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The vMX Virtual Router (vMX) is an MX Series router optimized to run on x86 servers. vMX is supported on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, and Ubuntu.


See System Requirements for details on each supported environment.

vMX enables you to leverage Junos OS Release 20.1R1 to provide a quick and flexible deployment. vMX provides the following benefits:

  • Optimizes carrier-grade routing for the x86 environment

  • Simplifies operations as the management and configuration are the same as for MX Series routers

  • Introduces new services without requiring a reconfiguration of the current infrastructure

This release of vMX supports most of the features available on Juniper Networks MX Series routers.