Vyatta Network OS Documentation

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


An overview of the terminology used within configurations.

Several versions of system configuration information exist on the system at a given time.

  • Active or “running” configuration. This configuration is the one that is loaded and being used by the system.
  • Working configuration. When you enter configuration mode and make configuration changes, changes remain in working configuration until you commit the changes, at which time the configuration becomes active or running.
  • Saved or “boot” configuration. If you save configuration (by using the save command), it is saved to the config.boot file in the /config directory of the local system. When you reboot, the system reads and loads the configuration from config.boot.

CLI configuration states shows configuration states possible in the Vyatta CLI.

Figure 1. CLI configuration states