Features and use cases
VyOS is also an open-source network operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux that provides software-based network routing, firewall, and VPN functionality. In its latter version 1.2., VyOS changed routing engine to FRRouting, which makes it an ideal and cost-effective solution for large enterprises, SMB’s, network service providers, system integrators, private cloud providers, advanced users, and for home labs.
VyOS supports the Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor on Linux OS by providing a prebuilt Linux KVM image that runs on the KVM. This image has a number of Linux KVM-specific modifications and optimizations.
As a virtual router, VyOS allows you to have a separate network for all of your KVM 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 KVM 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 KVM environments. Also, VyOS doesn’t need per-instance and per-core licensing meaning you can scale your installations without worrying about additional investments.
Being focused on routing, VyOS offers its users access to enterprise-grade functionality such as powerful traffic filtration, flows analysis, HA topologies, IPsec, OpenVPN, and NAT.
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