VyOS on XCP-ng

XCP-ng is a high-performance enterprise-level virtualization platform with a vibrant ecosystem, recognized by industry-leading solutions and designed for server, desktop, and application virtualization. Based on Citrix XenServer Hypervisor, XCP-ng is a fully open-source virtualization platform meaning it’s easily usable from the source and provisioned by continuous improvement of the update process to make it more turnkey, allowing you to build a manageable infrastructure with scalable virtual resources.

Being compatible with most x86 servers on the market, XCP-ng has determined its primary goal – to deliver an easy way for the deployment of a VM-based infrastructure using Xen as a hypervisor and the powerful Xen API Project (XAPI) to provide a turnkey, working out-of-the-box solution for enterprise and data center platforms requiring virtualization.

With XCP-ng’s main product, called Xen Orchestra, a web-based GUI and designed to be the only tool on top of XenServer, you can manage pools, administer VMs, back up your entire infrastructure, and most importantly – get a turnkey complete solution for any version of XenServer.

Having joined the Xen Project under the Linux Foundation, XCP-ng acts as a bridge connecting the user community and developers for the purpose of gathering anyone willing to become a contributor to its ecosystem and manifests the result of massive cooperation and collaboration between individuals and companies to deliver a product without limits – no restricted features, no requirements to purchase licenses.

Improve Your XCP-ng Infrastructure With VyOS

VyOS, a Debian GNU / Linux-based open source network operating system with VPN, router, and firewall functionality out of the box, supports the XCP-ng hypervisor by providing you full access to all its functionality at any time, as well as a high level of reliability and security along with maximum flexibility for your production environment.

With its routing focus, VyOS offers users access to enterprise-grade functionality such as powerful traffic filtering, flow analysis, HA topologies, IPsec, OpenVPN and NAT.

Common use cases

Discover most popular use cases VyOS on XCP-ng

  • Networking


    Extend your networking capabilities with VyOS by providing the basic network resources to your VMs, such as DNS, DHCP and NTP.

  • Private Network

    Private Network

    Use a wide range of VPN technologies provided by VyOS to span the VM network securely over the data center or even to remote sites.

  • Secure Connectivity

    Secure Connectivity

    Use VyOS’s powerful built-in firewall to separate the virtual machines and limit access from outside.

  • High Availability

    High Availability

    Use the HA features for 1+n redundancy to prevent unexpected downtime and disruption of critical operations.


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We’ve got your back

  • XCP-ng has specific support services available for the production environment. Support is delivered directly by the team developing XCP-ng itself.

  • To ensure your business continuity, we offer enterprise support and services provided by a team of certified network engineers.

  • XCP-ng also benefits from a large and active community constantly discussing and contributing to the development of the platform via the community forum.

  • Free access to project documentation with detailed explanations covering all software features is available online 24 / 7.

The most demanding Linux and Windows application workloads are now protected by VyOS’s firewall capabilities. With the XCP-ng and VyOS combined software solutions, you will enjoy a powerful, yet affordable and easy-to-use software experience.

The “Why”

Since VyOS was developed as a software router from its very beginning, it fits perfectly into virtualization solutions. Adapt the resources to your specific conditions to implement an efficient and cost-saving system.

Key points

  • Low-risk infrastructure:

    Network protection with simple or zone-based firewall rules.

  • Accessibility:

    Access to the company infrastructure for road warriors.

    Convenient internet access via multiple channels.


  • Mass configuration of VyOS through Ansible, Saltstack or the VyOS API.
  • Support of a long list of network topologies and technologies.
  • Use as many VyOS instances as you need.
  • Easily install VyOS with the generic ISO image.
  • Easily inspect, backup and control VyOS through text-based configuration and CLI.
  • Fully open-source highly customizable operating system.

Explore a Range of Use Cases to Discover the Full Potential of VyOS

What Our Customers Say

Over 1,000 businesses worldwide rely on VyOS


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