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Configure vSRX Virtual Firewall Using the CLI

To configure the vSRX Virtual Firewall instance using the CLI:

  1. Verify that the vSRX Virtual Firewall is powered on.
  2. Log in as the root user. There is no password.
  3. Start the CLI.
  4. Enter configuration mode.
  5. Set the root authentication password by entering a cleartext password, an encrypted password, or an SSH public key string (DSA or RSA).
  6. Configure the hostname.
  7. Configure the management interface.
  8. Configure the traffic interfaces.
  9. Configure basic security zones and bind them to traffic interfaces.
  10. Verify the configuration.
  11. Commit the configuration to activate it on the vSRX Virtual Firewall instance.
  12. Optionally, use the show command to display the configuration to verify that it is correct.

Certain Junos OS software features require a license to activate the feature. To enable a licensed feature, you need to purchase, install, manage, and verify a license key that corresponds to each licensed feature. To conform to software feature licensing requirements, you must purchase one license per feature per instance. The presence of the appropriate software unlocking key on your virtual instance allows you to configure and use the licensed feature.

See Managing Licenses for vSRX for details.