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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 your new NFX150. We’ve simplified and shortened the installation and configuration steps, and included how-to videos. You'll learn how to install the NFX150 in a rack, power it up, and deploy it on your network using the CLI.

Meet the NFX150

The Juniper Networks® NFX150 Network Services Platform is a software-driven customer premises equipment (CPE) platform that delivers fully automated, secure SD-WAN, secure router, and cloud CPE solutions. Equipped with SRX Series next-generation firewall software and 4G/LTE interface speeds, you can use the NFX150 to manage multiple Juniper and third-party virtual network functions (VNFs) on a single device. Plus, it’s easy to deploy and manage the NFX150 with zero-touch provisioning (ZTP).

NFX150 Models

The NFX150 comes in a 1-U rack mount model (NFX150-S1) and a compact desktop model (NFX150-S1-C). Both models are available with or without LTE support. For increased capacity, you can install an expansion module in the NFX150-S1 rack mount model.

The NFX150 has:

  • Four 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ-45 ports that can be used either as access ports or as uplinks

  • Two 1GbE/10GbE SFP+ ports

  • One 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ-45 management port

  • Two console ports (RJ-45 and mini-USB)

  • One USB 3.0 port

  • One built-in power supply

  • Two built-in fans

  • Air-flow out (front-to-back) cooling

Install the NFX150

You can install the NFX150 on a desktop, in a two-post or four-post rack, or on the wall. The NFX150 comes with the mounting brackets you need to install it in a two-post rack. You’ll need to order a separate rack mount kit if you want to install it in a four-post rack. Likewise, you’ll need to order a separate wall mount kit if you want to install the NFX150 on the wall.

What’s in the Box?

  • Power cord appropriate for your geographic location

  • Accessory kit

The accessory kit contains four rubber feet (for desktop installations), one pair of mounting blades, and eight Phillips mounting screws.

What Else Do I Need?

  • Someone to help you secure the switch to the rack

  • A number 2 Phillips (+) screwdriver

  • Four rack mount screws

  • Cage nuts and washers, if your rack requires them

  • An electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap

  • Grounding cable

  • A management host, such as a laptop or desktop PC, with a serial port

  • Serial-to-USB adapter (if your laptop or desktop PC doesn’t have a serial port)

  • An Ethernet cable with RJ-45 connectors attached and an RJ-45 to DB-9 serial port adapter


    We no longer include the console cable as part of the device package. If the console cable and adapter are not included in your device package, or if you need a different type of adapter, you can order the following separately:

    • RJ-45 to DB-9 adapter (JNP-CBL-RJ45-DB9)

    • RJ-45 to USB-A adapter (JNP-CBL-RJ45-USBA)

    • RJ-45 to USB-C adapter (JNP-CBL-RJ45-USBC)

    If you want to use an RJ-45 to USB-A or RJ-45 to USB-C adapter, you must have the X64 (64-Bit) Virtual COM port (VCP) driver installed on your PC. See to download the driver.

Install the NFX150-S1-C on a Desk

To install the NFX150-S1-C on a desk or flat surface, simply attach the four rubber feet included in the accessory kit to the bottom of the chassis, and then place the chassis on a desk or level surface.

Install the NFX150-S1 in a Two-Post Rack

  1. Review General Safety Guidelines and Warnings.
  2. Depending on how you want the NFX150 to sit in the rack, secure the mounting brackets to the front, center, or rear mounting holes on the side panels. Use the supplied mounting screws.
  3. Lift the NFX150 and position it in the rack. Line up the bottom hole in each mounting bracket with a hole in each rack rail, making sure the NFX150 is level.
  4. While you’re holding the NFX150 in place, have a second person insert and tighten the rack mount screws to secure the mounting brackets to the rack rails. Make sure they tighten the screws in the two bottom holes first and then tighten the screws in the two top holes.
  5. Check that the mounting brackets on each side of the rack are level.

Power On

  1. Wrap the ESD grounding strap around your bare wrist and ground yourself to an ESD point or to the rack.
  2. Attach a grounding cable to earth ground and then attach it to the grounding point on the rear panel of the NFX150.

    The NFX150 gets additional grounding when you plug the AC power cord into a grounded AC power outlet using the AC power cord.

  3. Attach the power cord retainer clip:
    1. Squeeze the two sides of the power cord retainer clip.
    2. Insert the L-shaped ends into the holes in the bracket on each side of the AC power cord inlet on the rear panel. The power cord retainer clip extends out of the chassis by three inches.
  4. Insert the power cord firmly into the AC power cord inlet.
  5. Push the power cord into the slot in the adjustment nut of the power cord retainer clip. Turn the nut until it is tight against the base of the coupler and the slot in the nut is turned 90° from the top of the NFX150.
  6. If the AC power source outlet has a power switch, turn it off.
  7. Plug in the AC power cord to the power source outlet.
  8. If the AC power source outlet has a power switch, turn it on.

    The NFX150 powers on as soon as it receives power.

  9. Verify that the power LED on the front panel of the NFX150 is steady green.