vyos router


In this blog post, you will be provided with the step by step directions to install a brand new image of VYOS.  These instructions assume you already have built the virtual machine, mounted the image file, and powered on the virtual machine.  There will be future blog posts that cover that process as well.

STEP 1: vyos@vyos: ~user@computer$ Type: install image, then press enter

STEP 2: Would you like to continue? (Yes/No) [Yes]: press enter

STEP 3: Partition (Auto/Parted/Skip) [Auto]: press enter

STEP 4: Install the image on? [sda]: press enter

STEP 5: Continue? (Yes/No) [No]: Type: yes, then press enter

STEP 6: How big of a root partition should I create? (2000MB – 8589MB) [8589]MB: press enter

STEP 7: What would you like to name this image? [1.3-rolling-202004040117]: press enter

STEP 8: Which one should I copy to sda? [/opt/vyatta/etc/config/config.boot]: press enter

STEP 9: Enter password for user ‘vyos’: Type: password, then press enter

STEP 10: Retype password for user ‘vyos’: Retype: password, then press enter

STEP 11: Which drive should GRUB modify the boot partition on? [sda]: press enter

STEP 12: vyos@vyos:~user@computer$ Type: reboot, then press enter

STEP 13: Are you sure you want to reboot this system? [y/N] Type: y, then press enter

Plan Your Content


If you’re considering adding a blog to your site, you’ll want to have a plan beforehand. Planning your blog will help your subject matter remain consistent over time. It’ll also help you determine whether or not there’s enough material to maintain a steady stream of posts.

One pitfall many new bloggers run into is starting a blog that isn’t posted to frequently enough. A shortage of recent posts can give your visitors a bad impression of your business. One may think “I wonder if they’re still in business” or “they may want to hire a writer.”

A blog, like any other customer facing aspect of your business, communicates your brand. If it isn’t maintained and given proper attention, people will notice. Post regularly and keep your content fresh. Give your audience a reason to visit often.

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Categories and Tags


If you write about a variety of subjects, categories can help your readers find the posts that are most relevant to them. For instance, if you run a consulting business, you may want some of your posts to reflect work you’ve done with previous clients, while having other posts act as informational resources. In this particular case, you can set up 2 categories: one labeled Projects and another labeled Resources. You’d then place your posts in their respective categories.

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Pages vs. Posts


If you’re new to WordPress you may be wondering what’s the big deal behind Pages and Posts. At first glance they appear to be one and the same: if you were to create either a new page or a new post you’d be presented with nearly identical interfaces and in many cases the public appearance of pages and posts will look the same.

Don’t let this fool you. There’s a very fundamental difference between the two and that difference is what makes CMSs, like WordPress, great platforms for integrating blogs with traditional websites.


Think about the kind of pages that make up a typical website. Most often you’ll see pages like “Home”, “About Us”, “Services”, “Contact Us”, etc. Within WordPress these are often treated as Pages; documents that have no particular regard for the time they were posted.

For example, when you visit the “About Us” page of your favorite company’s website you don’t expect the content to be very different from what was available there a week ago.

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