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Creating Your Virtual Machine


To install a JSA virtual appliance, you must first create a virtual machine.

  1. Create a virtual machine by using one of the following hypervisors:
    • VMWare ESXi with hardware version 13

    • KVM on CentOS or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 with QEMU KVM 1.5.3-141

    • The Hyper-V plugin on Windows Server 2016 with all Windows updates applied


    If you are installing a JSA appliance in Hyper-V, you must do a software installation, not an appliance installation. If you are using a version of Hyper-V that includes a secure boot option, secure boot must be disabled.

    If you are installing JSA on a Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) system, secure boot must be disabled.

    The listed hypervisor versions are tested by Juniper Networks, but other untested versions might also work. If you install JSA on an unsupported version and encounter an issue that can be produced on the listed version of that hypervisor, Juniper Networks supports that issue.

  2. Configure your virtual machine to meet the requirements for CPUs, RAM, and storage parameters. See System Requirements for Virtual Appliances.
  3. Configure at least one network interface for your virtual machine.