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

Check the connectivity of Vyatta NOS and the host system

How to check that you can reach Vyatta NOS over the local network. A simple method in which you create an Ethernet interface on the system and then ping this interface from another host on the network.

Note: In Vyatta NOS, a dataplane interface is an abstraction that represents the underlying physical or virtual Ethernet interface of the platform. The terms Ethernet interface and dataplane interface are synonymous in this guide.
Note: For more information on dataplane interfaces, see Ciena Vyatta Network OS LAN Interfaces Configuration Guide.

In this example, we use addresses as follows:

  • Network address:
  • IP address of the interface:

You should of course substitute addresses that are appropriate for your specific environment.

  1. At the command prompt, enter these commands.
    user@system:~$ configure
    user@system# set interfaces dataplane dp0sN address
    user@system# commit
    user@system# save
    user@system# exit
  2. From another host on the same subnet, use the command prompt to ping the interface to ensure that it is active.
    If the response to the command shows replies from the interface then your system is installed and accessible on your network. Otherwise, you will need to investigate further — please see our more detailed guides, as appropriate.