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Step 1: Begin

In this guide, we walk you through how to rack an AC-powered SRX1500 with the power supplies preinstalled, power it up, and deploy it on your network using the J-Web Setup wizard. If you need instructions for installing power supplies, see the SRX1500 Firewall Hardware Guide.


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Meet the SRX1500

The Juniper Networks® SRX1500 Firewall is a high-performance, next-generation firewall suited for enterprise campuses, regional headquarters, and data center networks. With twelve 1-GbE Ethernet ports, four 1-GbE SFP ports, and four 10-GbE SFP+ ports, the SRX1500 provides high onboard port densities with the flexibility of multiple Ethernet interface speeds.

Install the SRX1500

What’s in the Box?

  • SRX1500 Firewall

  • Power cord appropriate for your geographic location

  • USB console cable

  • Rack mount kit with:

    • Eight flat-head M4x6-mm Phillips mounting screws

    • Two mounting brackets

What Else Do I Need?

You’ll also need:

  • Someone to help you do the installation

  • Eight rack mount screws appropriate for your rack

  • A power cord retainer

  • A number two Phillips (+) screwdriver

  • DB-9 to RJ-45 cable or a DB-9 to RJ-45 adapter with a CAT5E copper cable—We no longer include a DB-9 to RJ-45 cable or a DB-9 to RJ-45 adapter with a CAT5E copper cable as part of the device package. If you require a console cable, you can order it separately with the part number JNP-CBL-RJ45-DB9 (DB-9 to RJ-45 adapter with a CAT5E copper cable).

Rack It

Here’s how to install the SRX1500 in a rack:

  1. Review General Safety Guidelines and Warnings
  2. Wrap and fasten one end of the electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap around your bare wrist, and connect the other end to a site ESD point.
  3. Attach the mounting brackets to the sides of the SRX1500 using the eight M4x6-mm Phillips flat-head mounting screws.
  4. Lift the SRX1500 and position it in the rack. Line up the bottom hole in each mounting bracket with a hole in each mounting rail, making sure the SRX1500 is level.
  5. While you’re holding the SRX1500 in place, have a second person insert and tighten the rack mount screws to secure the mounting brackets to the mounting rails. Make sure they tighten the screws in the two bottom holes first and then tighten the screws in the two top holes.
  6. Double-check that the mounting brackets on each side of the rack are level.

Power On

Now that you’ve installed your SRX1500 in the rack, you’re ready to connect it to power.

  1. Attach an ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist, and then connect the strap to the ESD point on the SRX1500 front panel.
  2. Attach a grounding cable to earth ground and then attach it to the SRX1500’s grounding points on the rear panel.
  3. Plug the power cord into the SRX1500 rear panel. Use a power cord retainer (not included) to hold the power cord in place.
  4. If the AC power source outlet has a power switch, turn it off.
  5. Plug the other end of the power cord to the AC power source outlet.
  6. If the AC power source outlet has a power switch, turn it on.

    The SRX1500 powers up as soon as you connect it to AC power. It doesn’t have a power switch. When the PWR LED on the front panel is solid green and the RPS LED glows solid green, the SRX1500 is ready to use.