Supported platforms

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.

Before you begin

To deploy Vyatta NOS within the AWS environment, you must be familiar with AWS and VPCs.

Prerequisites for your AWS account

  • You need an AWS account. Sign up for an AWS account at http://aws.amazon.com/
  • You must be able to log on to the AWS Management Console.

Prerequisite AWS knowledge

You will need a good understanding of at least the following AWS documentation:

You must also be knowledgeable about the particular AWS services that you will use. You can get AWS documentation at http://aws.amazon.com/documentation/.

Prerequisite AWS skills

You will need to be familiar with the following AWS tasks:

  • Create a VPC subnet
  • Create and attach an Amazon VPC Internet gateway to the VPC
  • Set up routing in the VPC to enable traffic to flow between the VPC subnet and the Internet
  • Set up a security group to control inbound and outbound traffic for the instances that are launched within the VPC
  • Launch a Linux, UNIX, or Windows AMI instance in the VPC
  • Create a key pair and assign it to an instance
  • Assign an Elastic IP address to an instance
  • Connect to a Linux or UNIX instance remotely by SSH protocol; or connect to a Windows instance by RDP protocol.

Learning about AWS

More resources, in case you wish know more about AWS beyond the scope of the Vyatta AMI implementation.

Table 1. Amazon web services reference documentation
Topic Location
Introduction to AWS webinar in the Solutions playlist


AWS documentation library


Amazon EC2
Amazon EC2 documentation index


Amazon EC2 Getting Started Guide


Amazon EC2 User Guide


Amazon VPC documentation index


Amazon VPC
Amazon VPC Getting Started Guide


Amazon VPC User Guide