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Configure a Routing Instance for Devices

A routing instance is a collection of routing tables, interfaces, and routing protocol parameters. The set of interfaces belongs to the routing tables, and the routing protocol parameters control the information in the routing tables.

You can use the Routing Instances section on the Configuration page to view, create, edit, or delete routing instances on the device and configure static routes.

To configure the routing instance:

  1. Select SRX > Device Management > Devices.

    The Devices page opens.

  2. Select the device and click More > View inventory.

    The device inventory details page opens.

  3. Click the Routing tab, and click Routing Instance.
    The Routing Instances section is displayed. The existing routing instances are displayed in a table.
  4. Perform the required action provided in Table 1.
    Table 1: Routing Instances Actions
    Field Description

    Create a routing instance

    1. Click the + icon to create a routing instance. The Create Routing Instance page appears.

    2. Complete the configuration according to the guidelines provided in Table 2.

    3. Click OK.

      The routing instance is created and you are returned to the Routing Instances section on the Configuration page.

    Modify a routing instance

    1. Select a routing instance and click the pencil icon.

      The Edit Routing Instance page appears, showing the same fields that are presented when you create a routing instance.

    2. Modify the required fields on this page. See Table 2 for an explanation of the fields. After you have modified the routing instance

    3. Click OK.

      The changes are saved and you are returned to the Routing Instances section on the Configuration page.

    Delete routing instances

    1. Select one or more routing instances and click the delete icon to delete the routes. The Warning page appears.

    2. Click Yes to confirm the deletion. The selected routing instances are deleted.

    View or configure static routes for an existing routing instance

    View or configure static routes for the routing instance by clicking the Configure Protocols link in the Routing Protocols column.

    Deploy the routing instance

    1. Select one or more routing instances and click the Deploy button. The Deploy Config Resources page appears.
    2. Do one of the following:

      • Click Run Now to deploy the configuration on the selected devices immediately.

      • Click Schedule at a later time to deploy the configuration later.

    3. Click OK.

      The settings are saved and you are returned to the Configuration page that shows the deployment status in the Config State column. A confirmation message appears indicating that a job is created. For each device, a separate task is triggered in the job to deploy the configuration. You can also view the status from the Administration > Jobs page.

    Preview routing instance configuration

    Preview routing instance configuration by clicking the Preview button on the page.

    Table 2: Fields on the Routing Instance Page
    Field Description


    Enter a name for the routing instance; no special characters are allowed and the keyword default cannot be used. The routing instance name must be unique and must contain a corresponding IP unicast table.


    Enter a description for the routing instance. We recommend that you enter a maximum of 255 characters.


    From the interfaces displayed in the Available column, select one or more interfaces to associate with the routing instance.