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.

2020.05.1 – Start Juniper JSE lab into EVE-PRO

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

  • MacBook PRO
  • VMware Fusion
  • EVE-PRO

Step 1. Create tha lab in EVE-PRO

Step 2. Power-on all

To be sure it works Ok I power-on one at a time in this order:

  • JuniperSpace1
  • CentOS
  • vMX-VCP1
  • vMX-VFP1
  • vMX-VCP2
  • vMX-VFP2

Powered-on all but I have difficulty to continue to work on installation of JuniperSpace.

I will try to install all these lab in ESXi and see if it is working.

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Note: This option is the most scalable solution comparing with option A and option B.

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I intend to read MPLS in the SDN Era book and get inspiration for virtual labs, testing, self-education, etc.

Here I will write my action plan, ideas and To Do list related to this book.

Preparation:

  1. Get MPLS in the SDN Era book from O’Reilly Media – DONE
  2. Get on MPLS in the SDN Era blog for configuration files – DONE
  3. Deploy Cisco IOS XRv router – DONE
  4. Deploy Juniper vMX router using Day One: vMX Up and Running book (free from Juniper Networks website) – DONE
  5. Connect XRv and vMX using VMware Fusion networking feature https://spin.atomicobject.com/2017/04/03/vmware-fusion-custom-virtual-networks/