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Configuring the JSA5800

Configuring Basic Settings on the JSA5800 Appliance

To configure the basic setting using the JSA interface:


When using a laptop to connect to the appliance, you must use a terminal program, such as HyperTerminal, to connect to the appliance.

  1. At the console prompt, log in as root (default username). No password is required when you log in for the first time.

    The username is case sensitive.

  2. Press Enter. The End User License Agreement (EULA) appears.
  3. Read the information and press the Spacebar to advance each window until you have reached the end of the agreement.
  4. Type YES to accept the agreement, then press Enter. The Appliance ID selection window appears.

    Although your current position is not highlighted, use the up or down arrow keys and Spacebar to select an option. Use the left or right arrow keys to select Next.

  5. Select the appliance ID and then press Enter to select Next.
  6. Select normal from the following types of setup:
    • normal—Default setup

    • recovery—HA recovery setup

  7. Select Next. The Tuning Template window appears.
  8. Select Enterprise and then select Next. The Date and Time window appears.
  9. Select the method you want to use to set the date and time:
    • Manual–Allows you to manually input the date and time. Select Next.

    • Server–Allows you to specify your time server. Select Next.

  10. Select your time zone continent or area, and then select Next.
  11. Select your time zone region, and then select Next. The options appearing in this window are regions associated with the continent or area previously selected.
  12. Select one of the following Internet protocols, IPv6 or IPv4.
  13. Select Next. The Management Interface window appears.
  14. Select the interface you want to specify as the management interface and select Next.
  15. To configure the JSA network settings, enter the values for the following parameters. Use the up or down arrow keys to navigate the fields:
    • Hostname—Type a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) as the system hostname.

    • IP Address—Specify the IP address of the system.

    • Netmask—Specify the network mask address for the system.

    • Gateway—Specify the default gateway for the system.

    • Primary DNS—Specify the primary DNS server.

    • Secondary DNS—(Optional) Specify the secondary DNS server.

    • Public IP—(Optional) Specify the public IP address of the server. The server uses this IP address to communicate with another server that belongs to a different network using Network Address Translation (NAT). NAT translates an IP address in one network to a different IP address in another network.

    • Email Server—Specify the e-mail server. If you do not have an e-mail server, specify the local host in this field.

  16. Use Tab to select Next. Press Enter. The New Root Password window appears.
  17. To configure the JSA root password:
    1. Type a new password.

    2. Select Next and then press Enter. The Confirm New Root Password window appears.

    3. Reenter your new password to confirm, and select Finish.

      A series of messages appears as JSA continues with the installation; this process takes from three to five minutes. When the JSA installation process is complete, the message window appears.

  18. Press Enter and select OK to complete the installation.

    You are now ready to access JSA. For more information, see Accessing the JSA Interface.

  19. Type exit and press Enter.

Accessing the JSA Interface


To access a Juniper Secure Analytics (JSA) interface:


  1. Open your Web browser.


    JSA supports the following browsers:

    • 32-bit Microsoft Internet Explorer, with document mode and browser mode enabled - 8.0 and 9.0

    • Mozilla Firefox - 17.0 ESR and 24.0 ESR


      Because of Mozilla’s short release cycle, we cannot commit to testing on the latest versions of the Mozilla Firefox Web browser. However, we are fully committed to investigating any issues that are reported.

    • Google Chrome - Latest version

  2. Log in to JSA:https://<IP Address>

    <IP Address> is the IP address of the JSA system.The default values are:Username: adminPassword: <root password><root password> is the new root password you set during the installation process.

  3. Click Login To JSA.

    The JSA interface appears. You are now ready to start tuning JSA and high availability (HA) settings. For more information, see the Juniper Secure Analytics Administration Guide.


You will need a permanent license for the JSA appliance to upgrade to a higher version. If you have a temporary license, the upgrade will fail; run the installer again to upgrade to a higher version.