Corporate VPN + Virtualization - Looking for advice with Juniper Junos Pulse


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Mar 30, 2012
Looking for some advice on the following setup:
OS: Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
VPN: (currently) Juniper Junos Pulse 4.0

My goal is to have a local CentOS VM running on the machine. I cannot change the OS or the VPN client due to corporate standards. There is no issue with using a virtualization platform so long as it is licensed.

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VirtualPC works fine but only for Windows XP. It is less useful to me as I do want to virtualize CentOS
I tried VirtualBox but that makes it so the Junos Pulese client will not connect. As soon as I uninstall, the VPN client works again.

Any other idea? Maybe VMware? I do not mind paying for the license but I don't want to buy it then not be able to use it.

TIA if anyone has input.


Nov 15, 2012
Buy VMware workstation and call it a day. I have used workstation to run centos 6.5 on top of win 7 before. You will cant to try the different network mode, I think that nat mode would more best with the vpn.