I have 3 Cisco CSR 1000v virtual routers in my home lab, providing BGP routing to a VMware NSX-T environment, that I am looking to replace with VyOS routers.
The Cisco 1000v’s work, but are unlicensed (evaluation mode) and throttle the throughput to just a few Mbps.
I am fed up rebuilding them once the evaluation period expires, so hence looking to switch over to VyOS using the latest free nightly build; as the subscription for an LTS build is just to much for me.
I am not a network engineer. I had help building the CSR 1000v’s from a former colleague, who is a Cisco CCNP, but he does not know VyOS.
Looking for advice from anyone who has done this before. What are your tips/tricks/pitfalls? Also what are the best resources to read up?
Are there any VyOS engineers/consultants who can do this? I am happy to pay ‘home lab’ prices; but my pockets are just not deep enough for a day’s paid professional consultancy.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.