JUNOS Software with Enhanced Services Overview

Starting with Release 8.5, you have the option of deploying JUNOS software with enhanced services on supported platforms to take advantage of significant security and service enhancements. It’s important to note that even when running JUNOS software with enhanced services, JUNOS is JUNOS, and therefore, the majority of the platform concepts, command-line interface (CLI) commands, operational troubleshooting, and so on remain as covered throughout this book. This is especially true of routing protocol configuration and operational verification, which remains as before and is “classic” JUNOS all the way.

This is not a security-focused book, and therefore, comprehensive coverage of the JUNOS enhanced security and services feature set is not possible. This chapter covers migration of a production router from JUNOS to JUNOS software with enhanced services, and gets you familiar with what is different in the new set of enhanced services. It is expected that JUNOS software with enhanced services will continue to evolve, resulting in ongoing updates and additions to the enhanced services portfolio.

For the reader of this book, the changes related to JUNOS software with enhanced services impact those services that were handled by the J-series—for example, stateful firewalls, Network Address Translation (NAT), and IPSec virtual private networks (VPNs). With JUNOS software with enhanced services, these features are no longer ASP-based; instead, ...

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