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No Ethernet Switching - vSRX Firefly with Virtualbox

‎04-06-2016 01:21 AM

Hi all,

        I just wanted to have a hands-on experience with Juniper ethernet switching using virtual box. One of the options was to use vSRX firefly. But unfortunatley it provides limited support for vlan, e.g Vlan trunking, 802.1x is not supported. Can anyone suggest me a good virtual platform to test juniper based ethernet switching?

 

Thank You,

Afaq 

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Betreff: No Ethernet Switching - vSRX Firefly with Virtualbox

‎04-07-2016 12:14 PM

Hi Afaq,

 

true - the vSRX lacks some L2 Features, but VLAN-Trunking is possible.

 

I use several vSRX / Firefly Machines for my JNCIE Training Lab and Trunking and VLAN's run perfectly fine on VMware 5.5 / 6. I don't use VirtualBox but the Software-Features should be the same

Regards
Chris
Twitter: @chsjuniper
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Betreff: No Ethernet Switching - vSRX Firefly with Virtualbox

‎05-21-2016 04:42 AM

Hi,

     Thanks for your reply. Is there any alternative to firefly so that I can have full support? Actually I want to test for NETCONF and as Ethernet Switching is not running, I am not getting any useful responses when querying switching related operations.

 

Thanks

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Betreff: No Ethernet Switching - vSRX Firefly with Virtualbox

‎05-21-2016 05:50 AM

The only other VM alternative is the vMX as there is no virtual EX as of yet.  You can download a demo version of the vMX and there is a good getting started Day One book for this.

 

But be aware that some of the layer 2 features have different syntax on MX platform versus the EX one.

Steve Puluka BSEET - Juniper Ambassador
IP Architect - DQE Communications Pittsburgh, PA (Metro Ethernet & ISP)
http://puluka.com/home
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Betreff: No Ethernet Switching - vSRX Firefly with Virtualbox

‎05-21-2016 11:16 PM

Hi,

 

U can try vMX beta version. It support L2 functionilty same as EX9200.

 

 

Thanks

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Betreff: No Ethernet Switching - vSRX Firefly with Virtualbox

‎05-22-2016 05:08 AM

to be clear, Juniper has two different layer 2 configuration setups, one released on the MX and the other used by the EX and SRX series devices.

 

The EX9200 is the exception where this platform uses MX layer 2 configuration.

 

The vSRX does not fully implement layer 2 features.

 

So your usage of the vMX as a test or study model should take into account what you are preparing to implement in production and on which platforms.  Or what certification track you are studing for.

Steve Puluka BSEET - Juniper Ambassador
IP Architect - DQE Communications Pittsburgh, PA (Metro Ethernet & ISP)
http://puluka.com/home
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Betreff: No Ethernet Switching - vSRX Firefly with Virtualbox

‎05-22-2016 10:58 PM

Thanks. Will try vMX. But from the last few days, I have noticed having trouble with downloading any free juniper software.

"You have encountered this error because your account privileges do not permit access to the information or service requested.". trying to resolve the issue and will then use vMX.

 

 


 

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Betreff: No Ethernet Switching - vSRX Firefly with Virtualbox

‎05-27-2016 03:45 AM

You should check out this Day One book then on getting started with the vMX.

 

http://forums.juniper.net/t5/Day-One-Books/Day-One-vMX-Up-and-Running/ba-p/289129

Steve Puluka BSEET - Juniper Ambassador
IP Architect - DQE Communications Pittsburgh, PA (Metro Ethernet & ISP)
http://puluka.com/home