Advanced Networking Capabilities
Advanced networking capabilities based on continuous, stable and reliable connectivity are now becoming the most wanted instrument to accelerate information and operational technology. However, advanced capabilities create higher network complexity in the form of use and integration of multiple networking protocols, increasing the numbers and variety of devices and device types, edge computing etc.
Digital transformation, enterprise agility, mobility and cloud technology features such as non-server computing are all dependent on advanced connectivity. Which is why it’s highly important that they match the strategic goals set in the enterprise digitalization plan while establishing and developing strategies for connectivity and cloud.
VyOS on Nutanix
The Nutanix solution is made up of two distinct pieces: Prism, and Acropolis. Prism is a tool to manage your data center that provides one-click infrastructure management, one-click operational insights and one-click planning. Acropolis is the operating system that includes the distributed storage fabric, the application mobility fabric and the Acropolis hypervisor called AHV.
Using VyOS together with a license-free Nutanix AHV, you can build your fully-functional and flexible enterprise-level network infrastructure both on-premises and on private and public clouds. Nutanix Prism provides a simple plane to manage the computing, storage and networking resources, and, coupled with VyOS CLI, ensures advanced networking capabilities, such as network management.
Common Use Cases
VyOS is a powerful network OS that can be deployed on Nutanix AHV (Acropolis Hypervisor) as a Virtual Appliance/VNF on-premises or on popular public clouds.
(IPSec, WireGuard, OpenVPN, DMVPN) between Nutanix managed clouds; to connect multiple sites directly to the cloud through a frequent secure network over the Internet
VPN Access Concentrator
(OpenVPN, L2TP) to provide access to the internal cloud network; acting as an L2TPv3 router to provide Layer 2 stretching across the distributed sites.
(BRAS, BGP, OSPF) to provide access from a cloud to the Internet; serve as an exterior and interior BGP-peer to ensure a high level of network stability and availability.
Flexible firewall configuration enhances protection abilities and allows to provide granular network access, including Zone-based firewalling.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You guys are great on support. Thank You.
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.
Nutanix and VyOS help to deliver end-to-end solutions for clients who need to build complex or simple infrastructure.
Here are the main benefits of this solution:
- Fully open-source, highly customizable operating system.
- Easily serviced by technical staff thanks to Nutanix Prism and VyOS CLI.
- Support of a long list of network topologies and technologies.
- Scalable computing resource usage from small systems to high-end instances.
- Virtual deployments support on-premises and on public/private clouds.
- Easy migration of whole infrastructures between clouds with Nutanix management tools.
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