Installing Software on the QFX Series

You can upgrade software packages on a single fixed-configuration switch, on an individual node device in the QFabric.

You can use the J-Web interface to install software upgrades from a server using FTP or HTTP, or by copying the file to the QFX Series.

This topic describes:

  1. Installing Software Upgrades from a Server
  2. Installing Software Upgrades by Uploading Files

Installing Software Upgrades from a Server

To install software upgrades from a remote server by using FTP or HTTP:

  1. Download the software package as described in Downloading Software Packages from Juniper Networks.
  2. Log on to the Juniper Networks authentication system using the username (generally your e-mail address) and password supplied by Juniper Networks representatives.
  3. In the J-Web interface, select Maintain > Software > Install Package.
  4. On the Install Remote page, enter information into the fields described in Table 33.
  5. Click Fetch and Install Package. The software is activated after the switch has rebooted.

Table 33: Install Remote Summary

Field

Function

Your Action

Package Location (required)

Specifies the FTP or HTTP server, file path, and software package name.

Type the full address of the software package location on the FTP or HTTP server—one of the following:

ftp://hostname/pathname/package-namehttp://hostname/pathname/package-name

User

Specifies the username, if the server requires one.

Type the username.

Password

Specifies the password, if the server requires one.

Type the password.

Reboot If Required

If this box is checked, the switching platform is automatically rebooted when the upgrade is complete.

Check the box if you want the switching platform to reboot automatically when the upgrade is complete.

Installing Software Upgrades by Uploading Files

To install software upgrades by uploading files:

  1. Download the software package.
  2. In the J-Web interface, select Maintain > Software > Upload Package.
  3. On the Upload Package page, enter information into the fields described in Table 34.
  4. Click Upload and Install Package. The software is activated after the switching platform has rebooted.

Table 34: Upload Package Summary

Field

Function

Your Action

File to Upload (required)

Specifies the location of the software package.

Type the location of the software package, or click Browse to navigate to the location.

Reboot If Required

Specifies that the switching platform is automatically rebooted when the upgrade is complete.

Select the check box if you want the switching platform to reboot automatically when the upgrade is complete.

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