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Performing Initial Software Configuration on the SRX240 Services Gateway Using the J-Web Interface

This topic describes how to perform the initial configuration of your services gateway using the J-Web setup wizard that is available in Junos OS Release 11.2R2 or earlier. If your services gateway is running Release 11.2R3 or later, see Performing Initial Software Configuration on the SRX240 Services Gateway Using the Setup Wizard.

This topic includes the following sections:

Establishing Basic Connectivity

To establish basic connectivity:

  1. Connect an Ethernet cable from any of the ports 0/1 through 0/15 to the Ethernet port on the management device (workstation or laptop).
  2. Connect the power cable to the device and a power source. (We recommend using a surge protector.) Note the following indications:
    • Power LED (steadily green): The device is receiving power.
    • Status LED (steadily green): The device is operating normally.

    Note: The services gateway functions as a DHCP server and will assign an IP address to the management device.

  3. Ensure that the management device acquires an IP address on the 192.168.1.0/24 subnetwork (other than 192.168.1.1) from the device.

    Note: If an IP address is not assigned to the management device, manually configure an IP address in the 192.168.1.0/24 subnetwork. Do not assign the 192.168.1.1 IP address to the management device, as this IP address is assigned to the services gateway.

  4. Access the J-Web interface:
    1. Launch a Web browser from the management device.

      Note: To access the J-Web interface, your management device requires a supported browser: either Microsoft Internet Explorer version 7.0 (or later) or Mozilla Firefox version 3.0 (or later).

    2. Enter 192.168.1.1 in the Address box.
    3. Specify the default user name as root. Do not enter any value in the Password box.
    4. Press Enter. The J-Web Setup Wizard page opens.
  5. Use the wizard to configure the basic settings, such as Hostname, Domain Name, and Root Password, for your services gateway.

    The upper left area of the wizard page shows where you are in the setup process. Click a field in the wizard page to display information about that field in the lower left area of the page.

    You can also use the wizard to configure the following settings:

    • Default gateway
    • DNS servers
    • Domain search
    • VLANs
    • Interfaces

    Note: All network and management access settings are optional.

    See Table 1 and Table 2 summarize the configuration details for the initial setup.

  6. Click Commit on the Review & Commit page to apply the configuration.

    Note: After you configure the basic settings, the J-Web Setup wizard redirects you to the J-Web pages where you can continue working in the J-Web interface.

Configuring Basic System Properties

Table 1 and Table 2 summarize the configuration details for initial setup.

Table 1: Required Setup Fields

Setup Wizard Page

Field

Your Action

Introduction

 

Read the introduction page for basic instructions on using the setup wizard. Click Start to continue.

Configure System: Identification

 

Host Name

Type the name of the services gateway.

Domain Name

Type the name of the network or subnetwork to which the services gateway belongs.

Root Password (required)

Type the password that user root will use to log in to the device.

Verify Root Password (required)

Retype the root password.

Configure J-Web Preferences

 

J-Web starting page options

Specify the tab you want to appear when J-Web starts.

J-Web commit options

Specify when you want J-Web to commit your configuration changes.

Table 2: Optional Setup Fields

Field

Function

Your Action

Configure System: Identification

  
 

Default Gateway

Type the IP address of the default gateway.

DNS Name Servers

Type the IP address of each server that maintains databases for resolving hostnames and IP addresses and click Add.

Domain Search

Type the IP address or domain name of each domain that includes the services gateway to include it in a DNS search

Interface Groups (VLANs)

 

Use buttons to add, edit, or delete VLANs

Configure Interfaces

 

Use buttons to add, edit, or delete interfaces other than VLANs.

Note: Make sure that you have selected the required services and protocols under Services (Inbound) and Protocols (Inbound). Select all to permit all protocols and services.

Configure System: Time

Current System Time

Use Reset Manually button to reset the time.

Time Zone

Choose the time zone from the list

NTP Servers

Add Network Time Protocol (NTP) servers that the gateway can reach to synchronize the system time.

After you configure basic setup, the Setup wizard is no longer available, unless you reset the device to the factory default and reboot it. To make changes to the configuration, use the J-Web interface or the command-line interface (CLI).

You can use other wizards to configure basic firewall policies, VPN settings, and NAT rules. Choose Configure > Wizards to use the available wizards. Use the J-Web interface or the CLI for more extensive configuration.

For more instructions on managing users and operations, monitoring network performance, upgrading software, and diagnosing common problems on an SRX240 Services Gateway, see the following guides:

Published: 2013-10-17