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Device Management Overview

The Devices workspace in Junos Space Network Management Platform simplifies the management of devices in your network. You use the device discovery profile or model device workflows to add multiple devices to the Junos Space Platform database. Then you can perform the following tasks to manage, configure, and monitor the devices from the Devices workspace:

  • View the connection status and managed status of the managed devices.

  • View the operational and administrative status of the physical interfaces of the devices.

  • View the hardware inventory of a selected device, such as information about power supplies, chassis cards, fans, Flexible PIC Concentrators (FPCs), and available PIC slots.

  • Change the mode to authenticate the devices.

  • View, modify, and deploy the configuration to the devices. For example, deploy a service order to activate a service on your managed devices.

  • Execute scripts on and apply CLI Configlets to the devices.

  • View information about the scripts associated with or executed on the devices and the device images staged on the devices.

  • Access the devices from the Junos Space user interface and execute commands on the devices.

  • If the network is the system of record, resynchronize a managed device with the Junos Space Network Management Platform database so that both the device and the database contain the same device configuration. (If Junos Space Network Management Platform is the system of record, this capability is not available.)

  • View statistics about the managed devices in your network, including the number of devices by platform and the number of devices by Junos OS release.

  • Clone the devices.

  • Reboot the devices.

  • Monitor and troubleshoot problems on the devices.

This topic describes the following:

Managed and Unmanaged Devices

With Junos Space Platform, you can add the following types of devices to the Junos Space Platform database:

  • Managed devices–Managed devices are Juniper Networks devices running Junos OS. For more information about Juniper Networks devices supported on Junos Space Platform, refer to Juniper Networks Devices Supported by Junos Space Network Management Platform.

    Juniper Networks devices, such as MX480 and MX960 routers running as aggregation devices, display the number of satellite devices to which the aggregation device is connected and the mode of the aggregation device (that is, single-home or multihome). For more information about inventory and interfaces, see Device Inventory Overview. For more information about aggregation devices, satellite devices, and Junos Fusion technology, refer to the Junos Fusion documentation.

  • Unmanaged devices–Unmanaged devices are non-Juniper Networks devices. Junos Space Platform displays the IP addresses and hostnames of unmanaged devices. The managed status of unmanaged devices is Unmanaged. The device status in several columns is displayed as NA. For more information, refer to Viewing Managed Devices. For information about adding unmanaged devices to Junos Space Network Management Platform, see Adding Unmanaged Devices.

IPv4 and IPv6 Address Support

Junos Space Platform supports both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses for the following device management tasks:

  • Discovering devices

  • Adding unmanaged devices

  • Creating connection profiles and modeling devices

  • Connecting to devices through Secure Console

  • Uploading RSA keys to devices


The IP addresses that you input for these tasks either manually or by using a CSV file are validated on the basis of the format of the IP address.


Arbiter devices in disaster recovery must use password-based authentication.