Reset admin password on JunOS SPACE VM

Picture this: Bob, your JunOS SPACE administrator, left the company. IT diligently wiped his laptop. Bob was the only one who had the admin password (for ssh / CLI access) to your JunOS SPACE installation. After vowing to do better in future and storing all infrastructure passwords in some form of centralized, encrypted, backed-up password […]

Resolving JunOS Pulse install issue on Windows

Edit 2017-12-05: This remains one of the most visited entries on my blog. The notes here do apply to Pulse Secure, and checking the output of pnputil, Pulse Secure did not bother to change the “Driver package provider” string, which means it still reads “Juniper”. Tsk. On my own Windows 7 machine, I had an […]

Recover Juniper SRX from failed boot

[Edit 2018-05-14] This article describes how to boot into the backup partition from u-boot. If your primary still boots, try “request system reboot media internal” (Branch SRX) or “request system reboot media disk” (High-End SRX) instead. Thanks to batdosi for this. They also mention sysctl from shell, that may be another way to set the […]