of nodes has the same maintenance-mode password.

      10. Retype the password for accessing the appliance in maintenance mode and press Enter.

        If the password has been changed successfully, a confirmation message is displayed along with a summary of the settings that you configured for the appliance.

      A sample of the settings summary is as follows:

    • To configure the appliance as a primary or standalone FMPM node, do the following:

      Note

      You can also configure an appliance as a secondary or backup FMPM node. For details, refer to the Configuring a Junos Space Appliance as a Backup or Secondary FMPM Node for High Availability topic in the JA2500 Junos Space Appliance Hardware Guide.

      1. Type F to proceed with the configuration of the appliance as an FMPM node.
      2. Configure the Ethernet interface eth0.Note

        If you are configuring the appliance as part of a cluster (fabric), then all nodes in that fabric must be in the same subnet.

        • To configure the IPv4 address for the eth0 interface:

          1. Type 1.
          2. Type the IPv4 address for eth0 interface in dotted-decimal notation and press Enter.
          3. Type the subnet mask for the IPv4 address and press Enter.
          4. Type the IPv4 address of the default gateway in dotted-decimal notation and press Enter.
        • (Optional) To configure both IPv4 and IPv6 address for the eth0 interface:

          1. Type 2.
          2. Type the IPv4 address for eth0 interface in dotted-decimal notation and press Enter.
          3. Type the subnet mask for the IPv4 address and press Enter.
          4. Type the IPv4 address of the default gateway in dotted-decimal notation and press Enter.
          5. Type the IPv6 address and prefix for the eth0 interface and press Enter.
          6. Type the IPv6 address of the default gateway for the eth0 interface and press Enter.
      3. Type P to configure the node as a standalone or primary FMPM node.
      4. Type 1 to configure the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses for the FMPM service.
      5. Type the IPv4 address for the FMPM service and press Enter.
      6. (Optional) Type the IPv6 address for the FMPM service and press Enter.

        If you configure only an IPv4 address for the eth0 interface, you need not configure the IPv6 address for the FMPM service.

      7. You must add an NTP server or specify the current time for the node. Do one of the following:
        • To add an NTP server, type y, enter the hostname of the NTP server when prompted, and press Enter.

        • To specify the current time (UTC), type n, enter the time, and press Enter.

        A summary of the settings that you configured is displayed.

  6. Review the settings that you configured.
  7. You can change the settings, quit without applying the settings, or apply the settings. Do one of the following:
    • To apply the settings, type A. The settings that you configured are applied and a series of messages is displayed on the console, and then the Junos Space Settings Menu is displayed.

    • To change the settings, type C, and follow the prompts on the CLI.

    • To quit the configuration without applying the settings, type Q.

      Caution

      If you quit the configuration without applying the settings, then all the settings are discarded.

  8. (Optional) If you have applied the settings, then type Q to quit.

    You are taken to the console login prompt.

The configuration of the appliance as a Junos Space node or an FMPM node is now complete. If you configured the appliance as a Junos Space node, you can access the node by typing the address configured for the Web GUI in a browser.

Note

After you configure an FMPM node, you must add it to the Junos Space fabric using the Junos Space Network Management Platform. For more information, see the Adding a Node to an Existing Junos Space Fabric topic in the Junos Space Network Management Platform Workspaces Feature Guide.