Vyatta Network OS Documentation

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