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Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements

This topic provides you a list of hardware and software requirements to start a vJunosEvolved instance.

Minimum Hardware Requirements for vJunosEvolved lists the hardware requirements for vJunosEvolved.

Table 1: Minimum Hardware Requirements for vJunosEvolved



Sample system configuration

For lab simulation and low performance (less than 100 Mbps) use cases, any x86 processor (Intel or AMD) with VT-x capability.

Intel Ivy Bridge processors or later.

Example of Ivy Bridge processor: Intel Xeon E5-2667 v2 @ 3.30 GHz 25 MB cache

Number of cores

A minimum of 4 cores are required.

This is the standard support with vJunosEvolved platform and can be adjusted in the configuration based on requirement.


A minimum of 8GB is required.

Other requirements

  • Intel VT-x capability.

  • Hyperthreading (recommended)

  • AES-NI

Table 2: Software Requirements for Ubuntu



Operating system


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  • Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

  • Debian 11 Bullseye



    The default version for each Ubuntu or Debian version is sufficient. The apt-get install qemu-kvm installs this default version.

Required packages


Use the apt-get install pkg name or sudo apt-get install <pkg-name> commands to install a package.

  • qemu-kvm virt-manager

  • libvirt-daemon-system

  • virtinst libvirt-clients bridge-utils

Supported Deployment Environments

QEMU-KVM using libvirt

You can run vJunosEvolved with EVE-NG in a VM or on bare metal.


QEMU-KVM using libvirt

EVE-NG supported for both bare metal and in a VM.

vJunosEvolved Images You can access the images from the vJunos Labs download area of at:

Test Drive Juniper