Juniper SRX Firewall Alarm Light Lit

KB ID 0000993 Dtd 05/09/14

Problem

I noticed the alarm light was lit amber on an SRX240 Juniper firewall.

SRX Alarm

Solution

This will not serve as a solution to every alarm on the SRX, but it should point you where to look, and show you how to resolve the two problems I identified on my firewall.

View SRX Alarm Status in J-Web

The status is displayed on the 'Dashboard' tab, here you can see I've got two minor alarms.

SRX Alarm

View SRX Alarm Status at Command Line

If connected via console cable or SSH.

root@FW-02> show system alarms
2 alarms currently active
Alarm time Class Description
2014-08-26 21:52:14 GMT Minor Autorecovery information needs to be saved
2014-08-26 21:52:14 GMT Minor Rescue configuration is not set
 

Juniper SRX - Rescue Information Is Not Set (J-Web)

This one is easy to fix in J-Web, Maintain > Config Management Rescue > Set Rescue Configuration.

SRX Alarm

Then click OK.

SRX Alarm

Juniper SRX - Rescue Information Is Not Set (Command Line)

To do the same via console cable or SSH.

root@FW-02> request system configuration rescue save

Juniper SRX - Autorecovery Information Needs To Be Saved (Command Line)

Despite my best efforts I could not locate how to do this in the GUI, so I had to use command line.

root@FW-02> show system alarms
1 alarms currently active
Alarm time Class Description
2014-08-26 21:52:14 GMT Minor Autorecovery information needs to be saved

root@FW-02> request system autorecovery state save
Saving config recovery information
Saving license recovery information
Saving BSD label recovery information

root@FW-02>

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