Linux 101

New to Linux? How about Linux for networking? This is the resource hub for you. Learn about the benefits of Linux for networking, the basics of the operating system and everything you need to know to start configuring.

  • 6 Reasons to Learn Linux3:40

    6 Reasons to Learn Linux

    David Davis, author of "The Gorilla Guide to Linux Networking 101", discusses 6 reasons to learn Linux. Watch all of David's Linux 101 videos at cumulusnetworks.com/learn/resources/linux-networking

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  • Understanding Linux Network Interfaces6:31

    Understanding Linux Network Interfaces

    David Davis, author of "The Gorilla Guide to Linux Networking 101", as he reviews Linux network interfaces and demos working in a debian linux system.

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  • Network Disaggregation Explained3:26

    Network Disaggregation Explained

    David Davis, author of "The Gorilla Guide to Linux Networking 101", reviews what network disaggregation is and why we need it. Watch all of David's Linux 101 videos at cumulusnetworks.com/learn/res

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  • Basic Linux Network Troubleshooting6:41

    Basic Linux Network Troubleshooting

    David Davis, author of "The Gorilla Guide to Linux Networking 101", walks through and demos troubling shooting a Linux network. Watch all of David's Linux 101 videos at cumulusnetworks.com/learn/re

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  • Linux networking cheatsheets

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  • Cumulus NetQ cheatsheet

    Cumulus NetQ cheatsheet

    Learn how to manage a network in a snap. Download this cheatsheet for a quick reference on how to use Cumulus NetQ commands like show and trace.

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  • Cumulus Linux quick start cheatsheet

    Cumulus Linux quick start cheatsheet

    Sometimes, cheating is okay. Check out this cheatsheet for easy commands and configurations for getting started with Cumulus Linux.

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  • Linux networking 101

    Linux networking 101

    New to Linux networking but want to learn? This is your place to start. This comprehensive guide starts you at the basics of a Linux operating system all the way to practicing commands.

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  • Virtualization cheatsheet

    Virtualization cheatsheet

    Download this handy cheatsheet for a quick reference on Linux commands for network virtualization.

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  • Layer 1 cheatsheet

    Layer 1 cheatsheet

    Learn about all things Layer 1. Reference this cheatsheet for Linux commands relevant to configuring layer 1 in your data center network.

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  • Linux networking 101 video series by David Davis

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  • Layer 3 cheatsheet

    Layer 3 cheatsheet

    Learn about the most common commands with this cheatsheet regarding all things Linux networking for configuring layer 3 and more.

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  • What makes up the modern Linux OS?

    What makes up the modern Linux OS?

    New to Linux-based open networking? Start here. This guide walks you through the foundational principles of a Linux operating system and how it's used in networking.

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  • The top 10 most critical fundamentals of Linux administration

    The top 10 most critical fundamentals of Linux administration

    As part of our 5-part learning Linux series, this white paper dives deeper into Linux networking by covering the fundamentals Linux administration.

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  • Understanding Linux internetworking

    Understanding Linux internetworking

    As part of our Linux 101 series, this guide goes over Linux internetworking from a technical perspective, advancing your path on your journey to learning Linux!

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  • Getting Started: Benefits of Linux Networking3:15

    Getting Started: Benefits of Linux Networking

    Linux is the language of the data center. Tune into this video as Rama Darbha delves into the benefits and advantages of Linux networking.

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  • Getting started with Linux on Cumulus Networks

    Getting started with Linux on Cumulus Networks

    After you've learned the basics of Linux networking, it's time to dive in by deploying and practicing your skills with Cumulus Linux. This guide walks you through how.

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  • The essentials of Linux network administration

    The essentials of Linux network administration

    As part of our 5-part learning Linux series, this white paper discusses Linux network administration including the network interface, MAC addresses, IP addressing and more.

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  • NVIDIA Cumulus Linux architecture

    NVIDIA Cumulus Linux architecture

    This brief overview summarizes the architecture of NVIDIA Cumulus Linux with a color-coated diagram and descriptions.

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  • Our dedicated approach to open source

    Our dedicated approach to open source

    Read about how Cumulus Networks supports open source initiatives, contributes to the community and fosters a culture of innovation.

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  • Webinar: Why Linux in the data center57:20

    Webinar: Why Linux in the data center

    This webinar discusses how Linux is already used in the data center and how aligning your data center network with the same language will bring unprecedented scale.

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  • Kernel of Truth episode 03 — Linux: the kernel, the community & beyond

    Kernel of Truth episode 03 — Linux: the kernel, the community & beyond

    Roopa Prabhu, leader of the kernel team at Cumulus Networks, and Shrijeet Mukherjee, Cumulus’ former VP of Engineering, discuss the Linux Kernel.

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