VyOS is an open-source network OS based on GNU/Linux that provides a unified management interface for all functions like traditional hardware routers.
It runs on bare metal as well as all major hypervisors and cloud platforms, so you can use the same OS everywhere and connect your on-premises networks with cloud sites without the limitations and costs of vendor-specific VPN solutions, or you can build inexpensive remote access VPN for your remote workers.
VyOS includes everything you expect from a router:
Image-based update, stateful CLI with commit and rollback capabilities, and built-in config versioning and archiving provide simple and reliable system management.
Built-in Saltstack integration and official Ansible module allow automating configuration workflow. For custom automation solutions, an HTTP API is available.
VyOS is an open source project and was started in late 2013 as a community fork of the GPL portions of Vyatta Core 6.6R1 with the goal of maintaining a free and open source network operating system in response to the decision to discontinue the community edition of Vyatta. VyOS is primarily based on Debian GNU/Linux and the “FRRouting” routing engine. Its configuration syntax and Command-Line Interface are loosely derived from Juniper JUNOS as modelled by the XORP project, which was the original routing engine for Vyatta.
Some of the VyOS maintainers (Daniil Baturin, Yuriy Andamasov, Santiago Blanquet Bru De Dala) founded the company “Sentrium S.L.”, which can be basically thought as “the company behind VyOS”. Sentrium is also the company who provides support and consulting services specifically for VyOS.
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VyOS is free and open source software (FOSS). This means, anyone is freely licensed to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.
Bring your own license (BYOL): In this scenario Exoscale provides the pure IaaS according to the Exoscale end user service agreements (EUSA).
In addition, an image of the virtual VyOS instance can be provisioned via the Exoscale add-ons portfolio.
It is the responsibility of the customer to purchase support and professional services from 3rd-party providers.
Please see the bandwidth billing at Exoscale.
The customer needs to identify the necessary instance and take over the responsibility of sizing.
The deployed VyOS image uses DHCP on the first network interface to provide network connectivity. Secure Shell (SSH) is enabled by default on port 22.
The following default credentials are used for the login via the CLI:
username: vyos password: vyos
It is in the responsibility of the customer to protect administrative access (interface ports 22 and 8443) using security groups, so that only intended people can access it.
Administrators are allowed to upgrade instances by installing new base images or hotfixes at their own responsibility.
For technical limitations, please see the official vendor documentation:
With the BYOL model the customer is fully responsible for service and support.
By subscribing to this product, you agree to terms and conditions according to the VyOS license agreement.