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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 vRouter Linux KVM image

After downloading the vRouter Linux KVM disk image file, install it on the Linux operating system. The following example shows an installation on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, but installing it on other versions would be similar.

Note: In the vRouter, a data plane interface is an abstraction that represents the underlying physical or virtual Ethernet interface of the system. The terms Ethernet interface and data plane interface are synonymous in this guide
Note: If you install or upgrade the image without setting the CPU flags, the system boots and displays the following error: Starting vPlane services: huge igb_uio data plane ERROR: This system does not support "SSSE3". Please check that RTE_MACHINE is set correctly.
  1. Log in to the Linux operating system and check that you have the necessary rights to perform installations for the vRouter.
  2. Start the Virtual Machine Manager by selecting Applications > System Tools > Virtual Machine Manager. Alternatively, enter the virt-manager command from the Linux command line. The Virtual Machine Manager screen is displayed.
    1. In the top left corner, click Create a new virtual machine.
      The Create a new virtual machine wizard is displayed at Step 1 of 5.
    2. Leave the default option of Local install media (ISO or CDROM): selected to choose how you would like to install the operating system.
    3. Click Forward.
  3. The Create a new virtual machine wizard is displayed at Step 2 of 5, showing the specified image.
    1. Click Browse.... The Choose Storage Volume dialog window is displayed.
    2. Click Browse Local. The Locate ISO media dialog window is displayed.
    3. Navigate to the uncompressed image that you downloaded.
    4. Click Open.
    5. Uncheck the option to automatically detect from the installation media/source.
    6. Type Debian to choose the operating system you are installing.
    7. From the drop-down list, select Debian 10 (debian10).
    8. Click Forward.
  4. The Create a new virtual machine wizard is displayed at Step 3 of 5.
    1. In the Memory (RAM): field, specify the amount of memory to allocate for the virtual machine.
      A minimum of 4096 MB is recommended.
    2. In the CPUs: field, specify the number of CPUs to allocate for the virtual machine.
      The minimum required is 2 vCPUs.
    3. Click Forward.
  5. The Create a new virtual machine wizard is displayed at Step 4 of 5.
    1. Specify the amount of storage in the Create a disk image for this virtual machine field.
    2. Click Forward.
  6. The Create a new virtual machine wizard is displayed at Step 5 of 5.
    1. Check the Customize configuration before install checkbox.
    2. Click Finish.
  7. Under Advanced options, modify CPUs if you do not wish to copy the host CPU configuration, such as for selecting the host-pass through model. Click Apply if any changes were made.
    This step can also be accomplished after the virtual machine has been created.
  8. Under Advanced options, add or modify Virtual Network Interfaces as required.
    This step can also be accomplished after the virtual machine has been created.
    1. Select the Network source that best meets your needs.
    2. Select Device model.
      Device model can be left as default virtio for dataplane interfaces, or set to rtl8139 for other interfaces if the host-passthrough CPU model has been set.
    3. Select MAC address.
      MAC address can be left as default or modified.
    4. Click Apply if any changes were made.
  9. Select Begin Installation.