Technical Documentation

Installation Categories on the M Series, MX Series, T Series, TX Matrix, and TX Matrix Plus Routers

The following installation categories are available with the M Series, MX Series, T Series, TX Matrix, and TX Matrix Plus routers:

  • Standard JUNOS Software, domestic—jinstall-<release>-domestic-signed.tgz

    This software includes high-encryption capabilities for data leaving the router. Because of U.S. government export restrictions, this software can only be installed on systems within the United States and Canada. Furthermore, no router can be shipped out of the United States. or Canada without the domestic edition first being overwritten by the export edition. There are no current system-enforced restrictions when you install this software category.

  • Standard JUNOS Software, export—jinstall-<release>-export-signed.tgz

    This software does not include high-encryption capabilities. It can be installed on any system worldwide. There are no current system-enforced restrictions when you install this software category.

  • JUNOS-FIPS—junos-juniper-<release>-domestic-signed.tgz and junos-juniper-<release>-fips-signed.tgz

    The JUNOS-FIPS Software base provides customers with the software tools to configure the router for use within a Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) environment. Once you have installed this software category onto a router, you cannot install a different software category on the router using the request system software add command. When attempting to install a different JUNOS Software category package on the router, you receive the following warning message:

    WARNING: Package jinstall-<release>-<edition>-signed is not compatible with this system.
    WARNING: Please install a supported package (junos-juniper-*.tgz).

    To return to a standard JUNOS Software category installation, you must perform a system recovery installation of the software. All configuration files, logs, and other data files on the server are overwritten during a recovery installation.

    For more information about the JUNOS-FIPS Software base, see FIPS 140-2 Security Compliance.

Note: When you install a JUNOS Software installation package, the previous installation is maintained as a backup installation. You should issue a request system software snapshot command to overwrite the backup files any time you change software categories on a router. This is mandatory if the router is to be shipped outside of the United States or Canada after the Export edition of the JUNOS Software has been installed. There are no current system-enforced restrictions when you install this software category,


Published: 2010-04-28