Network Operations with NetQ

NVIDIA NetQ is a highly scalable, modern network operations toolset that provides visibility, troubleshooting, and validation of your Cumulus and SONiC fabrics in real time. NetQ utilizes telemetry and delivers actionable insights about the health of your data center network, integrating the fabric into your DevOps ecosystem.

How NetQ works

Using agents on the switches and hosts, NetQ is able to collect telemetry data across the entire network.

As a central control point, NetQ stores and processes information to provide actionable insights and complete visibility.

The rich graphical user interface (GUI) simplifies operations and increases efficiency by quickly highlighting issues and alerts.

Why Choose NetQ for Network Operations?

NetQ natively supports NVIDIA® What Just Happened® (WJH) through the Spectrum® ASIC for hardware-accelerated detection and reporting of data plane anomalies and intermittent network issues.

NetQ is also available as a secure cloud service, making it even easier to install, deploy, and scale your network. Leveraging a cloud-based deployment of NetQ offers instant upgrades, zero maintenance, and minimal appliance management efforts.

Streamline Upgrades

Experience push-button simplicity for network management with NetQ's intuitive GUI.

Gain Real-Time Intelligence

Correlate configuration and operational status, and instantly identify and track state changes for your entire data center.

Reduce Downtime

Optimize operations with quick alerts, faster troubleshooting, and proactive detection.

Remediate Faster

Detect faulty network states and get alerts with precise fault location data.

Remove Complexity

Simplify operations and increase operator efficiency by quickly highlighting issues through visualizations and alerts.

Diagnose Root Causes

Trace network paths, replay the network state at any time in the past, review fabric-wide event change logs, and diagnose the root cause of state deviation.

What You Get with NetQ

With full continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) functionality, NetQ makes it easy to manage and provision network elements with a full suite of operations capabilities, such as visibility, troubleshooting, validation, trace, and comparative look-back functionality.

Key Features

  • Network management: Access powerful tools to manage your NVIDIA Cumulus Linux and SONiC environments at the push of a button.
  • Advanced telemetry: Collect real-time data that enables deep troubleshooting, visibility, and automated workflows from a single GUI
  • Snapshot and compare: Easily compare prior network configurations to configurations after network changes are made to eliminate risk of disruption.
  • Network-wide visibility: See real-time visualizations about the health of your network with NetQ’s rich GUI.
  • Flow telemetry: Analyze fabric-wide latency and buffer occupancy data of all the paths of a 4-tuple or 5-tuple flow to identify congestion points


  • Preventive validation: Reduce manual errors before they’re rolled into production.
  • Diagnostic troubleshooting: Diagnose the root cause of state deviations with advanced diagnostic tools.
  • gNMI collection: Use the gRPC Network Management Interface (gNMI) specification to stream WJH telemetry data from the NetQ agent.
  • RoCE support: Monitor your remote direct-memory access (RDMA) over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) environment with NetQ to gain actionable insights into your high-performance network.