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Platform and Infrastructure

  • Mellanox support (vSRX 3.0)—Starting in Junos OS Release 21.2R1, vSRX 3.0 instances that you deploy on VMware and kernel-based virtual machine (KVM) support the Mellanox ConnectX-4 and ConnectX-5 family adapters.

    [See vSRX Deployment for KVM.]

  • DPDK version upgrade (vSRX 3.0)—Starting in Junos OS Release 21.2R1, we've upgraded the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) from version 18.11 to version 20.11. The new version supports ICE Poll Mode Driver (PMD), which enables the physical Intel E810 series 100G NIC support on vSRX 3.0. .

    In this release, Junos FreeBSD 12.X is vSRX 3.0 VM’s guest OS. The Routing Engine and Packet Forwarding Engine run on Junos FreeBSD OS as one VM, and the Packet Forwarding Engine utilizes DPDK technologies such as DPDK ICE PMD and single-root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV).

    [See vSRX Deployment for KVM.]