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Adding and Removing a Device

Adding new devices to OneConfig is quick and easy. 

Overview

From the 'Dashboard' view, select 'Add device' from the bottom left side of the screen. The pop-up window requires just two fields- Name and category (firewall/switch). Click 'Create device' to complete.

OneConfig generates a unique, encrypted 'configlet' - 11 lines of configuration that you apply to your device (see below). Using CLI, log into your device, paste the new config in and commit the change. This config instructs the device to 'call home' to OneConfig for authentication and on-going management.

Detailed instructions to ADD a new DEVICE

When you login to OneConfig you'll see the dashboard and a link asking you to add a device. When you click on this you will be prompted for some information such as device name and type.

1. Get the configuration snippet from OneConfig Web interface

When you've added the device you'll have two ways to get the configuration snippet. Firstly, there will be a popup box in the application which can be copied directly. Secondly, there will be an email sent to your nominated email address containing the configlet details. This configuration is a list of "set" commands of which you will paste on to your Juniper device using a terminal session.

2. Add the configuration to your Juniper SRX or EX

Find your terminal session software (such as Putty for Windows, or Terminal/iTerm for the Mac) and initiate a Telnet or SSH session to your device's IP address or hostname. Login with your usual administrator details.

At this point it is useful to ensure that your Juniper device will be able to contact OneConfig with a quick ping test.

Copy/paste in the configuration lines and 'commit' the change.

Go to my.oneconfig.com to ensure the device is connected. You will see the device in the dashboard with a green 'online' icon to the right, and the device details in the table.

 

Overview video

Watch this short 60-second video to get an overview of the steps required to add a device to OneConfig.