How to change Junos Space logo welcome page

First you need to do ‘inspect element’ to the page



[root@space-005056941e6f ~]# find / | grep junos_space_rgb_360x240.png



find: /proc/27145: No such file or directory


[root@space-005056941e6f ~]# cd /usr/local/jboss/domain/tmp/servers/server1/vfs/deployment1c48889875ac1ea/systemService-web.war-9705d0aeabb62272/images/

[root@space-005056941e6f images]# ls

background-aqua-2560×1458.jpg        bgd_gradient_fill.png    junos_space_rgb_1800x1200.png  login_button_62x24.png     preload

background-aqua-2560×1458.png        burst-space-192×180.png  junos_space_rgb_360x240.png    logo_juniper_reversed.png  rounded-blue-100×26-btn.png

background-aqua-login-2560×1458.png  gradient-background.png  login-aqua-2560×1458.png       logo-reversed.png

Login via WinSCP to the junos space machine . And remeber that you need to change the Shell Environment from Default to /bin/bash



Copy the logo to your PC and edit it


Don’t forget to backup the one you have on the Junos space machine (just rename it)


If you’re having a problem with permissions just run via the CLI those commands


[root@space-005056941e6f ~]# cd /usr/local/jboss/domain/tmp/servers/server1/vfs/deployment1c48889875ac1ea/systemService-web.war-9705d0aeabb62272/

[root@space-005056941e6f systemService-web.war-9705d0aeabb62272]# chmod 777 images/



Cannot log to Space CLI after installation

First , in order to troubleshoot this issue , you need to be sure that ssh is enabled . How ?

  • power off the machine from VMware workstation or vSphere , or suspend it.
  • power it on
  • after entering user/pass , you’ll be asked to select which mode to enter , check security (5)
  • if appears disable ssh , then ssh is enabled . if not , then enable it .
  • if then is not your problem , then enter the debugging mode (7) and do the following:

write down the command : $ ls -al /etc/ssh/ssh*key


if appears nothing , or zero as it shows in the picture , then you need to re-generate ssh key using the following command:

sudo ssh-keygen -t rsa -f /etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key

and then click Enter twice .

This should solve your problem .

If not , back to “secuirty (5)” section , and try disabling firewall .

Note: For more information regarding ssh keys , visit the following site.

Searching for backup configuration files in JunosSpace

Within the Junos Space you can find all the .conf files ‘Configuration Files > Config Files Management’ path . But you want to back it up via bach/script file that runs automatically instead of exporting it from the Space GUI , and you don’t know where those files are stored in the JS directories :

First, good luck with that 🙂

Second, here is the path :

# cd /usr/local/jboss/domain/tmp/servers/server1/.conf/RCS/

# ls


Junos Space /VMware Tools

While you’re trying to backup your Junos Space VM machine via the VMware Tools, and you receive the following error:

FTL – vfm_freeze: method: VMware_v2, type: FIM, function: VMware_v2_freeze


as part of my research in Junos space resources I can see that “Junos Space Network Management Platform is not certified to be used with VMware tools

According to:

This should work From Junos Space Network Management Platform Release 16.1R1 onward.

‘admin’ password reset for a Space VM instance

You will have to reboot the VM instance and once it is coming UP, please get into the ‘greb’ menu and follow the below steps:

Access the grub menu & edit it with ‘e’


The default grub protection username & password is root/abc123





Default grub menu options will be displayed after this as shown below ,




Remove the entries after “root=/dev/mapper/jmpvgnocf-lvroot” in kernel line with init=/bin/bash as shown below ,

Original line:

Linux /vmlinuz-2.6.32-100.24.1.el5 root=/dev/mapper/jmpvgnocf-lvroot ro /

console =tty1 console=ttys0,9600n8 acpi_enforce_resources=lax


Modified line:

Linux /vmlinuz-2.6.32-100.24.1.el5 root=/dev/mapper/jmpvgnocf-lvroot  init=/bin/bash



Boot in to the system with Ctrl-x or F10 & make the file system rw with “mount –o remount,rw /” command.




Finally change admin password with “passwd admin” command then exit & reboot the system.

6.pngNote: Grub mode protection is enabled with either “password” or “pbkdf” mode passwords in 13.x ,search for password in /boot/grub/grub.cfg file & replace  the password with the one   created with either “grub-mkpasswd-pbkdf2” or “grub-md5-crypt” for changing the default password.


** Many thanks to Lijo K. from Juniper support for sharing those information with me**

Abed AL-R. B.