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Developer The VyOS Project
(Fork of Vyatta Core 6.6 R1)
OS family Unix-like Routing
Working state Current
Source model Open source
Initial release 22 December 2013; 2 years ago (2013-12-22)
Latest release 17 February 2016; 7 months ago (2016-02-17)
Marketing target Free computing
Available in English
Platforms x86, x86-64
Kernel type Monolithic (Linux)
License Free software licenses
(mainly GPL)
Official website ‹See Tfm›vyos.net

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.[1]

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.[2]


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.[3][4]


VyOS version 1.0.0 (Hydrogen) was released on December 22, 2013.[5][6] On October 9, 2014 version 1.1.0 (Helium) was released.[7] 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.[6]

Keeping with the naming convention the next release will be Lithium.

Release History[edit]

Release Version Date
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
1.1.7 February 17, 2016

VMware Support[edit]

The VyOS OVA image for VMware was released with the February 3rd 2014 maintenance release. It allows a convenient setup of VyOS on a VMware platform and includes all of the VMware tools. The OVA image can be downloaded from the standard download sites or from VMware.[8]

Amazon EC2 Support[edit]

Starting with version 1.0.2, Amazon EC2 customers can select a VyOS AMI image.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "VyOS home page". Retrieved 2014-11-09. 
  2. ^ "VyOS on DistroWatch.com". Retrieved 2014-11-09. 
  3. ^ "Vyatta now rehosted to github as VyOS : networking". reddit. 
  4. ^ "[Release] VyOS 1.0.0 - (an enhanced fork, based from the old vyatta project) : networking". reddit. 
  5. ^ "Hydrogen". 
  6. ^ a b "VyOS - 1.0.0 release". 2013-12-22. Retrieved 2015-12-04. 
  7. ^ "VyOS - 1.1.0 release". 2014-10-09. Retrieved 2015-12-04. 
  8. ^ "VMWare - VyOS". Retrieved 2014-11-09. 
  9. ^ "VyOS on AWS Marketplace". Retrieved 2014-11-09. 

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