Juniper appliances in virtual machines

Just a quick recap of what I know works and what does not, and what I am not sure about. Any ideas or comments please post.


Secure Junos template

At my last job I created a NIST secure checklist for our cisco routers and applied it to each of them. I have been keeping my eye out for a Junos secure template and found one that seems reasonable. Tell me what you think.

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Installing Juniper Networks NSM (Network and Security Manager) on CentOS

Juniper Networks NSM is their central manager for most of their products, soon to encompass their entire line of products. If you want to learn Juniper, you should take some time to learn NSM because it is going to be around a while. Here is a doc on how to create your own NSM server.

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Mpls now part of Junos on EX switches

I have been waiting a while for this, the EX switches, at least the 3200 and 4200 support MPLS, L2 and L3 Vpns as of 9.5R1.8. No support for LDP signaled Mpls yet. I thought the EX8208 would not get MPLS until a few more releases down the road, but I could be wrong. Once I have a confirmation either way I will post it here.

Gre tunnel between a linux host and Junos

I wrote an article on how to set up GRE between a linux host and a Junos device.

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BGP path selection

This is the way that BGP selects paths, which can be fairly involved, but the most common manner in which it is selected can remembered very easily.

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Juniper E-learning

I did not know about the large number of these, but there a quite a few e-learning regarding various Juniper products. If you are interested in learning more about Juniper and their products, it is worth a look.

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Junos Day One guide – Free

Juniper has published a “Day One” guide that talks about getting around in Junos, this is the first in series. A new instalment will come out every three months. Here is the link to the doc in pdf format.

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Link aggregation (802.3ad) between a linux host and a Juniper EX 4200 Virtual Chassis

This was a config I mocked up earlier this week, thought it was worth posting. Not to mention it shows the power and flexibility of Juniper’s virtual chassis technology.

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Junos interfaces

I am creating a listing of the Junos logical interfaces and their purpose, it is a work in progress. If you have any to add please let me know.

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