Customer published a tender that requests a next generation firewall cluster.
The SRX1500 family fits almost perfectly, except by the fact that its factory default is a 100GB SSD whereas the RFP requests at least 200GB of local storage.
Question: ¿ can I buy a third party 200GB 2.5" SSD and replace the factory provided 100GB SSD? ¿ Will JUNOS be able to address the entire storage?
Your kind answers will be greatly appreciated.
There is (to my knowledge) no way to change the built-in SSD drive - but you can purchase a seperate SSD for the SRX1500 providing extra 120G of disk space. Juniper SKU: JSU-SSD-MLC-120
Fits in behind the blank cover seen on the back:
Others have been trying with third party ssd's in the SRX340 - their experience would probably work on SRX1500 as well. See this forum post: https://forums.juniper.net/t5/SRX-Services-Gateway/SRX340-SSD-installation/td-p/313718
Hello Jonasm, thanks a lot for your kind answer!
I supposed that the "factory-provided" SSD was actually the unit on the rear bay.
¿ So is there a 100GB SSD "hooked" in the motherboard and the unit on the rear bay would represent an extra storage unit?
Actually i didn't thought of the scenario that the SSD is already preoccupied with an SSD... so I went out in the lab to validate - and you are right. There 100G base SSD is present in the slot.
You could technically exchange this to a bigger SSD and do a USB installation to handle partitioning and formatting of the new SSD, but it will not be officially supported.
Strange that the base SKU is provided with a 100G SSD and you can buy an "upgrade" to 120G. A 240G version would make way more sense.
Anyway, now you know your options.