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About the Getting Started Guide

Getting Started with Junos OS provides a high-level introduction to Junos OS and explains basic concepts and operational principles for working with Juniper Networks devices.

In this guide, we explain the basics of Junos OS, including:

  • Understanding the network operating system software

  • How to access Juniper Networks devices

  • How to perform initial device configuration, including the configuration of the root password, hostname, Domain Name System (DNS), management and loopback interfaces, user accounts, and backup routers

For a more technical and detailed exploration of Junos OS, see the Overview for Junos OS. This overview further explains Junos OS features, including security, configuration, monitoring, and management of network devices.

To learn how to use the command-line interface (CLI) and understand even more advanced topics, see the CLI User Guide for Junos OS. This guide explains how to use configuration statements and manage configurations. It also explains how to use operational commands for monitoring Juniper Networks devices.