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Flex Software License for Northstar Planner

NorthStar Planner

Table 1 shows the definition of Juniper Networks NorthStar Planner license SKUs.

Table 1: NorthStar Planner SKU Definition

License SKU

SKU Character Description



NSP—Product name: NorthStar Planner

1/10/100—License metrics for 1, 10, or 100 devices

S1/A1—Standard 1, or Advanced 1 software subscription

C1/C2/C3/C4—Device class

1/3/5—Subscription term: 1 year, 3 years, or 5 years

Table 2 describes the licensing support with use case examples for the NorthStar Planner.

Figure 1 shows NorthStar Planner features for the standard, and advanced licenses.

Figure 1: NorthStar PlannerNorthStar Planner
Table 2: Supported Features on the NorthStar Planner

License Model

License SKUs

Use Case Example or Solution

Detailed Features






Basic network planning

BGP analysis, capacity planning, CoS analysis and planning, data collection from the NorthStar Controller, detailed reporting, ECMP analysis, failure simulation, file-based data insertion (configuration, operational, tunnels, delays, demands), path assignments, policy-based routes, routing protocols, and static routes






Advanced capacity planning

Includes standard features plus compliancy assessment, cost-based design, fast reroute planning, GRE tunnels, hardware inventory and reports, integrity check and reports, multicast planning, network slicing planning, P2MP planning, traffic matrix solver, and VPN analysis and planning

The following Table 3 lists the available NorthStar Controller and NorthStar Planner device classification.

Table 3: Classification of Devices Supported by the NorthStar Controller and NorthStar Planner

Device Name


Supported Devices


Extra-small devices such as mobile backhaul access devices, and small or remote CPE devices

ACX500, ACX710, ACX1000, ACX1100, ACX2100, ACX2200, cSRX, EX2300, and SRX300


Small devices such as compact, fixed-form-factor switches, metro access switches, and top-of-rack switches

ACX4000, ACX5048, ACX5096, ACX5448, ACX6160, ACX6360, EX4300, EX4600, EX4650, EX9250, MX5, MX10, MX40, MX80, MX104, MX150, MX204, vMX, PTX1000, PTX10001, QFX5110, QFX5120, QFX5200, QFX5210, QFX5220, QFX10002, SRX550, SRX1500, SRX4100, SRX4200, and vSRX


Small chassis-based switches, routers, and firewalls

(chassis with less than or equal to six slots)

EX9204, M Series, MX Series GNFs, MX240, MX480, MX10003, PTX10002, PTX10003, SRX3400, SRX3600, SRX4600, and SRX5400


Large chassis-based systems

(chassis with more than six slots)

EX9208, EX9214, MX960, MX2008, MX2010, MX2020, MX10008, MX10016, PTX3000, PTX5000, PTX10008, PTX10016, QFX10008, QFX10016, SRX5600, SRX5800, and T Series