Vyatta Network OS Documentation

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

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Check the installation

The procedure to check that Vyatta NOS is correctly installed is detailed in this section.

After a successful boot, you will see the vyatta login: prompt. This prompt indicates that Vyatta NOS is operational. However, it is wise to check that the core elements are as you expect.

Check the release and system type

Confirm if the release version and the device that it is running on are as you expect.

  1. Log on to the virtual machine as the vyatta user. The default password is vyatta
  2. Enter the show version command, and make sure that the output is what you expect.
    • Version: states the version number of the system that is running.
    • System type: states the type of hardware on which the system is running and whether or not it is in a virtual environment.
    • Boot via: states the type of system that is running.

Check the connectivity

How to check that you can access Vyatta NOS on the local network.

A simple way to confirm that you can access Vyatta NOS on the local network is to configure an Ethernet interface on the system and then ping the 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 system. The terms Ethernet interface and dataplane interface are synonymous in this guide.
  1. Configure a test interface: Enter commands as shown in the example below.

    In this example:

    • The network is 192.168.1.0/24
    • The IP address of the interface is 192.168.1.81

    Substitute appropriate details for your network.

    vyatta@vyatta:~$ configure
    vyatta@vyatta# set interfaces dataplane dp0sN address 192.168.1.81/24
    vyatta@vyatta# commit
    vyatta@vyatta# save
  2. From another host on the same subnet, ping the interface to check that it is operational.
  3. From a Linux or Windows command prompt, enter the command as shown below.
    Substitute the IP address you assigned to the interface.​​
    ping 192.168.1.81
If ​Vyatta NOS is reached then the output will confirm response to the pings — your system is installed and is accessible on your network.