Month: September 2013

Juniper QFX3000-M QFabric System Recovery Kickstart File

Early the week of July 4th 2013 I was working with a customer on a Juniper QFX3000-M Micro Fabric in their lab running through various setup steps while the setup steps where documented on their internal wiki.

When running through the process of a recovery installation on the Director Group an error message appeared stating the ks.cfg (kickstart file) could not be downloaded.

qfabric qfx3000-M-recovery-install

Researching this further showed that there was a ks.cfg file present exactly where it was supposed to be and that the ks.cfg file was populated with 21 thousands bytes of data.

qfx3000-M-recovery-disk-ks.cfg-location

So after several attempts and scratching of the head, it turns out simply hitting the enter key (“OK”) at the error message (below) allowed the process to continue; in our case the process continued to a successful conclusion after this.

qfabric qfx3000-M-recovery-install

If you run across this in the field try hitting the enter key like above, if that doesn’t work then I would pursue opening a JTAC case.

References:

Juniper Networks’s QFabric System

https://www.juniper.net/us/en/products-services/switching/qfabric-system/

General search on “all about kickstart installation”

Bing search

Google search

The recovery installation on the director group is documented here,

https://www.juniper.net/techpubs/en_US/junos12.2/topics/task/installation/junos-software-reinstallation-preparing-qfx-series-qfabric.html

Contacting Juniper Support

http://www.juniper.net/support/requesting-support.html