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Cumulus training

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 tailored to your success


Get personalized tutorials catered to your network needs from industry experts.

Practical Exercises

Get comfortable using Cumulus Linux with hands-on tutorials and activities.

Learn Key Concepts

Master the key principles, technologies and methodologies behind Cumulus Linux.

Boot camp information

Our hands-on training course explores architecture, installation, configuration, operation, and management of Cumulus Linux running on bare metal switches.


Network and system administrators and architects


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


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

  • Setting up routing
  • Configuring routing
  • Troubleshooting routing

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

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