So after an long search through Juniper’s documentation, the link below lead me to the answer on how to get into the switch VM for a new install of an NFX-250. I’m putting this here for future reference. I’ll expand this later when I have time.
In the link below, is an excellent explanation of packet capture and interface traffic monitoring. It also does an excellent job of explaining the difference of capturing traffic to the junos device and transit traffic passing through the device.
Also, here’s an excellent poster explaining the breakdown of the monitor command in the link below.
I found an excellent link over at blog of @DOOR7302 that includes the process of setting up vQFX on ESXi. I’m going to attempt this later. The link is below…
Juniper has released a video on demand training for deploying vMX on VMware ESXi. It’s about 25 minutes long and completely free to view. The link is below.
Note: If you watch the video, please forgive the cheesy guitar riff at the beginning.
Below is an excellent source of Juniper supported configuration examples.
With SDN on the forefront, scoring a 100% in automation is key to seamlessly integrating software defined networks with their hardware underlays and edges….
So Juniper has a free virtual firewall and a virtual router to learn Juniper and to deploy in production environments. But what about learning our Data Center switches?
Well now there’s the vQFX1000 virtual data center switch. It’s a free, virtual version of Juniper’s top of the line QFX 10000 data center switch for testing, learning, and demo purposes. Currently, is it packaged for Vagrant and Ravello virtual environment tools. These are great, free tools developers like to use. The support for Vagrant is limited to Oracle’s Virtual Box for the moment.
Support for Vagrant will be extended to VMWare and KVM hypervisors in the future.
The link download link is below.
Also, here’s an older, dated posting related to quickly setting up a Virtualbox/vagrant/Ansible environment and kicking the tires on this. You can download the software either from the official Juniper link above or from the github source link below.