Technical Documentation

SRX 210 Services Gateway Basic Connectivity Overview

The JUNOS software is preinstalled on the SRX 210 services gateway. When the device is powered on, it is ready to be configured.

If you are setting up a services gateway for the first time, you can use either J-Web Quick Configuration or a configuration editor to configure basic connectivity.

If you are setting up many services gateways, autoinstallation can help automate the configuration process.

Before you configure the SRX 210 services gateway for the first time, you should complete the following prerequisite tasks:

  • Install the services gateway in its permanent location.
  • Gather the following information:
    • Device identification:
      • Hostname for the device on the network.
      • Domain that the device belongs to 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 DNS server.
      • List of domains that can be appended to hostnames for DNS resolution.
    • IP address of the default gateway.
    • IP address to be used for the loopback interface.
    • IP address of the built-in Ethernet port that you will use for management purposes. For example, use the ge-0/0/0 interface.


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

  • Management device, such as a laptop, with an Ethernet port
  • Ethernet cable (provided)

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

  • Management device, such as a PC or laptop, with a serial port and an asynchronous terminal application (such as Microsoft Windows HyperTerminal)
  • Ethernet cable (provided)
  • For a remote connection, gather the following equipment:
    • Two dial-up modems
    • An adapter appropriate for your modem (not provided)