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Juniper Flex Program

 

Juniper Flex Program Overview

The Juniper Flex Program is a framework, set of policies, and tools that help unify and thereby simplify Juniper product-driven licensing and packaging.

The major components of the framework are:

  • A focus on customer segments (enterprise, service provider, and cloud) and use cases for Juniper Networks hardware and software products.

  • The introduction of subscription licenses and subscription portability for all Juniper Networks products including Junos OS, Contrail, and Juniper cloud-based services.

  • The introduction of a common three-tiered model (standard, advanced, and premium) for all Juniper Networks software products.

Getting Started with the Juniper Flex Program

As a customer ordering a Juniper Networks product that includes hardware, you order:

  • The hardware platform that includes the standard license.

  • The customer support package that fits your needs.

  • The advanced or premium subscription licenses, according to your use case. These subscription licenses include embedded customer support.

As a customer ordering a Juniper Networks software product, you order:

  • The standard, advanced or premium subscription license, according to your use case. These subscription licenses include embedded customer support.

Understanding the Three-Tiered Model for the Juniper Flex Program

As new hardware platforms become available with the Juniper Flex Program, you can customize your purchase using one of the following three models:

  • Standard License

    The standard license includes the hardware platform and a license to use the software with the standard feature set. Standard Return Material Authorization (RMA) policies apply with no changes in case of hardware failure. Customer support is ordered separately as you select your preferred hardware support policy and support for the standard software features. For more information about support policy, see Contact Support. The hardware platform does not require a separate license, and the software right-to-use (RTU) license is perpetual for the licensed features.

  • Advanced License

    The advanced license includes the subscription-based license to use the advanced software features. The license term is 1 year, 3 years, or 5 years. Customer support for the software features is included. These features differ by use case and platform. For example, to view the list of features for the QFX5200 switch, see QFX5200 Switch SKUs.

  • Premium License

    The premium license includes the subscription-based license to use the Junos OS software features. The license term is 1 year, 3 years, or 5 years. Customer support for the software features is included. These features differ by use case and platform. The premium license is a superset and includes all the features from the advanced license and additional features. For example, to view the list of features for the QFX5200 switch, see QFX5200 Switch SKUs.

Figure 1: Three-Tiered Model for the Juniper Flex Program
Three-Tiered Model for the Juniper Flex Program

Understanding Subscription Licenses

All advanced and premium licenses are offered as subscriptions. The subscription licenses include the following attributes:

  • Subscription licenses are available in 1 year, 3 years, or 5 years license terms. Specific products might offer a subset of these licenses. At the end of the term, you have three options:

    • You can renew the subscription, to continue to use the features and scale granted under the license.

    • You can order a replacement subscription. For example, when an advanced subscription term expires, you might have the requirement to upgrade to the premium subscription term.

      Upgrading and downgrading the subscription models is supported. In both cases, subscription models are processed as a new order, and you might use the features and scale granted under the new license. For example, you have a 5 years subscription and you want to downgrade to 3 years subscription and the other way around.

    • You might decline to renew or purchase a replacement subscription. In this case, you may no longer use the features and scale granted under the expired subscription. You can continue to use the hardware and any software features which are granted under a perpetual license.

  • Subscription licenses include Juniper customer support for software features as part of the subscription license, unless customer support is provided by a Juniper partner directly. There is no need to order a separate customer support policy for the advanced and premium licenses.

  • Premium license includes all the features in the premium and advanced licenses.

  • Subscriptions may be ordered at any time.

  • New software features may be available over time with new software versions.

  • Subscription licenses are portable for similar devices.

  • Subscriptions are cancelable at the end of the term.

  • Renewals are not automatic.

Licensing Support on the Juniper Flex Program

The Juniper Flex Program offers the following support:

  • Portability for Subscription Licenses

    Subscription licenses are portable. This means that if you buy a new similar hardware platform, then you can port the subscription license. You can stop using the license on one hardware platform and move it to another hardware platform. This portability allows you to balance features across hardware platforms in the network without having to buy extra feature licenses.

  • Perpetual Licenses

    The standard Junos OS software shipped on the hardware platform includes a perpetual license, and this license is valid for the life of the hardware platform. The advanced and premium licenses are made available through the subscription license.

  • Feature-Based Licensing

    Some Juniper products offered add-on feature licenses. In the new licensing model, feature licenses are included in the standard, advanced, or premium licenses.

    For information about how to purchase a software license, contact your Juniper Networks sales representative at https://www.juniper.net/in/en/contact-us/.

Juniper Flex Program Support for Juniper Products

The Juniper Flex Program supports the following Juniper products:

cRPD Support for the Juniper Flex Program

Table 1 describes the licensing support with use case examples for the containerized routing protocol process (cRPD).

cRPD supports 1 year and 3 years subscription models only.

Figure 2: cRPD Support for the Juniper Flex Program
cRPD Support for the Juniper Flex Program

Table 1: cRPD SKUs

cRPD SKUs

Use Case Examples or Solutions

Detailed Features

Scale

License Model

Subscription Portability

Customer Segment

SKUs

Host based routing, Route reflector, Layer 3 routing, and Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC)

Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD), BGP, BGP Monitoring Protocol (BMP), Junos OS CLI support, equal-cost multipath (ECMP), IPv4 and IPv6 routing, IS-IS, JET for Programmable RPD, Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF), and OSPF.

8M RIBs and 64 BGP neighbors

Standard license

Yes

All segments

Choose base licenses based on your use cases and segments. The following information includes sample segments and use cases for the cRPD:

  • The cloud, enterprise, and service provider network segments require the standard license for host based routing, route reflector, Layer 3 routing, and Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC).

MPC10E Line Cards Support for the Juniper Flex Program

Table 2 describes the licensing support with use case examples for the MPC10E line cards.

Figure 3: MPC10E Line Cards Three-Tiered Model for the Juniper Flex Program
MPC10E Line Cards Three-Tiered Model for the Juniper
Flex Program

Table 2: MPC10E line cards SKUs

MPC10E Line Cards SKUs

Use Case Examples or Solutions

Detailed Features

Scale

License Model

Subscription Portability

Customer Segment

Integrated SKUs (standard hardware and software platform)

Basic switching and IP routing

Basic control plane DDoS, basic Layer 2 switching, basic Layer 3 forwarding/routing IP only, BGP, ECMP, IGP, IS-IS, J-Flow, OSPF, per-port queuing and shaping, policers, port CoS, security ACL filters, security agents, SNMP, and telemetry agents.

128K FIBs, 8 VRFs , and 128K MACs

Standard license

Yes

Cloud, Enterprise, and Service provider

Integrated and advanced SKUs

Peering, converged provider/provider edge routers, DCI, IP/label-switching router core, metro aggregation, and business services

Ethernet OAM services, Ethernet VPN, fine-grained CoS, firewall filters, flexible queuing, IEEE802.1x, IRB, Layer 2 features, Layer 3 VPNs, load balancing, MACsec, multicast-only fast reroute, multichassis link aggregation group, packet mirroring, shaping at the queue level, timing, traffic engineering, tunnels (GRE, segment routing and so on), TWAMP, and virtual private LAN service.

4M FIBs, 2K VRFs, 32K L2 VPN circuits, 1M MACs, 128K LSPs, and 8K queues

Advanced license

Yes

Cloud, Enterprise, and Service provider

Integrated and premium SKUs

Data center WAN edge, advanced business services, telecommunication cloud gateway, and cloud connect gateway

Advanced tunneling (MPLS over UDP, MPLS over GRE, and segment routing over IPv6 data plane), inline 1:1 flow/active flow monitoring, inline NAT, Junos node slicing (AF interfaces), medium-independent interface, and pseudowire head end.

8M+ FIBs, 4K+ VFRs, 256K+ L2 VPN circuits, 1M+ MACs, 256K+ LSPs, and 32K queues

Premium license

Yes

Cloud, Enterprise, and Service provider

Choose advanced and premium licenses based on your use cases. The following information includes sample segments and use cases for the MPC10E line cards:

  • The cloud provider network segment requires the standard license for basic switching and IP routing.

  • The cloud provider network segment requires the advanced license for MPLS, Ethernet VPN, fine-grained CoS, and so on.

  • The cloud provider network segment requires the premium license for advanced tunneling (MPLS over UDP, MPLS over GRE, and segment routing over IPv6 data plane), Inline NAT, and so on.

MX204 Router Support for the Juniper Flex Program

Table 3 describes the licensing support with use case examples for the MX204 router.

Figure 4: MX204 Router Three-Tiered Model for the Juniper Flex Program
MX204 Router Three-Tiered Model for the Juniper Flex
Program

Table 3: MX204 Router SKUs

MX204 Router SKUs

Use Case Examples or Solutions

Detailed Features

Scale

License Model

Subscription Portability

Customer Segment

Integrated SKUs (standard hardware and software platform)

LSR core, basic video transport, and basic route reflector

Basic L2 switching, basic L3 forwarding or routing IP only (BGP, IGP, OSFP, and IS-IS), policers, security ACL filters, port CoS, ECMP, J-Flow, per-port queuing, multicast (PIM), telemetry agents, and security agents

128K FIBs, 8 VRFs, 20M RIBs, and 128K MACs.

Standard license

No

Enterprise, service provider, and cloud

Integrated and advanced SKUs

Advanced video transport, metro Ethernet aggregate, mobile backhaul, DCI, basic L3 business VPN, peering, basic tunneling, wholesale BNG, advanced route reflector, traffic engineering, and so on

Advanced multicast (BIER and MoFRR), E-OAM services, EVPN, fine-grained CoS, IRB, L3 VPNs, LNS, MC-LAG, media delivery index video quality monitoring, MPLS forwarding, timing, traffic engineering, tunnels (GRE, segment routing, and so on), and VPLS.

4M FIBs, 2K VRFs, 40M RIBs, 1M MACs,32K L2 VPNs, 128K LSPs, and 32K queues.

Advanced license

Yes

Enterprise, service provider, and cloud

Integrated and premium SKUs

Data center WAN edge, cloud connect gateway business services and residential services, SD-WAN gateway, telecommunication cloud gateway, and so on

Advanced tunneling (MPLS over UDP, MPLS over GRE, and segment routing over IPv6 data plane), subscriber management, inline NAT, Junos Node Slicing (AF interfaces), and pseudowire head-end

8M FIBs, 4K VRFs, 80M RIBs, 1M MACs, 256K L2 VPNs, 256K LSPs, and 32K queues.

Premium license

Yes

Enterprise, service provider, and cloud

Choose advanced and premium licenses based on your use cases and segments. The following information includes sample segments and use cases for the MX204 router:

  • The enterprise network segment requires the premium license for data center WAN edge and the advanced license for basic tunneling.

  • The service provider network segment requires the premium license for SD-WAN gateway and the advanced license for metro Ethernet aggregate.

  • The cloud provider network segment requires the premium license for data center WAN edge and the advanced license for DCI.

QFX Switch Support for the Juniper Flex Program

QFX switch models that support the Juniper Flex Program:

  • QFX5120-32C

  • QFX5200-32C-L

  • QFX5220-32CD

  • QFX5220-128C

QFX switch support 3 years and 5 years subscription models only.

Figure 5: QFX Three-Tiered Model for the Juniper Flex Program
QFX Three-Tiered Model for the Juniper Flex Program

Table 4 describes the licensing support with use case examples for the QFX5120, QFX5200, and QFX5220 switches.

Table 4: QFX5120, QFX5200, and QFX5220 switches SKUs

QFX Switch SKUs

Use Case Examples or Solutions

Detailed Features

Scale

License Model

Subscription Portability

Customer Segment

Integrated SKUs (standard hardware and software platform)

Basic L2 switching or basic L3 switching

Filters (Layer 2 and Layer 3), Layer 2 (xSTP, 802.1Q, LAG), Layer 3 (static), QoS (Layer 2 and Layer 3), and SNMP

No license constraint

Standard license

No

Cloud

Integrated and advanced SKUs

Data center fabric

Advanced Cloud Feature License: BGP, FBF, GRE, IS-IS, JTI, MC-LAG, OSPF, VRF and VRRP.

Advanced Enterprise Feature License: BGP, CFM, EVPN-VXLAN, FBF, GRE, IS-IS, JTI, Layer 3 multicast, MC-LAG, OAM, OSPF, PTP, Q-in-Q, Virtual Chassis, VRF and VRRP.

No license constraint

Advanced license

Yes

Cloud

Enterprise

Integrated and premium SKUs

Data center interconnect or data center edge

Advance Enterprise Features, EVPN-MPLS, Layer 2 circuit, Layer 3 VPN, LDP, RSVP, Segment routing, and SR-TE.

Not applicable

Premium license

Yes

Cloud

Enterprise

Choose advanced and premium licenses based on your use cases and segments. For example, the cloud provider network segment requires the advanced license for data center fabric.