SRX550 Services Gateway Autoinstallation Overview

Autoinstallation provides automatic configuration for a new SRX550 Services Gateway that you connect to the network and turn on, or for a services gateway configured for autoinstallation. The autoinstallation process begins whenever a services gateway is powered on and cannot locate a valid configuration file in the CompactFlash. Typically, a configuration file is unavailable when a services gateway is powered on for the first time or if the configuration file is deleted from the CompactFlash. The autoinstallation feature enables you to deploy multiple services gateways from a central location in the network.

If you are setting up many services gateways, autoinstallation can help automate the configuration process by loading configuration files onto new or existing devices automatically over the network. You can use the CLI to configure a services gateway for autoinstallation. The J-Web interface does not include pages for the autoinstallation feature.

For the autoinstallation feature to work, you must store one or more host-specific or default configuration files on a configuration server in the network and have a service available—typically Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)—to assign an IP address to the services gateway.

Autoinstallation begins automatically when you connect to the Ethernet port labeled 0/0 (interface ge-0/0/0) on a new services gateway connected to the network and power on the services gateway. To simplify the process, you can explicitly enable autoinstallation on a services gateway and specify a configuration server, an autoinstallation interface, and a protocol for IP address acquisition.

Note: Autoinstallation is enabled on all ports of the services gateway. If you do not want to use the autoinstallation feature, you must delete it using the CLI. For more information about the autoinstallation feature, see the Junos OS Initial Configuration Guide for Security Devices PDF Document.

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