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Adopt a Device

Adopt a Device

You should be a user with superuser or network administrator privileges to adopt a router to Juniper Mist Routing Assurance. You can adopt a device that is already a part of the network, and manage the device from the application.

The status of a device that is already installed and connected to the network, but is not managed by Juniper Mist Routing Assurance appears as Disconnected on the Inventory page (Organization > Inventory). After the device connects with Juniper Mist Routing Assurance, the status of the device changes to Connected, indicating that the device is managed by Juniper Mist Routing Assurance.

In addition to the device models supported by Juniper Mist Routing Assurance, you can also onboard (attach) additional supported devices to a Juniper Support Insights service from the Installed Base tab.

Before you adopt a device, ensure that:

  • The device can reach the gateway.


    If a firewall exists between Juniper Mist Routing Assurance and the device, configure the firewall to allow outbound access on TCP ports 443 and 2200 from the management port of the device.

  • The device can connect to the Internet by pinging the IP address

To adopt a device:

  1. Navigate to Organization > Inventory.

    The Inventory page appears.

  2. On the Installed Base tab, click Adopt Device.

    The Device Adoption page appears.

    Alternatively, click the Adopt Device on the respective tabs. The Device Adoption page appears.

  3. The outbound SSH configuration that is required for the device to establish a connection appears.
  4. Click Prerequisites to verify whether the device meets the requirements to be adopted.
  5. From the Device Adoption page, click Copy to Clipboard to copy the CLI commands.
  6. Access the device using Telnet or SSH and log in to the device in configuration mode.
  7. Paste the contents of the clipboard and commit the configuration on the device.

    The device connects to Juniper Mist Routing Assurance and can be managed by the application.

  8. After you adopt a device, you can verify the device's connectivity with the application by running the following command on the device:

    An output similar to the following indicates that the device is connected to Juniper Mist Routing Assurance: