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Lifecycle Management

Using the NetQ UI or CLI, lifecycle management (LCM) allows you to:

  • Lifecycle management is enabled for on-premises deployments and disabled for cloud deployments by default. Contact your local NVIDIA sales representative or submit a support ticket to activate LCM on cloud deployments.

Access Lifecycle Management in the UI

You can access the LCM dashboard in a few ways:

  • Expand the Menu, then select Manage switches
  • Click Upgrade in a workbench header
  • Click Devices in a workbench header, then select Manage switches
dashboard displaying switch management tab

Access Lifecycle Management with the CLI

Lifecycle management workflows use the netq lcm command set. Refer to the command line reference for a comprehensive list of options and definitions.

LCM Support for In-band Management

If you manage a switch using an in-band network interface, the inband-interface option must be specified in the agent configuration for LCM operations:

  • /etc/netq/netq.yml configuration file example:

        inband-interface: swp1
        port: 31980
        vrf: default
  • CLI configuration example:

    sudo netq config add agent server vrf default inband-interface swp1

After the NetQ Agent is configured for in-band connections, you can create custom agent configuration profiles using the CLI, then apply the custom profiles to switches during upgrades.