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Cumulus RMP User Guide

Introducing Cumulus RMP

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.

Cumulus RMP is a network operating system solution that enables out-of-band management use cases. It provides an open platform for customers and system integrators to use as is or build rack management applications on top.

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 the Cumulus RMP Features page.

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This documentation is current as of February 6, 2017 for version 3.2.1. 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 RMP 3.2.1

Cumulus RMP 3.2.1 adds the following improvement:

  • Network Command Line Utility: We’ve improved the syntax so it’s even easier for network operators to configure Cumulus Linux with NCLU.

For further information regarding these new features, and for 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 GitHub repository.

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.