How to setup Juniper's Openstack FWaaS Plugin

I have written a tech wiki article on how to install Juniper's OpenStack FWaaS Plugin @

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Creating Juniper VSRX 2.0 VM on Virtualbox

Juniper has come out with their latest version of VSRX 2.0 (formerly called as Firefly or VSRX 1.0). This release supports a broader set of features and is more performant than the earlier version. More details about the product can be obtained here

I had recently tried out instantiating VSRX 2.0 on Virtualbox. The process required a few minor tweaks and this blog will cover them.

  • Download VSRX KVM Applicance from Juniper Website (You need to take care of the legal formalities)
  • Virtualbox 4.3 and above
  • Download qemu-img converter for Windows 
The image provided by Juniper is in QCOW2 format. In order to use it in Virtual box you need to convert it to VDI format. To do this you can use the tool qemu-img converter as follows:
#qemu-img.exe convert media-srx-ffp-vsrx-vmdisk-15.1X49-D15.4.qcow2 -O vdi vsrx2.0-1.vdi

The conversion will take a few seconds and you should have the VDI created in the directory. At this piont, you can proceed to create a VM by following these steps:

Open VirtualBox and Create a new VM and set Type: Linux & Version: Red Hat (64 bit):