Step 2: Up and Running
Now that the SRX340 is powered on, let’s do some initial configuration to get it up and running on the network. It’s simple to provision and manage the SRX340 and other devices on your network. You can choose the configuration tool that’s right for you:
J-Web, Juniper Networks Setup wizard that is preinstalled on the SRX340. We walk you through how to do the initial configuration using J-Web.
Juniper Sky™ Enterprise, Juniper Networks-hosted public cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) solution. You’ll need to have a Juniper Sky Enterprise subscription service before you can use it to configure the SRX340. For more information, check out the Juniper Sky Enterprise Getting Started Guide.
Juniper Networks Contrail Service Orchestration (CSO). To use CSO, you’ll need an authentication code. See the Contrail Service Orchestration (CSO ) Deployment Guide.
If you are using Junos OS Release 19.2 or earlier, you can use Juniper Networks Network Service Controller to configure the SRX340 with ZTP. Network Service Controller is a component of CSO. See Configure the Device Using ZTP with Juniper Networks Network Service Controller.
Configure Root Authentication
- Connect the management port (
MGMT) on the SRX340 front panel to the Ethernet port on your laptop.
The SRX340 functions as a DHCP server and automatically assigns the laptop an IP address on the 192.168.1.0/24 network.
- If the laptop is unable to acquire an IP address, 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 because this is the IP address assigned to the SRX340.
- Set the root authentication password:
- Open a browser and type https://192.168.1.1. The Phone Home Client page appears.
- Click Skip to J-Web at the
bottom of the screen. The Skip to J-Web page appears.
- Type a root authentication password and click Submit. The J-Web login page appears.
Plug and Play
The SRX340 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 SRX340 up and running is connect it to your LAN and WAN. Here’s how:
- Connect the WAN to port 0/0.
- Connect the LAN to any of the ports from 0/1 through 0/14.
- Check whether the SRX340 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 SRX340 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
Now that you’ve configured basic settings for the SRX340, let’s go ahead and customize those settings for your network. You’ll need this information to do so:
IP address for the NTP server
IP address for the DNS server
IP address for the management interface
To customize the configuration in Junos OS Release 15.1X49-D170, see Customize the Configuration for Junos OS Release 15.1X49-D170.
Log in to J-Web and 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 SRX340.
Cluster (HA)—Set up the SRX340 in chassis cluster mode.
Passive—Set up the SRX340 in Tap mode. Tap mode enables the SRX340 to passively monitor traffic flows across a network.