Vyatta documentation

Learn how to install, configure, and operate the Vyatta Network Operating System (Vyatta NOS) and Orchestrator, which help drive our virtual networking and physical platforms portfolio.

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Test the Vyatta NOS LiveCD deployment

Boot the Vyatta NOS system

Boot the Vyatta NOS system.
After a successful boot, you will see the vyatta login: prompt. This prompt indicates that the Vyatta NOS system is operational.

Check the Vyatta NOS release version and host system type

How to check that the Vyatta NOS environment is as you expect.

  1. At the vyatta login: prompt, log in with the username and password that you set when you installed Vyatta NOS.
  2. Use the show version command to check that the system response displays the details that you expect.
    • The Version: field displays the version number of the system that is running — is this the version that you require and that you expected? If not, check that you installed the correct disk image from the correct location.
    • The System type: field displays the type of hardware on which the system is running and whether it is in a virtual environment — does this meet your needs, is it as you expected? If not, review your installation process.
    • The Boot via: field displays the boot method — is this as you expected? If not, review your installation process.

Check the connectivity of Vyatta NOS and the host system

How to check that you can reach Vyatta NOS over the local network. A simple method in which you create an Ethernet interface on the system and then ping this interface from another host on the network.

Note: In Vyatta NOS, a dataplane interface is an abstraction that represents the underlying physical or virtual Ethernet interface of the platform. The terms Ethernet interface and dataplane interface are synonymous in this guide.
Note: For more information on dataplane interfaces, see Ciena Vyatta Network OS LAN Interfaces Configuration Guide.

In this example, we use addresses as follows:

  • Network address:
  • IP address of the interface:

You should of course substitute addresses that are appropriate for your specific environment.

  1. At the command prompt, enter these commands.
    user@system:~$ configure
    user@system# set interfaces dataplane dp0sN address
    user@system# commit
    user@system# save
    user@system# exit
  2. From another host on the same subnet, use the command prompt to ping the interface to ensure that it is active.
    If the response to the command shows replies from the interface then your system is installed and accessible on your network. Otherwise, you will need to investigate further — please see our more detailed guides, as appropriate.