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New Training: Understand the Junos OS Architecture

by Team Nuggets
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Published on March 2, 2021

In this 8-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Knox Hutchinson breaks down the architecture of the Junos operating system and teaches you how it differs from other vendors. Watch this new Juniper training.

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This training includes:

  • 8 videos

  • 48 minutes of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • Introducing the Architecture of Junos

  • The Junos Operating System Design

  • Separating Control and Data Planes

  • Examples of Junos Transit Traffic Handling

  • Examples of Junos Exception Traffic Handling

  • Junos Release Numbering

  • Explore Juniper Hardware Platforms

  • Summarizing the Junos Architecture

3 Benefits of the Junos Architecture

Juniper Networks provides end-to-end network and security solutions that aim to provide a holistic approach to network architecture, in comparison to the traditional model made up of varying solutions all running unique operating systems. Built on the foundation of a single operating system, concurrent software releases, and modular software architecture, Juniper Networks has positioned its cohesive network architecture design to remove configuration challenges and incompatibility issues and help streamline network configuration and maintenance.

Unlike the traditional network architecture, Juniper Networks offers a single operating system known as Junos. By design, all of their network components only run on the proprietary Junos Operating system removing the inherent challenge of configuring network devices that are built on varying operating system architectures.

Juniper Networks also implements a concurrent software release strategy. Each new iteration of the Junos operating system includes working systems from previous versions such that there are zero critical regression errors.

Lastly, Juniper Networks offers modular software architecture. This design consideration allows for each unique component to run on its own protected memory space. This feature paired with independent restarts allows for debugging single issues on one module node of the network rather than pulling down sections of the environment when debugging critical issues.

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