Cumulus Linux

Level
Beginner
Duration
30 hours
Course Fee
₹18000

This 6 days OR 6 weekends, 48 hours, instructor led Cumulus Linux course is a hands-on training course targeted at network and system administrators. This course explores architecture, installation, configuration, operation and management of Cumulus Linux running on bare metal switches.

Training Type
Classroom Online Corporate
Batch Timings

For the latest training schedule, please check the Schedules.

Weekdays
  • Early Morning
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
  • Fastrack
Weekdays
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
  • Sat / Sun
  • Sunday Only

Training is available in small groups as well as on one-to-one basis. Get in touch.

Cumulus Linux

Level
Beginner
Duration
30 hrs.
Course Fee
₹18000

This 6 days OR 6 weekends, 48 hours, instructor led Cumulus Linux course is a hands-on training course targeted at network and system administrators. This course explores architecture, installation, configuration, operation and management of Cumulus Linux running on bare metal switches.

Training Type
Classroom Online Corporate
Batch Timings

For the latest training schedule, please check the Schedules.

Weekdays
  • Early Morning
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
  • Fastrack
Weekdays
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
  • Sat / Sun
  • Sunday Only

Training is available in small groups as well as on one-to-one basis. Get in touch.

Course Introduction

Cumulus Networks unleashes the power of open networking and accelerates its adoption with Cumulus Linux, the operating system for open networking. Modern data centers need great physical networking for layer 2, layer 3 and overlay architectures, with the added benefits of improved economics and a robust ecosystem. By enabling switch disaggregation and use of well-known Linux tools, open networking liberates those networks and empowers the people who run them. With Cumulus Linux and bare metal switching from our extensive hardware compatibility list, your data center network is open, responsive and affordable. This course is a perfect mixture of theoretical and hands-on training for networking professionals which teaches how to install, deploy, configure, operate and troubleshoot Cumulus Linux.

Course Highlights

The key to a high success rate is based on the program’s objectives as follows:

  • Project manager can be assigned to track candidates’ performance
  • Curriculum based on course outlines defined by Cumulus Networks.
  • This Instructor-led classroom course is designed with an aim to build theoretical knowledge supplemented by ample hands-on lab exercises
  • Facility of Lab on cloud available (based on booking)
  • Courseware includes reference material to maximize learning.
  • Assignments and test to ensure concept absorption.
  • Assignments and test to ensure concept absorption.
  • Repeating or lectures allowed (based on seat availability)
Course Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand Cumulus Linux feature and functionality
  • Install, configure and upgrade Cumulus Linux
  • Understand Cumulus Linux feature & functions as
  • Network Operating System.
  • Configure basic system management
  • Set up layer 2 networking
  • Set up layer 3 dynamic routing
  • Automate configuration management
  • Troubleshoot
Course Topics

Module 1: Introduction to Linux and Cumulus Linux

  • What is Cumulus Linux
  • Use Cases
  • Hardware Compatibility List

Module 2: Installation and Management

  • Installing a New Cumulus Linux Image
  • Upgrading Cumulus Linux
  • Adding and Updating Packages
  • Zero Touch Provisioning
    x86 vs ARM Switches

Module 3: System Configuration

  • What is Network Command line Utility (NCLU)
  • What is ‘netd’ service
  • ‘netd’ service management
  • Configuration backup and restore

Module 4: Application and Daemon Management

  • Understanding ‘systemctl’ command
  • Explaining Port Numbers
  • What are IPv4 and IPv6 sockets
  • Understanding tools to monitoring Sockets
  • Identifying essential services

Module 5: Introduction to ‘switchd’

  • What is ‘switchd’?
  • The switchd file system
  • Understanding various parameters of switchd

Module 6: Fundamentals of Power Over Ethernet (POE)

  • How POE works?
  • Configuration and troubleshooting of POE

Module 7: Interface Management

  • Indentifying network interfaces on Cumulus
  • Understaning and Discovering device drivers
  • Significance of loopback interface
  • Understanding various switchport attributes
  • Interface types
  • Interface settings
  • Understanding limitations of logical switchport
  • What is ‘ethtool’?
  • Troubleshooting of interfaces

Module 8: Buffer and Queue Management

  • Understanding traffic marking through ACL rules
  • Understanding priority flow control
  • Understanding port groups
  • What is Cut-through mode?
  • What is Store and Forward switching?
  • Understanding hardware-enabled DDOS protection

Module 9: 802.1x Interfaces

  • Features and Limitations
  • Installing 802.1x package
  • Configuration of 802.1x interfaces
  • Accounting and Authentication on ports
  • Parking VLAN
  • Dynamic VLAN Assignments
  • Introduction to RADIUS Server
  • Configuration of RADIUS Server

Module 10: Prescriptive Topology Manager – PTM

  • Configuring PTM
  • Basic Topology Example
  • ptmd scripts
  • Configuring host-only, global, per-port, BFD and LLDP
  • parameters
  • What is Bidirectional Forwarding Detection ?
  • Checking link state with FRRouting
  • ptmcl examples
  • ptmcl error and outputs

Module 11: Layer 2 Switching

  • Configuring STP and RSTP
  • Customizing Spanning tree protocol
  • Understanding and Configuring LLDP protocol
  • Understanding Interface Team Bonding or Link
  • Aggregation
  • Explaining LACP protocol and modes
  • Explaining a VLAN-aware Bridge
    Explaining Switch VLAN Interface (SVI)
  • VLAN tagging
  • Introduction to Multi-Chassis Link Aggregation
  • Configuring MLAG
  • Configuring L3 routed uplinks
  • Monitoring Dual-connected peers
  • STP interoperability with MLAG

Module 12: Virtual Router Redundancy – VRR

  • Understanding a VRR-enabled Network
  • Example VRR configuration with MLAG

Module 13: Static MAC bindings with VXLAN

  • What is VXLAN?
  • Example VXLAN configuration
  • Configuring VXLANS in Cumulus Linux
  • Configuring static MAC bindings with VXLANS

Module 15: Lightweight Network Virtualization (LNV)

  • Understanding concepts of LNV
  • Sample LNV configuration
  • Understanding VLAN to VXLAN Mapping
  • Enabling and Managing service nodes and registration
  • daemons
  • Advance LNV usage
  • Understanding LVN VXLAN active-active mode

Module 16: VXLAN Routing

  • Concepts of VXLAN Routing Data Plane and the
  • braodcom trident 2+, maverick and tornahawk platforms
  • Concepts on integrating hardware VTEPS with
  • Openstack

Module 17: Layer 3

  • Managing static routes
  • Configuring Default gateway
  • Defining routing protocols
  • Protocol tuning
  • What are Clos topologies?
  • Over-subscribed and Non-blocking configurations
  • Load Balancing
  • FRRouting Architecture
  • Understanding Zebra
  • Configuring FRRouting
  • Interface IP addresses and VRFs
  • Configuring OSPFv3 protocol
  • Scaling tips
  • Unnumbered interfaces
  • Route Maps
  • OSPFv3 Area
  • OSPFv3 Distance
  • Debugging OSPF
  • Configuring BGP protocol
  • AS number fundamentals
  • eBGP and iBGP
  • BGP add-path
  • BGP peer groups
  • BGP Dynamic Neighbors
  • BGP peering relationships across switches
  • BGP TTL security
  • Protocol tuning

Module 18: Policy Based Routing

  • Configure PBR
  • Configuration example
  • Deleting PBR rules and policies

Module 19: BFD in routing

  • Use of BFD Multihop Routed Paths
  • BFD in OSPF
  • BFD in BGp
  • Scripts
  • Echo function

Module 20: Equal cost multipath load sharing – hardware ECMP : GRE Tunnelling

  • Configure GRE Tunnelling
  • Verifying, Changing and Deleting GRE Tunnels

Module 21: Configuring NTP server: Authentication, Authorization and Accounting

  • SSH for remote access
  • User accounts
  • TACACS Plus
    RADIUS AAA

Module 22: Monitoring and Troubleshooting

  • Access using Serial Console
  • Sending log files to a syslog server using NCLU
  • Logging technical details
  • Enabling remote syslog
  • Single User Mode – Boot Recovery
  • Resource Diagnostics using cl-resource-query
  • Monitoring System Hardware
  • Monitoring Switch Hardware Using SNMP
  • Monitoring System Units using smond
  • Network switch port LDE and Status LED guidelines
  • Monitoring VXLAN statistics
  • Monitoring VLAN statistics
  • Configure counters in switchd
  • Understanding Histograms
  • Configure Buffer monitoring
  • Restarting ASIC-monitor services
  • Understanding triggers
  • Understanding Monitoring Actions

Module 23: Monitoring Layer1

Module 24: Monitoring Layer2

Module 25: Monitoring Layer3

Module 26: Monitoring Protocols and Services

Module 27: Device Management

Lab Topics

Not Available


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  • Course schedule will be provided before commencement of the course.
  • Certificate of participation will be awarded to participants with a minimum 90% attendance.
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