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request vmhost storage



Initializes an SSD in the specified external SSD slot. It prompts you to confirm and then formats the external SSD so that you can use it for NFX350 device.

Adds or removes an external SSD from its slot. This command also checks the configuration for any VNF path that requires the external disk to be present.


External SSDs are not supported on NFX150 and NFX250 devices.


  • initialize—Initializes an SSD in the specified external SSD slot 0 or slot 1.

  • public-dir-name—Shows the same public-directory path for an SSD even if you move the SSD from one slot to another.

  • add—Adds an external SSD to slot 0 or slot 1.

  • remove—Removes an external SSD from slot 0 or slot 1.

Required Privilege Level


Sample Output

request vmhost storage (NFX150)

request vmhost storage (NFX250 NextGen)

request vmhost storage (NFX350)

Release Information

Command introduced in Junos OS Release 18.1R1.