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Installing Software on NFX250 Devices

Downloading and Installing Software

Downloading Software

You can download the software package you need in one of two ways:

Downloading Software by Using a Browser

You download the software package you need from the Juniper Networks Support website at https://www.juniper.net/support/.

Note:

To access the download section, you must have a service contract and an access account. If you need help obtaining an account, complete the registration form at the Juniper Networks website: https://userregistration.juniper.net/entitlement/setupAccountInfo.do.

To download the software image:

  1. From your browser, go to https://www.juniper.net/support/.

    The Online Support (CSC) page opens.

  2. Click the Download Software link.

    The Download Software page appears.

  3. Select the software package that you want to download. You can select software that supports a specific platform or technology.

  4. On the page that appears, click the Software tab and select the Junos OS installation package to download.

  5. Log in with your username and password.

  6. On the Download Software page that appears, the following options are available:

    • If you want to download the software on your local host, click the CLICK HERE link and save the file to your system. If you want to place the file on a remote system, you must make sure that the file can be accessible by the router, switch, or services gateway by using HTTP, FTP, or SCP. Proceed with the installation. See Installing Software by Using the Command-Line Interface for more details.

    • If you want to download the software on your device, use the following procedure to download and install the software on the device.

      1. Click Copy to copy the generated URL generated to the clipboard.

        Note:

        The URL string generated remains active only for 15 minutes.

      2. Log in to your device.

      3. In operational mode, enter the file copy “URLdestination command.

        In the command, paste the copied URL string (for URL) and then enter /var/tmp (as the destination on your hard disk).

        Example:

        Note:

        Ensure that the URL string is enclosed within quotation marks. Also ensure that there is sufficient free space available on the device.

        The software image is downloaded on your device.

      4. Install the software by using the request system software add package-name command.

        Example:

        Your software is installed on the device.

Installing Software by Using the Command-Line Interface

Download the software package you need from the Juniper Networks Support website at https://www.juniper.net/support/, and place the package on a local system. You can then transfer the downloaded package to the device using either the router or switch command-line interface, or the local system command-line interface.

Note:

To access the download section, you must have a service contract and an access account. If you need help obtaining an account, complete the registration form at the Juniper Networks website: https://userregistration.juniper.net/entitlement/setupAccountInfo.do.

Before you transfer the software package, ensure that the FTP service is enabled on the device.

Enable the FTP service using the set system services ftp command:

To transfer the software package using the device command-line interface:

  1. From the router or switch command line, initiate an FTP session with the local system (host) where the package is located by using the ftp command:

    host is the hostname or address of the local system.

  2. Log in with your customer support–supplied username and password:

    After your credentials are validated, the FTP session opens.

  3. Navigate to the software package location on the local system, and transfer the package by using the get command:

    Following is an example of an installation-package name: junos-install-mx-x86-32-17.3R1.10.tgz

  4. Close the FTP session by using the bye command:

To transfer the package by using the local system command-line interface:

  1. From the local system command line, initiate an FTP session with the device using the ftp command:

    host is the hostname or address of the router or switch.

  2. Log in with your customer support–supplied username and password:

    After your credentials are validated, the FTP session opens.

  3. Navigate to the software package location on the local system, and transfer the package by using the put command:

    Following is an example of an installation-package name: junos-install-mx-x86-32-17.3R1.10.tgz

  4. Close the FTP session by using the bye command:

Software Installation on NFX250 Network Services Platform

This topic lists the commands to be used for installing a software package and upgrading an image on NFX250 Network Services Platform and rebooting the NFX250 platform. It also lists the commands to be used for formatting and reverting the system to factory state.

To install a new package on the NFX250 Network Services Platform:

Reboot is an option to reboot the device after installing the new software package.

Replace package with the following path:

For a software package in a local directory on the platform—/var/tmp/package.tgz

To reboot the platform:

To format the system by deleting all user data, configuration details, and reinstall current software on the NFX250 Network Services platform:

To format the system by deleting all user data, configuration details, and to upgrade the software on the NFX250 Network Services platform:

Note:

The zeroize and clean-install commands work only for primary installation and do not work for backup installation.

CAUTION:

The zeroize and clean-install commands might remove all user installed software packages, VNF files of the user, and so on. After completing these operations, you must fetch these information and reinstall the software. You might require a console access to configure the basic remote network access if the system is in factory state.

Upgrading an Image on the Disaggregated Junos OS Platform

  • To upgrade the images of JCP, JDM, and the host OS on the disaggregated Junos OS platform:

    For example:

Reverting the System to the Factory-Default Configuration

To revert the system to factory-default configuration:

Rebooting the System

To reboot the system:

For example:

Note:

The time taken to reboot the system depends on the number of active VNFs. The system is rebooted only after all the active VNFs are shut down.