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The virtual MX Series router (vMX) is an MX Series router optimized to run on x86 servers. We recommend Ubuntu as the host OS.

vMX allows you to leverage Junos OS Release 16.1 to provide quick and flexible deployment. vMX provides the following benefits:

  • Optimizes carrier-grade routing for the x86 environment

  • Simplifies operations by consistency with MX Series routers

  • Introduces new services without reconfiguration of current infrastructure

This release of vMX supports most of the features available on Juniper Networks MX Series routers with the following exception:

  • High availability features such as virtual Routing Engine redundancy are not supported in this release.