Somebody succeeded to run Junos 16.1 on ESXi 5.5.2 ?
Ova deplyoment worked well. Then when i power on the VMs :
- The ESX console of VCP gives me a black screen
- The ESX console of VFP gives me a screen that flashes between black and a windriver logo.
I don't have problem to run vMX 16.1 on ESXi 5.5u2. It just doesn't send output to display concole.
Setting Up a Serial Port Connection to the VM (https://www.juniper.net/techpubs/en_US/vmx16.1/topics/task/configuration
/vmx-vm-connecting-vmware.html) and check serial output.
Arf I always used ESXi console to setup initial config because my license does not permit the use of remote serial port.
I had successfully set this up on a "Test-VMware Host" running with 30 days eval, configured the network for startup and then copy the VM to the "Main-Host" - worked like a charm.
Sounds like you may have forgotten to allocate CPU and memory sockets to the VMs.
Edit the VM settings and check the mem and cpu under hardware tab.