Vyatta virtualization tools: Toward a more agile network

Vyatta virtualization tools: Toward a more agile network

Summary: After fighting complexity for ages, companies are looking for ways to re-unify their computing environment. Vyatta is making it possible to reunite networking with computing.


Vyatta let me know about the release of their newest edition of their network operating system. Vyatta Network OS V6.5 (VNOS) added support the use of Microsoft's Hyper-V as well as features to expand and extend the concept of a "software defined network."

Vyatta now offers network virtualization tools for VMware, Xen, KVM and now Hyper-V making it possible for the network to be as agile as processing in a virtual environment.

What Yvatta has to say about VNOS 6.5

Vyatta, the leader in software-based networking for virtual and cloud environments, today announced the general availability of Vyatta Network OS 6.5. With new features including Policy-Based Routing (PBR), BGP Multipath and more, Vyatta Network OS 6.5 is the industry’s most advanced software-based networking solution. Vyatta also increases its platform support with the inclusion of Microsoft Hyper-V, which delivers a new level of flexibility for enterprise and service provider datacenters.

The availability of Microsoft Hyper-V support in Vyatta Network OS delivers an enterprise-class networking and security solution for datacenters using virtualization from Microsoft or a combination of vendors. By deploying Vyatta in a Microsoft environment, datacenter architects can support advanced networking in support of Microsoft applications and systems.

In addition to extending hypervisor support, Vyatta Network OS 6.5 introduces several enhancements to its routing and security functionality:

  • Policy-Based Routing (PBR)
  • Virtual Tunnel Interface (VTI)
  • BGP Multipath
  • IPSec support for IPv6
  • Improved Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)


Topics: Networking, Virtualization


Daniel Kusnetzky, a reformed software engineer and product manager, founded Kusnetzky Group LLC in 2006. He's literally written the book on virtualization and often comments on cloud computing, mobility and systems software. In his spare time, he's also the managing partner of Lux Sonus LLC, an investment firm.

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