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Performing Initial Software Configuration on the SRX220 Services Gateway Using the J-Web Interface Setup Wizard

 

This topic includes the following sections:

Establishing Basic Connectivity

To establish basic connectivity:

  1. Connect an Ethernet cable from any of the ports labeled 0/1 through 0/7 (interfaces ge-0/0/1 through ge-0/0/7) on the services gateway to the Ethernet port on the management device (workstation or laptop).
  2. Connect the power cable to the device and a power source. (We recommend using a surge protector.) Note the following indications:
    • Power LED (green): The device is receiving power.

    • Status LED (green): The device is operating normally.

    Note

    The services gateway functions as a DHCP server and assigns an IP address to the management device.

  3. Ensure that the management device acquires an IP address on the 192.168.1.0/24 network (other than 192.168.1.1) from the device.Note

    If an IP address is not assigned to the management device, manually configure an IP address in the 192.168.1.0/24 network. Do not assign the 192.168.1.1 IP address to the management device because this IP address is assigned to the device.

  4. Access the J-Web interface:
    1. Launch a Web browser from the management device.Note

      To access the J-Web interface, your management device requires a supported browser: either Microsoft Internet Explorer version 7.0 (or later) or Mozilla Firefox version 3.0 (or later).

    2. In the Address box, enter http://192.168.1.1 .
    3. Specify the default username as root. Do not enter any value in the Password box.
    4. Press Enter. The J-Web Setup Wizard page opens.
  5. Use the wizard to configure the basic settings such as hostname, domain name, and root password, for your services gateway.

    The upper left area of the wizard page shows where you are in the setup process. Click a field in the wizard page to display information about that field in the lower left area of the page.

    You can also use the wizard to configure the following settings:

    • Default gateway

    • DNS servers

    • Domain search

    • VLANs

    • Interfaces

    See Table 1 and Table 2 for a summary of the required and optional configuration details.

  6. Click Commit on the Review & Commit page to apply the configuration.Note

    After configuring the basic settings, the J-Web setup wizard redirects you to J-Web pages where you can continue working in the J-Web interface.

    After you complete initial setup configuration, the Setup Wizard is no longer available. To make changes to the configuration, use the J-Web interface.

Configuring Basic System Properties

Table 1 and Table 2 summarize the configuration details for initial setup.

Table 1: Required Setup Fields

Setup Wizard Page

Field

Your Action

Introduction

Read the introduction page for basic instructions on using the setup wizard. Click Start to continue.

Configure System: Identification

Hostname

Type the name of the services gateway

Domain name

Type the name of the network or subnetwork to which the services gateway belongs

Root password

Type the password that user root will use to log in to the device.

Verify root password

Retype the root password.

Configure J-Web Preferences

J-Web starting page options

Specify the tab that you want to appear when J-Web starts.

J-Web commit options

Specify when you want J-Web to commit your configuration changes.

Review & Commit

Review your configuration settings. Click Back to return to previous wizard pages and change the settings. Click Commit when you are satisfied with the configuration.

Table 2: Optional Setup Fields

Setup Wizard Page

Field

Your Action

Configure System: Network Settings

Default Gateway

Type the IP address of the default gateway

DNS Name Servers

Type the IP address of each server that maintains databases for resolving hostnames and IP addresses, and click Add.

Domain Search

Type the IP address or domain name of each domain that includes the services gateway to include it in a DNS search.

Interface Groups (VLANs)

Use buttons to add, edit, or delete VLANs

Configure Interfaces

Use buttons to add, edit, or delete interfaces other than VLANs.

Configure System: Time

Current System Time

Click the Reset Manually button to reset the time.

Time Zone

Choose the time zone from the list

NTP Servers

Add Network Time Protocol (NTP) servers that the gateway can reach to synchronize the system time.

After you configure the basic setup, the Setup wizard is no longer available, unless you reset the device to the factory default and reboot it. To make changes to the configuration, use the J-Web interface or the CLI.

You can use other wizards to configure basic firewall policies, VPN settings, and NAT rules. Choose Configure > Wizards to use the available wizards. Use the J-Web interface or the CLI for more extensive configuration.

For more instructions on managing users and operations, monitoring network performance, upgrading software, and diagnosing common problems on an SRX220 Services Gateway, see the Administration Guide and Installation and Upgrade Guide  .