Configuring Juniper CSO Observer jobs

Using the Juniper CSO Observer, you can define a full load job that will gather and read data about topology data from Juniper CSO.

Before you begin

Important: The Juniper CSO observer supports the on-premises Juniper CSO version 4.1.0.

Ensure you have the Juniper CSO details to hand, such as details of the Juniper CSO apiserver and its credentials.

The Juniper CSO Observer retrieves topology data from Juniper CSO Release 4.1 through REST APIs exposed by CSO API server.

Enabling access to the URL routes

To access the URL routes for the topology Swagger documentation, see the Enabling access to URL routes topic.

About this task

You define and start the following job.

Full Topology Upload job

By default, Load jobs are one-off, transient jobs that do a full upload of all requested topology data as soon as they are triggered.

You can also run these jobs (again) manually from the Observer UI, or schedule them to run at set times when configuring them.

Run this job whenever you need the Juniper CSO topology data refreshed.


Define or edit the following parameters, then click Run job to save and run the job.

Encryption requirement: See the Configuring observer jobs security topic for more information.

Parameter Action Details
Unique ID Enter a unique name for the job Required
Juniper CSO Central MS URL Specify the Juniper CSO Central micro-service URL Required
CSO Keystone Authentication URL Enter the authentication URL for the identity service Required
CSO user domain name Enter the CSO user domain name Required
CSO domain or project or tenant name Enter the CSO domain or project or tenant name Required
CSO Authentication username Specify the CSO authentication username Required
CSO Authentication password Specify the CSO authentication password Required
Enable/Disable Secure Connection to CSO Host Set to 'true' to secure the connection, otherwise set to 'false' to bypass Required
Target system certificate Specify the certificate file name. Required if Enable/Disable Secure Connection to CSO Host is set to 'true'. To obtain authentication certificates using OpenSSL and store them as secrets, see Configuring observer jobs security.
SSL truststore File If Enable/Disable Secure Connection to CSO Host is set to 'true', then supply the HTTPS truststore file name Optional
SSL truststore Password If Enable/Disable Secure Connection to CSO Host is set to 'true', then supply a password to decrypt the HTTPS truststore file Optional
SSL Validation Choose whether SSL validation is on or off. Turning SSL validation off will use HTTPS without host verification. Optional
Generate debug support file Set this parameter to 'True' in order to capture the output of the next scheduled job run as a file. This file will be stored with an observer's log files and can be used to debug observer issues, for example at the request of your designated Support team, or while using a test environment. For one-off jobs (that is, Load jobs), this parameter reverts to 'False' after the next completed run. To examine the output produced, you can load the generated debug file using the File Observer. Optional
Job schedule Specify when the job runs Optional. Load jobs only.
Observer job description Enter additional information to describe the job Optional