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Router Utilities

The Router Utilities on the Router:Router Name page enables you to access and to test a router using CLI. Juniper Mist Routing Assurance offers testing tools such as Traceroute, Bounce Port and so on, to test router connectivity. You can use router utilities as a debugging tool to locate points of failure in your network.

Note:

You must be a user with Super User or Network Admin role to access the Router Utilities feature.

To access the router utilities:

  1. On the Juniper Mist Routing Assurance application, navigate to Organization > Inventory > Routers Tab.

    Note:

    Alternatively, click Routers from the main navigation menu.

  2. Click a router to open the Router:Router Name page.

    Note:

    To use the Router Utilities feature, the router must be in Connected state.

  3. Select the utility or tool from the Utilities drop-down list on the upper right of the page.

The router utilities include the following tools:

  • Testing Tools─Use the router testing tools to check the router connectivity and monitor router health. The following tools are available:

    • Ping─Check the host reachability and network connectivity. To run the test, specify a hostname and then click Ping. You can also specify the number of packets to be transmitted in the test.

    • Traceroute─View the route that packets take to a specified network host. Use this option as a debugging tool to locate the points of failure in a network. To run the test, specify a hostname, port number, and a timeout value in seconds, and then click Traceroute.

    • Bounce Port─Restart any unresponsive ports on your router. To restart a port, specify the interface name (for example, ge-0/0/4) and then click Bounce Port.

    • Show BGP Summary─Use this tool to debug a router's BGP session by verifying whether the BGP is configured correctly on the router. Juniper Mist Routing Assurance opens an instance of the router's CLI and displays the BGP summary information.

    • Show BGP Received Routes─Use this tool to verify whether the BGP sessions are properly established and the routes are received correctly.

      Show BGP Received Routes displays the routing information as it was received through a particular BGP neighbor. To view the routing information, enter a BGP neighbor’s IP address.

      Note:

      Neighbor must be All or IP address of a specific router.

      Then click, Show BGP Received Routes. Juniper Mist Routing Assurance opens an instance of the router's CLI and displays routing information such as number of destinations for which routes are present in the routing table, number of routes (active, hold down, hidden) and so on.

    • Show BGP Advertised Routes─Use this tool to verify whether external routes are advertised correctly, and the BGP path selection process is working properly.

      Show BGP Advertised Routes displays the routing information as it has been prepared for advertisement to a particular BGP neighbor. To view the routing information, enter a BGP neighbor’s IP address.

      Note:

      Neighbor must be All or IP address of a specific router.

      Then click, Show BGP Advertised Routes. Juniper Mist Routing Assurance opens an instance of the router's CLI and displays routing information such as number of destinations for which routes are present in the routing table, number of routes (active, hold down, hidden) and so on.
  • Remote Shell─Access the command line directly through the Juniper Mist Routing Assurance application. You can enter commands on the router’s CLI without making a physical connection to the console port or using SSH.

  • Reboot Router─Reboot the router directly from the Router:Router Name page.

  • Download Device Config─Download a router’s current configuration in XML format in a TXT file. For more information, see Download Device Configuration.