I’ve been trying to get vMX working on an ESXi Hypervisor. I’ve successfully booted the vCP and vFP VMs and they’re able to ping each other through the vSWITCH for the internal communication (br-int). However, when logging into the vCP I do not see the ports on FPC or see that the FPC is present in the chassis. Has anyone successfully made this work? If so, any troubleshooting tips are greatly appreciated.
we are running vMX on a ESXi 6.5/6.7 successfully without any issues. As there are lots of options to choose, please go into detail which steps you made, beginning from the package download to installation and configuration. Screenshots are possible as well.
I've done some additional troubleshooting and there are a couple interesting observations:
As part of the troubleshooting section in the Juniper "Getting Started Guide for VMWare", they mention turning on an HTTP server on the VFP to gather statistics. I follow their instructions as written which is supposed to start an HTTP server on port 8080. However, I'm unable to access this HTTP server (but can ping and ARP resolves fine). Doing a 'netstat' on the VFP VM shows that there is no port listening on port 8080 (or 80).
Similar to the issue above, when I issue the "reset chassis-control" from the VCP, I get a lot of logs on the VFP in /var/log/messages. One of the logs entries I see the most is a "failed to create listener socket" for mcpcsd.