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I'm running 18.2 on an SRX340 per JTAC "recommended version". Version 19.4 exists but appeared to break some things during my initial install which after a call to JTAC I was informed of the recommended version.

I suspect there are enhancement to J-web in 19.4 that I'd like to take advantage of. Visual versus lots of command line can help efficiency and clarity at times Smiley Happy

 

Is there a way yo upgrade j-web without entire firmware update?

Is there a list of active J-web enhancements being worked on?

 

I did find this posting which somewhat answers my question on published features, not future features.

https://apps.juniper.net/feature-explorer/parent-feature-info.html?pFName=J-Web

 

So moving to the latest firmware gets more j-web features but makes the device less desirable for JTAC to support issues.

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Re: j-web upgrades & feature additions

Tuesday

Hi ewind.

 

I hope you`re doing great.

 

You can safely upgrade the J-web package without changing the Junos version , for that just push the J-web package in var/tmp folder then issue the command request system software add /var/tmp/J-web-package name.

 

You can check Jweb features from juniper pathfinder : https://apps.juniper.net/feature-explorer/ 

and the release notes for the version you are interested in  .

 

If this solves your problem, please mark this post as "Accepted Solution" so we can help others too.

 

Regards.

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Sorry for my lack of knowledge here but I am not finding any instructions on how to extract the j-web package from the contents of the tgz which in this case is junos-srxsme-19.4R1.10-domestic file or if I can download the newest j-web package directly somehow? Still searching since getting your response. Thank You

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Re: j-web upgrades & feature additions

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The separate j-web package installer is only available for the ex switch series on particular models.

 

https://www.juniper.net/documentation/en_US/junos/information-products/topic-collections/ex-series/r...

 

j-web is integrated on other platforms.

 

Steve Puluka BSEET - Juniper Ambassador
IP Architect - DQE Communications Pittsburgh, PA (Metro Ethernet & ISP)
http://puluka.com/home
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Re: j-web upgrades & feature additions

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There is no official list of things being worked on, but I know there is a general focus on speed and better useability. A lot of enhancements has made it into Junos 19.2 and especially 19.3 where updating policies, nat and related have gained major speed improvements.

 

As Steve pointed out, you cannot upgrade J-web seperately on the SRX series - this is a feature seperate for the EX switches.

 

Which kind of errors did you run into on 19.4? Even that JTAC recommends 18.2R3-S2 for now, they should still support you on all active releases. Maybe we can help you point out what went wrong and get you running 19.3 or 19.4. Personally I run 19.3 and 19.4 on a couple of SRX branch devices and haven't noticed any big issues - but honestly I'm not using the broadest feature set (only FW+NAT+IPS+IPsec VPN and routing-instances).

 


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Jonas Hauge Klingenberg
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Re: j-web upgrades & feature additions

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Thank You. I thought I was losing my mind searching over and over for the ability to update SRX with j-web only.

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Thank You. When I first unboxed the 340 it had 15.x? loaded. I performed intial config's with j-web and had alot of odd anomalies. Updated to latest firmware 19.x, redid config a few times, ran into a few odd issues, some due to lack of my junos knowledge, some not, and opened a JTAC ticket. JTAC response was load preferred version. So that gave me a stable config after several iterations and learning, but I lost the j-web feature updates. I guess I can try loading latest firmware and see if any of my config breaks, but maintain the current version image on other boot partition. Some more reading for me.

Thanks again for confirming.