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[EOL/EOE] How Do I Create an NSRP Cluster in Juniper Networks NSM?



Article ID: KB7248 KB Last Updated: 18 Oct 2020Version: 6.0

Note: A product listed in this article has either reached hardware End of Life (EOL) OR software End of Engineering (EOE).  Refer to End of Life Products & Milestones for the EOL, EOE, and End of Support (EOS) dates.

This article addresses how users can create an NSRP cluster in Juniper Networks NSM.




  • NSRP

  • Cluster



To create an NSRP cluster:


Note: Refer to KB12459 for additional tips/gotchas on adding a cluster to NSM.


Step one: Go to Device Manager > FW/VPN Devices, click the "+". Select Cluster.


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Step two: Fill out the New Cluster form. For the example, the cluster is called NS-50 Cluster.


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Step three: Click OK.


Step four: Right-click the newly created cluster, and choose Edit.


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Step five: Go to Network > Interface. Configure the physical ethernet interface for ethernet1 and ethernet3.


Step six: For ethernet1, right-click ethernet1 and choose Edit. In this example, the ethernet1 interface IP address is


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Step seven: Click OK.


Step eight: For ethernet3, right-click ethernet3 and choose Edit. In this example, the ethernet3 interface IP address is


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Step nine: Enable SCS or Telnet so that NSM can talk to the cluster. Click OK.


Step ten: Click OK to accept the interface parameters.


Step eleven: Select NS-50 Cluster, and click "+" to add the Cluster Member.


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Step twelve: In the example, the first cluster member is labeled NS-50A.


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Step thirteen: Enter the manage-ip for the physical device. This is the IP address that NSM will use for management communication with the device. In the example, the manage-ip for NS-50A will be Enter the admin username and password.


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Step fourteen: Click Next.


Step fifteen: NSM will now verify authenticity with the device if using SSH (recommended).


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Step sixteen: Click Next.


Step seventeen: NSM will attempt to discover the device. When successful, the following information will be displayed:


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Step eighteen: Click Finish.


Step nineteen: Repeat steps 12 through 18 for the other cluster member device.


Step twenty: Import the configuration to the Cluster. From the Devices menu, select Configuration > Update Device config. Select NS-50 Cluster:


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Step twentyone: Click OK.


Step twentytwo: NSM will import the configuration from each individual device to the cluster members. When finished, the following will display:


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Modification History:

2020-10-18: Tagged article for EOL/EOE.
2020-03-30: Article reviewed for accuracy, and found to be relevant and valid


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