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Starting Vyatta router: configure failed!

Since I have experienced this issue several times before and I can never remember the commands needed to figure out what is wrong, I figured I would write a quick post. The issue is upon reboot of a Vyatta firewall you receive a ‘configure failed!’ error message. The exact error message depends on which features you have enabled on your device, but one example is:

Starting Vyatta router: migrate r1-system firewall configure failed!

So how do you check what changed / what is causing the issue?

Simply log in and run the following commands:

configure
load
compare

That’s it! You should now see exactly what is causing the problem and then be able to fix the issue.

© 2012, Steve Flanders. All rights reserved.

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