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VSRX : ge-0/0/x down

‎02-01-2019 06:51 AM

Hello.

I'm playing with vSRX (with active service contract) and I am totally stuck with Junos: 18.4R1.8.

1. I exported my configuration file

2. I deployed a brand new VM

3. I put 16Go ram and 8 vpu according the vSRX Deployment Guide

4. I injected the configuration with an iso 

 

The configuration is loaded, I can connect with the fxp0 interface but all ge-0/0/x interfaces are down

The VMware configuration is correct : The VMXNET 3 interfaces are connected

The show interfaces terse commande reports no interface :

user@vSRX-SG-01> show interfaces terse
Interface Admin Link Proto Local Remote
dsc up up
em0 up up
em0.0 up up inet 128.0.0.1/2
em1 up up
em1.32768 up up inet 192.168.1.2/24
em2 up down
fti0 up up
fxp0 up up
fxp0.0 up up inet 192.168.x.x/22
gre up up
ipip up up
irb up up
lo0 up up
lo0.16384 up up inet 127.0.0.1 --> 0/0
lo0.16385 up up inet 10.0.0.1 --> 0/0
10.0.0.16 --> 0/0
128.0.0.1 --> 0/0
128.0.0.4 --> 0/0
128.0.1.16 --> 0/0
lo0.32768 up up
lsi up up
mtun up up
pimd up up
pime up up
pp0 up up
ppd0 up up
ppe0 up up
st0 up up
tap up up
vlan up down
vtep up up

 

what should I do to recover my interfaces ?

 

Thanks

Gilles

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Re: VSRX : ge-0/0/x down

‎02-01-2019 07:02 AM

Looks like PFE is in offline state. Please check:

show chassis fpc pic-status

show chassis alarm

show system core

 

Thanks,
Nellikka
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Re: VSRX : ge-0/0/x down

‎02-01-2019 07:28 AM

Hello Nellikka

user@vSRX-SG-01> show chassis fpc pic-status
Slot 0 Offline FPC

 

user@vSRX-SG-01> show chassis alarms
No alarms currently active

 

user@vSRX-SG-01> show system core-dumps
/var/tmp/*core*: No such file or directory
/var/tmp/pics/*core*: No such file or directory
/var/crash/kernel.*: No such file or directory
/var/jails/rest-api/tmp/*core*: No such file or directory
/tftpboot/corefiles/*core*: No such file or directory

/var/crash/corefiles:
total blocks: 16
total files: 0

 

what do you advise me to do?

Thanks

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Re: VSRX : ge-0/0/x down

‎02-01-2019 07:43 AM

fpc is offline. Please check the license "show system licenses" and ensure all the interfaces are VMXnet type only.

 

Thanks,

Vikas

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Re: VSRX : ge-0/0/x down

‎02-04-2019 12:54 AM

Hello Vikas

The licence is OK but not the interfaces ....

Shoud I open a case ?

 

Thanks for your help

 

License usage:
Licenses Licenses Licenses Expiry
Feature name used installed needed
logical-system 1 3 0 permanent
Virtual Appliance 1 1 0 permanent
remote-access-ipsec-vpn-client 0 2 0 permanent

Licenses installed:
License identifier: E420588xxx
License version: 4
Software Serial Number: 20150xxx
Customer ID: vSRX-JuniperEval
Features:
Virtual Appliance - Virtual Appliance
count-down, Original validity: 60 days

License identifier: JUNOS384906xxx
License version: 4
Software Serial Number: 155928301xx-JWW0l
Customer ID: UNIVERSITE
Features:
Virtual Appliance - Virtual Appliance
permanent

 

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Re: VSRX : ge-0/0/x down

‎02-04-2019 06:25 AM

Hi,

 

It may need some log review etc so better to open a case if you can.

 

1. I exported my configuration file

2. I deployed a brand new VM

3. I put 16Go ram and 8 vpu according the vSRX Deployment Guide

Vikas - Are you trying to spin up vSRX-L ? 9 vCPUs are needed for vSRX-L BTW.

4. I injected the configuration with an iso

Vikas - How are you injecting the config in the ISO ? Cloud-init etc . Can you try zerozing the device and check ?

 

Thanks,

Vikas

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Re: VSRX : ge-0/0/x down

‎02-04-2019 07:05 AM

Hello Vikas,

 

I have not experience with vSRX, I only worked with SRX240H.

I used the vSRX Deployment Guide for VMware. I put 16Gb RAM according to Table 4: Specifications for vSRX on VMware

I have a french keyboard and it hard to type commands thus I mounted an iso cd to start an initial config and works with SSH commands ("Starting in Junos OS Release 15.1X49-D40 and Junos OS Release 17.3R1, you can use a
mounted ISO image to pass the initial startup Junos OS configuration to a vSRX VM.")

 

I will follow the advices :

1. I will deploy media-vsrx-vmdisk-15.1X49-D160.2.ide (I had junos-media-vsrx-x86-64-vmdisk-18.4R1.8.ide)

2. Il will check the presence of the ge-0/x interfaces

3. If OK I will inject the correct config files

I'll keep you informed

Regards

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Re: VSRX : ge-0/0/x down

‎02-04-2019 11:30 PM

As agreed I did several tests :

1.Deploying junos-media-vsrx-x86-64-vmdisk-18.4R1.8.ide without any configuration

-> show interface terse : shows no interface ge-0/0/X

 

2.Deploying jmedia-vsrx-vmdisk-15.1X49-D160.2.ide without any configuration

-> show interface terse report interface ge-0/0/X : The command correctly reports the interfaces

I imported my configuration with an iso file and all is OK

 

The junos-media-vsrx-x86-64-vmdisk-18.4R1.8.ide firwamre is buggy, at least with my vmware environment

The 18.3 worked properly

I will wait for the 19.1 version 🙂

 

Best regards

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‎02-06-2019 06:52 AM

Re: VSRX : ge-0/0/x down

‎02-04-2019 11:50 PM

Hi,

 

Looks like you are tying to install vSRX2 in 18.4R1 version. If you need 18.4R1 specifically then Can you please try vSRX3 instead which has the better RE boot time etc:   junos-vsrx3-x86-64-18.4R1.8.ide.ova

 

Thanks,

Vikas

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Re: VSRX : ge-0/0/x down

‎02-06-2019 06:52 AM

Hello Vikas

 

All is OK with junos-vsrx3-x86-64-18.4R1.8.ide.ova with 5vCPU and 16Go. 

For information, with 9vCPU no ge-0/0/x interfaces goes up 

 

Thanks for your help

 

Regards

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Re: VSRX : ge-0/0/x down

‎02-06-2019 09:02 AM

Hi,

 

I quickly tried vSRX-3 in LAB with 9 vCPU and 16GB RAM with 3 default vNICs . It spawn up fine and has 2 ge interfaces without any issue.  It may need some troubleshooting and log review in your environment , please open a case if you need vSRX  Large flavor.

 

Thanks,

Vikas

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