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[QFX] Minor alarm: 'JBS For Node locked licenses needed for this device'

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Article ID: KB36024 KB Last Updated: 11 Jul 2020Version: 1.0
Summary:

This article explains the meaning of the alarm, 'JBS For Node locked licenses needed for this device'. It is commonly seen on the QFX5200 device.

Symptoms:

Active Alarm:

user@host> show system alarms
1 alarms currently active
Alarm time Class Description
2020-01-28 22:25:12 UTC Minor JBS For Node locked licenses needed for this device 

Syslog Message:

Jan 28 22:25:12  craftd[4307]: Receive FX craftd set alarm message: color: 2 class: 50 object: 50 slot: 126 silent: 0 short_reason=jbs long_reason=JBS For Node locked licenses needed for this device id=0 reason=212
Jan 28 22:25:12  craftd[4307]:  Minor alarm set, JBS For Node locked licenses needed for this device

Detailed log messages:

Jan 28 22:24:12   craftd[4307]:  Minor alarm set, JBS For Node locked licenses needed for this device
Jan 28 22:24:12   alarmd[4306]: Alarm set: License color=YELLOW, class=CHASSIS, reason=JBS For Node locked licenses needed for this device
Jan 28 22:25:12   alarmd[4306]: Alarm cleared: License color=YELLOW, class=CHASSIS, reason=JBS For Node locked licenses needed for this device
Jan 28 22:25:12   craftd[4307]: Receive FX craftd clear alarm message: color: Minor class: 50 slot: 126
Jan 28 22:25:12   craftd[4307]: Minor alarm cleared, JBS For Node locked licenses needed for this device
Jan 28 22:25:12   alarmd[4306]: No valid JBS license installed on the box.
Jan 28 22:25:12   craftd[4307]: Receive FX craftd set alarm message: color: 2 class: 50 object: 50 slot: 126 silent: 0 short_reason=jbs long_reason=JBS For Node locked licenses needed for this device id=0 reason=212
Jan 28 22:25:12   craftd[4307]:  Minor alarm set, JBS For Node locked licenses needed for this device
Jan 28 22:25:12   alarmd[4306]: Alarm set: License color=YELLOW, class=CHASSIS, reason=JBS For Node locked licenses needed for this device
Jan 28 22:26:12   alarmd[4306]: Alarm cleared: License color=YELLOW, class=CHASSIS, reason=JBS For Node locked licenses needed for this device
Jan 28 22:26:12   craftd[4307]: Receive FX craftd clear alarm message: color: Minor class: 50 slot: 126
Jan 28 22:26:12   craftd[4307]: Minor alarm cleared, JBS For Node locked licenses needed for this device
Jan 28 22:26:12   alarmd[4306]: No valid JBS license installed on the box

Cause:
  1. License not installed
  2. False alarm 
Solution:

There are 3 varieties of disaggregated licenses on QFX5200 which are listed below:

Here, the Junos OS software is disaggregated from the hardware.

  • JBS: JBS-SKU which includes Foundations, L2 Switching, L3 Routing, Multicast, Automation/ Programmability, Monitoring.
  • JAS: JAS-SKU which includes JBS and BGP, Overlay.
  • JPS: JPS-SKU which includes JAS and MPLS, L2VPN/L3VPN, L2CCT, MPLS EVPN.

The disaggregated software feature licenses are only applicable to QFX5200-32C devices. For QFX5200-48Y devices, the base software features are included with the device.

Users may purchase the JBS license to use basic functions, but they do not need to install the license key in Junos OS Release 15.1X53-D30. JBS basic functions work with this release without installing the license key. However, they will need to install the license key in a future release of Junos OS to be determined, so make sure to retain the authorization code you received from the license portal to generate a license key for the JBS license. If the license is not installed, the system triggers the log messages and throws the active alarm.

Contact License Management System to get help with the license. 

Note: The existing features will continue to work as expected as per Juniper License Policy but installing a license is recommended.

If you require either Junos Base Software (JBS) license or Junos Advanced Software (JAS) license, contact Customer Care for purchase. If you do not require to purchase the licenses and want to avoid the logs, then try  filtering them by referring to KB9382 - How to prevent certain syslog messages from being written to the log file

As mentioned above, the license is only applicable to QFX5200-32C devices. For QFX5200-48Y, these alarms should not be triggered. In cases where the license is purchased and applied, there should not be an alarm. But if you still see an active alarm, check the following:

user@host> show system license
License usage:
                       Licenses     Licenses    Licenses    Expiry
  Feature name             used    installed      needed
  bgp                         1            1              permanent
  isis                        0            1              permanent
  vxlan                       1            1              permanent
  ovsdb                       0            1              permanent

The above output indicates that there is no license needed to run the listed features. In case of alarms being triggered even when every possible condition is met, consider suppressing the alarm or moving to the releases: Junos:18.2R2 junos:18.3R2 junos:18.4R1 where such false alarms are not seen.

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