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Step 2: Up and Running

 

Now that the SRX1500 is powered on, let’s do some initial configuration to get the device up and running on the network. It’s simple to provision and manage the SRX1500 and other devices on your network. You can choose the configuration tool that’s right for you:

Configure Root Authentication

  1. Connect the management port (MGMT) on the SRX1500 front panel to the Ethernet port on your laptop or PC.
  2. Manually configure an IP address in the 192.168.1.0/24 network.

    Be sure you don’t assign the IP address 192.168.1.1 to the laptop or PC, because this is the IP address assigned to the SRX1500.

  3. Set the root authentication password:
    1. Open a browser and type https://192.168.1.1. You don’t need to log in.

      The J-Web Setup wizard opens on your screen.

    2. Click Skip in the upper-right corner of the Setup wizard. The Device Password page displays.
    3. Type a root authentication password and click OK. The J-Web login page appears.

Plug and Play

The SRX1500 already has factory-default settings configured right out of the box to make it a plug-and-play device. So all you have to do to get the SRX1500 up and running is connect it to your LAN and WAN networks. Here’s how:

  1. Connect the WAN network to port 0/0.
  2. Connect the LAN network to port 0/1.
  3. Check to see if the SRX1500 is connected to the Internet. Go to http://www.juniper.net. If the page doesn’t load, check the Internet connection.

After you complete these steps, you can start using the SRX1500 on your network right away. You can go back and customize settings anytime. The J-Web Setup wizard is always available to you.

Customize the Basic Configuration

Have this information handy before you begin customizing the settings for your network:

  • Hostname

  • Root authentication password

  • IP address for the NTP server

  • IP address for the DNS server

  • IP address for the management interface

Log in to J-Web and select Configure > Setup Wizard to launch the Setup wizard. Select the configuration mode that’s right for you. You can then follow the screens as they appear in the Setup wizard.

  • Standard—Configure basic security settings for the SRX1500.

  • Cluster (HA)—Set up the SRX1500 in chassis cluster mode.

  • Passive—Set up the SRX1500 in Tap mode. Tap mode enables the SRX1500 to passively monitor traffic flows across a network.