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SRX550 Services Gateway Basic Connectivity Overview

 

The Juniper Networks Junos operating system (Junos OS) is preinstalled on the SRX550 Services Gateway. When the services gateway is powered on, it is ready to be configured.

If you are setting up a services gateway for the first time, you can use the command-line interface (CLI) or the J-Web setup wizard to configure basic connectivity .

If you are setting up many services gateways, autoinstallation can help automate the configuration process. See SRX550 Services Gateway Autoinstallation Overview.

Before you configure the services gateway for the first time, you must complete the prerequisite tasks listed in Table 1.

Table 1: Services Gateway Prerequisite Tasks

Task

Details

Gather information on:

  • Device identification

    • Hostname for the device on the network

    • Domain to which the device belongs on the network

  • Password for the root user

  • Time zone information

    • System time and zone for services gateway location

    • IP address of a Network Time Protocol (NTP) server, if NTP is used to set the time on the services gateway

  • Network settings for the services gateway:

    • IP address of a Domain Name System (DNS)

    • List of domains that can be appended to hostnames for DNS resolution

If you are performing the initial configuration with the J-Web setup wizard, gather the following equipment:

  • Management device, such as a desktop or laptop computer, with an Ethernet port

  • Ethernet cable

If you are performing the initial configuration with the CLI, gather the following equipment:

  • Management device, such as a desktop or laptop computer, with a serial port and an asynchronous terminal application (such as Microsoft Windows HyperTerminal)

  • Serial cable

  • For a remote connection, gather the following equipment:

    • Two dial-up modems

    • An adapter appropriate for your modem; for example, DB-25 plug or similar