Vyatta Network OS Documentation

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

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Hardware support

This release includes some hardware updates and additional support.

Supported NICs

The Vyatta NOS works with a range network interface cards (NICs) that are supported by the Vyatta NOS dataplane for bare-metal installations, PCI-passthrough, or SR-IOV configurations.

Table 1. Supported NICs
NIC vendor and model Description Controller type
Intel 82598, 82598AF, 82598AT, 82598AT2, 8259EB, 82599EB, 82599EN, 82599ES (X520-2) Dual 10 GbE with SFP+ 82599EB
Intel 82599ES 10 GbE with SFI/SFP+
Intel X540T1, X540T2, X540AT2 Dual 10 GbE copper X540
Intel X520 Dual 10 GbE fiber
Intel 82504, 82545, 82546, 82571, 82572, 82573, 82574, 82583 1 GbE E1000-style single-queue device
Intel 82575, 82576, 82580, I350, I210, I211, I354, DH89XXC 1 GbE Multiqueue device
Intel Ethernet Controller XL710Converged Network Adapter XL710 10/40 GbE I40E
Note: The Vyatta NOS supports the Wind River Accelerated Virtual Port (AVP) poll-mode virtual NIC driver.

Supported SFP and SFP+ transceivers

The Vyatta NOS supports a range of SFP and SFP+ transceivers.

A VNF platform image that runs on a SuperMicro E300-8D system supports the following SFP and SFP+ transceivers:
  • Brocade/E1MG-SX-OM-1000BASE-SX
  • Brocade/E1MG-LX-OM-1000BASE-LX
  • Brocade/E1MG-LHA-OM-1000BASE-EX
  • Brocade/10G-SFPP-SR-10GBASE-SR
  • Brocade/10G-SFPP-LR-10GBASE-LR
  • Brocade/10G-SFPP-ER-10GBASE-ER