Among all features and improvements, there is one for the CLI-hardened guys.

The Network Command Line Utility, or NCLU, is a command line interface for Cumulus Networks products that works just like your good old CLI interface.

It provides consistent access to networking commands directly via bash, thereby making configuration and troubleshooting simple and easy — no need to edit files or enter modes and sub-modes. In addition, NCLU does more than traditional command line interfaces by:

  •  Embedding help, examples and automatic command checking with suggestions in case you’ve entered a typo
  •  Running directly from and integrating with bash, while being interoperable with the regular way of accessing underlying configuration files and automation
  •  Automatically configuring dependent features