You may have noticed on my twitter feed that I have been interacting with some Junos pros over the past few months, they have been helping me with a small guide that I am working on. Below is information on that guide:
I am currently working on a “workbook” I have subtitled “A Junos Guide by an IOS Guy” and I am intending to publish it throughout October and November as individual posts. Once all the individual posts are published, the guide will be available in PDF format as a single download. This is the same process I am doing with IOS XR – all the IOS XR posts will be available as a single PDF download – just like I did for the Nexus 7000
It is my intention for this “workbook” to help those of us who know Cisco IOS to learn and understand Juniper Junos. I will admit that I was initially intimidated by the look of the Junos configuration, but as time has gone on I have learned to understand it and actually like it. As they say, the more you work with something, the more comfortable you feel with it.
The way that I came up with this guide was by first drawing the scenarios I wanted to figure out. Take the things that I knew worked and how they worked in IOS and then figure out how they worked in Junos. This approach was not structured per-se, it was more – go at it and figure it out. There are technologies that I struggled with in Junos, but once I figured them out, they quickly become clear and easier to me.
I have sketches for some other ideas that I want to learn with Junos and I will work on these as time allows. Perhaps we will see additional “workbooks” released as I continue to learn more about Junos! (Yeah, they are in the works 🙂 )
Here is a topology diagram of what is to come!