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VirtualBox is a free tool that can be installed for virtualization, and I'll also be sharing the Junos image that we're gonna use to install on VirtualBox. Let's start, first up what do we need. File Name: Juniper Junos Olive12.1R1.9 Virtualbox Image.Ova: Upload Date: 2014-03-05 01:02:53: Mime Type: None: Virus Scan Result: Clean: Size: 272.26 MB: Total Downloads. I am looking to run a virtual machine with Junos. I am running Windows 10. I have tried using Oracle VirtualBox with GNS3 but I never seem to get it.

Hi, guys.
I'm run Vmware that run alcatel SROS. Also I have a lab in GNS3. When up the Junos Olive on GNS3 seem message below.
I reinstall the virtualbox last version. Hawver show the same message .
Somobody can help me?
Error relaunching VirtualBox VM process: 5
Command line: 60eaff78-4bdd-042d-2e72-669728efd737-suplib-3rdchild--comment JunOS-R1 --startvm d34ecaca-0aab-4feb-8000-d6ef871bffe4--no-startvm-errormsgbox --sup-hardening-log=C:UsersnetVirtualBox VMsJunOS-R1LogsVBoxHardening.log (RC=-104)

Please try reinstalling VirtualBox.
where: supR3HardenedWinReSpawn what: 5 VERR_INVALID_NAME (-104) - invalid (malformad) file/path name
When up the Junos Olive on VirtualBox seem message below:
The virtual machine 'JunOS-PE' has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1 (0x1). More details may be available in 'C:UsersfitecVirtualBox VMsJunOS-PELogsVBoxHardening.log'.

Ever wondered how people build a Juniper Olive router? This lab will demonstrate the steps needed to build your very own Juniper Networks Junos Olive running 12.1 in VMWare Workstation from start to finish.

  • What is Junos Olive

  • Patching the jinstall

  • Building the Virtual Machine

  • Installing Junos

Tthe question that gets tossed around the most by engineers wanting to learn Junos is “What is olive and can it help me learn junos?” To answer the first part, you need to look at the architecture of Junos. The Juniper Junos operating system runs on FreeBSD Unix using x32_64, power pc or other processor architectures. Keep in mind the underlying operating system is Unix. Junos runs as an application on of the Unix Kernel so in a nut shell Olive is an installation of Juniper Junos Software on a virtual machine running FreeBSD.

So can Olive help you learn Junos? Of course!

There are several limitations of Olive that you may run into once you have one built and you’re trying to learn general technologies for example, Junos Olive interfaces do not support DHCP Client functionality so you MUST assign an IP Address manually to the interface.

Another limitation is the absence of a Packet Forwarding Engine (PFE) which is an asic based engine used to speed up router performance using hardware. With this in mind you could NEVER use olive in a production environment due to all traffic being process routed so to speak. Traffic patterns and performance would be unpredictable and the software would be prone to crashing under heavy loads.

Most people will build an Olive on qemu or virtualbox because they are freely available however those platforms have additional learning curves in which case the goal of this website is to teach you Junos in the most effective, timely manner. VMWare Workstation is a paid product however you can download the product for 30 days on a trial license.

Due to the way the labs are published on Junos Workbook, using virtualbox and qemu would requires some additional tinkering to match the topology of the Junos Workbook.

In order to build a Junos Olive you must first have the jinstall file needed for i386 architecture. An example being; jinstall-12.1R8.4-domestic-signed.tgz

Once you have this file you must than obtain the minimal install iso for FreeBSD 4.11 which can be downloaded here

You will also need to do some modifying of the jinstall file in order for the installation to be successful. These modifications can be extremely complex for those who do not know Linux which is why a script file is provided to complete these modifications for you with very little effort. The script file can be downloaded here

Once you have these files you can continue on to the next tab that show you how to fix up the jinstall file than on to building the VM and installing Junos.

Patching the jinstall file using the script

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Prior to getting started you must prepare the jinstall file to ensure that it can install successfully on Olive. If you have a freshly downloaded copy of the jinstall file than there is a specific line of code in the installer that will make the install fail due to unsupported hardware. To go more into detail about this issue, the jinstall file checks to see if the Physical Interface Cards (PIC’s) are present on the system. This is a simple feature that attempts to detect if the machine you’re installing the software on is an actual Juniper Networks machine. This check can be disabled by using a script provided by Junos Workbook which can be downloaded below;

To patch the freshly downloaded jinstall file you’re going to need to have access to a linux machine. This machine can be a virtual machine as well that you can use temporary to fix the jinstall file. To quickly build a virtual machine capable of patching the jinstall you can download a LIVE linux distro such as Ubuntu or Fedora, this is obviously your choice.

Once you have the Live image running on a VM you will than need to copy the jinstall file and the junos-olive-patch.sh script file to the live box. Then from command line execute the following command;

Once the patch is successful the new file name will be jinstall-11.4R2.14-domestic.tgz. To make things easier down the road create an ISO file from the newly patched file using the following command;

Now that the ISO file has been created you must move this file back to your desktop. Whatever method you use is up to you. FTP, web upload, drag and drop, etc… Once the ISO file is now on your desktop you can than continue onto building the virtual machine.

Of course what kind of educational website would this be if we did not tell you how to do this yourself manually without the script? The script is provided without any guarantees and is used as a quick fix to save you a ton of time but if you really want to know how to do it yourself then keep reading, if not continue on to building the virtual machine.

Manually patching the jinstall file

The following is a command by command demonstration of what the junos olive patch script does automatically behind the scenes.

Creating the Virtual Machine

To get started building an Olive we first need to create the Virtual Machine within VMWare Workstation. You can download the Trial of VMWare Workstation which has a 30 day license from the VMWare website or clicking the link in the right footer navigation menu.

Any version of VMWare Workstation after version 7 will be fine so if you have an older version of VMWare Workstation than don’t be alarmed.

Start by creating a new virtual machine and selecting the Custom (Advanced) option.


Select the Workstation Version you wish to build the virtual machine as, this of course can be left as the default value which will default to the latest version.

Select the installer disc image file location to the previously downloaded FreeBSD 4.11 ISO than click next.

Give the virtual machine a pretty nice little name such as Superman vs Olive of whatever you like of course… and click next.

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Leave the default processor value of 1 processors and 1 cores. There is no need to have any more than 1 cpu on an olive as its unsupported and purely educational.

Set the memory to 1GB, which is 1024MB. You may set it higher if you like but its not necessary.

When you’re prompted about the network connection type you may choose host only or bridge. If you want to attach your Olive to your home network than use bridge but keep in mind you’ll have to assign a static IP Address to the Junos Olive via CLI.

Select the LSI Logic SCSI Controller (this will be disabled in the VMX file towards the end so dont worry about this…)

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The disk type needed is IDE. Leave the default and click next.

You will need to create a new virtual disk and click next.

You will only need about 6GB of space for the latest versions of Olive but if you’re OCD then use 8GB. If you have a SSD than you’ll want to store the disk as a SINGLE file. There is no need to allocate all the disk space immediately.

You can leave the default name and click next.

Before clicking finish click on Customize Hardware then add a new device. You may want to add additional NIC’s at which point this is the perfect time to do so however if you want to access the console of the Junos Olive you’ll need to add a Serial Port which will the output will be directed towards a named pipe. You can keep the default named pipe of .pipecom_1 if you like. Be sure to set the third option which by default is “The other end is a virtual machine” down to “The other end is an application.”


Keep in mind that Junos Routers do not have sound cards nor do they need floppy drives, you can choose to remove the USB port as well if you like as its not needed for an olive.

Once you’re all set click be sure to UNCHECK POWER ON before clicking finish as you have to edit the VMX file manually to prevent an issue while installing olive. You cannot do this while the virtual machine is in the favorites so right click on the newly created machine and click “remove”. Keep in mind this will NOT delete the machine but just remove it from your favorites.

Navigate to the virtual machines root directory and edit the VMX file. Locate the line that says scsi0.present = “TRUE” and change it to scsi0.present = “FALSE”

If you do not complete this step your olive installation may hang when attempting to reboot after the initial install at the following line;

Once you’ve made the changes, save the VMX file and re-add the virtual machine to vmware by double clicking on the VMX file. Then you’re ready to continue onto installing FreeBSD 4.11!

Installing FreeBSD 4.11

After you’ve created the new Virtual Machine power on the VM and the FreeBSD ISO will boot automatically.

You will first arrive at the Kernel Configuration Menu. Select “Skip kernel configuration and continue with the installatoin” and press enter.

FreeBSD will continue to boot until you get to the setup screen. Use the arrow keys to navigate down to Standard installation and press enter.

Press ok at the DOS-Style (“fdisk”) portioning message than you’ll be prompted to partition the virtual machines hard disk. Press A for Use Entire Disk and than Press Q for Finish.

When prompted for the boot selector select “Standard – Install a standard MBR (no boot manager)” and press enter.

You’ll then be prompted by a BSD partitioning message, press enter for ok and here you’ll create the FreeBSD partitions on the drive. First press C for create and manually type in 2GB and press enter then select FS “A File System” and press enter and type in “/” without the quotations and press enter for ok.

You will need to do this again for “/config” which gets 512MB Space.

Then create the swap file system by creating a new partition that is 512MB and selecting SWAP instead of File System.

The last partition you need is “/var” which should have the rest of the available space. You’ll see this remaining space towards the end of the partition size screen (5119MB) are free. In this case type in 5119MB and press okay.

Once you’ve finished the FreeBSD Partitioning you should have 4 partitions; /, /config, /var and swap. Once you see these 4 press Q for finish.

When you’re prompted to “Choose Distributions” just select “Exit” and press ok.

You’ll then be prompted to select the installation media which is “Install from a FreeBSD CD/DVD” then press enter.

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When prompted by the User Confirmation Requested box, this is just warning you that you’re about to make changes to the hard drives partitions in which case data will be lost. Press enter here and FreeBSD will install.

Once installed it will inform you that FreeBSD has successfully installed. Click okay and you’ll then be prompted by several questions. Answer No for the following questions;
“Would you like to configure any Ethernet or SLIP/PPP network Devices/”
“Do you want this machine to function as a network gateway/”
“Do you want to configure inetd and the network services that it provides?”
“Do you want to have anonymous FTP access to this machine?”
“Do you want to configure this machine as an NFS Server?”
“Do you want to configure this machine as an NFS Client?”
“Do you want to select a default security profile for this host”

You’ll then see a message saying that Moderate security settings have been selected, just press enter and continue on.

Answer no to the next two questions;
“Would you like to customize your system console settings?”
“Would you like to set this machines timezone now?”
“Would you like to enable Linux Binary compatibility?”
“Does this system have a non-USB mouse attached to it?”

Also press no on browsing the collection of thousands of ready-to-run applications.

Select no when prompted to add any initial user accounts to the system.

You should now be notified that you must set the system manager’s password. This is the root username password and it must be set. To make this simple, set this password to juniper. You’ll need to confirm the password so type it in twice.

Select no when prompted to visit the general configuration menu for a last chance to set any last options.

Now you should be back at the beginning of the installation screen. Press X for Exit Install. The virtual machine will automatically reboot and you’ll be ready to proceed with installing the Junos software.

Installing the Junos Software

Once the FreeBSD virtual machine has reboot, log into the machine using the root account.

Make sure that you change the ISO file to the ISO file you created in the patching jinstall section. This is the easiest way to get the jinstall file onto the virtual machine.

Once the jinstall ISO file is loaded onto the VM, mount the CDROM by using the following command;

Once mounted you can start the installation of Junos by executing the following command;

During the installation you’ll see an ERROR: hw.re.name sysctl not supported. You can disregard this.

pkg_add: package /cdrom/jinstall.tgz fails requirements installing anyway

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Then you’ll see a bunch of warnings saying the package will load JUNOS 12.1R8.4 (versions may vary depending on which version you’re using)

You’ll then see that the configuration files are being saved and Junos installed the bootstrap installer. A reboot is required to load this software correctly. From here you can now type in REBOOT and press enter.

While the system is rebooting you can use putty to connect to a serial port using the .pipecom_10 as the serial line. The olive will reboot twice during its installation.

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If you completed the steps successfully you’ll be prompted to login. Use your root credentials again and then you’ll see Olive is now installed;

By typing in CLI at the root prompt you’ll then be placed into JUNOS CLI:

Now you’re ready to have fun such as viewing the running configuration which of course is very basic;