2020.05.6 – Start Juniper JSE lab into VMware ESXi

Juniper Space Essentials (JSE) lab is a laboratory for JSE cours. I will configure this lab on:

  • MacBook PRO with macOS Catalina 10.15.4 and 16 GB memory
  • VMware Fusion 11.5.3
  • VMware ESXi 6.7.0

Step 1. Lab Network Diagram: Network Application Platform

Content inside a single ESXi:

  • Juniper vMX router including
    • vFPC and vVCP
    • Maximum 15 logical-systems
  • CentOS 8 VM
  • Juniper jSpace 19.4R1.3

Step 1.1. Configure the network in MacBook PRO and VMware Fusion

Add this in MacBook PRO in networking file

sudo vim /Library/Preferences/VMware\ Fusion/networking


answer VNET_90_DHCP no
answer VNET_90_DHCP_CFG_HASH FE0C96BF7336905CC5CBAEE1429075B44B7967CE
answer VNET_90_DISPLAY_NAME vSphere
answer VNET_90_HOSTONLY_NETMASK 255.255.255.0
answer VNET_90_HOSTONLY_SUBNET 10.1.1.0
answer VNET_90_NAT yes
answer VNET_90_NAT_PARAM_UDP_TIMEOUT 30
answer VNET_90_VIRTUAL_ADAPTER yes
answer VNET_91_DHCP no
answer VNET_91_DHCP_CFG_HASH A1C76BDC5757C2D1C1AB73A7542E3550A9C88BA1
answer VNET_91_DISPLAY_NAME JunOS-fxp0
answer VNET_91_HOSTONLY_NETMASK 255.255.255.0
answer VNET_91_HOSTONLY_SUBNET 172.25.11.0
answer VNET_91_NAT yes
answer VNET_91_NAT_PARAM_UDP_TIMEOUT 30
answer VNET_91_VIRTUAL_ADAPTER yes
answer VNET_92_DHCP no
answer VNET_92_DHCP_CFG_HASH EAD55CCD2F57318B68F4A60E8E63B8F090516844
answer VNET_92_DISPLAY_NAME JunOS-ge
answer VNET_92_HOSTONLY_NETMASK 255.255.0.0
answer VNET_92_HOSTONLY_SUBNET 172.17.0.0
answer VNET_92_NAT yes
answer VNET_92_NAT_PARAM_UDP_TIMEOUT 30
answer VNET_92_VIRTUAL_ADAPTER yes

Step 1.2. Configure the network in VMware ESXi

Add maximum networks in VMware ESXi

Note: This lab needed three Network Adapter.

Step 2. Power ON all then read all apply the lab inside JSE guide.

Observation: I have problem installing this lab in EVE-PRO. I successfully install in ESXi. The MacBook PRO makes noice if all application for lab are power on, do I will power on all when is absolutely necessary for the lab.