Juniper vMX Trial - fake news?

Jason Biel jason at
Mon Mar 14 18:31:39 UTC 2022


Contact me off list with your business email and I'll look into it.

On Mon, Mar 14, 2022 at 1:24 PM Daryl G. Jurbala <daryl at>

> The last time I worked with vMX was several years ago.  The image was
> outdated to the point of having to fire up an older version of VMWare to
> export the two VMs so I could import them back into 6.  The
> documentation barely existed.  I had to figure out which vmware adapters
> corresponded to which vMX adapters.  No one really seemed to be able to
> help at Juniper, even though we ended up licensing the things so we were
> "real" customers of this product.
> It looked a lot lot an abandoned project.  So unless something has
> changed in the last few years it's not looking good.
> ------ Original Message ------
> From: "Jon Sands" <fohdeesha at>
> To: "nanog" <nanog at>
> Sent: 3/14/2022 14:09:46
> Subject: Juniper vMX Trial - fake news?
> >Has anyone here actually been granted a vMX trial to demo the thing?
> Their page makes it seem dead simple (
> - just request
> an account and/or trial and you're off to the races with a 60 day temp
> license. I've had two customers now asking me if vMX would be a fit for
> them and my honest answer is I have no clue, because I've been completely
> ignored by Juniper the two times I've tried to trial the thing.
> >
> >Spoke to two different colleagues within the past ~6mo who had the exact
> same experience - sent in a trial request, zero response, not even a
> denial. I suppose Juniper isn't interested in selling these any longer?
> It's not like we're signing up with hotmail accounts either, myself and my
> colleagues have used our business emails that pull up as admin/PoCs on 4 or
> 5 unique ASNs. I'm not sure what more Juniper wants, but I can find reports
> of the same behavior from Juniper going back 6 years regarding vMX trials:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >I've been denigrated to downloading some ancient eval version from a
> stranger's google drive I found in a search result, not much of it is
> matching up with Juniper's current documentation, but I suppose this is the
> experience they prefer potential customers to have :P
> >
> >-- Jon Sands
> >MFI Labs
> >
> >

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