Juniper vQFX

Versions this guide is based on:

EVE Image Name Downloaded Filename Version vCPUs vRAM
vqfxpfe-10K-F-17.4R1.16 VQFX10K RE Disk Image 17.4R1 2 2048
vqfxre-10K-F-17.4R1.16 VQFX10K PFE Disk Image 17.4R1 2 4096


Other versions should also be supported following bellow’s procedure.

Step 1

Use your Juniper access for login and download images from

PFE downloaded image file: cosim_20180212.qcow2

RE downloaded file: jinstall-vqfx-10-f-17.4R1.16.img

Step 2

SSH CLI to your EVE as root and create two new image directories in: /opt/unetlab/addos/qemu/

mkdir /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/vqfxpfe-10K-F-17.4R1.16

mkdir /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/vqfxre-10K-F-17.4R1.16

Step 3

Upload the downloaded images to the EVE newly created directories using FileZilla or WinSCP.

cosim_20180212.qcow2 to  /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/vqfxpfe-10K-F-17.4R1.16

jinstall-vqfx-10-f-17.4R1.16.img  /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/vqfxre-10K-F-17.4R1.16

Step 4

Rename original filenames to EVE format, commands from EVE CLI

mv /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/vqfxpfe-10K-F-17.4R1.16/cosim_20180212.qcow2 /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/vqfxpfe-10K-F-17.4R1.16/hda.qcow2
mv /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/vqfxre-10K-F-17.4R1.16/jinstall-vqfx-10-f-17.4R1.16.img /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/vqfxre-10K-F-17.4R1.16/hda.qcow2

Step 5

Fix permissions

/opt/unetlab/wrappers/unl_wrapper -a fixpermissions

Step 6.

Create new lab, add PFE and RE nodes on topology. Interconnect pair RE-PFE with em1 interface.

Step 7. Wait till nodes boots. Depends of your CPU and system it can take 5-15 min time. Verify readiness

Login in RE, root/Juniper

Verify readiness: