Ther are some info on installing the vQFX10k , this one was helpful for me
vQFX 10k Testlab on ESX 6.0 / 6.
(NOTE that the RE needs a lot of memory if you add interfaces, I use 6GB/RE)
but on ESX/ESXi you also need to set the correct mac-adresses (at least for all interfaces starting with xe-0/0/1, the xe-0/0/0 worked for me without setting the correct mac-adress))
em3 to xe-0/0/0
em4 to xe-0/0/1
I have written a procedure for the vMX and adapted it for the vQFX which does this automatically on each commit
The script sets the correct mac address on any configured XE interface ( taken from the corresponding em(+3) interface,.
the procedure is attached... < EDIT notice: corrected slax script, as the gigether-options are called ether-options on QFX10k>
Installation on RE
> file copy <location>/set-em-mac-to-xe-ae-vQFX.slax /var/db/scripts/commit/
# set system scripts commit allow-transients
# set system scripts commit file set-em-mac-to-xe-ae-vQFX.slax
Hope that helps to install vQFx10k on ESXi, I assume that the mac-seting is also needed on VMware Workstation but I have not tested it.
Another hint: there are a bunch of et,xe... interfaces with DHCP in the startup-factory-default, clear them all before starting with your configuration.
and yes independent of your ESXi physical interfaces the interfaces are 10gig XE interfaces.
With best regards
Installing and Running vQFX on Vmware Workstation
Edit box.ovf and rename it ( eg. to re-box)
<Disk ovf:capacity="4096" ovf:capacityAllocationUnits="MegaBytes"
(the reason for the necessary enlargement of the disk-capacity seems to be that the diskexpansion on VMware WS needs slightly more space than virtualbox)
Then open the edited re-box.ovf in VMware WS
Thanks for your post. I tried to install the vqfx-RE and vqfx-pfe on the workstation. I was able to boot the RE but on the PFE I am getting the error "Inappropriate ioctl for device". Please see attached screen shot. Let me know if I am missing something or any work around for this error.
Alex and all
i followd the intrsuctions and added the commit script but the xe- interfaces showed once and vanished .. Any ideas ? workaround to bring the xe-interfaces back online ?
root@vQFX_01_RE1> show interfaces terse Interface Admin Link Proto Local Remotegr-0/0/0 up upbme0 up upbme0.0 up up inet 188.8.131.52/2 184.108.40.206/2 220.127.116.11/2 18.104.22.168/2 cbp0 up updsc up upem0 up upem0.0 up up inet 10.1.10.155/24 em1 up upem2 up upem2.32768 up up inet 192.168.1.2/24 em3 up upem3.0 up up inet em4 up upesi up upgre up upipip up upirb up uplo0 up uplo0.0 up up inet inet6 fe80::250:560f:fc90:b9a1lo0.16385 up up inet lsi up upmtun up uppimd up uppime up uppip0 up uptap up upvme up downvtep up up
i am getting the same problem. did you manage to get your xe- interfaces? if yes, then please share your solution. Thanks
Could you explain what you mean by setting the write MAC address. My show interface are sowing MAC address for all xe interfaces on vmware, I am just not sure how to conenect vqfx's router via xe interfaces and be able to ping. I apriciate it f you could explain this to me.
root@vqfx-re# run show interfaces xe-0/0/1Physical interface: xe-0/0/1, Enabled, Physical link is Up Interface index: 649, SNMP ifIndex: 512 Link-level type: Ethernet, MTU: 1518, LAN-PHY mode, Speed: 10Gbps, Duplex: Full-Duplex, BPDU Error: None, Loop Detect PDU Error: None, MAC-REWRITE Error: None, Loopback: Disabled, Source filtering: Disabled, Flow control: Disabled, Media type: Fiber Device flags : Present Running Interface flags: SNMP-Traps Internal: 0x4000 CoS queues : 8 supported, 8 maximum usable queues Current address: 02:05:86:71:53:07, Hardware address: 02:05:86:71:53:07 Last flapped : 2018-03-15 14:29:26 UTC (1d 22:20 ago) Input rate : 0 bps (0 pps) Output rate : 0 bps (0 pps) Active alarms : None Active defects : None Interface transmit statistics: Disabled