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More than 500 businesses use VyOS globally.

  • Google
  • IONOS
  • Carrefour
  • TakeAsp
  • 50hertz
  • NTT Data

Why VyOS?

We fundamentally believe that internet access is as vital to our human development as air, food, water, and healthcare. Built by engineers for engineers, VyOS is an open source software company that democratizes how we access networks so that the many, not the few, benefit from building solutions without limitations and prohibitive fees.

We do this as VyOS through our open source software and virtual platforms.

Features

For All Network Device Roles

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  • Routing

    Routing

    BGP (IPv4 and IPv6), OSPF (v2 and v3), BFD(BGP, OSPF, IS-IS, Static), RIP (v1 & v2), RIPng, IS-IS, policy-based routing and Multicast Routing +MPLS LDP

  • Virtual Private Networks & Tunneling

    Virtual Private Networks & Tunneling

    IPsec, VTI, VXLAN, L2TPv3, L2TP/IPsec and PPTP servers, tunnel interfaces (GRE, IPIP, SIT), OpenVPN in client, server, or site-to-site mode, wireguard. +GENEVE

  • Firewall and NAT

    Firewall and Network Address Translation (NAT)

    Stateful firewall, zone-based firewall, and all types of source and destination NAT 

  • Core Network Services

    Core Network Services

    DHCP and DHCPv6 server and relay, IPv6 RA, DNS forwarding, TFTP server, web proxy, PPPoE access concentrator, NetFlow/sFlow sensor, QoS.+IPoE +VRFs support +WanLB

  • High availability

    High availability

    VRRP for IPv4 and IPv6, ability to execute custom health checks and transition scripts; ECMP, stateful load balancing.

  • Automation-friendly

    Automation-friendly

    Native Support for API (GraphQL), Configuration-Management/IaaC Tools (Ansible/salt/Netmiko/NAPALM/Terraform), Cloud-init(own config-modules), Containers and Scripting API for Shell and Python.

Explore VyOS Use Cases

Whether you have servers in your office, in your data center, or on the cloud – VyOS can be used to establish a secure access to and between any of them.

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FAQ

    • Is VyOS free and open-source software?

      Yes. The complete codebase of the base VyOS system is publicly available under various OSI-approved licenses (mainly GPLv2 for executables and LGPLv2 for libraries).

      For the rolling release, we also maintain publicly available package repositories to simplify building images, so that contributors do not have to build images completely from source. For LTS releases, only the source code is available.

    • What platforms does VyOS support?

      VyOS can be installed on a wide range of off-the-shelf servers and network appliances. We provide special images for some hardware platforms. It also runs on all major hypervisors and cloud environments, including KVM, VMware, Amazon EC2, Google Cloud Platform, Oracle Cloud, Equinix Metal, and more.

    • What CPU architectures does VyOS support?

      VyOS currently only supports x86-64 CPUs. We may add support for aarch64 and RISC-V in the future, depending on the state of the network hardware and virtualization market for those platforms.

    • What are the minimum hardware requirements?

      The smallest amount of RAM that VyOS can boot with is 512MB. Trying to boot VyOS on machines with less RAM will result in boot errors.

      Otherwise, hardware requirements vary greatly between use cases. For small office use, low end CPUs and 1024MB RAM should be more than enough.

      For high performance routers, high end CPUs and large amounts of RAM are required.

    • What is the VyOS Release Model?

      There are two types of VyOS releases: the rolling release and long term support branches.

      The rolling release branch (git branch “current”) includes the latest code from maintainers and community contributors. It’s tested by an automated test suite and suitable for testing, home lab, and non-critical router use, but may contain experimental features that have not received extensive field testing yet and their config syntax and API may change.

      Long term support branches are periodically split from the current branch. They are stable, and only proven, strictly compatible changes are merged or backported into them. Their config syntax and APIs are guaranteed to remain unchanged, which is important for enterprise users and automation tools.

      Images of the rolling release are public, while long term support release images are only available to subscribers and contributors in binary form.

    • A VyOS LTS release is based on a Debian version that has reached end of support, does it mean that security vulnerabilities remain unpatched?

      VyOS release cycle is not synchronized with Debian and we often do have LTS releases based on Debian versions that reach the end of mainstream support before the end of our own LTS release support cycle. That does not mean that such releases are insecure. We are sponsoring extended LTS for those Debian versions from Freexian and we build many packages from source ourselves.

    • What is the release lifecycle?

      We produce a new LTS release about every two years. New LTS releases may feature significant configuration syntax changes — they are almost always automatically converted on upgrade so there is no need for manual migration, but automation tools may require adjustments for new LTS releases.

      Every LTS branch is then supported for at least three years, with a possibility of extended support if there is customer demand for it.

    • How can I buy a subscription?

      Visit our subscriptions page or contact [email protected]. Our team will be delighted to assist you.

    • How can I get ad hoc support?

      We provide ad hoc support exclusively to our customers with an active subscription. For more information about these services, please contact your account manager or email [email protected].

    • Do I need a subscription if I deployed an instance from a cloud marketplace?

      No, everyone who deploys an instance from Amazon, Azure, GCP, etc. marketplace is eligible for free updates. Contact us and provide your subscriber identifier. Additionally, all our PAYG (Pay-As-You-Go) customers from AWS, Azure, and GCP automatically receive Standard Support by default. To activate your support benefits, please contact [email protected] with your subscriber identifier.

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