Introduction to Cumulus Linux Training Course


Cumulus Linux is a Linux operating system for industry standard networking. Using Cumulus Linux, users can automate, customize, and scale data center networks.

This instructor-led, live training (online or onsite) is aimed at network engineers and network administrators who wish to use Cumulus Linux to implement networking solutions for data centers.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Build and operate networks for businesses of all sizes.
  • Automate CI/CD workflows, such as NetDevOps processes.
  • Customize and scale networks seamlessly.
  • Implement industry-standard security features with Cumulus Linux.

Format of the Course

  • Interactive lecture and discussion.
  • Lots of exercises and practice.
  • Hands-on implementation in a live-lab environment.

Course Customization Options

  • To request a customized training for this course, please contact us to arrange


  • An understanding of networking


  • Network Engineers
  • Network Administrators

Course Outline


Cumulus Linux Overview

  • What is Cumulus Linux?
  • Cumulux Linux features
  • Cumulus Linux architecture

Network Command Line Utility at a Glace

  • Introduction to NCLU

Preparing the Networking Environment

  • Installing Cumulus Linux

Cumulus Linux Quick Start

  • Managing the serial console and wired Ethernet
  • Configuring hostname and timezone
  • Configuring switch ports
  • Configuring a loopback interface
  • Rebooting switches

Installation Management

  • Managing disk images
  • Upgrading Cumulus Linux and packages
  • Backing up and restoring

System Management

  • Configuring ACLs
  • Configuring daemons

Layers and Switch Ports

  • Configuring network interfaces and DHCP
  • Working with the PTM tool
  • Configuring MLAG, LLDP, VRR, and more
  • Configuring routing

Network Virtualization

  • Abstracting virtual networks
  • Working caveats and erratas
  • Extending layers


  • Monitoring systems
  • Managing log files


  • Troubleshooting network interfaces
  • Conducting network troubleshooting

Summary and Conclusion

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