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Before You Deploy vSRX in VMware NSX Environment

Before you begin deploying the vSRX Virtual Services Gateway as an advanced security service in VMware NSX:

Table 131 lists the system software requirement specifications for the components of a vSRX, Security Director, and VMware NSX integration.

Table 131: System Software Specifications for vSRX in VMware NSX Environment

Component

Specification

VMware ESXi Server

6.0 Update 3 or later

VMware vCenter Server

6.3.1 or later

VMware NSX for vSphere

6.3.1 or later

Note: For sites that are running vSphere 6.5, vSphere 6.5a is the minimum supported version with NSX for vSphere 6.3.0.

VMware NSX Manager

6.3.1 or later

Linux Kernel

3.10.x or later

Junos Space Security Director

17.1 or later

Junos Space Policy Enforcer

17.1 or later

vSRX

Junos OS Release vSRX 15.1X49-D100 or later

Junos OS Release vSRX 15.1X49-D101 or later

Junos OS Release 17.4R1 or later

Memory

4 GB

Disk space

16 GB (IDE or SCSI drives)

vCPUs

2 vCPUs

vNICs

A single vNIC for management traffic. Network traffic is forwarded to the vSRX over a Virtual Machine Communication Interface (VMCI) communication channel by the ESXi hypervisor.

Note: VMCI is not a network interface (NIC) but a VMWare-proprietary device for Host to Guest Communication.

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