Physical and virtual hardware supported equally
Virtualization support is something more than mere ability to run in a virtual machine. For best results, the guest OS has to cooperate with the hypervisor. We include drivers for paravirtual network and SCSI devices for best performance. Fully supported hypervisors are KVM, Xen in HVM mode, VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, and VirtualBox.
Specifically for VMware, open-vm-tools package is included in the image. You can also find ready to use VyOS images in two cloud platforms: Amazon EC2 and Ravello.
VyOS disk and memory footprint is relatively small, so you don’t need big servers to run it, for a home or small office router you can run it on a small x86 board.