Downloading a Software Image and Saving a Download Software Image Operation

You can download a software image to a device or a group of devices immediately or at a scheduled time. You can save a software image download operation so that you can combine it with other operations. For example, you can combine saved download and install operations using the Task Manager (Saved Operations) and schedule them to run simultaneously at a scheduled time. You can also ensure that the downloaded software is intact by verifying that the MD5 checksum of the downloaded software image matches that of the image stored in Junos Scope.

Note: Download option is not available for BXOS images.

To download a software image to a device and save a download software image operation, follow these steps:

  1. In the Junos Scope main window, click Software Management > Images.

    The Images dialog box appears..

    Note: For BXOS images, the Download link is not displayed.

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  2. Click the Download link for the software image that you want to download.

    The Download Image dialog box appears.

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  3. Select the Group or Select Device(s) option button.
  4. Select the group or devices that you want from the Group or Select Device(s) list box. Shift + click to select multiple devices from the Select Device(s) drop-down list box.
  5. Select the protocol that should be used for image download, from the Select Transfer protocol drop-down list box. Junos Scope uses the protocol that you select to download the image. The available options are FTP, SCP, and HTTP. HTTP is selected by default.

    Note: To enable image downloads using SCP or FTP, you need to set the following configuration on your Junos device:
    set system services ssh | ftp

  6. Select the Use Junos Scope IP address for image transfer option if you want the device(s)/group to connect to the Junos Scope server using the IP address of the Junos Scope server. The device(s)/group will use the IP address of the Junos Scope server instead of the Junos Scope server name.
  7. Select the Verify MD5 Checksum for downloaded image option if you want to ensure that the downloaded software image is intact. If you select this option, the MD5 checksum of the downloaded image is compared with the checksum stored in Junos Scope. If they do not match, the operation fails and the error message “MD5 checksum of downloaded image does not match the image in Junos Scope” appears in the Junos Scope status wizard (Monitor > Status > View Status Records).
  8. In the Comment text box, type an optional descriptive comment about the software image download that you want to perform.
  9. Select when you want the software image download to occur by clicking the appropriate option button:
    • Now—(Default) Performs a software image download immediately after you confirm it.
    • Save Operation as—Saves the current operation in the Settings > Saved Operations table so you can combine that operation with other Junos Scope operations or run that operation at a later time. Click the Save Operation as option button, then type an operation name in the text box.
    • Select Schedule—Performs a software image download at the scheduled time interval. Select the schedule that you want in the schedule table.
  10. Click Next.
    • The Please Confirm—Download Image dialog box appears if you selected the Now option.
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    • The Please Confirm—Save Operation dialog box appears if you selected the Save Operation as option.
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  11. Confirm that the download software image or save download software image options that you selected are correct.
  12. Click Finish to perform the operation that you confirmed.
    • If you selected the Now option, the software image is downloaded to the device or group of devices that you specified immediately
    • If you selected the Save Operation as option, the operation is saved and listed in the Settings > Saved Operations dialog box. To view the saved operation, click Settings > Saved Operations. For more information about saving operations, see Using Task Manager (Saved Operations).
    • If you selected the Select Schedule option and selected a schedule, the software image is downloaded when the operation is scheduled to be run.

      When the software image download process is complete, the Status—View Status Records dialog box appears.

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      The Status—View Status Records dialog box lists the software image download operation by operation name, operation type, report name, username, operation status, last updated time, and operation system log message. The software download operation status can be successful, failed, writing, pending, rebooting, connecting, or working.

  13. Check the status of the operation that you specified, then click OK.