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Improve your GCP infrastructure with VyOS

VyOS is a 100% open source, community-driven network OS designed to reshape networking from a continuous loop of troubleshooting into a series of easily manageable, well-defined processes. We offer an advanced all-in-one network OS that is more than a simple router or firewall.

Combine Google technologies, open source software and Google-backed security with VyOS to ensure the connectivity necessary for your operations.

Improve your GCP infrastructure with VyOS

Common Use Cases



Connect your Google Cloud infrastructure to remote sites using a plethora of tunneling and encryption protocols: GRE, VXLAN, IPSec, IPIP, SIT.



Provide secure access for road warrior users with a VPN concentrator: PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN, WireGuard.



Limit access to sensitive data or valuable resources by means of a powerful firewall: stateful, zone-based, with source and destination NAT.



Manage your network and control the traffic flow from a centralized hub – the VyOS command line interface.

The “how”

The combination of Google Cloud console, VyOS CLI, and simple configuration and automation management with DevOps tools of your choice lets you gain control of your network.

The best part? You can deploy VyOS on GCP using the prebuilt image from the marketplace. No additional requirements, and the entire setup takes as little as 8 steps:

  1. Open your project on the Google Cloud Console.
  2. Navigate to the “SSH Keys” tab from the “Metadata” page and add “vyos” with “vyos” as username and ssh-rsa key.
  3. Open the VyOS solution on GCP Marketplace and click “Launch on Compute Engine”.
  4. Adjust the options on the deployment page:
    a. Enter the instance name
    b. Select the zone
    c. Select the machine type with respect to your traffic, features and other requirements
    d. Select the network to connect the interface
    e. Enable IP forwarding
  1. You can see a link to the newly created compute instance on the right side of the page after the deployment process is complete.
  2. Open the settings tab and add additional network tags if you need more ports on the instance.
  3. Open the “VM instances” page in Google Cloud Console, or click the instance link directly to open the details and check its external IP.
  4. Use your SSH client with the private key for the “vyos” user and connect to the instance.

What Our Customers Say

As an ISP, one of our most important use cases is to be able to run full BGP tables without any issues. We have been using VyOS for this for years now and it has worked absolutely flawlessly. I don’t think we’ve ever had an issue with this, in fact.

We also use VyOS to host a couple of hundred server-networks and VyOS handles this with ease, even with some of our networks having crazy amounts of access-rules on them and often having consistently high throughput and burst rates.

Whenever we do experience issues or we simply have theoretical questions, it never feels like the support team is far away. We usually receive very quick and concise answers to our inquiries. It’s a very nice feeling to know that everyone that’s working on the VyOS project seem to be experts at it, it does a lot for our confidence in running VyOS as much as we do.

Max Sörensen

I reached out to the Vyos team with an issue regarding my subscription and it was promptly resolved.

I have been using vyos for the past 6 maybe 7 years, came from pfsense and never looked back.

The most important features for me:

  • Ease of use
  • I can configure everything from the command line and have made small modifications as time has gone by. I keep a script with the full command set applicable to my firewall.
  • QoS
  • Setting up fq-codel is extremely intuitive and works flawlessly. I never had this kind of QoS with other solutions.
  • I do miss a web interface to display stats and such, but I can live without it for the time being.
Juan B. Rodriguez

I have nothing but good things to say about the VyOS Support Engineers. I think Dmitriy has owned our last 2 ticket, and the rest of the Support Team have all helped out. Taras, Yuriy, Jose, (and I hope I didn’t miss anyone) are quick to contribute and answer any questions I have. I believe it was Taras that even updated the VyOS/VMware doc to clarify a few things that I needed help understanding.

My boss just recently purchased a VyOS Subscription, or license, because we were experiencing a couple bizarre issues during our VyOS refresh of 30+ routers. We were struggling due to a single “show-stopper” issue, month after month, and not able to proceed with the rest of the refresh project. My boss, Daya Rajaratnam, decided we needed to get Commercial Support and open proper tickets and also to show our support of the VyOS Team.

Just hours after our Support PO went thru, I opened a ticket. I gave it a relatively low priority so I would know what to expect with future tickets. Its was great to see a response from an Engineer in just a couple hours. Fast forward a few days and the root cause was identified, I had a simple workaround in place and working in production(and had learned a lot from other Support Engineers that had contributed). What a HUGE load off my back to have that issue resolved with a reliable fix. 5 Stars for service, knowledge, and going above and beyond. (Hell, can I give them 10 stars?).

4 days later I opened a second ticket about an unrelated VTI issue that had also been plaguing us for many months. The experience was equally impressive and I again had a simple and reliable workaround.

Working with this group was a real pleasure.

Layne Jester
RedShield Security

I use Vyos from the beginning and his predecessor Vyatta. I like platform because has own style of architecture and similar cli like cisco and juniper.

I use platform to make migration from site to site or hybrid migration with Cloud.

I’d like that platform has all ipv6 attribute and use it very much.

Pavlin Dulev

VyOS is the backbone of our company network since the early Vyatta 6.x days. It scales to meet your needs – from 256MB Alix-Board Low-Power Box for small branch offices to multi-processor rackmounted/virtualized network appliance – and is extremely easy to integrate with other systems like monitoring and configuration management. The excellent support from Sentrium turns it into a truely complete product that meets all our requirements.

Head of IT
Enterprise Automation Foxit Software

I’m happy to recommend VyOS/Sentrium. We first began using VyOS several years ago; we maintain a VPN from cellular vendor network to our infrastructure. Since moving our infrastructure permanently to AWS, we decided to sign up for Sentrium’s professional product and service.

I recently ran into a peculiar issue with the IPSEC VPN after a version upgrade – Sentrium staff worked with me to resolve it, and were very prompt in providing information and resolution. We are running two instances, a primary and a backup, and both are working splendidly, with seamless failover.

Paul Theodoropoulos

Thank you for the prompt support. It is great to know that not only the product is a perfect fit for our needs, but also knowing that there is a professional support team we can rely on.

We use VYOS to connect distributed POPs to our data centers and provide secure Internet connectivity to the POPs.

Dan Shechter

I think you have a great product. Actually I like promoting your product to other customers and using it for demo purposes.

You are one of a kind today to support almost all network protocols.

Simon Östling
Arrow Electronics

You guys are great on support. Thank You.

Anthony Grevich

We are very excited about VyOS and use it as part of our products. VyOS convinces as a complete product with REST API and Wireguard support. The support is very fast and extremely competent.

Reto Giezendanner
Flow Swiss AG

The “why”

VyOS was designed as a software router with hypervisors in mind from the beginning. This choice allowed us to grow into a NOS that will help you explore the full potential of Google Cloud.

  • Reliable:
    Utilize the full power of Google’s 100+ edge locations while VyOS enables you to diversify connections through the support of its failover variants.
  • Cost-efficient:
    VyOS is essentially a centralized performance and management solution, which effectively eliminates the need to invest in and maintain multiple computing instances.
  • Scalable:
    The only thing limiting your performance with VyOS is the amount of available computing resources. Need more juice? Move to a more powerful instance and process more traffic without a hitch.
  • Secure:
    Safely connect your cloud environment, office and dedicated infrastructure to an array of VPN technologies, including DMVPN.
  • DevOps-ready:
    You can deploy and manage your GCP network infrastructure using DevOps tools of your choice, including Hashicorp Terraform and Red Hat Ansible.
  • Open-source:
    VyOS is a community-driven project. Our entire codebase is open for auditing, bespoke image builds and your contributions.
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