It’s time for another installment of DMVPN interoperability testing between VyOS (Hub) and Cisco (Spoke).
VyOS is an open source network operating system that can be installed on physical hardware or a virtual machine on your own server, or a cloud platform . It is based on GNU/Linux and joins multiple applications such as Quagga, ISC DHCPD, OpenVPN, StrongS/WAN and others under a single management interface.
User feedback about VyOS DMVPN not working correctly when hosted at AWS (Appears to be a NAT-Traversal issue). Let’s test it…
Last night, I spun up a Cisco CSR on my home hypervisor so that I could do some mixed environment (Cisco & VyOS) interoperability testing.
VyOS DMVPN environment
I added the crypto and tunnel configurations to the test environment today, and have some preliminary numbers.
I completed setting up the test environment I described in the previous post. As I described, this is what I have sitting out there right now, utilizing some newly added capacity at a couple of co-lo sites.
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.
I’ve discovered something in VyOS that might be “a showstopper” in terms of using it in production…
VyOS is a lot faster than I originally thought…
One of the reasons I wanted to build a virtualized environment was so that I could easily test and tinker with new things, and build isolated, sometimes complex, environments. Of particular interest to me, of course, is virtualized routers.