Juniper EX2200-24T-4G Switch

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We are going to get into the initial configuration of this. The interface in this is going to be a tad bit different than the cisco’s IOS lets see how it fairs! Before we really start to use it we really need to configure it. We will start by configuring it using the serial console.

I used 9600 Baud, with 8n1, and no flow control.

Login is simple. username is ‘root’


It did not prompt me for a password during the initial configuration.


List of all the commands. Going to need to know this during the initial configuration.


I wanted to see what I had to work with, so i issued a “show configuration” , This is what it displayed. Configuration looks A LOT different than the Cisco IOS platform.

Issuing ‘configure’ command, then I issued a following commands to setup IP on the management interface.

set interfaces me0 unit 0 family inet address

What this does is binds that specific IP address to the management interface on the back of the router. I also issued

set routing-options static route next-hop

This allows traffic a place to exit the switch as if you didn’t have a gateway more or likely it wouldn’t be able to connect.

root@sw1# set system root-authentication plain-text-password
New password:
Retype new password:

We then want to enable both ssh protocol, and http protocol. This will allow us to use a faster protocol to get a CLI into the switch, but also allows us to check out the web interface.


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4 Comments on "Juniper EX2200-24T-4G Switch"

  1. Kristopher Wandall May 23, 2011 at 11:54 pm - Reply

    What I’d like to see is a comparison of this unit, and others, against a home built router/switch using pfsense.

  2. Michael Wallace May 24, 2011 at 12:01 am - Reply

    We can definitely do that. However, I want to mention that this isn’t a home built switch. This is a enterprise level switch. There are things that this will just do better. Most home built stuff will have a very small backplane 2Gbit-8Gbit max, while this will do over 56Gbit/sec on the back plane. My follow up review will show what this thing will do 24/7 365. We’ve just put this switch into production 🙂

  3. Jack Wu May 24, 2011 at 12:34 am - Reply

    You can certainly compare x86 home-built router with enterprise-level performance and features (e.g. Vyatta) to big-name routers that does the same thing. But this is a switch; there are no home-built possibilities here.

    • Michael Wallace May 24, 2011 at 11:54 pm - Reply

      Yeah. While this will do some static routing for you, it shouldn’t be used as a router. This should be used in conjunction with a router.

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