Junos Space Virtual Appliance Deployment Overview
The Junos Space Virtual Appliance is distributed in the Open Virtualization Appliance (OVA) and qcow2 formats.
You can deploy the Junos Space Virtual Appliance *.ova file on a VMware ESXi server version 5.5, 6.0, 6.5 or 6.7 and the *.qcow2 on a Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) server. The Junos Space Virtual Appliance Release 16.1R1 and later can be deployed on qemu-kvm (KVM) Release 1.5.3-105.el7 or later which runs on CentOS Release 7.2. From Junos Space Network Management Platform Release 18.2 onward, Junos Space Virtual Appliance will be installed with VM Hardware version 8.
Though a KVM server on other Linux distributions is supported, we recommend that you use KVM on CentOS.
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 ESX (or VMware ESXi ) server or KVM server respectively and configure the Junos Space Virtual Appliance.
The minimum hardware requirements for deploying a Junos Space Virtual Appliance are as follows:
64-bit quad processor with a clock speed of at least 2.66 GHz
Four virtual CPUs
32-GB RAM to configure the virtual appliance as a Junos Space node or fault monitoring and performance monitoring (FMPM) node
64-GB RAM is required if the number of rules per firewall (SRX) cluster is more than 6000 and if firewall policies of similar sizes are being concurrently published.
500-GB hard disk
Ensure that 100-GB free disk space is available if the Junos Space Virtual Appliance is to be configured as a FMPM node. For information about adding disk resources, refer to Adding Disk Resources for a Junos Space Virtual Appliance.
1-TB hard disk if you are configuring Database nodes
Configure Open VM tools (see Starting Open VM Tools in Junos Space Platform for details.)
We recommend that you use disks with I/O speed of 200 MBps or above. For information about determining I/O speed of a disk used in the node of a Junos Space cluster, see How do I Determine the Disk I/O Speed of a Node in the Junos Space Fabric? in the Junos Space Hardware and Virtual Appliances FAQ.
We recommend against cloning a deployed Junos Space Image and using it as another instance of a Junos Space Virtual Appliance.