02-14-2012 09:45 AM
It's got some of the most common features ready. Less often-used features are not yet supported. Example: Route-based VPN yes; policy-based VPN to come.
Device-level configuration is done at the SPACE framework level, not the SD level. That's a bit cumbersome, for now.
I think it's a much better showing than previous efforts. I don't know that I'd be quite ready to use it in production, yet.
02-14-2012 11:26 AM
02-15-2012 11:05 AM
It's not Java, it's web-based.
It's reasonably responsive for me, but I only use it in the lab and have no real load on it. It does support clustering, which allows you to add processing power.
Particularly with the device-level management (outside of what SD handles), people used to NSM will not be able to dive right in. I'd wait until device-based functionality is pulled into SD before thinking about deploying it in production.
Definitely, install it and play with it. If you'd like to see something that's less a work-in-progress, you'd want to wait another quarter or two before evaluating.
Free upgrades are between you and your Juniper rep. I'm not even going to speculate .
02-15-2012 11:13 AM
02-15-2012 05:24 PM
...postgres and mysql under the hood.
It's running two completely different SQL databases simultaneously?
02-17-2012 10:49 AM
At least the processes for both are running. Whether mysql is just running by default, or it is handling something completely unrelated to SPACE, or there are actually two DB engines in use - I wouldn't know.
02-24-2012 06:41 AM
Yes, there's a VM version of SPACE. Go to http://www.juniper.net/support/products/space/#sw, and you'll find an "image for virtual appliance" right at the top of the page.
SPACE without any additional license is free, and I have seen Juniper encourage all customers to use it just for the service modules it comes with.
For Security Design, you'll want the "Standard" package. Talk to your Juniper AE regarding a time-limited demo license.
The question is: Do you want to see the evolution of SD, or do you want to see a more functional product? If the latter, waiting until Q3 to demo SD on SPACE may make sense.
03-02-2012 06:04 AM