With its focus to help operationalize Cumulus Linux, Cumulus NetQ is designed to run on any Linux operating system or application across the data center — like Ubuntu, CentOS and RedHat — expanding visibility from the Linux-based switch to the Linux-based hosts and containers. The metadata it collects across these elements ensures visibility and intelligence in the health of the network, making sure everything is behaving as intended.
NetQ is unique in this capability since it is the only telemetry agent in the market that is integrated with container orchestrators and the Netlink interface to the Linux Kernel, which provides real-time access to Linux networking events across the routed fabric. Using Cumulus NetQ advances network operations to drive CI/CD, web-scale initiatives through an automated and intelligent approach.
Deep packet tracing validates that you have the true end-to-end connectivity you expected.
Receive event notifications via Slack or Pager Duty so that any part of the IT team can be alerted and start troubleshooting.
All networking events are time-stamped, so you can ID all historical changes to pinpoint issues.
Remove blind-spots by running a single Show, Trace or Check command to troubleshoot the entire network, from any location.
Historically, we have leveraged a combination of custom scripts and SNMP for monitoring and alerting which can be cumbersome to maintain and are prone to human error. NetQ provides a platform that has empowered us to automate and enhance our monitoring and alerting stack, resulting in reduced administration time when carrying out daily tasks such as upgrades and network changes.
With NetQ, we’re able to make changes with much more certainty and quickly roll-back if things don’t go as planned. NetQ is enabling us to operate with a higher degree of confidence at a much faster speed since issues are detected early, reducing downstream complexities.
Red Hat believes automation is key to building, managing and scaling modern cloud networks. Red Hat collaborates with technology partners such as Cumulus Networks to bring solutions like NetQ for telemetry-based fabric validation to Ansible users, helping to further our vision of enabling test-driven deployment and continuous compliance.
With NetQ, we can run small check commands and see what was really going on in our network. The benefits to us are early alerting and validating whole state of fabric. Monitoring is one thing, but with NetQ, the knowledge is instant. NetQ is really unique, it’s a tool that tells us exactly what is wrong with our environment, and the knowledge to know where it is stemming from.
Preventative workflows to validate configuration while rolling out in production. Innovate with confidence.
Proactive alerts for quick remediation. NetQ detects faulty network state and alerts you in real time with precise fault location.
Diagnostic analysis of fabric-wide events. It's as if you had a time machine, so you can “go back in time” to replay network state for exact root-cause analysis.
Get deep insights into the Linux Kernel networking events because NetQ interfaces with Netlink directly into the LInux Kernel.
Work across all 70+ switch devices that run Cumulus Linux and across all the major Linux-based hosts, including REHL, CentOS, and and Ubuntu.
Use your laptop or any console to get insight and data from across the fabric on a single screen.
Query the entire stack from layer 1, network topologies, protocols and host environments using check, show and trace commands so you can easily identify issues from the container to the switch.
Integrates with major container orchestration engines such as Docker Swarm and Kubernetes.
End-to-end packet tracing across the routed fabric.
Seamless integration with existing Linux tools and workflows like Ansible and Puppet for change management, CI/CD and automation.
Web-scale efficiencies through designing, building and operating data centers based upon Linux.
Cumulus NetQ enables organizations to operate with a greater ability to 1) validate the network is working as intended, 2) quickly troubleshoot any network issue through rollback change analysis, 3) determine the impact of the issue, and 4) trace network paths to quickly pinpoint the actual cause of the problem.
Without this deep visibility, you can’t operate your network intelligently. With Cumulus NetQ, you obtain holistic, collaborative, actionable insight into every change or issue. Your network doesn’t stop at your top of rack switch; your visibility or troubleshooting boundary shouldn’t either.