- 1G price reduction
- leaf switch SKUs that combines 10G and 25G
- spine switchSKUs that combines 40G and 100G
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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.Read More
We manage to add support for 4-byte autonomous system (AS) numbers (RFC4893) in our ICOS NOS for Aurora 620/720 switches.Read More
Looking to try ICOS or OpenSwitch?
Don’t want to spend a lot of resources to get your PoC working?
Our internal lab with multiple Netberg Aurora switches is available for remote access!Read More
That means an availability of one more NOS option for Tomahawk HW and fully-features OpenFlow 1.3.4 support.
MPLS in all it's glory and several OpenFlow controllers tested.
Sounds interesting for those who want to play with telecom applications.
An alternative to ICOS is ready – OpenSwitch.
OpenSwitch - an open source, Linux-based network operating system (NOS) designed to power enterprise grade switches from multiple hardware vendors that will enable organizations to rapidly build data center networks that are customized for unique business needs.
For many years, switches were black boxes with management through CLI/web or special API from vendors.
Cumulus Linux was the first product that aimed to change the industry and manage a switch like a Linux server with standard Linux management, monitoring, and provisioning tools. However, Cumulus Linux is aimed at the particular market with heavy L3 usage and offers a limited set of network protocols.
What’s going on with traditional CLI-oriented network OS?
They are going to be open too. Let’s take a look at ICOS, a feature-rich package from Broadcom that serves as a foundation for NOS on their ASICs.
Unlike servers, Ethernet switch does not allow simple Linux deployment with an ASIC drivers. Special integration efforts are required for a proper LED indication management, port mapping, power control, etc. Such integration could be implemented in many ways, let’s take a look at them.Read More
It’s a major release with 100G support as well as new 10G Base-T models. At last, Quanta LY9 is not the only one copper platform available.
Two Mellanox models are on the list too, 40 and 100G boxes.
Software and feature enhancements released in Cumulus Linux 3.0 include:
Cumulus Linux 3.0 is available on x86 and ARM CPU architectures. Cumulus Linux 2.5 ESR supports x86, ARM and PowerPC architectures.
For more information, please review the Cumulus Linux release notes to learn about all the improvements and new features in 3.0.
Aurora 220 switch with ICOS NOS is available at 1999 USD!
Thanks to low-cost Helix4 ASIC and embedded CPU, the Aurora 220 offers a unique combination of performance and features along with redundant power and cooling.Read More
called Software for Open Networking in the Cloud or SONiC.
SONiC is a collection of networking software components required to have a fully functional L3 device that can be agnostic of any particular Linux distribution. Today SONiC runs on Debian and available on Github.
No support from Microsoft, they intend to keep SONiC relevant, reliable and stable. The rest depend on a community or your development resources.
A major requirement for the switching silicon - to be SAI-compatible.
A detailed post from Mark Russinovich is here.