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Cumulus VX Webinar Presentation

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A virtual environment for learning, testing, and exploring open networking. Cumulus VX allows you to learn, model, simulate and test network topologies using open networking technology at zero cost and risk-free in your environment

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Cumulus VX Webinar Presentation

  1. 1. v Cumulus VX™ David Sinn August 25, 2015
  2. 2. What is Cumulus VX?  Cumulus® VX™ (Virtual Experience) is a virtual appliance which simulates traditional Cumulus Networks Technology. Available at zero cost, Cumulus VX enables users to test networking protocols such as PTM, MLAG, VXLAN on their choice of hypervisor without the need for a bare metal switch or specialized hardware. Cumulus VX does not, however, have any hardware components and hence does not have any hardware acceleration found in Cumulus Linux or Cumulus RMP. 2
  3. 3. What can be done with it? Learn  Introduction to Open Networking with Linux  Basis for Cumulus Linux and RMP Prototype  Design and simulate networks virtually  Plan migrations, new deployments, protocol changes, etc. Develop  Open environment to develop tools, automation, scripts, etc. 3
  4. 4. 4 Cumulus VX to Cumulus Linux/RMP Production Environment LEARN PROTOTYPE DEVELOP Ready to deploy Simulate
  5. 5. Cumulus VX & Open Networking Community 5 Share, Ask, Discuss all things VX, ON, Cumulus Open Networking CommunityCumulus VX Free Virtual Appliance to showcasing Cumulus Technology  Open Networking Community Portal  Primary exchange point for Cumulus VX and Open Networking  An exchange point for Cumulus Networks Products • Not meant to supplant existing support channel
  6. 6. Cumulus Community Portal 6 https://community.cumulusnetworks.com
  7. 7. Example  Cumulus VX running in VirtualBox  Without automation  Pre-defined configurations  Can be the basis for actual deployment  Room for improvement  Basic Leaf-Spine Clos setup  2x leaf  2x spine  Management Station  OOB network  Multiple Deployment Options  L3 – OSPF Unnumbered  L2 – CLAG 7
  8. 8. Pre-requisites VirtualBox  Add-on’s pack installed Cumulus VX  Available on our website  https://cumulusnetworks.com/cumulus-vx Management Station  Pointer available via Community Portal  https://community.cumulusnetworks.com/cumulus/topics/ using-a-management-vm-with-cumulus-vx 8
  9. 9. Demo Let’s switch to the demo 9
  10. 10. VX Testimonials 10 DEMO LEARN PROTOTYPE DEVELOP “Cumulus VX substantially increases our capability to highlight the value of Cumulus Linux. We can quickly create everything from simple single VM’s to large multi-node spine and leaf topologies that mimic customer production deployments without having to reserve hardware.” DJ Spry - Principal Engineer, Open Networking, Dell “Using Cumulus VX with online Cumulus Networks’ resources makes it easy for our team to learn how to automate switches without full hardware. This simplicity and convenience of building an image+script to demonstrate automation modules to new users would convert even the most devoted of CLI fans.” Boris Mimeur – Senior Technical Leader, CENGN Open Networking simulated in a virtual environment! Cumulus VX brings us great power in building proof of concepts, testing designs, training up on new features, and easy expansion of puppet development. Kris Amundson – Technical Operations Engineer, Puppet Labs “Having the ability to spin up virtual Cumulus-powered switches is a huge boon for automation testing. It's incredibly powerful to be able to use automation frameworks such as Ansible, Salt, Puppet, or Chef with Cumulus, and adding Cumulus VX to the mix now enables safer testing of these automation frameworks before you roll them into production. I use Ansible, and I can easily test changes to my Ansible playbooks using Cumulus VX before I run that playbook against production switches.” Scott Lowe – Engineering Architect, Networking and Security Business Unit at VMware
  11. 11. Questions 11
  12. 12. © 2015 Cumulus Networks. Cumulus Networks, the Cumulus Networks Logo, and Cumulus Linux are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cumulus Networks, Inc. or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. The registered trademark Linux® is used pursuant to a sublicense from LMI, the exclusive licensee of Linus Torvalds, owner of the mark on a world-wide basis. ThankYou! cumulusnetworks.com 12 Unleashing the Power of Open Networking

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