Loading Imported Configurations to Multiple Devices

You can deploy an imported configuration file to multiple routers and perform a simultaneous update of configurations on these devices.

Note: The Restore operation allows a Junos Scope user to restore an archived configuration file from the Concurrent Versions System (CVS) repository to the same router from which it was archived or load an imported configuration file to any router using the Restore operation. However the Restore operation supports only one device at a time unlike the Load Configuration feature.

To load an imported configuration to multiple routers, follow these steps:

  1. In the Junos Scope main window, click Configuration > Repository > Load Configuration. The Load Configuration dialog box appears.
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  2. Select the Group or Select Device(s) option button.
  3. Select the group or devices that you want from the Group or Select Device(s) drop-down list box. Shift+click to select multiple devices from the Select Device(s) list.
  4. Select whether you want to override, replace, or merge the current configuration on the devices.
    • Override—Discards the entire current configuration and loads the selected configuration.
    • Replace—Deletes a portion of the current configuration statement(s) and adds the selected configuration.
    • Merge—(Default) Combines the selected configuration with the current configuration. If there are conflicting statements, the statements in the incoming configuration override those in the current configuration.
  5. If the selected device is a Junos device that has two Routing Engines installed, click the Synchronize Routing Engines check box. This option, if checked, loads the configuration on both Routing Engines. .
  6. In the Comment text box, type an optional descriptive comment about the bulk configuration update operation you want to perform.
  7. Select the imported configuration file or partial configuration you want to load by selecting the check box in the corresponding row.

    Note: If you have selected a BXOS device for loading the configuration, ensure that the configuration you want to load is in well-formed xml format. If the file is not in xml format or is structurally invalid, the load operation fails and returns an “unsupported operation” error.

  8. Select when you want to load the imported configuration file or partial configuration to the devices by clicking the appropriate option button:
    • Now—(Default) Loads the configuration immediately after you confirm it.
    • Select Schedule—Loads the configuration at the scheduled time interval. Click Select Schedule and select the option button for the schedule you want.
    • Save Operation as—Saves the load configuration operation to run at a later time. Click Save Operation as, then type an operation name in the text box.
  9. Click Next. The Confirm Load Configuration dialog box appears.
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  10. If the selected device is a BXOS device, the Sync the Startup Configuration with Running check box is displayed. This option, when checked, synchronizes the running configuration with the startup configuration. If this option is not selected, only the running configuration is updated after the load operation. This option is displayed only when you have selected a BXOS device for loading configuration.
  11. Click Finish to load the configuration to the devices. Click Previous to return to the Load Configuration dialog box.
    • If you selected to upload the configuration now, then the View Status Records page shows the progress of the operation
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    • If you selected to save the upload configuration operation, you return to the Configuration > Repository > Load Configuration menu. To view the saved operation, click Settings > Saved Operations.
    • If you selected a schedule, uploading occurs when the operation is scheduled to be run.