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Installing the JSA Appliance

Before you install the JSA appliance, ensure that the following requirements are met:

  • The required hardware is installed. For more information, see the Juniper Secure Analytics Installation Guide.

  • A keyboard and monitor are connected by using the VGA connection.

  • You are logged in as the root user.

Administrators must install the JSA appliance to enable access to the user interface.

  1. Access the software and documentation.
    1. Review the release notes for the JSA component that you want to install.

    2. Follow the instructions in the download document.

  2. Review the information about the front and back panel features for appliances to confirm proper connectivity and functionality. For more information on front and back panel features for appliances, see the Juniper Secure Analytics Hardware Guide.

    On the back panel of each appliance type, the serial connector and Ethernet connectors can be managed by using the Integrated Management Module.

  3. Install the JSA appliance.
    1. Create the /media/cdrom directory by typing the following command:

      mkdir /media/cdrom

    2. Mount the JSA ISO image by typing the following command:

      mount -o loop <path_to_the_qradar_ISO> /media/cdrom

    3. To begin the installation, type the following command:


    4. Select Appliance Install for the appliance type.

    5. Select the appliance type from the list.

    6. For the type of setup, select normal.

    7. Set up the date and time.

    8. Select the IP address type.

    9. In the wizard, enter a fully qualified domain name in the Hostname field.

    10. In the IP address field, enter a static IP address, or use the DHCP-assigned IP address.


      For information about setting IPv6 primary or secondary host, see the Juniper Secure Analytics High Availability Guide.

    11. If you do not have an email server, enter localhost in the Email server name field.

    12. Enter a root password that meets the following criteria:

      • Contains at least 5 characters

      • Contains no spaces

      • Can include the following special characters: @, #, ^, and *.

    13. Follow the instructions in the installation wizard to complete the installation. The installation process might take several minutes.

  4. Apply your license key.
    1. Log in to JSA as the admin user: https://<JSA_IP_address>

    2. Click the Admin tab.

    3. Click the System and License Management icon.

    4. Click Upload License, and upload your license key.

    5. Select the license and click Allocate System to License.

    6. From the list of licenses, select a license, and click Allocate License to System.