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Upgrading Junos OS on EX Series Switches (J-Web Procedure)

You can upgrade the Junos OS package on a single fixed-configuration switch or for all members of a Virtual Chassis.

You can use the J-Web interface to download and install Junos OS upgrades from a remote server by using FTP or HTTP, or by copying the file to the EX Series switch.

Installing Junos OS Upgrades from a Remote Server

To install Junos OS upgrade from a remote server by using FTP or HTTP:

  1. Download the software package.
  2. Log in to the Juniper Networks authentication system using the username (generally your e-mail address) and password supplied by Juniper Networks representatives.
  3. In the J-Web interface, select Maintain > Update Junos.
  4. In the Update Junos section, select Remote Server. The Install Package section appears below the Update Junos section.
  5. In the Install Package section, enter information into the fields described in Table 1.
  6. Click Fetch and Install Package. The software is activated after the switch has rebooted.
Table 1: Install Remote Summary

Field

Function

Your Action

Package Location (required)

Specifies the FTP or HTTP server, file path, and software package name.

Type the full address of the software package location on the FTP or HTTP server—one of the following:

ftp://hostname/pathname/package-name
http://hostname/pathname/package-name

User

Specifies the username, if the server requires one.

Type the username.

Password

Specifies the password, if the server requires one.

Type the password.

Reboot If Required

Note:

Reboot is disabled if you enter a J-Web Application package name in the Package Location text box. To enable Reboot , enter a Junos package name in the Package Location text box.

If this box is checked, the switching platform will automatically reboot when the upgrade is complete.

Check the box if you want the switching platform to reboot automatically when the upgrade is complete.

Installing Junos OS Upgrades by Uploading File from Local Computer

To install software upgrades by uploading files:

  1. Download the software package.
  2. In the J-Web interface, select Maintain > Update Junos.
  3. In the Update Junos section, select Local File. The Upload Package section appears below the Update Junos section.
  4. In the Upload Package section, enter information into the fields described in Table 2.
  5. Click Upload and Install Package. The software is activated after the switching platform completes the installation procedure.
Table 2: Upload Package Summary

Field

Function

Your Action

File to Upload (required)

Specifies the location of the software package.

Type the location of the software package, or click Browse to navigate to the location.

Reboot If Required

Specifies that the switching platform is automatically rebooted when the upgrade is complete.

Select the check box if you want the switching platform to reboot automatically when the upgrade is complete.