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.

Creating the Vyatta NOS virtual machine

How to create the Vyatta NOS virtual machine using Hyper-V.

After a copy of the vRouter VHD is created on the Hyper-V machine, you can create a virtual machine from it.

Note: The following procedure describes the creation by using Hyper-V Manager on Windows Server 2012. A similar procedure is required for other versions of Hyper-V Manager or Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).

To create a vRouter virtual machine:

  1. Within Hyper-V Manager, select the Hyper-V server to which you wish to add the new virtual machine.
  2. From the Action menu, select New > Virtual Machine to start the New Virtual Machine Wizard.
    The Before You Begin screen is displayed.
    1. Click Next to create a virtual machine with a custom configuration.
      The Specify Name and Location screen is displayed.
    2. On the Specify Name and Location screen, specify a name for the virtual machine that you are going to create.
    3. Click Next.
      The Specify Generation screen is displayed.
    4. On the Specify Generation screen, select either Generation 1 or Generation 2 and click Next.
      The Assign Memory screen is displayed.
    5. On the Assign Memory screen, specify the amount of memory that is required for the virtual machine. A minimum of 2 GB is recommended.
    6. Click Next.
      The Configure Networking screen is displayed.
  3. On the Configure Networking screen, specify the virtual network to use.
  4. Click Next.
    The Connect Virtual Hard Disk screen is displayed.
  5. On the Connect Virtual Hard Disk screen, select Use an existing virtual hard disk and browse to the copy of the Vyatta router VHD that you created.
  6. Click Next.
    The Completing the New Virtual Machine Wizard screen is displayed.
  7. On the Completing the New Virtual Machine Wizard screen, confirm that the information that you provided is correct.
  8. Click Finish.
    The new virtual machine is created and is displayed in the list of virtual machines in Hyper-V Manager.
  9. Configure the number of virtual processors for the Virtual Machine.
    Counter-intuitively this is done after initial Virtual Machine creation. Click on Processor in the left-hand margin and select the number needed for your installation. The data plane supports is from 1 to 128 CPUs. For optimum performance, three processors for each NIC plus one for the control plane is recommended.
  10. Start the router virtual machine.
    It boots as an image-based system from the virtual hard disk.
  11. Test the installation.
    Refer to the next sections.