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Cumulus Linux What's New and Different since Version 2.5.3 (Technical)


The technical presentation below highlights new features and major changes in Cumulus Linux 2.5.4 and 2.5.5:

  • Nutanix Prism integration
  • netshow moved into main repository
  • New supported hardware models
    • First Power over Ethernet (PoE) switch model
  • Network virtualization
    • LNV (lightweight network virtualization)
    • HER (head end replication)
    • VXLAN active-active mode
  • Management VRF (virtual routing and forwarding)
  • IPv6 resilient hashing
  • BFD enhancements
  • RMP enhancements

Note: While 2.5.7 is the most current version of Cumulus Linux, both it and version 2.5.6 contain only bug fixes, so there are no new features to discuss.


This support portal has moved

Cumulus Networks is now part of the NVIDIA Networking Business Unit! The NVIDIA Cumulus Global Support Services (GSS) team has merged its operations with the NVIDIA Mellanox support services team.

You can access NVIDIA Cumulus support content from the Mellanox support portal.

You open and update new cases on the Mellanox support portal. Any previous cases that have been closed have been migrated to the Mellanox support portal.

Cases that are still open on the Cumulus portal will continue to be managed on the Cumulus portal. Once these cases close, they will be moved to the Mellanox support portal.

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