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    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:

    • Configure menu
    • Point & Click CLI Editor
    • CLI Editor

    Table 1 compares the three methods of configuration.

    Table 1: 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.

    Published: 2013-08-15