Upcoming VyOS Testing

Because I’m a nerd, on Saturday morning I started developing the topologies I’m going to use to conduct some more thorough VyOS testing.  As luck would have it, I’ve spent a good portion of the summer traveling to far flung co-lo facilities, as part of an infrastructure standardization and consolidation effort.  There’s a lot of excess capacity right now, in terms of both compute, and bandwidth.

This will allow me to build two identical environments in different parts of the country:

At each location, I’ll be provisioning two Linux VMs as test hosts, and two corresponding VyOS instances.  These instances will reside on a pair of VMware hypervisors, with a Linux VM and VyOS pair residing on each.  The hypervisors are in turn connected to a pair of Arista 7050SX-72Q switches, with two 10GbE connections, one to each switch, as part of an trunked MLAG.  The Aristas are connected via a pair of 40GbE connections.

This will afford me the opportunity to push VyOS in a number of raw throughout scenarios, while using a real world network.  I’ll be looking to test raw packet forwarding, as well as various encapsulation/overlay schemes, across a legit network, without having to factor in latency.

Once I’ve gotten that out of the way, I plan on conducting a number of the same tests in a cross-country environment:

Again, I plan on utilizing different encapsulation schemes – some without crypto, and some with.

Lastly, and this is of particular interest to me, I’m going to do some DMVPN:

This will be to test a few different things:


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    • September 9, 2016

      I can set that up. I finished building out the basic environment today, 4 VMs in each of two locations (2 VyOS, and 2 test hosts). Went fairly quickly once I’d gotten access to the hypervisors.

      • September 10, 2016

        even better, maybe we can also spin up upcoming beta, and look at that too

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