Upgrading Juniper Simulator Olive to 9.3R2.8


Benefit is you don’t need to patch of multi-cast. every time Olive router restart.

To upgrade to JUNOS 9.3 you have to do a few steps:

1:- Make the memory of olive in vmware machine settings from256MB to 1024MB.

2:-Change the file in vmware .vmx file(open it with notepad and save it)  and make sure the line scsi0.present = “TRUE” is set to scsi0.present = “FALSE”

3:-Then insall the JUNOS 9.3 by copying into another virtaul hard drive and add that hard-drive with junos then mount it and then copy jinstall-9.3R2.8-export-signed.tgz into /var/tmp/ directory.

then while being in shell mode.

pkg_add /var/tmp/jinstall-9.3R2.8-export-signed.tgz


logs below:

root@% mount /dev/ad1s1f /new
root@% cp /new/jinstall-9.3R2.8-export-signed.tgz /var/tmp/
root@% cd /var/tmp
root@% pkg_add jinstall-9.3R2.8-export-signed.tgz
Verified jinstall-9.3R2.8-export.tgz signed by PackageProduction_9_3_0
Adding jinstall…
Verified manifest signed by PackageProduction_9_3_0

WARNING:     This package will load JUNOS 9.3R2.8 software.
WARNING:     It will save JUNOS configuration files, and SSH keys
WARNING:     (if configured), but erase all other files and information
WARNING:     stored on this machine.  It will attempt to preserve dumps
WARNING:     and log files, but this can not be guaranteed.  This is the
WARNING:     pre-installation stage and all the software is loaded when
WARNING:     you reboot the system.

Saving the config files …
NOTICE: uncommitted changes have been saved in /var/db/config/juniper.conf.pre-install
Installing the bootstrap installer …

WARNING:     ‘request system reboot’ command when software installation is
WARNING:     complete. To abort the installation, do not reboot your system,
WARNING:     instead use the ‘request system software delete jinstall’
WARNING:     command as soon as this operation completes.

root@% reboot

root@% Apr 24 12:44:19 Waiting (max 60 seconds) for system process `vnlru’ to stop…done
Waiting (max 60 seconds) for system process `bufdaemon’ to stop…done
Waiting (max 60 seconds) for system process `syncer’ to stop…
Syncing disks, vnodes remaining…2 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 done

syncing disks… All buffers synced.
Uptime: 5m21s
recorded reboot as normal shutdown
Consoles: serial port
BIOS drive A: is disk0
BIOS drive C: is disk1
BIOS drive D: is disk2
BIOS 638kB/1046464kB available memory

FreeBSD/i386 bootstrap loader, Revision 1.1
(builder@elliath.juniper.net, Wed Dec 17 23:00:37 UTC 2008)
Loading /boot/defaults/loader.conf
/boot/installer text=0x4ed0a0 data=0x3e5a8+0x3da40 syms=[0x4+0x63160+0x4+0x7a57e]
Hit [Enter] to boot immediately, or space bar for command prompt.
Booting [/boot/installer]…
ACPI autoload failed – no such file or directory
Olive CPU
GDB: debug ports: sio
GDB: current port: sio
KDB: debugger backends: ddb gdb
KDB: current backend: ddb
Copyright (c) 1996-2008, Juniper Networks, Inc.
All rights reserved.
Copyright (c) 1992-2006 The FreeBSD Project.
Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
JUNOS 9.3R2.8 #0: 2008-12-17 23:18:29 UTC
Timecounter “i8254” frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU         T5500  @ 1.66GHz (1662.29-MHz 686-class CPU)
Origin = “GenuineIntel”  Id = 0x6f2  Stepping = 2
AMD Features=0x100000<NX>

4:- At the end halt the system and make the memory again to 250MB.



login: root

— JUNOS 9.3R2.8 built 2008-12-17 23:25:33 UTC




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it is wonderful ………i really appreciate your efforts. i have a problem that where i find jinstall-9.3R2.8-export-signed.tgz file.


Well SAHR,

I don’t have this JUNOS you need to find it probably rapidshare or some torrent might help you.



Excellent post. I want to point out that installing JUNOS 9.3R2.8 using the CLI is much easier than mounting a virtual disk with the jinstall package.

root@host> file copy ftp://user@hostname/ /var/tmp

root@host> request system software add reboot

This worked for me on VMware Workstation 7.1. Note that the first time that 9.3R2.8 can take a very long time. There was no output to the VMware window until the login prompt.


I have been trying to upgrade Junos Olive from 8.5 to 9.x but I am failing at communicating the Olive with host OS (Win 7). I tried to configure em0 with the IP same as Vmnet 1 (set to Host-only) subnet but no success then tried to assign Vmnet-8 (set to NAT) subnet’s IP to em0 but it say “No route to host”, also did configure a static default route with next-hop as IP of Vmnet-1/Vmnet-8’s virtual ethernet adapter in Windows. I want to do ftp to/from Olive-Windows.

I need help here, does any of you have any idea how to make it work. It should work but it isn’t somehow.

You did use FTP method, how did you make yourself able to FTP at first place. Please! guide if you know how to. We can use Teamviewer if access to Olive & my host OS needed.


I have tried the same by setting the ip address of em0 as of vmnet1 and then u have to change the em0 settings to select the vmnet1 in vmware ethernet card settings? did you do that as well? the small ethernet cards shown on the lower bar in vmware work station the most left icon of ethernet card is em0. double click it and then set it to custom vmnet1


Let me know if it does not work?

I have added a sample pic for you at the end of this page to identify em0 double click on it.


Atif – You can use your PC as an FTP server with FileZilla or an equivalent (you may need to turn off or modify your software firewall). I believe I created a loopback interface in Win 7 and bridged it with an interface on the router.


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