The course includes hands on demonstrations using both Cumulus VX and physical switches. The best part is you can practice using GNS3 and Cumulus VX locally on your laptop!
Cumulus Linux combines the power of Open Networking with a network operating system that runs on top of industry standard networking hardware from vendors such as Dell, HP, Quanta and others. Founded by veteran networking engineers from Cisco and VMware, Cumulus Networks makes the first Linux operating system for networking hardware and fills a critical gap in realizing the true promise of the software-defined data center. Just as Linux completely transformed the economics and innovation on the server side of the data center, Cumulus Linux is doing the same for the network. It is radically reducing the costs and complexities of operating modern data center networks for service providers and businesses of all sizes.
By providing a software-only solution, Cumulus Linux is enabling disaggregation of data center switches akin to the x86 server hardware/software disaggregation. Data-center networking is rapidly standardizing on merchant silicon and with Cumulus Linux, networking is adopting the principals of Linux and disaggregation of the compute world.
Cumulus Linux Introduction
* Why you should consider using white box switching
* What is disaggregation?
* Is Cumulus Linux actually Linux?
GNS3 and Cumulus VX
* Download Cumulus Linux VX
* Import OVAs into GNS3
* Configure OVAs for use with GNS3
* Create a lab topology using Cumulus Linux switches and VPCS
* Configure VLANs
* Test the network
* ONIE and physical switches
* Basic set up
Layer 2 Features
* Configure switch interfaces
* Network Tools
* Configure OSPF using multiple methods
Network Automation using Ansible
* Automation overview
* Ansible options
Image Management - Physical switches
* How to upgrade a switch
Note: this course is not endorsed by or sponsored by Cumulus Networks. If are looking for some more in-depth customer training we would recommend that you take a peek at the Cumulus Networks Instructor-Led Training on the Cumulus Networks website.