NVIDIA Cumulus Linux

NVIDIA® Cumulus® Linux is the industry's most innovative open network operating system that allows you to automate, customize, and scale your data center network like no other.

How Cumulus Linux Works

Explore the Cumulus Linux architecture, which was developed under the guiding principles of easy implementation and management, customization, and scalability.

 NVIDIA Linux Architecture

Why Choose Cumulus Linux?

 Get complete interoperability with Linux

Complete Standardization

Reduce complexities and get complete interoperability with Linux across your entire data center.

  Industry-standard security features

Network Protection

Receive additional levels of security exclusive to Cumulus Linux in addition to industry-standard security features.

 Open Architectur

Flexible Open Architecture

Customize your network and scale seamlessly.

 Linux-based management tools

Reduced OpEx

Leverage existing Linux-based management tools and talent and assign more switches per engineer.

  End-to-end automation for continuous integration

Built for Automation First

Get the most comprehensive end-to-end automation for continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) workflows, including simulation, validation, troubleshooting, and NetDevOps.

 Faster IT Delivery

Faster IT Delivery

Leverage native integration and best-of-breed tools for automation, monitoring, analytics, and more.

What You Get with Cumulus Linux

Key Features

  • Unnumbered interfaces: Automation gets even easier with this simplified Internet Protocol (IP) approach for Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF). All you need is one IP template for leaf nodes and one for spine nodes. 
  • Redistribute neighbor (RDNBR): Get virtual machine (VM) and host mobility by plugging your server into any RDNBR switch and making it layer-3 discoverable on the fabric. If you need to move the server, there’s no need to reconfigure. 
  • Prescriptive topology manager (PTM): Efficiently go from whiteboard to physical cable. With PTM, you can program your data center to verify connections and resolve issues faster.
  • Virtual routing and forwarding: Run multiple network paths without the need for multiple switches, giving you traffic isolation and network segmentation for multiple devices.
  • Ethernet virtual private networks (EVPN): The most advanced capabilities available for EVPN allow legacy layer-2 applications to operate over next-generation layer-3 networks.
  • Network command line utility (NCLU): A rich and simple command line enables easy network configuration and operation.

Standard Technology—with Improvements

  • Disaggregation: The open architecture using a Linux operating model unlocks the stack. 
  • Native security: From OpenSSH to authentication, Cumulus Linux keeps your switches secure.
  • Unified stack: With a unified operating model across compute and network, you'll reduce complexities and get guaranteed interoperability.
  • Software driven: Our software writes directly to the silicon, giving you a software-driven and hardware-accelerated approach.

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 Benefits of NVIDIA Cumulus Linux.

NVIDIA Cumulus Linux Datasheet

Explore the features and benefits of NVIDIA Cumulus Linux.