Cumulus NetQ 2.2 Release Notes

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These release notes support the Cumulus NetQ 2.2.0 release and describe currently available features and known issues.

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What's New in Cumulus NetQ 2.2

Cumulus NetQ is now available as a cloud service, making it even easier to scale with your network growth. Just like Cumulus NetQ deployed in your premises, real-time data collection and fabric-wide performance analysis are available through the cloud service. New functionality has also been added to the NetQ UI.

Cumulus NetQ 2.2.0 includes the following new features and improvements:

For on-site and SaaS

  • Graphical User Interface (UI)
    • Added ability to monitor and validate OSPF network protocol operation
    • Added ability to validate MTU, Sensors, VLAN and VXLAN protocols and services
    • Added new standard user role, user, with reduced access permission compared to the administrative user
    • Added Prescriptive Topology Manager (PTM) events
  • Command Line Interface (CLI)
    • Included Interface Statistics as an early access feature

For SaaS only

  • Released new Cumulus NetQ Cloud Appliance to speed deployment and get monitoring as quickly as possible
  • Added CLI support for installation and configuration of the Cumulus NetQ Cloud Appliance
  • Added support for multiple data centers

Licensing

Cumulus NetQ 2.2 is available on a subscription basis as part of your support contract. For details, refer to the Cumulus NetQ Versioning and Support Policy or the Cumulus NetQ Cloud Versioning and Support Policy.

Install or Upgrade to Version 2.2

Whether you are installing Cumulus NetQ 2.2 for the first time or upgrading from an earlier version, follow the steps in the NetQ Deployment Guide.

Documentation

The Cumulus NetQ user documentation is available online at docs.cumulusnetworks.com. You are able to provide feedback with corrections and suggestions there. This documentation is updated at every release, and periodically with corrections. Note that an updated UI User Guide may not be available for up to five days after a release. All other documents are available at the time of a release.

Issues Fixed in Cumulus NetQ 2.2.0

The following is a list of fixed issues in Cumulus NetQ 2.2.0 release.

Release Note ID Summary Description

RN-1428 (NETQ-2600)
NetQ GUI: The Configuration File Evolution tab on the large Network Services EVPN Session and LLDP Session cards occasionally showed no output

Sometimes the Configuration File Evolution tab on the large Network Services EVPN Session and LLDP Session cards did not show the configuration file when you clicked the time of change.

This issue is fixed in Cumulus NetQ 2.2.0.


RN-1432 (NETQ-2614)
NetQ GUI: You could delete the default Cumulus Workbench

In the NetQ GUI, if you click the user account icon > User Settings > Profile & Preferences > Workbenches card, you can delete the default Cumulus Workbench from the application. If you accidentally delete it, you must recreate the workbench yourself, or contact support to have it reinstalled. You can no longer delete this default workbench.

This issue is fixed in Cumulus NetQ 2.2.0.

Known Issues in Cumulus NetQ 2.2.0

The following is a list of known issues in Cumulus NetQ 2.2.0 release.

Release Note ID Summary Description

RN-1378 (NETQ-2135)
NetQ GUI: Default BGP and CLAG Validation results do not display rotten node count

Default BGP and CLAG validation requests that produce results with rotten nodes do not display the count of these nodes on the full screen On-Demand Validation Results cards.

This is a known issue that is currently being investigated.


RN-1429 (NETQ-2601)
NetQ GUI: The Configuration File Evolution tab on the large Network Services CLAG Session card shows changes to FRRouting config

The Configuration File Evolution tab on the large Network Services CLAG Session card shows changes to the FRRouting configuration file, rather than the CLAG configuration file.

<FL> Is the FRRouting configuration file the same as the CLAG configuration file?

This is a known issue that is currently being investigated.


RN-1430 (NETQ-2567)
NetQ GUI: Warnings and failures on the medium Scheduled Trace Result card always show 100% when the past 24 hour timeframe is selected

When the past 24 hour time period is selected on the medium Scheduled Trace Result card, the heat maps for both warnings and failures are incorrectly displaying a saturation value of 100%. The total of the two values should equal 100%. Other time periods display correctly.

This is a known issue that is currently being investigated.


RN-1431 (NETQ-2511)
NetQ GUI: All full screen cards show only the date by default

By default, only the date is shown in all full screen cards; no time is presented.

To work around this issue, click the user account icon > User Settings > Profile & Preferences. On the Display card, select any Date Format. The cards will then display both date and time. 

This is a known issue that is currently being investigated.


RN1433 (NetQ-2648)
NetQ GUI: Full Screen On-Demand Trace results for new trace may show old trace results/paths

When a user creates the same on-demand trace as they created at some time in the past, and the results indicate a different number of available paths, the full screen On-demand Trace Results card may not show the updated results. The medium and large On-demand Trace Results cards do show the updated results.

To work around this issue, perform a browser refresh.

This is a known issue that is currently being investigated.


RN-1464 (NETQ-2737)
NetQ GUI: The table on the large Network Services All EVPN Sessions card does not show alarm counts correctly

Some critical alarms that are seen when you run netq show events level critical type evpn do not appear in the table on the large Network Services All EVPN Sessions card.

This is a known issue that is currently being investigated.


RN-1465 (NETQ-2670)
CTRL+C does not kill the back-end `netq` process

Issuing a CTRL+C command does not send a SIGKILL to terminate the back-end netq process.

If you want to terminate the process, run sudo systemctl stop netqd.

This is a known issue that is currently being investigated.


RN-1466 (NETQ-2822)
NetQ GUI: The full screen Scheduled Validation Result OSPF card does not show failed session and total session counts

The failed session count and total session count columns are empty on the full screen Scheduled Validation Result OSPF card, despite showing other valid data.

This is a known issue that is currently being investigated.


RN-1467 (NETQ-2810)
NetQ GUI: The Sensor tab on the full screen Network Health card displays no data

The Sensor tab on the full screen Network Health card does not display any data. All the other tabs display data for other items and protocols.

This is a known issue that is currently being investigated.

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