Create a Juniper vSRX Cluster

Clustering allows Network Edge customers to create an HA configuration, designating the devices as clustered so that certain activities are carried out as a single unit. Customers can also control which device is active at any given time.

This topic demonstrates how to create a Juniper vSRX cluster.

  1. Sign in to Equinix Fabric..
  2. From the Network Edge menu, select Create Virtual Device.
  3. In the Select Vendor Packages for your Devices section, locate the Juniper vSRX card and click See Description.
  4. Click Select and Continue.
  5. In the Cluster card, click Create a Cluster.
  6. Click Begin Creating Edge Devices.
  7. In the Select Metro section, click a location.
  8. In the Select Billing Account section, select a billing account in the Your accounts in this metro drop-down menu.

    In order to create a device in a specific metro location, you need a billing account for the metro. You can continue without selecting an account, but you won’t be able to create your device.
  9. Click Next: Device Details.

    Device Configuration defaults to Self-configured. Licensing defaults to Bring your own License.

    Note: Clustering is only supported on Self-Configured devices.
  10. Upload your license files.

  11. Select the Device Resources (2 cores, 4GB memory; 5 cores, 8GB memory; or 9 cores, 16GB memory).


    The Software Package defaults to Standard.

  12. Select a Software Version.

    If a software version is being retired within the next 2 months, you will see a icon next to the version number. It is strongly recommended that you select a different version because once a version is retired, Equinix will not support it.

  13. In the Create Cluster section, enter a cluster name in the Cluster Name field.

  14. In the Virtual Device Details box, enter:
    • Device Name – Enter a name for the device.
    • Primary Device Host Name – Enter a host name prefix for the primary device.
    • Secondary Device Host Name – Enter a host name prefix for the secondary device.
  15. In the Interfaces drop-down menu, select the number of interfaces.
    • Automatically select the next available interface on my device(s) – Select if you want to use the next available interface.
    • I will select an interface – Select if you want to specify an interface.
  16. In the Device Status Notifications box, enter the email addresses of anyone who should receive email notifications regarding device status.
  17. (Optional) In the Optional Details box, enter the Purchase Order Number and Order Reference/Identifier.
  18. Click Next: Additional Services.
    • Add Users – Add a user who will access your device through SSH/HTTPS.
    • SSH Public Keys – Generate a public key and enter it in the Existing Public Keys field.
    • Add Access IP Addresses – Select an access control list template for the primary and secondary devices.
    • Note: Applying an ACL template is a mandatory step in the device creation process. If you need to create a template to apply to your device, click Create Access Control List Template. See Configure Access Controls on Virtual Devices for more information.

    • Additional Internet Bandwidth – Add up to 2001 additional Mbps of internet bandwidth (for a fee).
    • Term Length – Select a term length. The default is one month.

  1. Click Next: Review.
  2. In the Terms & Conditions box, click Review and Accept Order Terms.
  3. Select I have read and understand these terms and click Accept.
  1. Click Create Virtual Device.

Important: If one or more devices in your cluster have to be deleted and re-created, the device(s) will have a new UUID. Manual intervention is necessary. You will have to associate the new UUID with your existing license.