For most people, Junos is not their first adventure in working with a network operating system. Because of this, some assistance is needed when transitioning to the product. To become an expert in a product is not to just be able to configure a few items, but to know how a product is going to react in nearly any situation. It’s a skill that takes years to master, and since versions change and new hardware is launched, the job is never complete.
Because of this, there is always a concern when switching to a new platform. “Will I lose all of my knowledge? Has all of this gone to waste?” This is something that goes beyond the love of a product; it goes to the individuals’ careers and their ability to support their families. Taking on a new product is a challenge, and there is always a new learning curve.
The important part to focus on is the difference between the old product and the new product. For the most part, routing protocols are the same across all devices. The commands will be different, but the underlying concepts are the same. It’s important not to lose sight of the fact that many skills can be carried over from other products into Junos.
This section is dedicated to looking at three major firewall platforms and what can be taken from them when moving into Junos. It also discusses major differences between the platforms and how to migrate knowledge between them. In some cases, there will not be a parallel comparison between the platforms, but the ...