Vyatta Network OS Documentation

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

Creating a virtual machine that boots from the Vyatta NOS ISO

How to create a VM that boots from the Vyatta NOS ISO using Hyper-V.

After a copy of the vRouter ISO is downloaded to the Hyper-V machine, you can create a virtual machine and boot it from the ISO.

Note: The following example describes the procedure 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 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. On the Before You Begin screen, click Next.
      The Specify Name and Location screen is displayed.
    2. Click Next.
      The Assign Memory screen is displayed.
  3. On the Assign Memory screen, specify the amount of memory that is required for the virtual machine. A minimum of 2 GB is recommended.
  4. Click Next.
    The Configure Networking screen is displayed.
  5. On the Configure Networking screen, specify the virtual network to use.
  6. Click Next.
    The Connect Virtual Hard Disk screen is displayed.
  7. On the Connect Virtual Hard Disk screen, select Create a virtual hard disk and specify the name, location, and size of the virtual hard disk.
    1. Click Next.
      The Installation Options screen is displayed.
  8. On the Installation Options screen, select Install an operating system from a boot CD/DVD‐ROM, and Image file (.iso) then browse to the location of the vRouter ISO that you downloaded.
    1. Click Next.
      The Completing the New Virtual Machine Wizard screen is displayed.
    2. On the Completing the New Virtual Machine Wizard screen, confirm that the information that you provided is correct.
    3. Click Finish.
      The new virtual machine is created and is displayed in the list of virtual machines in Hyper‐V Manager.
Start the virtual machine and connect to it by using Hyper‐V Manager.