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Juniper network device importer can import, historize and process configuration data from Juniper Networks network devices.


You can find the configuration option in at Environment settings > OneImporter > Configurations > Juniper.

Here you can edit all existing configurations, create new configurations or delete existing configurations. To add a new configuration enter a Name for your importer and an Entity suffix (default: -juniper) to clearly identify your Juniper entities.
Note that the Entity suffix is fixed and cannot be changed afterwards.

Click Add to proceed to the configuration.

To edit an existing configurations click the arrow on the left of your importer name to expand the configuration options.

Following configuration options are available:

Field Description Advice
Name Meaningful name Add the word "Instana" to identify importer when viewing the logs
Active Option to activate and deactivate the configuration. Data is only imported if the configuration is activated.
Port SSH port of the network devices. Default is port 22.
Credential Select authorization for network device access. Enter SSH username and password at Settings > Access Management > Credential Vaults
Domains & IPs Enter all network device Domains or IPs.
Entities Select the entities to be inventoried by
Executing OneImporter Select a OneImporter to import the data based on the importer configuration. Requires installed OneImporter: Installation instruction
Schedule time (cron format) Determine the frequency of imports in CRON format Learn more about CRON format:

Table: Juniper network device configuration parameters

Create group and user on Juniper network device runs the following commands on your Juniper network device to inventory it:

show configuration | display xml
show chassis environment | display xml
show chassis hardware | display xml
show chassis firmware | display xml
show configuration | display set 
show system configuration rescue | no-more | display xml
show chassis mac-addresses | no-more | display xml

# Network topology
show lldp neighbors detail | no-more | display xml
show ethernet-switching table | no-more | display xml

Commands: Executed commands for inventory

For the inventory it is necessary to create a group and a user so that can authorize itself on the Juniper network device. You can create group and user with the following commands:


# Create an inventory group on Juniper network device
set system login class versioGroup permissions all
set system login class versioGroup allow-commands "^(quit|show (configuration|system configuration rescue|interfaces|lldp neighbors detail|ethernet-switching table|(chassis (hardware|environment|firmware|mac-addresses))))$"
set system login class versioGroup deny-commands .*

# Create an inventory user on Juniper network device  
set system login user versioUser class versioGroup
set system login user versioUser authentication encrypted-password <PASSWORD>

commit and-quit

Commands: Create an inventory group and user*