Juniper Networks supports Ansible for managing devices running the Junos operating system (Junos OS). This role is hosted on the Ansible Galaxy website under the role Juniper.junos. The Juniper.junos role includes a set of Ansible modules that perform specific operational and configuration tasks on devices running Junos OS. These tasks include: installing and upgrading Junos OS, provisioning new Junos devices in the network, loading configuration changes, retrieving information, and resetting, rebooting, or shutting down managed devices. Please refer to the INSTALLATION section for instructions on installing this role. Since Ansible version >= 2.1, Ansible also natively includes core modules for Junos. The Junos modules included in Ansible core have names which begin with the prefix junos_. The Junos modules included in this Juniper.junos role have names which begin with the prefix juniper_junos_. These two sets of Junos modules can coexist on the same Ansible control machine, and an Ansible play may invoke a module from either (or both) sets. Juniper Networks recommends using the modules in this role when writing new playbooks that manage Junos devices.