NetQ 3.0 Highlights:
With the addition of full lifecycle management functionality, NetQ 3.0 now combines the ability to easily upgrade, configure and deploy network elements with a full suite of operations capabilities, such as visibility, troubleshooting, validation, trace and comparative look-back functionality. The addition of LCM complements customer deployments of Cumulus Linux and helps to further reduce operations costs, increase flexibility, reduce security risks and maximize the value of network infrastructure. Included in the updated software are lifecycle management (LCM) capabilities that enable NetQ to deliver upgrade and configuration management with push button simplicity helping remove complexity and open the door to adoption of open networking.
Upgrade Management: NetQ now offers simplified software upgrade functionality for Cumulus Linux at the push of a button and provides a critical function for Cumulus Linux customers. What previously would require automation scripting and significant development effort to perform a software upgrade, can now be done simply with the push of a button through NetQ’s simple to use GUI interface. NetQ removes all of the complexity, workstreams, hassle and risks associated with the upgrade process, allowing our customers to focus on more strategic efforts. NetQ LCM is a must-have capability for all Cumulus Networks customers and adoption of open networking has never been easier!
Configuration Management: NetQ will soon (mid-year timeframe) support Cumulus Linux installations and configurations, making Cumulus Linux easier to deploy and manage, allowing customers to easily install a new switch and push a golden configuration from a centralized location. In addition, NetQ provides customers with the ability to enforce standards and best practices, deploy configlet that helps to automate repetitive configuration tasks and easily identify configuration differences when configurations on the box do not match the default configuration.
The inclusion of network lifecycle management practices helps data centers lower operational costs, increase flexibility, reduce security risks and maximize the value of networking infrastructure.