Static Routing on Vyos Router

Static Routing on Vyos Router

The primary function of routers in a network is to carry out routing functions. In case you were wondering, routing is a way to move packets from one point to a destination. Routers determine the path a packet must take from a source to its desired destination. This path can be the path to the next router that has the destination ip address in its routing table. These paths can be determined using various routing protocols, some of which are dynamic and others static.

This guide, “Static Routing on Vyos Router”, will discuss the static way of doing routing. Note that this type of routes must be applied manually onto the router and it cannot be updated. Meaning that, if a link fails, the router has no way of knowing how to reach the destination since the failed link will be removed from the routing information base. Generally, this type of routes are used in very small networks where it is easy to manage manually, your routing entries.

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HOW TO CONFIGURE ROUTER ON A STICK USING VYOS ROUTER

HOW TO CONFIGURE ROUTER ON A STICK USING VYOS ROUTER

The term router on a stick is often used to refer to a network setup where a router and a switch are connected using an 802.1q trunk link.

This term will not be complete without talking about vlan(virtual lans).

A vlan is a logical grouping of devices in a network or simply a subnetwork that is used to repartition a network for improved management and traffic control.

To better understand this, let us use an example. Lets say you have a network made up of data and voice(VOIP). You can choose to divide your network into two groups or subnetworks(vlans) where the first vlan say vlan1 routes data traffic while the second vlan say vlan2 routes voice traffic.

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CONFIGURE DHCP ON VYOS ROUTER

CONFIGURE DHCP ON VYOS ROUTER

To configure dhcp on vyos router, install vyos and boot into the vyos router. Follow this guide for instructions on how to install vyos router with basic settings. https://topnetworkguide.com/how-to-install-and-configure-vyos-router/
DHCP is important to harmonize the distribution of ip addresses among client machines. This enables easy identification on the network. To further understand what dhcp means, and how it works, follow this guide: https://topnetworkguide.com/how-to-install-and-configure-dhcp-on-ubuntu-server-16-04/

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