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Step 2: Up and Running

 

Now that the SRX345 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 SRX345 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 SRX345 front panel to the Ethernet port on your laptop.

    The SRX345 functions as a DHCP server and automatically assigns the laptop an IP address on the 192.168.1.0/24 network.

  2. 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 SRX345.

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

Plug and Play

The SRX345 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 SRX345 up and running is connect it to your LAN and WAN. Here’s how:

  1. Connect the WAN to port 0/0.
  2. Connect the LAN to any of the ports from 0/1 through 0/14.
  3. Check whether the SRX345 is connected to the Internet. Go to http://www.juniper.net. If the webpage doesn’t load, check the Internet connection.

After you complete these steps, you can start using the SRX345 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

  • 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 SRX345.

  • Cluster (HA)—Set up the SRX345 in chassis cluster mode.

  • Passive—Set up the SRX345 in Tap mode. Tap mode enables the SRX345 to passively monitor traffic flows across a network.