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.

Location of configuration information

How to find configuration information.

Boot configuration is stored in the config.boot file in the /config directory. In addition to the config.boot file, the /config directory has a number of subdirectories, each with a specific function, as follows:

  • archive. This directory stores archived versions of configuration.
  • auth. This directory stores security certificates referenced in the configuration tree; for example, OpenVPN certificates, IPsec certificates, and RSA/IPsec keys. You can add additional structure to this directory—for example, to store X.509 certificates, you can add an /auth/x509 directory. To ensure smooth upgrades, and to preserve this kind of information across upgrades, make certain that any certificate file you reference within a configuration node is stored here.
  • scripts. This directory stores scripts referenced from within the configuration nodes; for example, VRRP transition scripts. To ensure smooth upgrades, and to preserve this kind of information across upgrades, make certain that any script file you reference within a configuration node is stored here.
  • support. This directory stores system information generated by the show tech-support save command.
  • url-filtering. This directory stores the URL-filtering database and files on which web proxy and URL filtering depend.
  • user-data. This directory stores user-generated scripts and user data. To ensure smooth upgrades, make certain that any user data that needs to be preserved across upgrades is stored here.

You can freely use the user-data subdirectory to store any of your own information you want to preserve across system upgrades. The other subdirectories, including auth and scripts, contain information on which system operation relies, and you should make changes to them only with great care.