Quick start guide to launching the Brocade Vyatta vRouter

  • Last updated on: 2016-01-14
  • Authored by: Sameer Satyam

Introduction

Follow this quick-start guide to spin up a Brocade Vyatta vRouter (formerly known as Vyatta network appliance). Keep in mind that the username for logging into the appliance once the appliance is up and running is “vyatta” and NOT “root.” The minimum server size that you will be able to choose is one with a 1GB RAM.

The configuration basics for this appliance can be found in Chapter 4 of the quick start guide.

Launching the appliance

  1. Click on the Create Server button. The Vyatta image should be listed in the list of images. Look for an image called “Vyatta Network OS 6.5R2” and select it.

  2. Choose the server size (The minimum size for the server is 1GB).

  3. If you have cloud networks enabled, you can create a new network or choose from an existing network to attach to a server (This is in addition to PublicNet and ServiceNet). Do not disable PublicNet or ServiceNet.

  4. Click on Create Server. At this point you should see the root-password for the appliance. Make note of this password.

Note: Keep in mind that you will be able to ‘ssh’ into the appliance using a username “vyatta” and NOT “root.”

  1. Configure the appliance. The appliance can only be configured via the command-line-interface. You must ‘ssh’ into the device on the Public interface with username “vyatta” and the password from the previous step (or anything you changed it to).

    $ ssh vyatta@X.X.X.X Welcome to Vyatta vyatta@x.x.x.x’s password: Welcome to Vyatta Version: VSE6.5R2 Description: Vyatta Subscription Edition 6.5 R2 Copyright: 2006-2012 Vyatta, Inc. Last login: Fri Apr 5 20:07:03 2013 from x.x.x.x vyatta@vyatta-thefinal:~$

You are in operational mode. You can run basic commands such as the following:

vyatta@vyatta-thefinal:~$ show interfaces

Codes: S - State, L - Link, u - Up, D - Down, A - Admin Down

Interface        IP Address                        S/L  Description

---------        ----------                        ---  -----------

eth0             xx.xx.x.xx/24                   u/u  public

xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:514:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx/64

eth1             10.x.x.x/17                   u/u  private

eth2             192.168.3.4/24                    u/u  dot-three

eth3             192.168.1.2/24                    u/u  dot-one

eth4             192.168.2.16/24                   u/u  dot-two

lo               127.0.0.1/8                       u/u

::1/128

vyatta@vyatta-thefinal:~$

vyatta@vyatta-thefinal:~$ show configuration

interfaces {

   ethernet eth0 {

address x.x.x.x/24

address xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:514:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx/64

description public

duplex auto

hw-id bc:76:4e:04:90:0a

smp_affinity auto

speed auto

}
<edited>
}

You can go into configuration mode by typing the command ‘configure’

$ configure
[edit]
vyatta@vyatta-thefinal#

Refer to Chapter 4 of the quick start configuration guide for more details.

References

For Help with Vyatta configuration for specific use cases please refer to the following links:

Firewall: Configuring interface-based firewall on the Vyatta network appliance

Outbound NAT:Enable internet access on Cloud Servers using SNAT on a Vyatta network appliance

Site-to-Site VPN: Configure a site to site VPN using the Vyatta network appliance

L2TP/IPSec VPN:Configure remote access on a Vyatta appliance

Accessing Rackspace Services via Isolated networks using SNAT: Accessing Rackspace services via isolaged networks through the Vyatta network appliance

Control Panel “Actions” and limitations for Vyatta: Brocade Vyatta vRouter supported actions through the Cloud Control Panel

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