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Question about Application hosting support for the MX and the SRX routers families

‎11-20-2019 10:36 AM

Hi experts!

I saw some posts about vmx and how its deployed to allow Docker support for app hosting and also the ones about the SRX family app hosting capabilities, However, I am not 100% clear whether the entire MX and SRX routers family have support for app hosting via Docker or any other containers for applications hosting on the Box itself.

 

Do the SRX/MX routers family have those supportabilities?
I looked at the user guides, but apart from an on box Python scripting, I didnt see that there are options to allow applications hosting...

If there is such support, can you please refer me to some documentations about that, so that Ill be able to educate my customes about this?

Thanks,
Tom

 
 
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Re: Question about Application hosting support for the MX and the SRX routers families

‎11-20-2019 01:29 PM

Hi tom,

 

Docker/App-hosting is not supported on physical SRXs nor in vSRX. This is supported on cSRX:

 

https://www.juniper.net/us/en/products-services/security/srx-series/csrx/

 

I was able to find a couple of guides in a quick search:

 

cSRX Deployment Guide for Contrail

 

          https://www.juniper.net/documentation/en_US/csrx/information-products/pathway-pages/security-csrx-co...

 

cSRX Deployment Guide for Bare-Metal Linux Server

 

           https://www.juniper.net/documentation/en_US/csrx/information-products/pathway-pages/security-csrx-li...

 

You might want to ask on the vSRX and vMX forums as well:

 

         https://forums.juniper.net/t5/vMX/bd-p/vMX#

         https://forums.juniper.net/t5/vSRX/bd-p/vGW

 

Hope this information helps you.

 

 

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Re: Question about Application hosting support for the MX and the SRX routers families

‎11-20-2019 03:02 PM

thanks a lot for the info,

 

So just to make it clear - if I want to have an SRX that will be programmable enough for me to host applications (I saw that in the bare metal Linux deployment guide), you can have even Docker support if needed), you cannot achieve that from the physicaly SRX device - what you will need is a Linux host, on which you install the cSRX application - and on top of that one, you can host applications to be run on the cSRX, is that correct?

Thanks again,

Tom

 

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Re: Question about Application hosting support for the MX and the SRX routers families

‎11-20-2019 08:30 PM

Yes, Docker/containers/app-hosting is not supported on physical SRXs. Not sure if the cSRX can be installed in a OS different than Linux but definately you cant do it in a physical SRX.

 

Hope it helps.

 

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