I am trying to have OSPF go between 7 different routers (my addressing is attached, along with a network diagram). I am trying to have multi area OSPF between my router 4, with area 0 as my backbone with my servers and firewall. I have tried to configure OSPF according to http://wiki.vyos.net/wiki/User_Guide#OSPF on two of my routers (my configuration was exactly the same except the IPs were according to my network). My two routers could not connect to each other; there was nothing in the routing table or OSPF neighbours. Then I stumbled on other websites that did not have the same steps as listed on that website, ie. https://gns3.com/discussions/vyos-2. The steps they had used to configure OSPF were to add network statements, but that was after static routes were implemented. I have since abandoned the multi area and have put in all my network statements into area 0 for four of my routers, and they still cannot communicate with them. I have verified that they are all in the same internal network on VirtualBox and none are implemented with another adapter type. My question is: do I need to implement static routes before adding OSPF as a routing protocol or can I go straight to OSPF? If I can go straight to OSPF, what needs to inputted? I come from a Cisco background (CCENT) and taken Cisco classes along with three Linux classes in college, and this is for my capstone project. I have no experience working with this OS before. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Router configs are attached.