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Licenses for QFX Series

 

Generating License Keys

When you purchase a Junos OS software feature license for a device, you receive an e-mail containing an authorization code for the feature license from Juniper Networks. You can use the authorization code to generate a unique license key (a combination of the authorization code and the device’s serial number) for the device, and then add the license key on the device.

Before generating the license keys for a device:

To generate the license keys for a device:

This procedure shows you how to generate license keys on a QFX Series device, but you can follow the same procedure for any device.

  1. In a browser, log in to the Juniper Networks License Management System at https://www.juniper.net/lcrs/license.do.

    The Manage Product Licenses page appears.

    To access the licensing site, you must have a service contract with Juniper Networks and an access account. If you need help obtaining an account, complete the registration form at the Juniper Networks website

    https://www.juniper.net/registration/Register.jsp .

  2. On the Generate Licenses tab, select QFX Series Product from the drop-down list, and click Go.

    The Generate Licenses - QFX Series Product page appears.

  3. In the Device Serial Number field, enter the serial number for the device.
  4. In the Authorization Code field, enter the authorization code in the e-mail you received from Juniper Networks when you purchased the license.
  5. (Optional) If you want to enter another authorization code for the same device, click Enter More Authorization Codes to display a new authorization code field. Enter the authorization code in this field.
  6. Click Confirm.

    The Confirm License Information page appears, displaying a summary of the information you submitted to the License Management System.

  7. Review the information to ensure everything is correct and then click Generate License.

    The Generate Licenses - QFX Series Product Devices page appears, displaying a summary of your license keys, including a link that displays the details of your new license keys.

  8. Select the file format in which you want to obtain your new license keys.
  9. Select the delivery method you want to use to obtain your new license keys.

    To download the license keys:

    • Select the Download to this computer option button, and click OK.

    To e-mail the license keys:

    • Select the Send e-mail to e-mail ID option button, and click OK.

Software Features That Require Licenses on the QFX Series

The standard Junos OS software shipped on the hardware platform for QFX Series switches except the QFX5200-32C, includes a perpetual base license. This license is valid for the life of the hardware platform.

You must purchase the perpetual base license on the disaggregated Junos OS feature licenses on the QFX5200-32C. See Disaggregated Software Features That Require Licenses on the QFX Series.

For information regarding newer subscription based licenses, including platforms supported, see Flex Software Subscription Model.

For information about how to purchase any software license, contact your Juniper Networks sales representative, or an approved Juniper Partner.

Table 1 lists the Junos OS features which require licenses on QFX5100, QFX5110-48S-AFI/AFO (DC), QFX5110-32Q-AFI/AFO (DC), QFX5120-48Y-AFI/AFO (DC), QFX5200-32C, QFX5210-64C and QFX10000 line of switches.

Table 1: Software Features which Require Licenses on QFX5100, QFX5110-48S-AFI/AFO (DC), QFX5110-32Q-AFI/AFO (DC), QFX5120-48Y-AFI/AFO (DC), QFX5200-32C, QFX5210-64C and QFX10000 line of switches.

Base Features

Premium Features

Advanced Features

Basic IPv6

BGP

MPLS

BFD

Ethernet VPN

MPLS-based CCC

CFM (IEEE 802.1ag)

IPv6 for BGP/MBGP

RSVP-based LSP

Class of service (COS)/Policing/Shaping/Marking

IS-IS

Segment Routing

Filtering

IS-IS for IPv6

 

IGMPv1/v2/v3 (includes IGMP Snooping)

MBGP

 

Junos Telemetry Interface

OVSDB

 

MC-LAG

VRF(BGP)

 

MLDv1/v2

VXLAN

 

OSPFv2

  

OSPFv3

  

PIM-DM/SM/SSM

  

PIMv6

  

Q-in-Q tunneling (IEEE 802.1ad)

  

RIPng

  

RPM

  

Timing – Boundary Clock

  

Timing – Transparent Clock

  

Unicast reverse-path forwarding(RPF)

  

Virtual Chassis (VC)

Applicable also for QFX5200-32C/48Y switches.

  

Virtual Router

  

VRRP

  

VRRPv6

  

Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP)

  

Table 2 lists the Junos OS features which require licenses on QFX5120, QFX5200-48Y, QFX5210, QFX5200-32C-L, and QFX5220 switches.

Table 2: Software Features which Require Licenses on QFX5120, QFX5200-48Y, QFX5210, QFX5200-32C-L, and QFX5220 switches.

Base Features

Premium Features

Advanced Features

Basic IPv6

BGP

MPLS

BFD

Ethernet VPN

MPLS-based CCC

CFM (IEEE 802.1ag)

IPv6 for BGP/MBGP

RSVP-based LSP

Class of service (COS)/Policing/Shaping/Marking

IS-IS

Segment Routing

Filtering

IS-IS for IPv6

 

IGMPv1/v2/v3 (includes IGMP Snooping)

MBGP

 

Junos Telemetry Interface

OVSDB

 
 

MC-LAG

 

MLDv1/v2

VXLAN

 

OSPFv2

  

OSPFv3

  

PIM-DM/SM/SSM

  

PIMv6

  

Q-in-Q tunneling (IEEE 802.1ad)

  

RIPng

  

RPM

  

Timing – Boundary Clock

  

Timing – Transparent Clock

  

Unicast reverse-path forwarding(RPF)

  
 

Virtual Chassis (VC)

Except for QFX5200-32C/48Y switches.

 

Virtual Router

  

VRRP

  

VRRPv6

  

Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP)

  
  • If you try to configure a feature that is not licensed, you will receive syslog messages saying that you are using a feature that is licensable and that you do not possess a license for the feature. If you try to commit configuration changes for a feature that is not licensed, you will receive a commit warning saying that you have exceeded the allowed license limit for the feature. The feature will commit and be usable but this action violates EULA agreement.

  • On QFX5100 and QFX5110, there is no separate license for Virtual Chassis like there is for Virtual Chassis Fabric.

  • Premium Feature Licenses (PFL) include the Base License Features. Advanced Feature Licenses (AFL) include the Base and Premium License Features.

Table 3 describes the licenses required for QFX series switches:

Table 3: Licenses Required for QFX Series Switches

Licence

Description

Number of Licenses Required

QFX Devices Supported

Base

Features included with the switch - No License required

-

-

QFX-JSL-EDGE-ADV1

QFX Series Edge Advanced Feature License

One per switch, two per Virtual Chassis, and two per Virtual Chassis Fabric

QFX3500, QFX3600, QFX5100-48S, QFX5100-48T

QFX5100-HDNSE-LIC

QFX5100-24Q and QFX5100-96S Advanced Feature License

One per switch, two per Virtual Chassis, and two per Virtual Chassis Fabric

QFX5100-24Q , QFX5100-96S

QFX5K-C1-PFL

QFX5000 Class 1 Premium Feature License

One per switch, two per Virtual Chassis, and two per Virtual Chassis Fabric

QFX5110-32Q, QFX5110-48S, QFX5120-48Y, QFX5200-48Y

QFX5K-C1-AFL

QFX5000 Class 1 Advanced Feature License

One per switch, two per Virtual Chassis, and two per Virtual Chassis Fabric

QFX5110-32Q, QFX5110-48S, QFX5120-48Y, QFX5200-48Y

QFX5K-C2-PFL

QFX5000 Class 2 Premium Feature License

One per switch

QFX5210-64C

QFX5K-C2-AFL

QFX5000 Class 2 Advanced Feature License

One per switch

QFX5210-64C

QFX5000-35-JBS

QFX5200-32C Base Services License

One per switch

QFX5200-32C

QFX5000-35-JPS

QFX5200-32C Premium Services License

One per switch

QFX5200-32C

QFX5000-35-JAS

QFX5200-32C Advanced Feature License

One per switch

QFX5200-32C

QFX10002-36Q-PFL

QFX10002-36Q Premium Feature License

One per switch

QFX10002-36Q

QFX10002-36Q-AFL

QFX10002-36Q Advanced Feature License

One per switch

QFX10002-36Q

QFX10002-60C-PFL

QFX10002-60C Premium Feature License

One per switch

QFX10002-60C

QFX10002-60C-AFL

QFX10002-60C Advanced Feature License

One per switch

QFX10002-60C

QFX10002-72Q-PFL

QFX10002-72Q Premium Feature License

One per switch

QFX10002-72Q

QFX10002-72Q-AFL

QFX10002-72Q Advanced Feature License

One per switch

QFX10002-72Q

QFX10008-PFL

QFX10008 Premium Feature License

One per switch

QFX10008

QFX10008-AFL

QFX10008 Advanced Feature License

One per switch

QFX10008

QFX10016-PFL

QFX10016 Premium Feature License

One per switch

QFX10016

QFX10016-AFL

QFX10016 Advanced Feature License

One per switch

QFX10016

QFX-JSL-DRCTR-ADV1

QFX Series Control Advanced feature license 1

One per Node device in a network Node group

QFX3100 Director device

QFX-JSL-EDGE-FC

QFX Series Edge feature license for Fibre Channel

One per switch on which fibre channel ports are configured

QFX3500

QFX-JSL-DRCTR-FC

QFX Series Control Feature License for Fibre Channel

One per QFX3500 Node device on which fibre channel ports are configured

QFX3100 Director device

QFX-JSL-DRCTR-FC-C16

QFX Series Control Feature License for Fibre Channel Capacity 16

One for up to 16 QFX3500 Node devices on which fibre channel ports are configured

QFX3100 Director device

QFX3000-JSL-EDGE-FAB

QFX3000 Series QFabric /Node Feature License

One per device

QFX3100 Director device

QFX3008-JSL-DRCTR-FAB

QFX3000-G Base Fabric Software

One per QFX3000-G QFabric system

QFX3000-G

QFX3000M-JSL-DRCTR-FAB

QFX3000-M Base Fabric Software

One per QFX3000-M QFabric system

QFX3000-M

EX-QFX-MACSEC-AGG

QFX and EX Series feature license for enabling Media Access Control security (MACsec). See Understanding Media Access Control Security (MACsec)

One per switch, two per Virtual Chassis

QFX switches that support MACsec

QFX-VCF-LIC

Virtual Chassis Fabric (VCF) License for QFX5100 and QFX5110.

Two per Virtual Chassis Fabric (VCF)

QFX5100 and QFX5110.

QFX10000-30C-LFIB

1 Million (v4 or v6) Forwarding Information Base (FIB) entries license

One per line card

QFX10000-30C, QFX10000-30C-M line cards

QFX10000-36Q-LFIB

1 Million (v4 or v6) Forwarding Information Base (FIB) entries license

One per line card

QFX10000-36Q, QFX10K-12C-DWDM line cards

QFX10000-60S-LFIB

1 Million (v4 or v6) Forwarding Information Base (FIB) entires license

One per line card

QFX10000-60S-6Q line card

QFX10002-36Q-LFIB

1 Million (v4 or v6) Forwarding Information Base (FIB) entries license

One per switch

QFX10002 36-port 40GbE QSFP+/12-port 100GbE QSFP28 switch

QFX10002-60C-LFIB

1 Million (v4 or v6) Forwarding Information Base (FIB) entries license

One per switch

QFX10002-60C

QFX10002-72Q-LFIB

1 Million (v4 or v6) Forwarding Information Base (FIB) entries license

One per switch

QFX10002-72Q

Disaggregated Software Features That Require Licenses on the QFX Series

Disaggregated Software Feature Licenses on QFX5200 Switches

The disaggregated software feature licenses are only applicable for QFX5200-32C devices. For QFX5200-48Y devices, the base software features are included with the device. Additional licenses are required only for premium and advanced features.

For information on standard Junos OS feature licenses, see Software Features That Require Licenses on the QFX Series.

The Junos OS software is disaggregated from the hardware. With disaggregated Junos OS, you can purchase the following feature licenses, which are available on a perpetual basis:

  • Junos Base Software (JBS) license:

    Includes basic layer 2 switching, basic layer 3 routing, multicast, automation, programmability, Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) and basic monitoring.

    You must purchase the JBS license to use basic functions, but you do not need to install the license key in Junos OS Release 15.1X53-D30. JBS basic functions work with this release without installing the license key. However, you will need to install the license key in a future release of Junos OS to be determined, so make sure to retain the authorization code you received from the license portal to generate a license key for the JBS license. If the license is not installed, system triggers the log messages.

    The products supported by the Juniper Agile Licensing (JAL) portal includes: QFX series, SRX Series, EX Series, NFX, vBNG, vMX, vSRX, and ACX. For other Juniper products (SPACE, JSA, SBR Carrier, Screen OS and so on) access the License Management System (LMS).

  • Junos Advanced Software (JAS) license:

    Includes features supported in JBS license and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS), and Virtual Extensible Local Area Network (VXLAN). You need to install the license key to use these features.

  • Junos Premium Software (JPS) license:

    Includes features supported in JAS license and Multi-protocol Label Switching (MPLS) feature set. You need to install the license key to use these features.

For information about how to purchase a software feature license, contact your Juniper Networks sales representative.

Table 4: Disaggregated Junos OS Feature Licenses and Associated SKU’s

Licensed Software Features

SKU’s

Junos base software (JBS) license

QFX5000-35-JBS

Junos advanced software (JAS) license

QFX5000-35-JAS

Junos premium software (JPS) license

QFX5000-35-JPS

Generating the License Keys for a QFabric System

When you purchase a Junos OS software feature license for a QFabric system, you receive an e-mail containing an authorization code for the feature license from Juniper Networks. You can use the authorization code to generate a unique license key (a combination of the authorization code and the QFabric system ID ) for the QFabric system, and then add the license key on the QFabric system.

Before generating the license keys for a QFabric system:

To generate the license keys for a QFabric system:

  1. In a browser, log in to the license portal.

    The products supported by the Juniper Agile Licensing (JAL) portal includes: QFX series, SRX Series, EX Series, NFX, vBNG, vMX, vSRX, and ACX. For other Juniper products (SPACE, JSA, SBR Carrier, Screen OS and so on) access the License Management System (LMS).

    The Manage Product Licenses page appears.

    To access the licensing site, you must have a service contract with Juniper Networks and an access account. If you need help obtaining an account, complete the registration form at the Juniper Networks website

    https://www.juniper.net/registration/Register.jsp .

  2. On the Generate Licenses tab, select QFX Series Product from the drop-down list, and click Go.

    The Generate Licenses - QFX Series Product page appears.

  3. Select the QFX Series Product Fabric option button, and then click Continue.

    The Generate Licenses - QFX Series Product Fabrics page appears.

  4. In the Software Serial No field, enter the software serial number for the QFabric system.
  5. In the QFabric System ID field, enter the QFabric system ID for the QFabric system.
  6. In the Authorization Code field, enter the authorization code in the e-mail you received from Juniper Networks when you purchased the license.
  7. (Optional) If you want to enter another authorization code for the same device, click Enter More Authorization Codes to display a new authorization code field. Enter the authorization code in this field.
  8. Click Confirm.

    The Confirm License Information page appears, displaying a summary of the information you submitted to the license portal.

  9. Review the information to ensure everything is correct and then click Generate License.

    The Generate Licenses - QFX Series Product Fabrics page appears, displaying a summary of your license keys, including a link that displays the details of your new license keys.

  10. Select the file format in which you want to obtain your new license keys.
  11. Select the delivery method you want to use to obtain your new license keys.

    To download the license keys:

    • Select the Download to this computer option button, and click OK.

    To e-mail the license keys:

    • Select the Send e-mail to e-mail ID option button, and click OK.

Understanding Junos Fusion Licenses

New deployments for Multichassis link aggregation groups (MC-LAG) or Ethernet VPN (EVPN) based Junos Fusion Data Center are not recommended.

Starting with Junos OS Release 17.2R1, you need to install a Junos Fusion license in addition to any other feature licenses that you install to track and activate certain QFX5100-48SH and QFX5100-48TH models that are shipped with satellite software. These models can only be used as satellite devices. For these models, you need to install a Junos Fusion license in addition to any other feature licenses that you install. See Table 5 for a list of satellite devices that require Junos Fusion licenses.

You do not need Junos Fusion licenses for satellite device models that were purchased as Junos OS-based top-of-rack switches.

Install the Junos Fusion licenses on the aggregation device because the aggregation device is the single point of management in a Junos Fusion. If your Junos Fusion is operating in a topology with multiple aggregation devices, you only need to install the licenses on one aggregation device because the license keys are synchronized between the two aggregation devices.

You can install a single-pack license to activate one satellite device, or you can install multi-pack licenses, which can activate up to 128 satellite devices. If the number of satellite devices in a Junos Fusion exceeds the number of Junos Fusion licenses you have installed, the satellite devices are provisioned, but the system will issue a warning saying that there is a license limit violation. If the satellite device does not have a corresponding Junos Fusion license installed, the satellite device is provisioned, but the system will issue a warning.

Table 5 lists the supported aggregation and satellite devices as well as the model numbers of the Junos Fusion license packs.

For information about how to purchase a software license, contact your Juniper Networks sales representative. For information on standard Junos OS feature licenses, see Software Features That Require Licenses on the QFX Series.

Table 5: Junos Fusion License Model Numbers for Satellite Devices

Aggregation Devices Supported

Satellite Devices Requiring Licenses

Model Numbers of License Packs

QFX10002, QFX10008 and QFX10016 switches

  • QFX5100-48SH-AFO

  • QFX5100-48SH-AFI

  • QFX5100-48TH-AFO

  • QFX5100-48TH-AFI

QFX10K-C1-JFS-1

QFX10K-C1-JFS-4

QFX10K-C1-JFS-8

QFX10K-C1-JFS-16

QFX10K-C1-JFS-32

QFX10K-C1-JFS-64