Cumulus Linux

What Are the Commonalities of Switches Supporting Cumulus Linux

As the first full-featured Linux based operating system (OS), Cumulus Linux has injected great possibilities and new vitality in the networking field in these two years. Due to its great effort in open networking, Cumulus Linux has been one of the three leading OSs in the market. The other two are IP Infusion OcNOS and Pica8 PICOS. Recently, the collaboration…

Access Control List Linux:How Much Do You Know?

Traditional Linux networking is satisfied for most situations when employed in a network switch, router or other network devices. However, it still has some limitations such as the problem of UNIX file permissions, which affects network security. Luckily, Access Control List (ACL) has been developed, which is designed to make a flexible permission mechanism in Linux. Well, what is ACL…

Everything You Should Know About Cumulus Linux

Nowadays, many new small-and-medium-sized internet companies choose to use a bare metal switch with a third party network operating system (NOS) for network construction. The NOS they choose is consistent with the Open Network Install Environment (ONIE), a network OS installer which supports loading a network OS of choice, and then changing to a different network OS later. Among all…

Open Hardware

Open Switch—One Contributor to Open Source Network

With the higher and higher demand for network agility and scalability, traditional networking has been no longer satisfying. In that case, the open source network has been an urgent need. To meet with this new trend, here comes our open switch, a great contributor to open networking. What Is Open Switch? Open switches refer to switches in which the hardware…

VXLAN

An Overview on EVPN and LNV

Bombarded with assorted network applications and protocols, the technologies and solutions for network virtualization delivery have been enriched greatly over the past years. Among those technologies, VXLAN, also called virtual extensible local area network, is the key network virtualization. It enables layer 2 segments to be extended over an IP core (the underlay). The initial definition of VXLAN (RFC 7348)…

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What Is Open Source Networking and How to Achieve It?

The traditional network architecture has been unable to meet the needs of enterprises, operators and network users. It has complicated configuration on equipment and is slow in the iteration. To solve this problem, open source networking has emerged! Then, what is open source networking? How to achieve it? Just read through this post to find the answers! What Is Open…