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Installing Software Upgrades from a Remote Server

You can use the J-Web interface to install software packages that are retrieved with FTP or HTTP from the specified location.

Note: This procedure applies only to upgrading one JUNOS Software release to another or one JUNOS Software services release to another. To upgrade from the JUNOS Software to JUNOS Software services, see the JUNOS Software Migration Guide.

Before installing the software upgrade, verify the available space on the internal media card. For information about verifying available internal media space, see the JUNOS Software Release Notes.

  1. In the J-Web interface, select Maintain>Software>Install Package.
  2. On the Install Remote page, enter the required information into the fields described in Table 264.

    Table 264: Install Package Summary



    Your Action

    Package Location (required)

    Specifies the FTP or HTTP server, file path, and software package name.

    Type the full address of the software package location on the FTP or HTTP server—one of the following:




    Specifies the username, if the server requires one.

    Type the username.


    Specifies the password, if the server requires one.

    Type the password.

    Reboot If Required

    If this box is checked, the device is automatically rebooted when the upgrade is complete.

    Check the box if you want the device to reboot automatically when the upgrade is complete.

    Do not save backup

    If this box is checked, the backup copy of current JUNOS package is not saved.

    Check the box if you want to save the backup copy of JUNOS package.

    Format and re-partition the media before installation

    If this box is checked, the storage media is formatted and new partitions are created.

    Check the box if you want to format the internal media with dual-root partitioning.

  3. Click Fetch and Install Package. The software is activated after the device reboots.

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