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Part 3: Perform the Initial Configuration


By default, Zero touch provisioning (ZTP) starts automatically. Zero touch provisioning (ZTP) allows you to provision new Juniper Networks devices in your network automatically, with minimal manual intervention. You can use either management ports or network ports on your switch to connect to the network. When you physically connect a device to the network and boot it with a default factory configuration, the device upgrades (or downgrades) the Junos OS release and autoinstalls a configuration file from the network. For more information on ZTP, see Zero Touch Provisioning.

If you do not use ZTP, you must disable the ZTP process and then perform the following:


To disable the ZTP process, manually delete the auto-image-upgrade statement located in the [edit chassis] hierarchy.

You must perform the initial configuration of the router through the console port. Before you begin, set the following parameter values in the console server or PC:

  • Baud Rate—9600

  • Flow Control—None

  • Data—8

  • Parity—None

  • Stop Bits—1

  • DCD State—Disregard

To connect and configure the router from the console:

  1. Connect the console port to a laptop or PC using the provided RJ-45 cable and RJ-45 to DB-9 serial port adapter. The console (CON) port is located on the port panel of the router.
  2. Log in as root. There is no password. If the software booted before you connected to the console port, you might need to press the Enter key for the prompt to appear.
  3. Start the command-line interface (CLI).
  4. Enter configuration mode.
  5. Add a password to the root administration user account.
  6. (Optional) Configure the name of the router. If the name includes spaces, enclose the name in quotation marks (“ ”).
  7. Configure the default gateway.


    root@# set routing-options static route default next-hop address

  8. Configure the IP address and prefix length for the router management interface.

    The management port em0 is on the port panel, and the management port em2 is on the FRU end of the ACX6360 router.

  9. (Optional) Configure the static routes to remote prefixes with access to the management port.
  10. Enable telnet service.
  11. Enable SSH service.
  12. Commit the configuration to activate it on the router.