Running NetQ on Linux hosts provides unprecedented network visibility, giving the network operator a complete view of the entire infastrucutre’s network connectivity instead of just from the network devices.
The NetQ Agent is supported on the following Linux hosts:
- CentOS 7
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1
- Ubuntu 16.04
You need to install the OS-specific NetQ metapack on every host you want to monitor with NetQ.
The NetQ Agent monitors the following on Linux hosts:
- Layer 2: LLDP and VLAN-aware bridge
- Layer 3: IPv4, IPv6
- Routing on the Host: BGP, OSPF
- systemctl for services
- Docker containers — refer to the Monitor Container Environments topic
Using NetQ on a Linux host is the same as using it on a Cumulus Linux switch. For example, if you want to check LLDP neighbor information about a given host, run:
Then, to see LLDP from the switch's perspective:
To get the routing table for a server: