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Install on VirtualBox

VirtualBox is for demonstration and lab purposes only. Production environments require a proper enterprise-scale virtualization solution (See supported platforms). The instructions below are for installing Apstra software on a VirtualBox hypervisor. For information specific to using VirtualBox, refer to Oracle's VirtualBox documentation or the open-source community.

  1. Apstra software is delivered pre-installed on a single virtual machine (VM). As a registered support user, download the OVA Apstra VM image from Juniper Support Downloads to your local workstation.
  2. Start VirtualBox, select File > Import Appliance, navigate to the OVA file, select it and click Continue.
  3. Change RAM to 8 GB. 8 GB is sufficient for lab and testing purposes.
  4. Click Import to start the import process.
  5. When the import is complete, start the server VM, click Settings and confirm that the VM meets requirements. In particular, check network settings for the adapter that's attached to your management network. If this value is not set correctly, the Apstra server does not receive an IP address. Since VirtualBox has one network adapter attached to the bridged adapter using active networking, full connectivity from your workstation to the VM (HTTP, SSH) is expected by default.
  6. Configure the Apstra server.
  7. Confirm connectivity. (Run ifconfig -a on the VM to get the IP address.)
    • SSH from your workstation to the VM’s active network adapter IP address.
    • Point a web browser to the VM’s active network adapter IP address.