Vyatta Network OS Documentation

Learn how to install, configure and operate the Vyatta NOS, which helps drive our virtual networking & physical platforms portfolio.


Thank you for choosing Ciena and Vyatta NOS.

Ciena has changed the networking world by developing the first commercially supported open-source networking, security, and service solution that provides an alternative to over-priced, inflexible products from proprietary vendors. Ciena solutions offer industry-standard routing and management protocols, support for most commonly used network interfaces, and configuration through a command-line interface (CLI) or graphical user interface (GUI).

Vyatta NOS delivers the features, performance, and reliability of an enterprise-class secure router with the added benefits of flexible deployment options—x86 hardware, blade servers, virtualization—the freedom to integrate applications, and the economic advantages of commodity hardware and components.

Use this guide to get the following benefits:

  • An overview of the deployment options and help to determine the best way to deploy Vyatta NOS in your environment
  • An overview of the user interfaces that are available on the system
  • A walk-through of fundamental system configuration based on example scenarios

Additional resources

The Vyatta technical library provides full product documentation. To see what documentation changes have been made for your release, refer to the Release notes and this portal. The documentation is updated with every release of Vyatta NOS and provides a great starting point for locating the information you need.