Cumulus Linux Fundamentals, plus Ansible automation

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GNS3 Linux Fundamentals: Learn Cumulus Linux, White Box switching and Ansible

The course includes hands on demonstrations using both Cumulus VX and physical switches. The best part is you can practice using GNS3 and Cumulus VX locally on your laptop!

Cumulus Linux combines the power of Open Networking with a network operating system that runs on top of industry standard networking hardware from vendors such as Dell, HP, Quanta and others. Founded by veteran networking engineers from Cisco and VMware, Cumulus Networks makes the first Linux operating system for networking hardware and fills a critical gap in realizing the true promise of the software-defined data center. Just as Linux completely transformed the economics and innovation on the server side of the data center, Cumulus Linux is doing the same for the network. It is radically reducing the costs and complexities of operating modern data center networks for service providers and businesses of all sizes.

By providing a software-only solution, Cumulus Linux is enabling disaggregation of data center switches akin to the x86 server hardware/software disaggregation. Data-center networking is rapidly standardizing on merchant silicon and with Cumulus Linux, networking is adopting the principals of Linux and disaggregation of the compute world.


Cumulus Linux Introduction

* Why you should consider using white box switching

* What is disaggregation?

* Is Cumulus Linux actually Linux?

* Demonstrations

GNS3 and Cumulus VX

* Download Cumulus Linux VX

* Import OVAs into GNS3

* Configure OVAs for use with GNS3

* Create a lab topology using Cumulus Linux switches and VPCS

* Configure VLANs

* Test the network

Initial Setup

* ONIE and physical switches

* Basic set up

* Demonstration

Layer 2 Features

* Configure switch interfaces

* Demonstration

* Network Tools

* Demonstration

Configure Routing

* Configure OSPF using multiple methods

* Demonstration

Network Automation using Ansible

* Automation overview

* Ansible options

* Demonstration

Image Management - Physical switches

* How to upgrade a switch

* Demonstration

Note: this course is not endorsed by or sponsored by Cumulus Networks. If are looking for some more in-depth customer training we would reccomend that you take a peek at the Cumulus Networks Instructor-led Training

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Your GNS3 Academy Instructor

David Bombal
David Bombal

David Bombal (CCIE #11023 Emeritus) passed his Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Routing and Switching exam in January 2003. David has the highest rated and most popular course in the GNS3 Academy: SDN and OpenFlow Introduction.

David's software tools and training have been downloaded +100,000 times. Many thousands of engineers like you use his tools and training on a regular basis.

David has developed over 20 courses for HP which are used worldwide. These include multiple SDN courses and HP ASE certification courses (4 day Instructor led training).

David's YouTube videos have been viewed +1 million times.

David has been training Cisco and networking courses for 15+ years and has delivered instructor led courses in various countries around the world covering a wide range of Cisco topics from CCNA to CCIE.

He has also personally developed Cisco engineer utilities such as the VPN Config Generator, software, training materials, EBooks, videos and other products which are used throughout the world.




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