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In my earlier posts I explained how to configure Vyatta as a router in VMware Workstation. Unfortunately Vyatta Community Edition is no longer available since Winter 2013. Luckily for us community fork VyOS started being developed so great router software still can be used for free.


VyOS is a community fork of Vyatta, a Linux-based network operating system that provides software-based network routing, firewall, and VPN functionality.

  • Runs on both physical and virtual platforms.
  • Supports paravirtual drivers and integration packages for virtual platforms.
  • Completely free and open source.

You can download it for free using this link http://vyos.net/wiki/Main_Page.

How to migrate from Vyatta to VyOS?

Installaton of VyOS is as simple as Vyatta and there shouldn’t be any problem if you follow my earlier guides.

  1. https://www.wojcieh.net/vyatta-router-running-on-vmware-workstation-part-1/
  2. https://www.wojcieh.net/vyatta-router-running-on-vmware-workstation-part-2-dns-firewall-and-nat/
  3. https://www.wojcieh.net/vyatta-router-running-on-vmware-workstation-part-3-firewall-hardening/

In order to migrate from Vyatta to VyOS we need to save current config from Vyatta and import it into VyOS. Please execute following command: show configuration commands and after that you will get nice and easy to implement commands in VyOS.

In my case installation and migration took somewhere about 5 minutes.

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Wojciech Marusiak

Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft
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