Deploy and run VyOS on Hyper-V

Deploy and run VyOS on Hyper-V
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VyOS on Hyper-V

Hyper-V is a Microsoft software for virtualizing operation systems and hardware components. Hyper-V lets you create virtual hard drives, virtual switches, and a number of other virtual devices all of which can be added to virtual machines. This is a popular hypervisor that can be further enhanced with the networking capabilities brought upon by the open-source VyOS.

Included in Hyper-V Virtual Switch is programmatically managed and has extensible capabilities that allow you to connect virtual machines to routers and other devices in both virtual and physical networks.

VyOS is a virtual router, which allows you to have a separate network for all of your Hyper-V virtual machines and route its traffic through the normal private network to the internet. With a virtual router, you are able to configure an unlimited number of routed sub-networks for your Hyper-V virtual environment with as little as two virtual network adapters and extensive use of VLANs.

VyOS includes drivers and other modules required for best performance and dynamic hardware reconfiguration in Hyper-V environments. Also, VyOS doesn’t have per-instance and per-core licensing meaning you can scale your installations without worrying about additional investments.

Features

  • Automation-friendly

    You can automate the deployment with your DevOps tools of choice, or you can deploy the image manually through the VyOS CLI. Then, after deployment, you can upgrade it to the latest version of VyOS and move the config to a freshly updated instance. You won’t need to reinstall and configure the appliance from scratch

  • Advanced Routing & Networking

    VyOS offers standard network services such as DHCP server and relay, DNS forwarding, and Web Proxy. QoS and policy-based routing allow ensuring optimal handling of the traffic flows. Support of advanced firewall and NAT.

  • Reliable Connection

    Establish the controlled access to your private and public networks as well as the internet in general. Hyper-V provides replication and backup functionality for virtual machines. Increase the availability and reliability of routing paths via automatic routers redundancy on an IP subnetwork by applying the VRRP.

  • Configurable Environment

    Hyper-V allows configuring basic parts as a physical computer such as memory, processor, storage, and networking in different ways to meet various needs. VyOS may be adapted to any network topology and required extent functionality.

VyOS on Hyper-V

Common use Cases

Multi-site Gateway

Multi-site Gateway

Connect your private and public networking infrastructure to remote sites using a plethora of tunneling and encryption protocols: GRE, VXLAN, IPSec, IPIP, SIT, WireGuard

Multi-protocol VPN Gateway

Multi-protocol VPN Gateway

Get all benefits from different VPN protocols: IPsec (IKEv1 and IKEv2); OpenVPN in client-server mode, WireGuard, open-source implementation of DMVPN compatible with other vendors.

Edge Gateway

Edge Gateway

VyOS opens a lot of opportunities: load-balancing, traffic control, devices protection with a powerful firewall - both IPv4 and IPv6 protocols, stateful, zone-based, with source and destination NAT support.

Commercial Advantages

Routing traffic between VMs inside a hypervisor

Routing traffic between VMs inside a hypervisor

Simplify network topology. Traffic between VMs does not need to leave a hypervisor.

Run a web server or other software behind a router

Run a web server or other software behind a router

Protect web server from unauthorized access; use a single public IP address for multiple WEB servers.

Replacing hardware router appliances with a virtual one

Replacing hardware router appliances with a virtual one

Reduce or avoid expenses for hardware appliances by replacing them with VMs instead.

Analyzing traffic for anomalies and collecting statistics

Analyzing traffic for anomalies and collecting statistics

Get actual information about a network state and be ready to react to new events.

Technical Requirements

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Hyper-V

  • 64-bit processor with second-level address translation (SLAT);
  • 4 GB of RAM (8GB recommended);
  • VM Monitor Mode extensions;
  • Virtualization support turned on in the BIOS or UEFI.
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VyOS

  • One or more virtual CPU core;
  • 512 MB RAM with disabled balooning for basic functionality;
  • 2 GB permanent storage;
  • 1 or more NIC;
  • BIOS or UEFI.

What our customers say

The “Why”

Microsoft Hyper-V and VyOS help to deliver end-to-end solutions for clients to build complex or simple network infrastructure.
Here are the main benefits of the solution:

  • Easily serviced by technical staff thanks to Hyper-V Manager, VyOS unified CLI, image-based distribution, and support from the first hand.
  • Supports the long list of network topologies and technologies.
  • Scalable computing resource usage from small systems to high-end instances.
  • Virtual deployments support on-premises and in public/private clouds.
  • Easy migration of the whole infrastructure between clouds with Hyper-V management tools
  • Easy configuration with the same functionality on all types of devices.

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