How to install

Appliance usage

Appliance requirements

Appliance documentation

Version supported

Juniper vMX vFP 17.1R1.8-ESXi

Juniper vMX vFP 17.1R1.8-KVM

Juniper vMX vFP 16.2R1.6-ESXi

Juniper vMX vFP 16.2R1.6-KVM

Juniper vMX vFP 16.1R4.7-ESXi

Juniper vMX vFP 16.1R4.7-KVM

Juniper vMX vFP 16.1R3.10-ESXi

Juniper vMX vFP 16.1R3.10-KVM

Juniper vMX vFP 16.1R2.11-ESXi

Juniper vMX vFP 16.1R2.11-KVM

Juniper vMX vFP 16.1R1.7-ESXi

Juniper vMX vFP 16.1R1.7-KVM

Juniper vMX vFP 15.1F4.15

Connection

Getting the files from archives

ESXi archive

KVM archive

Last updated
April 25, 2017

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Last updated
April 25, 2017

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Julien Duponchelle
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Juniper vMX vFP appliance

The vMX is a full-featured, carrier-grade virtual MX Series 3D Universal Edge Router that extends 15+ years of Juniper Networks edge routing expertise to the virtual realm. This appliance is for the Virtual Forwarding Plane (vFP) VM and is meant to be paired with the Virtual Control Plane (vCP) VM.

More informations on http://www.juniper.net/us/en/products-services/routing/mx-series/vmx/

How to install

Appliance usage

Initial username is root, password is root.

Appliance requirements

RAM: 4096 MB

You need KVM enable on your machine or in the GNS3 VM.

Appliance documentation

Documentation for using the appliance is available on http://www.juniper.net/techpubs/

Version supported

Juniper vMX vFP 17.1R1.8-ESXi

Images require

File MD5 Size
vfpc_17.1R1.8-disk1.vmdk 169dd487b8547d58b12b2918a5667360 103.0 MB Download

Juniper vMX vFP 17.1R1.8-KVM

Images require

File MD5 Size
vFPC-20170216.img e838b8dd116a8b388d8dfd99575e7e98 2313.0 MB Download

Juniper vMX vFP 16.2R1.6-ESXi

Images require

File MD5 Size
vfpc_16.2R1.6-disk1.vmdk abb15d485cd195b9a693a2f3f091564a 102.0 MB Download

Juniper vMX vFP 16.2R1.6-KVM

Images require

File MD5 Size
vFPC-20161025.img 3105a5af7d859fc24b686e71113413a9 2313.0 MB Download

Juniper vMX vFP 16.1R4.7-ESXi

Images require

File MD5 Size
vfpc_16.1R4.7-disk1.vmdk c381a23038dc5d4f939b7b5c3d074ce2 102.0 MB Download

Juniper vMX vFP 16.1R4.7-KVM

Images require

File MD5 Size
vFPC-20170211.img cdec45ecca1cd9bfefe318b066bd500b 2313.0 MB Download

Juniper vMX vFP 16.1R3.10-ESXi

Images require

File MD5 Size
vfpc_16.1R3.10-disk1.vmdk 03b9d23c0223d8078fa3830c23fcf144 102.0 MB Download

Juniper vMX vFP 16.1R3.10-KVM

Images require

File MD5 Size
vFPC-20161019.img 0fbba19da959c3e76b438128b28726f7 2313.0 MB Download

Juniper vMX vFP 16.1R2.11-ESXi

Images require

File MD5 Size
vfpc_16.1R2.11-disk1.vmdk 1a90e5dc0c02c8336b9084cbdf17f635 102.0 MB Download

Juniper vMX vFP 16.1R2.11-KVM

Images require

File MD5 Size
vFPC-20160902.img 09ee97c6c18b392b1b72f5e3e4743c2d 2313.0 MB Download

Juniper vMX vFP 16.1R1.7-ESXi

Images require

File MD5 Size
vfpc_16.1R1.7-disk1.vmdk 8475d8b065768f585659a49c50f1d7e1 64.0 MB Download

Juniper vMX vFP 16.1R1.7-KVM

Images require

File MD5 Size
vFPC-20160617.img 5ccf252002184a21413cad23fd239c3f 2313.0 MB Download

Juniper vMX vFP 15.1F4.15

Images require

File MD5 Size
vFPC-20151203.img b3faa91b4d20836a9a6dd6bad2629dd1 2313.0 MB Download

Other versions

If you don't have this images you can try to add a new version follow instructions here.

Connection

Be advised that since vMX runs as two VMs that need to be connected together in order to function, here is an example of how you cross connect them:

Getting the files from archives

ESXi archive

If you downloaded the ESXi archive from Juniper, you need to do the following:

1) Extract the .tgz archive, which will result in two folders being created. One is named "OVA", and the other is named "Upgrade". You can delete the "upgrade" folder if you choose.

2) Enter the OVA folder, and extract vFP .ova file. 7zip is recommended for this, in both Windows and Linux.

3) Once the vFP .ova file is extracted, you'll have 3 files, but you only need the single .vmdk file, as indicated in the screenshot below. It isn't required, but cut and pasting this file to the same folder you have the juniper-vmx-vfp.gns3a template file saved, will let the import wizard find it, instead of you needing to manually point it to the required file.

4) Once the wizard locates the needed .vmdk file, you can proceed as normal, with the wizard taking care of the rest.

KVM archive

If you downloaded the KVM archive from Juniper, you need to do the following:

1) Extract the .tgz archive, which will result in six folders, and 2 files being created. For our purposes, we are only interested in the "images" folder. Feel free to delete the rest, since the extracted archive is over 6GB in size.

2) The image files we need for both the vCP and vFP vMX VMs are located in this folder, so here are ones that you need to keep (the rest can be deleted):

The vFP VM only requires the vFPC .img file, but you will need the other three for the vCP VM.

3) Just like the ESXi version, it isn't required to cut and paste this file to where you saved the juniper-vmx-vfp.gns3a template file, but it is recommended, because it makes the import process proceed more quickly.  

4) Once the import wizard locates the necessary file for the vFP VM, the import process will proceed as normal.