These release notes support the Cumulus NetQ 2.1.0 and 2.1.1 releases and describe currently available features and known issues.
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What's New in Cumulus NetQ 2.1
Cumulus NetQ has been reinvented to scale with the fast adoption rate of open networks and rapid network growth. In addition to the real-time data collection and fabric-wide performance analysis that are already supported in Cumulus NetQ 1.4.1, Cumulus NetQ now offers a graphical user interface for:
- Data visualizations of the overlay and underlay networks,
- Simplified network troubleshooting with network-wide roll-ups of health and alarm status in a single card, and
- Proactive validation of the network status and configuration to regularly detect network issues.
Cumulus NetQ 2.1.1 includes the following new features and improvements:
- Updates to the NetQ UI, including:
- Added scheduled validations that let you schedule when to validate the operation of the network protocols and services running in your network
- Added Management workbench which provides a single location to manage access to the NetQ UI, as well as view, add, and export scheduled validations and traces
- Improved display of trace results on the full screen Trace Results card
- Collapsed Navigation History into a menu to provide additional space for cards on the workbench
- Added user option to display the application in a light or dark color theme
- Fixes for a number of issues. See Issues Fixed in Cumulus NetQ 2.1.1 below.
- The LNV protocol is deprecated with this NetQ release. It is supported only through the NetQ CLI and API for users on Cumulus Linux 3.7.x and earlier.
Cumulus NetQ 2.1.0 includes the following new features and improvements:
- Modern microservices architecture enables scalable and agile network with real-time data collection
- Supports up to 1,000 nodes
- Graphical User Interface (UI) provides a visual representation of the health and operation of the network, network devices and events
- Monitor network-wide health
- Monitor individual device health and configuration
- View network devices inventory and device component inventory
- Monitor and validate network protocol and services operation
- Track alarms and informational events across the network and for individual devices and components, protocols and services
- Monitor connectivity with network tracing
- Customize your own monitoring workbench to meet your needs
- RESTful API provides access to data for use in third-party analytic tools
- NetQ Appliance with the NetQ Platform pre-installed to speed deployment and get monitoring as quickly as possible
- Several CLI improvements have been made. To view all changes, refer to the CLI user guide.
- Instead of using the
netq showcommands to display changes between two points in time, a new
netq show eventscommand is available to see these changes.
netq config tscommands used to configure the Telemetry Server has been deprecated.
netq configcommands remain for local file-based configuration and
netq notificationcommands have been added for configuring event notifications.
- Timestamps which indicate when a change occurred are displayed as an absolute time (Mon Feb 4 07:23:18 2019) versus relative to the current time (0d:2h:58m:34s ago). Uptimes remain relative to the current time.
- Instead of using the
Features supported in Cumulus NetQ 1.4.1 and earlier continue to be supported, with the following exceptions:
- The early access features provided with NetQ 1.4 that were not fully productized are not available with this release.
- Extension of NetQ CLI with custom commands
- NetQL, query language for directly accessing the database. This data will be available through the NetQ UI or API over time.
- Export of interface statistics to third-party analytics tools (like Grafana). This data will be available through the NetQ UI or API over time.
- Image and Provisioning Management (IPM) application. Life cycle management is in development for a future release.
- Support for Docker and Docker Swarm. Use Kubernetes to manage containers instead.
netq-shellcommand. A subset of NetQ commands had to be run on the Telemetry Server. Commands that ran on the Telemetry Server have been removed and the replacement commands can be run from any node.
- Service Console. Web-based UI access to the CLI is not currently available. Access the CLI directly through a terminal window.
Cumulus NetQ 2.1 is available on a subscription basis as part of your support contract. For details, refer to the Support Policy.
Install or Upgrade to Version 2.1
Whether you are installing Cumulus NetQ 2.1 for the first time or upgrading from an earlier version, follow the steps in the NetQ Deployment Guide.
The technical user documentation is available here.
Issues Fixed in Cumulus NetQ 2.1.1
The following is a list of fixed issues in Cumulus NetQ 2.1.1 release.
New Known Issues in Cumulus NetQ 2.1.1
There are no new known issues in Cumulus NetQ 2.1.1 release.
Known Issues in Cumulus NetQ 2.1.0
The following is a list of known issues in Cumulus NetQ 2.1.0 release.