|Developer||The VyOS Project
(Fork of Vyatta Core 6.6 R1)
|OS family||Unix-like Routing|
|Source model||Open source|
|Initial release||22 December 2013|
|Latest release||25 March 2015|
|Marketing target||Free computing|
|Kernel type||Monolithic (Linux)|
|License||Free software licenses
VyOS is a fork of the now defunct Vyatta Core edition of routing software. VyOS is a Linux based routing solution built on the Debian Linux distribution, and currently runs on x86 and x86-64 platforms.
VyOS provides a free and open source routing platform that competes directly with other commercially available solutions from well known network providers. Because VyOS runs on standard x86 systems, it is able to be used as a router and firewall platform for cloud deployments.
After Brocade Communications stopped development of the Vyatta Core Edition of the Vyatta Routing software, a small group of enthusiasts took the last Community Edition, and worked on building an Open Source fork to live on in place of the end of life VC.
VyOS version 1.0.0 (Hydrogen) was released on December 22, 2013, approximately one year later on December, 9 2014 version 1.1.0 (Helium) was released. All versions released thus far have been based on Debian 6.0 (Squeeze), and are available as a 32-bit images and 64-bit images for both physical and virtual machines.
Keeping with the naming convention the next release will be Lithium.
|Hydrogen||1.0.0||December 22, 2013|
|1.0.1||January 17, 2014|
|1.0.2||February 3, 2014|
|1.0.3||May 9, 2014|
|1.0.4||June 16, 2014|
|1.0.5||September 26, 2014|
|Helium||1.1.0||October 9, 2014|
|1.1.1||December 8, 2014|
|1.1.3||January 28, 2015|
|1.1.4||March 9, 2015|
|1.1.5||March 25, 2015|
|1.1.6||August 17, 2015|
With the February 3rd 2014 maintenance release, there was the release of the VyOS OVA image for VMware. This allows for a convenient setup of VyOS on a VMware platform, and includes all of the VMware tools installed. The OVA image can be downloaded from the standard download sites, or can be downloaded from VMware.
Amazon EC2 Support
Starting with version 1.0.2 there is the ability for Amazon EC2 customers to select an AMI image of the VyOS software.
List of router or Firewall Software
- "VyOS home page". Retrieved 2014-11-09.
- "VyOS on DistroWatch.com". Retrieved 2014-11-09.
- "VyOS - 1.0.0 release".
- "VMWare - VyOS". Retrieved 2014-11-09.
- "VyOS on AWS Marketplace". Retrieved 2014-11-09.