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Prepare for the Junos Cup by Creating your First Login
May 28, 2014

JunosCupblog.jpgThis June and July, we will host The Junos Cup 2014, a global tournament challenging individuals to solve 32 topologies all in the Junosphere Arena. But, where is the Junosphere Arena? Everywhere! Junosphere lives in the Cloud, so you can reach our virtual venue at any time, from anywhere.


Although the Junos Cup 2014 begins on the 12th of June 2014, the event team has set up Junosphere test accounts for you to try. These test accounts will be available during the Junos Cup too.


Just find a comfortable place with a healthy Internet connection (preferably a straight one without web proxies), turn on your computer, and follow the steps below to get ready for game day.


We strongly encourage you to test your Junosphere connectivity before the Junos Cup begins. If you currently have a Junosphere account please log into your account and go to Step 4 to complete the test. For those that do not have a Junosphere account (or that prefer not to spend their own VM units) please perform all of the steps below.


The following procedure is valid now through the end of the Junos Cup:


  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 is using the same login so you need to log out (arrow button on the top right corner of the GUI).
    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 Library, and filter for the Junos Cup pattern.
  5. You should see a list of 32 topologies with country names. Be sure to test that you can connect to the topologies by doing the following:
  • Please select any topology from the Junos Cup.
  • 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 our Junosphere Documentation here, or request assistance in the Junosphere forum here.


   6. Once you manage to telnet successfully to the VMs of your topology, then you are Junosphere-ready:

  • Optional: Please send us a quick email to with the subject “I’m Junosphere ready”. This email is optional, but it will be very helpful for the organization of the event. What’s your takeaway? You now have a streamlined method that will allow you to efficiently work on the upcoming challenges of the Junos Cup.
  • Be sure to check back on the 10th of June in Community Talk to find out instructions on how to play, when the challenges are active & the deadline to submit answers, plus participation gifts and prizes.


Please feel free to ask any questions regarding login, in the Junosphere discussion forum found here.


Note: This event is only for the external community of customers, partners, students and Junos amateurs outside of Juniper Networks. Employees or Contractors of Juniper Networks are not eligible to participate.

Jun 1, 2014
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Ready !!!! 🙂

Jun 2, 2014

Superb....Things are working as per instructions...