Cumulus Linux User Guide
Introducing Cumulus Linux
Cumulus Linux is the networking industry’s first full-featured Linux operating system. The Debian Jessie-based, networking-focused distribution runs on hardware produced by a broad partner ecosystem, ensuring unmatched customer choice regarding silicon, optics, cables, and systems.
This user guide provides in-depth documentation covering installing Cumulus Linux, system configuration and management, network solutions, and monitoring and troubleshooting recommendations. In addition, the quick start guide provides an end-to-end setup process to get you started with Cumulus Linux.
This documentation is current as of November 6, 2017 for version 3.4.3. Please visit the Cumulus Networks Web site for the most up to date documentation.
Read the release notes for new features and known issues in this release.
What’s New in Cumulus Linux 3.4.3
Cumulus Linux 3.4.3 contains critical bug fixes only. For more information on the issues that were fixed, read the release notes.
What’s New in Cumulus Linux 3.4.2
Cumulus Linux 3.4.2 contains critical bug fixes only. For more information on the issues that were fixed, read the release notes.
What’s New in Cumulus Linux 3.4.1
Cumulus Linux 3.4.1 contains critical bug fixes only. For more information on the issues that were fixed, read the release notes.
What’s New in Cumulus Linux 3.4.0
Cumulus Linux 3.4.0 contains a number of new platforms, features and improvements:
New platforms include:
Facebook Backpack 100G chassis now generally available
FRRouting replaces Quagga as the routing suite for Cumulus Linux
VXLAN routing (asymmetric) is now generally available
QinQ with VXLANs is now generally available
PIM support expanded to include virtual routing and forwarding (VRF) and bidirectional forwarding detection (BFD) for PIM neighbors
See what’s new and different with NCLU in this release
It also contains these early access features and platforms:
For further information regarding bug fixes and known issues present in this release, refer to the product release notes.
Open Source Contributions
Cumulus Networks has forked various software projects, like CFEngine,
Netdev and some Puppet Labs packages in order to implement various
Cumulus Linux features. The forked code resides in the Cumulus Networks
Cumulus Networks developed and released as open source some new applications as well.
The list of open source projects is on the open source software page.
Hardware Compatibility List
You can find the most up to date hardware compatibility list (HCL) here. Use the HCL to confirm that your switch model is supported by Cumulus Networks. The HCL is updated regularly, listing products by port configuration, manufacturer, and SKU part number.