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Understanding J-Web Configuration Tools

 Note

This topic applies only to the J-Web Application package.

The J-Web graphical user interface (GUI) enables you to monitor, configure, troubleshoot, and manage the switching platform by means of a Web browser with Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) or HTTP over Secure Sockets Layer (HTTPS) enabled. The J-Web interface provides access to all the configuration statements supported by the switch.

The J-Web interface provides three methods for configuring the switch:

  • Configure menu

  • Point & Click CLI Editor

  • CLI Editor

Table 19 gives a comparison of the three methods of configuration.

Table 19: Switching Platform Configuration Interfaces

ToolDescriptionFunctionUse

Configure menu

Web browser pages for setting up the switch quickly and easily without configuring each statement individually.

For example, use the Virtual Chassis Configuration page to configure the Virtual Chassis parameters on the switch.

Configure basic switch platform services:

  • Interfaces

  • Switching

  • Virtual Chassis

  • Security

  • Services

  • System Properties

  • Routing

Use for basic configuration.

Point & Click CLI Editor

Web browser pages divided into panes in which you can do any of the following:

  • Expand the entire configuration hierarchy and click a configuration statement to view or edit. The work area displays all the options for the statement, with a text box for each option.

  • Paste a complete configuration hierarchy into a scrollable text box, or edit individual lines.

  • Upload or download a complete configuration.

  • Roll back to a previous configuration.

  • Create or delete a rescue configuration.

Configure all switching platform services:

  • System parameters

  • User Accounting and Access

  • Interfaces

  • VLAN properties

  • Virtual Chassis properties

  • Secure Access

  • Services

  • Routing protocols

Use for complete configuration if you are not familiar with the Junos OS CLI or prefer a graphical interface.

CLI Editor

Interface in which you do any of the following:

  • Type commands on a line and press Enter to create a hierarchy of configuration statements.

  • Create an ASCII text file that contains the statement hierarchy.

  • Upload a complete configuration, or roll back to a previous configuration.

  • Create or delete a rescue configuration.

Configure all switching platform services:

  • System parameters

  • User Accounting and Access

  • Interfaces

  • VLAN properties

  • Virtual Chassis properties

  • Secure Access

  • Services

  • Routing protocols

Use for complete configuration if you know the Junos OS CLI or prefer a command interface.