01-18-2011 04:43 AM
Hi, I am trying to convert a SSG 550M to JunOS
SSG has a 128MB flash card and ScreenOS 5.4.0r8.0
I logged in, and per the migration instructions pdf did:
SSG550-> set boot junos
Save System Configuration ...
However after swapping the CF card to one with JunOS, the device will not boot. It does not recognize the boot device. I swapped the CF cards, booted ScreenOS again and repeated the process, but no luck.
I'm swapping with a 1GB 3rd party CF card that is tested to work fine in a J4350.
Does anyone have any ideas for something I might have missed? Should J4350 CF & software run on SSG550 (hardware platform is same family so I thought yes)
01-18-2011 12:03 PM
That may make sense. I read the documentation here , under section "Converting an SSG 500M-series Security Device to a J-series Services Router". It says you just need to run 'set boot junos', 'save' in ScreenOS and then swap the CF cards.
I couldn't find a list of what is included in the conversion kit: SSG-550M-J-CONV-S
Are you sure the conversion kit includes a eeprom? I also couldn't find mention of what size CF card is included in the conversion kit.
01-18-2011 03:07 PM
I have a J4350 to SSG 520M conversion kit and the kit came with the following:
- Sticker/mylar deal to change the front of the device to look like an SSG 520M
- 512 Mb pre-formatted CF with ScreenOS on it
It looks like the J6350 and SSG 550M are the same hardware per KB16434.
I'm looking at the Juniper instructions and the docs are a bit wonky.
You would need/want 'set boot junos' if you were leaving the original ScreenOS CF card in the device and wanted to boot the device from a JUNOS formatted CF card.
I'm not sure why one would really want to do this when you could just as easily power down the device and swap the internal CF/brain so that the device only contains a JUNOS formatted CF card.
You don't really need 'set boot junos' if you are swapping out the internal CF card.
01-24-2011 07:45 AM
Make sure the SSG550M is running 6.1 and higher.Then get the conversion kit from Juniper(sticker and USB stick)
Insert the stick to USB 0
set boot junos usb
Then the device will boot in Junos.