Quick start guide to launching the Brocade Vyatta vRouter


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

  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 [email protected]
    Welcome to Vyatta
    [email protected]'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

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

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


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

eth2                       u/u  dot-three

eth3                       u/u  dot-one

eth4                      u/u  dot-two

lo                            u/u



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


You can go into configuration mode by typing the command 'configure'

$ configure

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


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

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

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

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