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M-Series, MX-Series, PTX-Series, and T-Series Junos software with download link

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Article ID: KB33938 KB Last Updated: 03 Oct 2020Version: 29.0
Summary:

Junos software for M-Series, MX-Series, T-Series Platforms

The purpose of this article is to provide information and direct links to Junos Software mentioned in KB21476.

Disclaimer: Juniper provides this document as a means to help customers and Juniper manufacturing select a Junos software version that aligns with their deployment needs. The releases listed below have performed well for the general population, but note that due to the uniqueness of our customer network deployments to include areas such as design, traffic patterns/flows, and specific usage of features and functionality, Juniper recommends that all customers A) read the associated Release Notes to understand how features, functionality, fixes, and any known outstanding issues may apply to your specific network and applications, and B) test and certify the suggested code version(s) to ensure they will perform as expected in your network.

This article applies to the following devices:

  • M, T, MX, and PTX Series

For other Junos devices, refer to the Release Notes and the Alerts column on the Download Software pages.

Notes:
  1. The software versions included in this article are selected by utilizing input from Juniper Engineering, customers, and analysis of field usage data.
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Symptoms:

For use by customers and Juniper manufacturing planning an upgrade or initial installation.

Exceptions for evaluating these suggested software versions include:

  • A Juniper Engineer has recommended that a customer use a specific version of Junos software that is different from what is listed here in this article.

  • You require specific features (Feature Explorer) that are available only in another version of Junos software. In that case, be sure to download the latest maintenance release.

  • Your currently installed version of Junos is meeting your requirements as is.

  • If you use NSM, refer to the NSM & Junos Compatibility Matrix to make sure the suggested Junos software version can be managed by NSM.

To see the list​ of End of Engineering (EOE) and EOS (End of Support) dates for specific Junos versions, please go to the Junos Dates & Milestones page: https://support.juniper.net/support/eol/software/junos/

To see features supported per specific Junos versions, please go the Juniper Pathfinder page and navigate to "Feature Explorer": https://apps.juniper.net/home/

 

Solution:

M-series Junos Software Release
See this link to determine which Routing Engine supports which architecture (32-bit v.s. 64-bit)
For vmhost image please see this article.

Platforms Note Suggested Software Jinstall Package Modified Date
M7i 32-bit PowerPC platforms (15.1 SW EOS 5/2021) 15.1R7 32-bit 2020-04-20
M10i 32-bit PowerPC platforms (15.1 SW EOS 5/2021) 15.1R7 32-bit 2020-04-20
M120 For RE-A-1000-2048 RE-A-2000-4096 Routing Engine (SW EOS 5/2021 15.1R7 32-bit 2020-04-20
M120 For RE-A-1800x2 and RE-A-1800x4 (SW EOS 5/2021) 15.1R7 64-bit 2020-04-20
M320 For RE-1600-2048 RE-A-2000-4096 (SW EOS 5/2021) 15.1R7 32-bit 2020-04-20
M320 For RE-A-1800x2 and RE-A-1800x4 (SW EOS 5/2021) 15.1R7 64-bit 2020-04-20

MX-series Junos Software Release

See this link to determine which Routing Engine supports which architecture (32-bit v.s. 64-bit)
For vmhost image please see this article.
Platforms Note Suggested Software Jinstall Package Modified Date
MX5
MX10
MX40
MX80
MX104
target upgrade from 17.2 or earlier version to get new features 17.3R3-S7 32-bit 2020-04-20
MX150  For all MX150 17.4R2-S10 vMX-appliances 2020-04-20
MX204 For all MX204 18.2R3-S3 VMHost 2020-04-20
MX204 For all MX204 19.3R2-S2 VMHost 2020-04-20
MX240
MX480
MX960
MX with MX240RE-S-1800x2 RE-S-1800x4 (target upgrade from 17.2 or earlier version) 17.3R3-S7 64-bit 2020-04-20
MX240
MX480
MX960
For all MX with RE-S-X6-64G 17.3R3-S7 VMHost-Installer 2020-04-20
MX240
MX480
MX960
RE-S-1800x2 RE-S-1800x4 and SCBE3-MX 18.4R2-S3 64-bit 2020-04-20
MX240
MX480
MX960
For all MX with RE-S-X6-64G and SCBE3-MX 18.4R2-S3 VMHost-Installer 2020-04-20
MX240
MX480
MX960
RE-S-1800x2 RE-S-1800x4 and SCBE3-MX upgrade from 18.4 19.3R2-S2 64-bit 2020-04-20
MX240
MX480
MX960
For all MX with RE-S-X6-64G and SCBE3-MX upgrade from 18.4 19.3R2-S2 VMHost-Installer 2020-04-20
MX240
MX480
MX960
RE-S-1800x2 RE-S-1800x4 with MPC10E-10C/15C and SCBE3-MX upgrade from 18.4 19.3R2-S2 64-bit 2020-04-20
MX240
MX480
MX960
For all MX with RE-S-X6-64G with MPC10E-10C/15C and SCBE3-MX upgrade from 18.4 19.3R2-S2 VMHost-Installer 2020-04-20
MX2008
MX2010
MX2020
All MX2000 with RE-MX2000-1800x4 REMX2K-1800 17.3R3-S7 64-bit 2020-10-02
MX2008
MX2010
MX2020
All MX2000 with REMX2K-X8 17.3R3-S7 VMHost-Installer 2020-10-02
MX2008
MX2010
MX2020
MX2000 with MIC-MACSEC-MRATE for RE-MX2000-1800x4 REM2K-1800 17.4R2-S10 64-bit 2020-10-02
MX2008
MX2010
MX2020
MX2000 with MIC-MACSEC-MRATE for VM Host Routing Engines 17.4R2-S10 VMHost-Installer 2020-10-02
MX2008
MX2010
MX2020
MX2000 with MPC11E and SFB3 20.1R1

VMHost-Installer

2020-10-02
MX10003 For all MX10003 18.2R3-S3 VMHost 2020-04-20
MX10003 For all MX10003 19.3R2-S2 VMHost 2020-04-20
MX10008 Feature parity release 19.3R2-S2 VMHost 2020-04-20
MX10016 Feature parity release 19.3R2-S2 VMHost 2020-04-20

PTX-Series Junos Software Release

See this link to determine which Routing Engine supports which architecture (32-bit v.s. 64-bit)
For vmhost image please see this article.
Platforms Note Suggested Software Jinstall Package Modified Date
PTX3000 PTX3000 and PTX5000 17.3R3-S7 64-bit PTX Series 2020-04-20
PTX3000 PTX3000 and PTX5000 17.4R2-S10 64-bit PTX Series 2020-04-20
PTX5000 PTX3000 and PTX5000 with 64-bit Routing Engine 17.3R3-S7 64-bit PTX Series 2020-04-20
PTX5000 PTX3000 and PTX5000 17.4R2-S10 64-bit PTX Series 2020-04-20
PTX5000 PTX3000 and PTX5000 18.2R3-S3 64-bit PTX Series 2020-04-20
PTX1000 VMHost based platform including NGRE PTX1000 PTX10008 and PTX10016 17.3R3-S7 VMHost PTX Series 2020-04-20
PTX1000 VMHost based platform including NGRE and PTX1000 PTX10008 and PTX10016 17.4R2-S10 VMHost PTX Series 2020-04-20
PTX1000 VMHost based platform 18.2R3-S3 VMHost PTX Series 2020-04-20
PTX1000 VMHost based platform 19.3R2-S2 VMHost PTX Series 2020-04-20
PTX10003 Minimum Software recommended for PTX10003 19.4R2-S2-EVO Junos Evolved Software 2020-07-15
PTX10008 VMHost based platform including NGRE and PTX1000 PTX10008 and PTX10016 17.4R2-S10 VMHost PTX Series 2020-04-20
PTX10008 PTX1000s with JNP10K-RE1 routing engine 18.2R3-S3 VMHost PTX Series 2020-04-20
PTX10008 PTX1000s with JNP10K-RE1 routing engine 19.3R2-S2 VMHost PTX Series 2020-04-20
PTX10008 PTX10008 with PTX10K-LC1201-36CD and JNP10008-SF3 20.1R1-EVO Junos Evolved Software 2020-04-20
PTX10016 VMHost based platform including NGRE and PTX1000 PTX10008 and PTX10016 17.4R2-S10 VMHost PTX Series 2020-04-20
PTX10016 PTX1000s with JNP10K-RE1 routing engine 18.2R3-S3 VMHost PTX Series 2020-04-20
PTX10008/16 PTX1000s with AC2 DC2 FAN2 19.2R1-S4 VMHost PTX Series 2020-04-20
PTX10002-60C VMHost based platform 18.2R3-S3 VMHost 2020-04-20
PTX10002-60C VMHost based platform 19.3R2-S2 VMHost 2020-04-20
T-series Suggested Software Release
See this link to determine which Routing Engine supports which architecture (32-bit v.s. 64-bit)
For vmhost image please see this article.
Platforms Note Suggested Software Jinstall Package Modified Date
T320 SW EOS 5/2021 15.1R7 32-bit 2020-04-20
T640 SW EOS 5/2021 15.1R7 32-bit 2020-04-20
T640 SW EOS 5/2021 15.1R7 64-bit 2020-04-20
T1600 SW EOS 5/2021 15.1R7 32-bit 2020-04-20
T1600 SW EOS 5/2021 15.1R7 64-bit 2020-04-20
T1600 SW EOS 5/2021 16.1R7 64-bit 2020-04-20
T4000 SW EOS 5/2021 15.1R7 64-bit 2020-04-20
T4000 SW EOS 1/2020 16.1R7 64-bit 2020-04-20
Modification History:
  • 2020-10-02 Remove individual MX2008 and put its entries under comined MX2000 family
    2020-06-01 Update MX2010/20 MPC11 recommendation to be 20.1R1 - Reason feature parity and MACSec support
    2020-05-15 PTX10003 - 19.4R2-S1-EVO
    2020-03-21 Correct links for MX10008 and update MPC11 - general clean up, correct links to images. Prep for April 2020 update
    2019-12-30 Added MX240/480/960 MX-SPC3 with 19.3R2
    2019-12-26: Added PTX10008/16 with AC2, DC2, and FAN2 to be 19.2R1-S2
    2019-12-13: updated recommendation MX10008 due to feature parity 19.3R2 and 19.2R1-S2

  • 2019-12-12: updated recommendation for MX204 and MX10003 to JunOS OS 18.2R3-S

  • 2019-12-05: Added MX2000s with MPC11 and SFB3 running Junos OS 19.3R2

  • Updated: 2019-11-15

  • First publication for comment 2019-06-24

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