Vyatta NOS documentation

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

Accessing the CLI

How to access the CLI and log in to the vRouter.

To access the CLI, you log in to the vRouter, either directly through the VGA console, a serial console, or remotely by using a Secure Shell (SSH) or Telnet session. The VGA console also provides nine virtual console sessions. These virtual consoles (tty1 through tty9) can be accessed by using the key combinations ALT-F1 (for tty1) through ALT-F9 (for tty9). tty1 through tty6 provide a login prompt. tty7 through tty9 are not used.

Regardless of the access method you choose, after the startup messages are completed, the login prompt appears, as follows:

Vyatta login:

Log in by using the ID and password of a defined user account.

Note: You can change user accounts by using operating system commands, but the changes do not persist across reboots. For persistent changes to user account information, use the Vyatta CLI.