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.

Installing the System

The vRouter supports the Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor on Linux operating systems. Like other virtualization platforms, the Linux KVM provides the ability to run multiple virtual systems on a single hardware platform.

Ciena provides a pre-built Linux KVM image that runs on the KVM. This image has a number of Linux KVM-specific modifications and optimizations.
Note: KVM uses Linux bridging functionality that includes IGMP/MLD snooping. The IGMP/MLD snooping support in Linux works correctly on a Linux KVM host, but does not work correctly when there is more than one router connected to a single network. Therefore, we recommend that you disable the IGMP/MLD snooping on the Linux host when KVM is used.