Vyatta Network OS Documentation

Learn how to install, configure and operate the Vyatta NOS, which helps drive our virtual networking & physical platforms portfolio.

Preparing for installation

The VM install image is the simplest way to get a vRouter up and running quickly. If the parameters of the VM install image do not meet your requirements or additional settings are required, then the vRouter can be installed from the ISO.

Before installing, prepare for the installation.

  • Download the vRouter KVM files. Refer to Downloading the Vyatta file for Linux KVM for instructions on how to download the available files.
  • Install the Linux operating system on the system where you are going to install the vRouter software. Refer to the Linux documentation for the procedure.
  • Download and install virt-manager, including the desktop application as you are going to use virt-manager to create virtual machines. For more information, refer to http://virt-manager.org.
  • The virtual machine host must support Supplemental Streaming SIMD Extensions 3 (SSSE3). Refer to the processor specifications for more information. Alternatively, run the command grep ssse3 /proc/cpuinfo on the host machine to check for support for the feature.
  • Ensure that you have a minimum of 2 GB of free space on the system for a root partition. A minimum of 4 GB of free space is recommended for a production installation.
  • Ensure that you have a minimum of 2 GB of RAM on the system. A minimum of 4 GB is recommended.
  • The data plane supports from 1 to 128 CPUs. At least 4 CPUs are recommended for optimum performance.