Thursday 9 AUGUST 2018
National Convention Centre, Canberra

Cloud Security for Network and System Administrators

Sutharsan Sivapalan
Systems Engineer
Cumulus Networks



This hands-on masterclass is for network and system administrators and explores architecture, installation, configuration, operation, and management of Cumulus® Linux® running on bare metal switches.



In order to adequately cover the content and leave time for questions, we assume students are familiar with a baseline level of general networking and Linux knowledge outlined below.

On the Linux side

  • Basic understanding of the Bash command line
  • Ability to navigate and manage a Linux file system
  • Familiarity with operating system concepts such as services, packages and configuration files
  • Be familiar with a text editor. Labs can use either vi or nano

On the networking side

  • Basics of the OSI model, IP addressing and subnets
  • OSPF
  • VLANs
  • Bonding / LAG / Etherchannel / portchannel / LACP

What to bring

Each attendee will need a laptop (windows or Mac) to be able to run the demo environment.


Who Should Attend?

The target audience for the Masterclass is:

  • Network and system administrator - architects and administrators

Why Attend?

Delegates attending this masterclass will understand Cumulus Linux functionality. They will be able to perform the following activities:

  • Install, configure, and upgrade Cumulus Linux
  • Configure basic system management
  • Set up layer 2 networking
  • Set up layer 3 dynamic routing
  • Troubleshoot


Thursday 9 AUGUST 2018 from 9am-4pm


Module 1: Cumulus Linux Overview

  • What is Cumulus Linux?
  • Why network disaggregation?
  • Cumulus Linux architecture

Module 2: Initial Setup

  • Installing Cumulus Linux with ONIE
  • Initial switch setup

Module 3: Layer 2 Features

Configuring standard interface types, such as:

  • Switch ports (swp)
  • Loopback
  • Bridges
  • Bonds
  • Multi-chassis Link Aggregation (MLAG)

Module 4: Automation

  • Automation concepts
  • Zero touch provisioning and DevOps tools
  • Automation example

Module 5: Configuring Routing with Quagga

  • Setting up Quagga
  • Configuring routing
  • Troubleshooting Quagga

Module 6: Image Management (Upgrades)

  • Updating and upgrading Cumulus Linux

Module 7: Network Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting tools and methodology
  • Getting Technical Support


10:30-11:00 | Morning tea

13:30-14:00 | Lunch