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Open House at the Junos Learning Sphere!
Oct 3, 2014

The Junos Learning Sphere is a collection of vBooks that guide you through real hands-on labs on our cloud Junosphere environment.


You can find them by visiting our Day One Library, and scrolling down to Junos Learning Sphere. Right now there are three vBooks already available:


Day One: Junos Cup 2014
vDay One: Mastering Junos Configuration
vDay One: Introduction to BGP Multicast VPNs


And there are more to come! So what's new? For a limited amount of time, and starting now, Juniper is providing free guest accounts for you to log into Junosphere and fully enjoy the hands-on experience of our vDay One and Junos Cup books. Roll up your sleeves, and learn Junos in the cloud!


Here is how (if you already played the Junos Cup, it will ring a bell):


  1. Go to Use this portal to generate 1 random integer between 1 and 500. Why use a tool? It ensures real randomness. This number has a validity of one day (24 hours). After that period, regardless of the step of the procedure you are in, you need to come back to step 1 and generate a brand new number.
  2. Log on to, with user junoschamp_<your_number>, password 123Juniper. For example, if you get random number 250, your username would be junoschamp_250.
  3. Click on View Capacity. If you see LESS than 10, then somebody else used the same login so you need to log out (arrow button on the top right corner of the GUI) and then repeat the procedure from step 1. Click on Access Active Topology. If the pop-up window labeled Select Active Topology shows an active topology running, then somebody else is using the same login so you need to log out. If both checks are successful, and nobody is using the topology (Capacity is 10, and no Active Topology is running), move on to the next step.
  4. Click on Manage Topologies. Click on the Public tab. Click on the drop-down list at the column labeled Type, and filter for pattern LAB. Then click on the drop-down list at the column labeled Library, and filter for one of these patterns: Day One or Junos Cup.
  • Please select the topology you want to run.
  • Click on the Start green button. Then on the Select Sandbox pop-up, just click on Start. Then follow all the steps to connect to the topology, starting on minute 2:50 of this video:

    Remember, for telnet/ssh to the VMs, the username is juniper and the password is Clouds


NOTE: If you have issues connecting to the Junosphere topology please check Junosphere Technical Documentation, or request assistance in the Junosphere forum.

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