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.

Sample installation session

The following example shows how to install a vRouter by using install image.

Installing a vRouter

The following example uses the 2009 image.

 tmpuser@node:~$ install image

Welcome to the DANOS - Vyatta NOS Edition image installer.
What would you like to name this image? [2009.09091217]: 
This image will be named: 2009.09091217
Checking drives for previous configurations...
I found the following configuration files:
Which one should I copy? [/config/config.boot]: 

Enter username for administrator account: vyatta

Enter password for administrator account
Enter password for user 'vyatta':
Retype password for user 'vyatta':
Enter the desired system console [tty0]: 
Would you like to setup a grub password? (Yes/No) [No]: 
Would you like to enable a reduced grub layout? (Yes/No) [No]: 
The vRouter system requires a minimum 2048MB disk space
on a partiton type 83 (Linux). If you wish, you may also set up
a software RAID device for the vRouter partition.
Probing drives: OK
The following drives were detected on your system:
 sda	8589MB

Install the image on? [sda]:
A legacy partition table (msdos) supports drives up to 2 TB
GPT partition format supports larger drives and partitions
Disk label type (msdos/gpt) [gpt]: 
Would you like me to try to partition a drive automatically
or would you rather partition it manually with parted?

Partition (Auto/Parted) [Auto]: 
Validating defaults... [OK]
Welcome to the Automated Partition Installer!
Size of BIOS_BOOT partition? [256]: 
How much space would you like to allocate for the vRouter partition? [8308]: 
Size of the log partition? [0]: 
Validating partitions sizes...[OK]
Print final partition sizes? (Yes/No) [No]: 
Ready to write partitions to disk
Continue (Yes/No) [No]: Yes
Creating new disk_label on [sda]: OK
Generating boot partition for drive: sda
Writing partition to disk: [sda] [BIOS_PART] [256]
Writing partition to disk: [sda] [vRouter] [8308] [ext4]
Creating filesystem on /dev/sda2...OK
Mounting /dev/sda2...
Setting up grub on /dev/sda: OK
Copying squashfs image...
Copying kernel and initrd images...
Copying /config/config.boot...
Creating admin account for user [vyatta]
Running post-install script...

Note: The password for the vyatta user must be changed from its default of vyatta.