This guide is intended for network administrators who are responsible for provisioning switches with Cumulus Linux operating system and network configuration, whether initially or as an upgrade, in their data center environment. The Image and Provisioning Management (IPM) application provides local storage and distribution services for the Cumulus Linux network operating system (NOS) and installation and provisioning scripts used to deploy Cumulus Linux and NetQ software. A command line interface (CLI) simplifies the provisioning of these assets. IPM is installed by default with NetQ 1.4 and later. It is disabled by default during NetQ installation and requires minor configuration and activation to enable the software.

NetQ IPM is supported on:

  • Cumulus Linux version 3.6.2 and later. 
  • Cumulus Linux version 3.6.1 if static mapping is used between a MAC address and a Network Operating System or provisioning script.

Early Access Feature

The NetQ IPM application is introduced as an early access feature with version 1.4.0.