How to upgrade Vyatta OS on Softlayer Vyatta gateway

Sometimes upgrading Vyatta OS to newer version is required for bug fix or security patch.

Vyatta OS upgrading on Softlayer is quite straightforward.


Step 1: Log in Vyatta gateway SLI and issue the command below:

$add system image

You can get the link from Softlayer

After answer a few of quesions (Always Say Yes haha), the new version of firmware has been successfully installed.

Trying to fetch ISO file from

  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current

                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed

100  261M  100  261M    0     0   109M      0  0:00:02  0:00:02 –:–:–  109M

ISO download succeeded.

Checking for digital signature file…

  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current

                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed

  0     0    0     0    0     0      0      0 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–     0

curl: (22) The requested URL returned error: 404

Unable to fetch digital signature file.

Do you want to continue without signature check? (yes/no) [yes] 

Checking MD5 checksums of files on the ISO image…OK.


What would you like to name this image? [VSE6.7R6]: 

OK.  This image will be named: VSE6.7R6

Installing “VSE6.7R6” image.

Copying new release files…

Would you like to save the current configuration 

directory and config file? (Yes/No) [Yes]: yes

Copying current configuration…

Would you like to save the SSH host keys from your 

current configuration? (Yes/No) [Yes]: yes

Copying SSH keys…

Setting up grub configuration…


Step 2: $reboot

Proceed with reboot? (Yes/No) [No] yes

After the reboot, your Vyatta is running on the new version!!! Yeah!!!

$ show version

Version:      VSE6.7R6

Description:  Brocade Vyatta 5415 vRouter 6.7 R6

Copyright:    2006-2015 Vyatta, Inc.

Built by:

Built on:     Sat Feb 28 01:31:51 UTC 2015

Build ID:     1502280134-4f8xxxx

System type:  Intel 64bit

Boot via:     image

HW model:     PIO-617R-xxxx+-xx031

HW S/N:       S0xx48xx420xxxx

HW UUID:      00000000-0000-0000-0000-002590F4xxxx

Uptime:       19:55:24 up 36 min,  1 user,  load average: 0.89, 0.94, 0.86

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