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Prepare for vSRX Deployment in Microsoft Hyper-V

Note the following guidelines when deploying vSRX on a Microsoft Hyper-V server:

  • Starting in Junos OS Release 15.1X49-D80 and Junos OS Release 17.3R1, you can deploy the vSRX only on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 or 2012.

  • Starting in Junos OS Release 15.1X49-D100 and Junos OS Release 17.4R1, you can deploy the vSRX on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016.

  • Ensure that the host CPU supports a 64-bit x86 Intel processor and is running Windows.

  • Ensure that you have a user account with administrator permissions to enable the computer to deploy a vSRX virtual machine (VM) using either Microsoft Hyper-V Manager or Windows PowerShell.

  • Create the virtual switches on the Hyper-V host computer necessary to support the fxp0 (out-of-band management) interface and the traffic (revenue) interface supported by the vSRX VM. You create virtual switches using either the Microsoft Hyper-V Manager or Windows PowerShell. See Add vSRX Interfaces for details on adding virtual switches for the vSRX VM using the Virtual Switch Manager.

Figure 1 illustrates the deployment of a vSRX in a Hyper-V environment to provide security for applications running on one or more virtual machines.

Figure 1: Example of vSRX Deployment in Hyper-VExample of vSRX Deployment in Hyper-V
Release History Table
Release
Description
15.1X49-D80
Starting in Junos OS Release 15.1X49-D80 and Junos OS Release 17.3R1, you can deploy the vSRX only on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 or 2012.
15.1X49-D100
Starting in Junos OS Release 15.1X49-D100 and Junos OS Release 17.4R1, you can deploy the vSRX on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016.