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Introducing Cumulus RMP

Cumulus RMP is a network operating system in a ready-to-deploy solution that enables out-of-band management for web-scale networks. It provides an open platform for customers and system integrators to use as is or on which to build rack management applications.

Cumulus RMP shares the same architecture, foundation, and user experience with Cumulus Linux. However, the feature set is customized to the needs of out-of-band management. For a comparison of the features supported in Cumulus RMP, see below.

You can also find more information about Cumulus RMP here.

What's New in Cumulus RMP 3.6

Cumulus RMP 3.6 contains several bug fixes and the following new feature:

  • Support for a combination of local-as and allowas-in commands

For further information regarding bug fixes and known issues present in this release, refer to the product release notes.

Cumulus RMP Features

Cumulus RMP shares much of the same functionality as Cumulus Linux and comes preinstalled on your choice of 1G switches. For more information about each feature, follow the links below to the Cumulus Linux user guide:

Layer 2 Support

Cumulus RMP

Cumulus Linux



Ethernet bridging (VLANs)

Bonds/link aggregation




LACP bypass


Spanning tree protocol/RST

802.1Q VLAN tagging

VLAN-aware bridging

BPDU guard

Bridge assurance

BPDU filter



IGMP and MLD snooping


Unicast/broadcast storm control




Layer 3 Support

Cumulus RMP

Cumulus Linux

Static routing



ECMP resilient hashing












Management VRF
Virtual routing and forwarding (VRF) 

Additional Functionality

Cumulus RMP

Cumulus Linux

Network command line utility
Interface configuration & management

Zero-touch OS install & upgrade

Installation and package management

Full Linux extensibility

Network virtualization (VXLAN, LNV, EVPN, etc.)


Monitoring & troubleshooting







Setting up a Cumulus RMP Switch

 The quick start guide walks you through the steps necessary for getting your Cumulus RMP switch up and running after you remove it from the box. 

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