Juniper Networks

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

Mykonos renamed Junos WebApp Secure

About a year ago I mentioned Juniper’s Mykonos product.  Earlier this year it was renamed to Junos WebApp Secure.  There is a high level video animation showing the integration of Junos WebApp Secure and Junos Spotlight Secure.

I find the approach Junos WebApp Secure follows and the end result to be impressive.

Adding into the mix Junos Spotlight Secure and this extends innovative possibilities.  The foreseeable path shows an integration of threat intelligence shared between Junos Spotlight Secure and the SRX platforms.

Here is a graphic showing the integration (graphic courtesy of Juniper).

junos-spotlight-secure