Created by Joe Nguyen, Modified on Thu, 15 Feb at 6:55 AM by Srividya Anantapatnaikuni

Here are frequently asked questions related to VyOS installation and setup. 

What is VyOS?

VyOS is an open-source network operating system that provides routing, firewall, and VPN functionality. VyOS can be used on physical or virtual hardware and based on Debian Linux.  Download the ISO image from the VyOS website

What are the hardware requirements for installing VyOS? 

VyOS can be installed on a wide range of hardware configurations, from small embedded devices to large servers. The minimum requirements for running VyOS are a 64-bit CPU, 512MB of RAM, and 2GB of disk space. However, for optimal performance, it is recommended to have at least 1024 MiB RAM and 4 GiB of storage space.  More information about Hardware Requirements.

Can I install on a virtual machine?

Yes, VyOS can be installed on a virtual machine, such as VMware or  Virtual Box. The process for installing VyOS on a virtual machine is similar to installing it on physical hardware. 

How do I configure VyOS after installing it? 

After installing VyOS, you can configure it by logging in to the CLI using a text-based console or SSH. You can use the VyOS commands to configure routing, firewall, and VPN functionality, among other features.

How do I update VyOS after installing it?

To update VyOS, use the "Sudo apt-get update" and "sudo apt-get upgrade" commands in the CLI. This will download and install any available updates and patches for the VyOS operating system. 

Is there any documentation available for installing and configuring VyOS? 

Yes, the VyOS website provides extensive documentation on installing and configuring VyOS, including installation guides, user manuals, and CLI reference guides. Additionally, the VyOS community forum is a valuable resource for getting help and advice from other VyOS users. 

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