Wired Assurance

Supported Switch Models

We recommend using any of the EX Series switches shown below for use with Juniper access points driven by Mist AI. They meet both the PoE and speed requirements needed for AP deployments, and they support Juniper’s Virtual Chassis.   All the features you need to set up interoperability between APs with EX Series switches...

Greenfield vs. Brownfield Switches

Cloud-ready, or “greenfield,” switches can be automatically added to the Juniper Mist cloud using the zero touch provisioning (ZTP) option, or they can be added manually by entering an activation code for the switch in the Juniper Mist portal. New switches should be cloud-ready out of the box. If so, they will have a cloud...

Adding an EX Series Switch to the Juniper Mist Cloud

Overview of the Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) Process Once a cloud-ready switch is connected to the internet and powered on for the first time, it triggers an onboard phone-home client (PHC) to get configuration updates from the phone-home server (PHS) as shown in Figure 2. The default behavior is for the PHC to connect to a redirect...

Switches Dashboard

Switch Front Panel To view your Switch Details directly through the Mist Dashboard, navigate to the Switches tab on the left side of your screen and select a switch from the list that has been adopted to your site. The EX Switches front panel provides a detailed, logical representation of your switches on our Mist...

Switch Testing Tools

For supported models of Juniper switches which are adopted to your site, we have the ability to perform tests to monitor switch health directly from our Mist dashboard. These are found in the Utilities dropdown menu on the Switches page.  Similar to our AP Testing tools in the AP Details page, the Switch Testing Tools...

Template-based Configuration with Device and Port Profile

A key feature of switch management through the Juniper Mist cloud is the ability to use configuration templates and a hierarchical model to group the switches and make bulk updates. Templates provide uniformity and convenience, while the hierarchy (Organization, Network, and Switch) provides both scale and granularity. What templates, and the hierarchical model, means in...

Virtual Chassis

Using Virtual Chassis Juniper recommends using Virtual Chassis (VC). With VC, you can combine multiple EX switches so they act as a single device with regards to the Juniper Mist cloud. This eliminates the risk of loops, the need for legacy redundancy protocols such as spanning tree and VRRP, and the time required for individual...

Administrator Roles for Switches

Super User Read/write access to entire organization. No restrictions. Network Admin (All Sites Access) Cannot claim switches Able to adopt switches ‘Assign to Site’ option is not available Cannot release the switch Able to click on switch to see details Able to access utility tools (ping, trace route, cable test, bounce port) Can access switch...

API with Wired Assurance

The API provides the same functionality as the UI, but through a programmable interface.  There are primarily 3 main URI endpoints of interest with respect to Wired Assurance. API Endpoints: Network Templates: Documentation is located just below RF Templates here: https://api.mist.com/api/v1/docs/Org#rf-template Create Network Template POST: https://api.mist.com/api/v1/orgs/:org_id/networktemplates Payload: JSON Formatted Payload Required: name Get List of...