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User Interface update on JUNOS Software Download page - providing a URL for on device download

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Article ID: TSB17195 TECHNICAL_BULLETINS Last Updated: 12 Oct 2017Version: 1.0
Alert Type:
PSN - Product Support Notification
Product Affected:
JUNOS Software Download Page
Alert Description:
The user interface of the JUNOS Software Download page - https://www.juniper.net/support/downloads/group/?f=junos - has been updated. The last step in downloading software has been modified. The change will be in production on 2017-10-13T19:30:00-07:00
Solution:
The user interface of the JUNOS Software Download page - https://www.juniper.net/support/downloads/group/?f=junos - has been updated. The last step in downloading software has been modified to
  1. Enhance automation by providing a URL of the image that can be used with command line tools such as "curl", "wget", or "cli> file copy ..." on a JUNOS device
  2. The software image download no longer starts automatically via a user's browser. A user can choose to either click to download, or copy the image's URL to use on another device
The change will be in production on 2017-10-13T19:30:00-07:00
Implementation:

The user interface of the JUNOS Software Download page - https://www.juniper.net/support/downloads/group/?f=junos - has been updated as follow:
After a user selects a JUNOS image, the software download displays the "End User License Agreement" (EULA). The user reviews the EULA and can either agree or disagree with the EULA. If a user agrees, the image is downloaded using the user's browser within a couple of seconds. 
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Figure 1: Current software download step - after a user accepts the EULA, they are transferred to this page. The image downloads automatically after a few seconds delay to the browser download directory.


We received feedback from users that downloading a large image via a browser to use the image in the field is not optimal. Many users prefer to get the URL of the image. They can then use the URL on their devices to copy the image to local storage directly. To illustrate this scenario, a user has to:
  1. Interrupt the download - one usually interrupts the automatic download since the browser starts downloading the image to the desktop within a couple of seconds
  2. Copy the image's URL - usually by righ-click on the "Click to Download" link to get the URL
  3. Delete the partially downloaded image on the browser download folder


The last step in downloading software has been modified to
  1. Enhance automation by providing a URL of the image that can be used with command line tools such as "curl", "wget", or "cli> file copy ..." on a JUNOS device
  2. The software image download is no longer starts automatically via a user's browser. A user can choose to either click to download, or copy the image's URL to use on another device
Figure 2: The new user interface to the last step of JUNOS software download procedure. The interface provides a URL to the image, or the ability to download the image via the browser


The change will be in production on 2017-10-13T19:30:00-07:00
 
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