VyOS For Good

VyOS For Good

Providing our services, we want to interact not only with our customers, investors, and employees but also with the society in general and the local communities. We try to understand how can we, as a provider of network OS that runs on a wide range of hardware, virtual machines, and cloud providers, contribute to resolving social issues for the sustainable development of society.

Why VyOS?

VyOS is a completely open-source, fully customizable project that will provide a stable and efficient network performance.

For schools, colleges and universities

VyOS always was and continues to be an open source project and we are happy to offer access for schools, colleges, universities so students and research advisors and labs can get the maximum benefits of using open-source software like VyOS for their studies and research papers.

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For schools, colleges and universities
For nonprofit Organizations

For Nonprofit Organizations

Helping other businesses in the community to drive economic development, education, health, arts, and cultural awareness, also virtually being in every sector of society, the non-profit organization definitely plays an important role in every country. We recognize the importance of all the work performed by nonprofit organizations. As part of the open-source community, we are fully supporting your active civic position and ready to provide our help.

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For Emergency Services

Not all heroes wear capes, but we still need your support, your bravery, your heroism and your willingness to save lives despite situations and conditions. Reliable, open-source network OS for paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, firefighters, rescuers, military personnel and other first responders branches is ready to take on your daily networking tasks and provide stable performance and access to remote units, offices, and equipment. Sure, you’ll still be doing the superhero part of work, but hey… there’ll be less to worry about with us on top of your network game.

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For Emergency Services

Success Story

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J. Warren McClure School of Emerging
CommunicationTechnologies

The J. Warren McClure School of Emerging Communication Technologies (ECT) at Ohio University has used VyOS since early 2014. Prior to VyOS, our student labs were ran using CiscoInfrastructure which limited the capacity of students we could teach at a given time due to the expense and space constraints of physical hardware. On top of that, we faced issues of buying hardware with features that were unnecessary for our purposes, our curriculum requires a breadthof capacity rather than a depth of options. Our growing needs required us to look for new options.

J. Warren McClure School of Emerging
CommunicationTechnologies

The J. Warren McClure School of Emerging Communication Technologies (ECT) at Ohio University has used VyOS since early 2014. Prior to VyOS, our student labs were ran using CiscoInfrastructure which limited the capacity of students we could teach at a given time due to the expense and space constraints of physical hardware. On top of that, we faced issues of buying hardware with features that were unnecessary for our purposes, our curriculum requires a breadthof capacity rather than a depth of options. Our growing needs required us to look for new options.

VyOS was recommended by a colleague and has fit our needs extremely well. We have two primary uses for VyOS. First, in our VMware environment, we have eight physical stations that each have four physical PCs (Windows, Mac, Linux, and VyOS). In addition, each station uses up to five additional virtual VyOS instances that run in our virtual environment. This allows students to build a small to mid-size core network. Second, we recently started leveraging GNS3 (Generic Network Simulator v3) to give each student a customized experience. Each student has access to an Ubuntu Desktop session running GNS3 that is hosted in our VMware environment. Each session in turn hosts as many child VMs as it has resources for. The picture shown below illustrates the lab final project for one of our 4000 level courses, requiring students to create a full fledge company with a variety of sites, using five VyOS routers. Our Advanced Routing lab used six VyOS instances in concert to allow students to work with advance routing features like OSPF (Open Shortest Path First).

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The scalability of VyOS alongside its’ comparability to other common systems used in the industry have been key to in terms of our educational goals. With VyOS we are now able to teach a larger number of students about a grander range of topics rather than be restricted by the expense and physical constraints of physical hardware and the specialized nature of such products. Unlike our past infrastructure which utilized specialized equipment and commands thatare solely used on that collection of products, VyOS’ commands reflect other common systems used in the industry such as Ubuntu, Debian, and Juniper, allowing us to teach our students in environments that they will most likely encounter again in their future careers.

Overall, students who have used VyOS have found it easy to learn and enjoyed the ability to explore architectures that were not available in our past labs. It has been a great teaching tool, and we would like to see education uses of VyOS expanded. One ability of VyOS that we utilizedgreatly, but felt was limited was the “show system | commands”. We had students use this command often in order to back up their work as well as make configuring multiple routers moreefficient. However, the command saves not only the commands used, but also the hardware information. Since the hardware details change per router and per lab, students and professors would have to go through each line and delete hardware specific entries. A hardware neutralized show command would be greatly desired alongside more visibility of the command itself. It took us a while to find out about the command, and since it’s been such a great help to us, we would suggest it be a more noted command in general VyOS documentation.

VyOS features heavily in many of our ECT Tech Nuggets on YouTube which were created for use by network professionals and students alike:
https://sites.google.com/view/douglas-bowie/tech-nuggets

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We are happy to offer a premium subscription to non-profit organizations free of charge as both a token of our gratitude and a means of helping others make our world a better place.

PS: Your subscription comes with the following benefits:

  • Rolling release and LTS release ISO
  • Rolling release and LTS release source code
  • Public bug tracker and feature requests
  • Security advisories before public disclosure
  • Access to hotfixes
  • Migration assistance
  • Company level access domains
  • Private support via our support portal
  • SLA support subscriptions

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*This program is intended for educational institutions only, so we may not accept other admissions. Please, check our other programs for first responders, non-profit organizations, and open-source projects to find a better fit for your needs.

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