2020.05.3 – Install Junos Space on VMware Fusion in VMware ESXi

Device and Applications:

  • MacBook PRO 15-inch, 16 GB Memory, 2.9 GHz Processor
  • macOS Catalina 10.15.4
  • VMware Fusion 11.5.3
  • VMware ESXi 6.7

Details from reading and learning installation here:

Download Junos Space files

I this moment the last versions:

  • The ova image: space-19.4R1.3.ova
  • The security director: Security-Director-19.4R1.53.img


You can deploy the Junos Space Virtual Appliance *.ova file on a VMware ESXi server version 5.5, 6.0, or 6.5. Basic I have ESXi 6.7 but into installation step maybe I can modify to 6.0.

After the Junos Space Virtual Appliance is deployed, you can use the VMware vSphere client or Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) to connect to the VMware ESXi server and configure the Junos Space Virtual Appliance.

The minimum hardware requirements for deploying a Junos Space Virtual Appliance are as follows: 

Installing a Junos Space Virtual Appliance on a VMware ESXi Server

Login ESXi, mine name is esxi00. Go to Virtual Machine > Create/Register VM and click Deploy a virtual machine from an OVF or OVA file. Then Next

Enter a name as jSpace-1-20.1R1.2. I needed an other version to install and I use the name jSpace-2-19.4R1.3. Find in MacBook and chose space-19.4R1.3.ova file. Click Next

Chose the datastore where jSpace will be installed

  • Note: I have install a new ESXi VM into VMware Fusion with
    • Datastore name: datastre1
    • Capacity: 532 GB
    • Free: 504 GB (as I install CentOS firs)
    • Type: VMFS6

Please untag the Power on Automatically and you will si way … Click Next

Verify that all is correctly and click Finish

Failed to Power On. I mine case some modification have to be done before powering on.

Down in Recent Tasks you will see and wot to finish to complete. After finished go further.

Go to Virtual Machine > jSpace-1-20.1R1.2. This si default

Virtual Machine > jSpace-2-19.4T1.3

Click Edit

CPU 2, Memory 8 GB meaning 8192 MB, Default Hard Disk is minimal accepted of 500 GB.

To be able to finish type 500 GB

Power on is working now. Go here to get help: https://rtodto.net/how-to-install-junos-space-and-security-director/

You will be asked to enter user and password which are admin and abc123 respectively also for UNIX password.

Once you entered these, you will be asked to change the password. Choose your new password according to the local instructions. Otherwise you may fail to set a proper password.

[sudo] password for admin: the_configured_password

Press enter and continue

Choose the type of node to be installed [S/F] S
Configuring Eth0:

1) Configure UPv4
2) Configure Both IPv4 and IPv6

R) Redraw Menu 

Click 1 and continue

Choice [1-2,R]: 1
Please enter new IPv4 address for interface eth0
Please enter new IPv4 subnet mask for interface eth0

Enter the default IPv4 gateway as a dotted-decimal IP address:

Please type the IPv4 nameservicer address in dotted decimal notation:

Configure a separate interface for device management? [y/N] n

Will this Junos Space system be added to an existing cluster? [y/N] n

Web GUI configuration

Configuring IP address for web GUI:

1) Configure IPv4

R) Redraw Menu

Chose [1,R]: 1

Please enter IPv4 Address for web GUI:

Do you want to enable NAT service? [y/N] n

Add NTP Server? [y/N] y

Please type the new NTP server:

Note: In NTP server you can use also the default IPv4, here meaning

Please enter display name for this node: space2

Enter password for cluster maintenance mode: mine_password
Re-enter password: mine_password


A> Apply settings


Chose [ACQR]: A

Here is an image but all to do list is up

Now you can connect to the box via SSH at its ip

7) (Debug) run shell

Chose [1-7,AQR]: 7

[sudo] password for admin:
[root@space-000c29cb6706 ~]# ip -4 addr 
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> meu 655536 disc no queue state UNKNOWN
  inet scope host lo 
2: eth0: <BROUDCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state UP qlen 1000 
  inet brd scope global eth0 <---Primary IP 
  inet brd scope global secondary eth0:0 <---Secondary GUI IP Address

Now it is time to login to the web UI.

  • Get inside CentOS using the password
  • Open Firefox application
  • Use to open Junos Space
    • Username: super
    • Password: juniper123
  • Change Temporary Password

Now going to install Security-Director-19.4R1.53.img file.

Security Director

Testing ping in MacBook Pro Terminal

murgescusilvia@Murgescus-MacBook-Pro ~ % ping centos
PING centos.silvique.ro ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=0.832 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=1.320 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.684 ms
c64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.705 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=0.461 ms
--- centos.silvique.ro ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 5 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 0.461/0.800/1.320/0.286 ms
murgescusilvia@Murgescus-MacBook-Pro ~ %
  • -> Copy the file Security-Director-19.4R1.53.img from MacBook Pro to CentOS using Terminal from MacBook PRO

Not possible to use user name Silvia to update Security-Director-19.4R1.53.img file to CentOS:

murgescusilvia@Murgescus-MacBook-Pro ~ % scp -r /Users/murgescusilvia/Downloads/Security-Director-19.4R1.53.img Silvia@
Silvia@'s password: 
Permission denied, please try again.
Silvia@'s password: 
Permission denied, please try again.
Silvia@'s password: 
Silvia@ Permission denied (publickey,gssapi-keyex,gssapi-with-mic,password).
lost connection
murgescusilvia@Murgescus-MacBook-Pro ~ % 

Observation: Maybe it was a mistake using Silvia when I should use silvia.

But is possible to do the same and replace Silvia with root:

murgescusilvia@Murgescus-MacBook-Pro ~ % scp /Users/murgescusilvia/Downloads/Security-Director-19.4R1.53.img root@
root@'s password: 
Security-Director-19.4R1.53.img                                   37%  523MB  24.5MB/s   00:35 ETA
  • -> Enter in CentOS
  • -> Open Terminal application and use cd .. command many times which goes to the top folder
  • -> From user silvia go to root with command su root
[silvia@CentOS /]$ su root

[root@CenrOS /]#

-> Copy the Security-Director-19.4R1.53.img file to /home/silvia/Download directory

[root@CenrOS /]# sudo cp Security-Director-19.4R1.53.img /home/silvia/Downloads/Security-Director-19.4R1.53.img

-> Remove file from root

[root@CenrOS /]# sudo rm Security-Director-19.4R1.53.img
[root@CenrOS /]# ls

Ready to use jSpace to deploy the security director.

  • Inside CentOS open Firefox than jSpace using the web IP like
  • Web user is super and the configured password
  • Go to Adminitration -> Applications -> + button meaning Add Application
  • Select Upload via HTTP and upload the Security-Director-19.4R1.53.img
  • Please click on Job ID to new details > OK
  • Once it appears, click install then OK
  • Application Management Job Information: Please logout and log in again after the installation of new application completed successfully. Click on Job ID to new details. > OK
  • It will take a while for the application to be installed. I exit and I will not enter again. Now I take a break to be sure it will be installed after mine break.
  • When it is finished you will see other new applications
    • Application Visibility – new
      • Version 19.4,
      • Release R1,
      • Build 53,
      • Server Group Platform
    • Log Director – new
      • Version 19.4,
      • Release R1,
      • Build 53,
      • Server Group Platform
    • Network Management Platform – exited already
      • Version 19.4,
      • Release R1,
      • Build 3,
      • Server Group Platform
    • NSM Migration
      • Version 19.4,
      • Release R1,
      • Build 53,
      • Server Group Platform
    • Security Director – new
      • Version 19.4,
      • Release R1,
      • Build 53,
      • Server Group Platform
    • Security Director Login and Reporting – new
      • Version 19.4,
      • Release R1,
      • Build 53,
      • Server Group Platform
  • In Administation > Licenses
    • License Type Tryal
    • Sku Mode Trial-license
    • Total License Days 60
    • Remaining Days 60

And here we are! We have installed both space platform and security director. Last but not least I need to recap usernames we have configured so far to avoid any confusion. 

1) admin user: We set this for the Linux shell and default password during the installation is abc123
2) maintenance user: we also set password for this but it is used for special operations. No default password for this. It must be set.
3) super user: this user is used for WEB UI and initial default password is juniper123