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Step 1: Begin

In this guide, we provide a simple, three-step path, to quickly get you up and running with the Juniper Networks® SSR1200 appliance. You'll learn how to install, power on, and configure basic settings for an AC-powered SSR1200 appliance.

Meet the SSR1200

The Juniper Networks SSR1200 appliance is a 1-U fixed configuration appliance that is ideal for small data center deployments. Powered by the Juniper Session Smart software, the SSR1200 provides secure and resilient WAN connectivity.

The SSR1200 features seven 1 GbE ports, four 1/10 GbE SFP+ ports, 64 GB of memory, and a 256 GB enterprise-grade solid-state drive (SSD) for storage.

Install the SSR1200

What's in the Box?

Along with your SSR1200 appliance, you’ll also find:

  • Warranty card

  • RJ-45 to DB-9 serial port adapter

  • AC power cord (country specific)

  • Electrostatic discharge (ESD) wrist strap with cable

  • Rack mount kit (separately orderable)

    • 2 mounting brackets

    • 2 adjustable brackets

    • Fourteen flat-head screws

What Else Do I Need?

You’ll need:

  • Installing the chassis in a rack requires two people: one person lifts the chassis while the other secures it to the rack.

  • A Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2 or number 3, depending on the size of your rack-mount screws

  • A management host such as a laptop or desktop PC

  • A grounding cable:


Ensure that a licensed electrician has attached the appropriate grounding lug to your grounding cable. Using a grounding cable with an incorrectly attached lug can damage the appliance.

Install the SSR1200 in a Rack

Here’s how to install the ACX7509 in a four-post rack:

  1. Review the General Safety Guidelines and Warnings.

  2. Wrap and fasten one end of the ESD grounding strap around your bare wrist, and connect the other end to a site ESD point.

  3. Attach the mounting ears to the front of the appliance chassis, using three (3) mounting ear screws on each side to secure.

    The fixed brackets are pre-installed to the two sides of the chassis.

  4. Slide the appliance into the rack, and secure the mounting ears to the rack, using two (2) rack-mounting screws on each side.

  5. Slide the adjustable brackets into the fixed brackets attached to the sides of the chassis.

  6. Secure the adjustable brackets to the rack, using two (2) rack-mounting screws on each side.

  7. Visually inspect the alignment of the chassis. Make sure the appliance is level and the mounting screws on each side of the rack are aligned.

    If you’ve installed the chassis properly in the rack, all the mounting screws on one side of the rack are aligned with the mounting screws on the opposite side, and the appliance is level.

  8. Remove the M6 pan head screws from the chassis and secure the grounding lug and attached cable to the chassis with the M6 pan head screws. The earthing terminal is on the rear side of the chassis.

  9. Connect the other end of the grounding cable to a proper earth ground, such as the rack.

  10. Dress the grounding cable. Ensure that it doesn’t touch or block access to other device components, and that it doesn’t drape where people could trip over it.

Power On

Now that you’ve installed your SSR1200 in the rack and grounded the chassis, you’re ready to connect it to power.

The SSR1200 appliance supports redundant AC power supplies that are pre-installed at the factory.

The SSR1200 comes with two AC power supplies preinstalled on the rear of the device.

  1. Wrap and fasten one end of the ESD grounding strap around your bare wrist, and connect the other end to one of the ESD grounding points on the router.
  2. Ensure that the power supplies are fully inserted in the chassis.
  3. Plug the power cords into the power sockets of each AC power supply.
  4. If the AC power outlet has a power switch, turn it off.
  5. Turn off the power switch on the SSR1200 appliance.
  6. Plug in each power cord to an AC power outlet.

    Ensure that the power cord does not block access to router components or drape where people can trip on it.

  7. If the AC power outlet has a power switch, turn it on.
  8. Turn on the power switch on the SSR1200 appliance.
  9. Verify that the AC LED on the power supply is lit green. If the LED is lit steadily amber or is blinking amber, disconnect the power supply from the power source, and replace the power supply (see Maintain the SSR1200 Power Supplies in the SSR1200 Hardware Guide). Do not remove the power supply until you have a replacement power supply ready.