Education

Led by networking professionals, our training classes provide the instruction and hands-on practice to help you come up to speed quickly to install, deploy, configure, and operate Cumulus Linux.

Instructor-Led Training

Hands-On
Labs

Practical
Exercises

Learn Key
Concepts

Course Details

Our hands-on training course 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

More Information

Download the Cumulus Linux Boot Camp PDF

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
  • Configuring 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

Check out our resources section below.

Upcoming Courses

For customers wishing to purchase a private onsite class, Cumulus Networks offers a 2-day class for up to 12 students.

For more information, call +1 650-383-6700 or email sales@cumulusnetworks.com

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