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Change the JUNOS Software download page by removing JUNOS OS Type dropdown menu from JUNOS software download page, and posting of JUNOS Service Release



Article ID: TSB17028 TECHNICAL_BULLETINS Last Updated: 13 Mar 2017Version: 1.0
Alert Type:
PSN - Product Support Notification
Product Affected:
JUNOS Software download page
Alert Description:
The following changes will be made to the JUNOS Software download page as of February 1st, 2017:
  1. Simplified the JUNOS software download page by removing the "JUNOS Image Type" dropdown menu and instead placing the software type in front of the image names
  2. Posting a new type of JUNOS Software maintenance release called "JUNOS Service Release" or "JUNOS SR"

Removing the "JUNOS Image Type" dropdown menu

These are the changes which will be implemented on the JUNOS software download page:
1. Removing the JUNOS software type from the software download page. Only JUNOS software version remains
2. Changing the names of the image links by prefixing them with JUNOS image types as follow:

JUNOS TypeNew Image PrefixNote
Junos US/Canadano prefixHas control plane and data plane encryption
Junosno prefixSame as above
Junos LimitedLimitedHas control plane encryption only
Junos WorldwideWorldwideHas no encryption
MACsec DisableLimitedHas control plan encryption only
MACsec Enabledno prefixHas control plane and data plane encryption + MacSec for EX and QFX only
Junos ContinuityContinuity

Releasing of "JUNOS Service Release" or "JUNOS SR" to software download page

JUNOS Service Release software - "JUNOS SR"  or "SR" - is a type of maintenance release issued between software maintenance releases - e.g. 15.1R2, 15.1R3. Since an interval between software maintenance releases can be 10 weeks or longer, a SR is used to provide critical fixes during the period. Starting in February 2017, Juniper Networks is posting JUNOS SR on JUNOS Software download page.

The following will be implement on JUNOS software download page in February 2017

The following screenshot displays the current software download page for PTX5000 series router. In order to download a software image, you need to do the following: a) select Junos software image type, b) select desired software version, c) click on a link to an image to download

Figure 1. Current Junos software download page

The new software download page contains the following changes:
1. JUNOS image type dropdown menu has changed to have the following contents (see figure 2)
1. "Junos" and "Junos Service Release" dropdown menu. Selecting "Junos" will bring you to Junos maintenance releases while "Junos Service Release" brings you to the "Service Releases" download page
2. Software version selection dropdown menu remains
2. Image names has been prefixed with new keywords (see figure 3)
As an example, the Figure 3 displays a portion of the new software download page
1. The first line "64 Bit - M-series ..." - this is a JUNOS US/Canada image type which contains data and control plane encryption
2. The second line "Worldwide - 64-Bit - M-Series ..." - this is a JUNOS Worldwide image type which does not contain encryption
3. The last line is "Limited - VMHost PTX Installer" - this is a JUNOS Limited image type which contains control plane encryption but not data plane encryption (see TSB16869)

Figure 2. New software download dropdown menus - containing "Junos" and "Junos Service Release"

Figure 3. Display of new image prefixes
Junos and Junos SR drop down menu
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