Cumulus Linux Boot Camp - Mountain View, CA (1 February 2018)

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Cumulus Networks Inc.

185 E Dana St

Mountain View, CA 94041

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This hands-on training course (targeted at network and system administrators) explores architecture, installation, configuration, operation, and management of Cumulus® Linux® running on bare metal switches.

Target Audience

Network and system administrators and architects

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, you should understand Cumulus Linux functionality to be able to perform the following activities:

  • Install, configure, and upgrade Cumulus Linux
  • Configure basic system management
  • Set up layer 2 networking
  • Set up layer 3 dynamic routing
  • Automate configuration management
  • Troubleshoot


Module 1: Cumulus Linux Overview

  • What is Cumulus Linux?
  • Why network disaggregation?
  • Cumulus Linux architecture

Module 2: Initial Setup

  • Installing Cumulus Linux with ONIE
  • Initial switch setup

Module 3: Layer 2 Features

  • Configuring standard interface types, such as:
    • Switch ports (swp)
    • Loopback
    • Bridges
    • Bonds
    • Multi-chassis Link Aggregation (MLAG)

Module 4: Automation

  • Automation concepts
  • Zero touch provisioning and DevOps tools
  • Automation example

Module 5: Configuring Routing with Quagga

  • Setting up Quagga
  • Configuring routing
  • Troubleshooting Quagga

Module 6: Image Management (Upgrades)

  • Updating and upgrading Cumulus Linux

Module 7: Network Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting tools and methodology
  • Getting Technical Support


The 8 hours dedicated to the Boot Camp is an intensive coverage of Cumulus Networks content. In order to adequately cover the content and leave time for questions, we assume students are familiar with a baseline level of general networking and Linux knowledge outlined below.

On the Linux side:

  • Basic understanding of the Bash command line
  • Ability to navigate and manage a Linux file system
  • Familiarity with operating system concepts such as services, packages and configuration files
  • Be familiar with a text editor. Labs can use either vi or nano

On the networking side:

  • Basics of the OSI model, IP addressing and subnets
  • OSPF
  • VLANs
  • Bonding/LAG/Etherchannel/portchannel/LACP

Recommended reading/watching to refresh your skills before the Boot Camp:

Delivery Format

  • Instructor-led class, lecture and labs
  • 9AM-6PM, including 1 hour lunch
  • Online access to Cumulus Networks lab environment
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Connectivity Requirements

  • Students connect to training using their personal PC or Mac using a browser
  • An SSH client, such as PuTTY (Windows) or Terminal (Mac/Linux)
  • Students will connect via SSH to the lab environment, using port 22

Class materials will be distributed via box.com. Download instructions will be provided during class.

IMPORTANT: Please review the Cancellation Policy before registering

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