Understanding the J-Web Interface Configuration Tools

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

The J-Web interface provides three methods to configure the switch:

Table 6 compares the three methods of configuration.

Table 6: Switching Platform Configuration Interfaces

ToolDescriptionFunctionUse

Configure menu

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

Configure basic switch platform services:

  • Interfaces
  • Switching
  • 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 main pane displays all the options for the statement, with a text box for each option.
  • Paste a complete configuration hierarchy into a scrolling 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
  • 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
  • Secure access
  • Services
  • Routing protocols

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

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