Upgrading the Junos Space Software

Junos Space administrator can upgrade software for the JA1500 Junos Space appliance by downloading the Junos Space Upgrade image file from the Juniper Networks software download site onto the local client file system. Once downloaded, upload the Junos Space software to Junos Space using Platform > Administration > Manage Applications Upgrade Platform action. Thereafter, Junos Space upgrades the selected software. When you perform an upgrade, all appliances (nodes) in the fabric are upgraded with the new software.

Caution: The Junos Space Upgrade supports only two consecutive releases. You can not directly upgrade from Junos Space release 1.0 or release 1.1. to release 1.4. Instead, you must indirectly upgrade from Junos Space release 1.0 or Release 1.1 to release 1.2 or release 1.3 before upgrading to release 1.4.

Junos Space 1.4 Release Highlights

The Junos Space Upgrade Release 1.4 includes:

Junos Space Release 1.4 Contents

Available Hot-Pluggable Applications

The following applications are hot-pluggable in Junos Space Release 1.4. Hot-pluggable applications mean that adding removing, and upgrading occurs while Junos Space is still running, and without service interruption. A hot-pluggable application is packaged separately and has an separate image file for installing and upgrading.

Upgrade to Junos Space Release 1.4 Scenarios

Before You Begin

Before you upgrade the Junos Space Software, ensure that you are aware of the following:

Upgrading from Junos Space Release 1.2 to Release 1.4

This procedure describes how to upgrade the Junos Space software from release 1.2 to release 1.4.

Note: When upgrading Junos Space from release 1.2 to release 1.4, the Network Application Platform and Service Now application are upgraded only. Ethernet Activator and Campus Builder applications are disabled. You must upgrade these applications to release 1.4 (see Upgrading a Junos Space Application or uninstall them (see Uninstalling a Junos Space Application.

To add or upgrade software:

  1. Download the latest Junos Space software file from the Juniper Networks software download Web site to the local appliance. See https://www.juniper.net/support/products/space/#sw.
  2. In the current version of the Junos Space software, navigate to Platform > Administration > Manage Software > Upload Software.

    The Upload Software dialog box appears.

  3. Use the Browse button to navigate to the latest Junos Software release file.
  4. Click Upload to upload the software image.

    Wait until the software uploading is complete.

  5. Select Platform > Administration > Manage Software.

    The Manage Software inventory page appears displaying the Junos Space software file that you uploaded.

  6. Select the Junos Space software file.
  7. Choose Install Software from the Actions drawer.

    The Install Software confirmation window appears.

  8. Select the file, and click Install.

    Junos Space prompts you to enter a user name and password to enter maintenance mode. The user name is maintenance; the password is one that the administrator created during the initial installation process.

  9. Enter the maintenance mode user name and password in the text field.
  10. Click OK.

    Junos Space displays a status window during the software upgrade process

  11. When the software upgrade completes, click the Return to Maintenance Menu link.

    The Maintenance Mode Actions window appears.

  12. Click the Log Out and Exit from Maintenance Mode link.

    The installation progress window appears.

    Note: The software upgrade can take a few minutes to complete.

    When the installation is complete, the Junos Space login prompt is displayed.

    Note: If a blank page is displayed instead of the login prompt, click Refresh. The login prompt is then displayed.

    Note: We recommend that you clear the Web browser cache before logging in to the upgraded software. After clearing the cache, close the Web browser and reopen it.

    Note: We also recommend that you perform a functional audit on all deployed services after upgrading.

  13. Log in to Junos Space and begin using the upgraded software.

Upgrading Junos Space Release 1.3 to Release 1.4

The Platform provides the running environment for all Junos Space applications, so upgrading it causes operation interruption.

Note: When upgrading Junos Space from release 1.3 to release 1.4, the Network Application Platform and Service Now application are upgraded only. Junos Space release 1.3 applications are disabled. You must upgrade release 1.3 disabled applications to release 1.4 (see Upgrading a Junos Space Application) or uninstall them (see Uninstalling a Junos Space Application. Do not add disabled Junos Space Release 1.4 applications using Platform > Administration > Manage Applications > Add Application.

To upgrade Junos Space from release 1.3 to release 1.4,, see Upgrading the Network Application Platform.