Vyatta Network OS is Deb Based & works as software-based virtual router, virtual firewall & VPN. We have discussed to the fullest for Rackspace Cloud. Reader must be aware of the basics like – virtual private network (VPN), Virtual Network Computing, Virtual Local Area Network, Software Defined Network and Software Defined Data Center (SDDC). Specially for the Network Administrators, Students; understanding Vyatta Network OS is quite important. You must know the basic of Deb Based Linux.
Vyatta Network OS and Vyatta Network Appliance
As on Racksapce Cloud, we are using IaaS; if we run a Vyatta OS instance, we will be running a Vyatta Network Appliance which can allow your servers to work on isolated (closest to Private) Cloud network to access software updates and patches if properly configured. Configuring a source Network Address Translation (NAT) rule makes non-public cloud servers to stay updated. The clause is for for security reasons.
A free download of Vyatta Network OS has been available since long time. The system is a specialized Debian-based Linux distribution with networking applications such as Quagga, OpenVPN, and many others. A standardized management console, similar to Juniper JUNOS or Cisco IOS, in addition to a web-based GUI and traditional Linux system commands, provides configuration of the system and applications. In recent versions of Vyatta, web-based management interface is supplied only in the subscription edition. However, all functionality is available through KVM, serial console or SSH/telnet protocols. The software runs on standard x86-64 servers.
Vyatta Network OS, Vyatta Network Appliance and Rackspace Cloud
We have no affiliation with Rackspace Cloud or Vyatta Network OS. This article is intended for end users. Vyatta sells a subscription edition that includes all the functionality of the open source version as well as a graphical user interface, access to Vyatta’s RESTful API’s, System Image Cloning and email technical support. Rackspace charges 3 times more than any GNU Linux for the same 1GB Standard Instance at the time of writing this article. The free community Vyatta Core software(VC) is an open source network operating system providing advanced IPv4 and IPv6 routing, stateful firewalling, secure communication through both an IPSec based VPN as well as through the SSL based OpenVPN.
Vyatta open router firmware (short: Vyatta OFR) : The configuration of the routing engine is essentially the Configure Edit mode, in which all changes are written to a config file. The special feature here is that the changes are not immediately active, but the new configuration will only be activated with a dedicated “commit” command, which can be so controlled to commitende configuration before activating it again. Must then similar to Cisco additionally the configuration on the permanent memory (eg hard disk) are written so that the configuration is rebootfest. In addition to the configuration mode the underlying Debian Linux is fully accessible. Access to the system via a serial console, on the console screen, via SSH, or which also contained WebGUI.