Posted to Twitter by Will Dennis(https://twitter.com/WillardDennis/status/629461549653082112)
Comparisons with Cumulus Linux
VX includes all the control plane elements of Cumulus Linux but does
not have an actual ASIC or NPU for line rate performance or hardware
switchd is not a part of Cumulus VX.
Thus, Cumulus VX is not a production-ready virtual switch or virtual router. It isn't meant to run on production switches or carry production data traffic.
That said, you can use tools like
Cumulus VX to monitor the virtual switch, the same automation and zero
touch provisioning tools, as well as security and QoS tools.
However, tools that interact with
cl-cfg, and other hardware management tools, are not available.
In addition, you cannot upgrade the Cumulus VX operating system using
update or use ONIE. A new image is available with every Cumulus VX release. However, you can use
apt-get to install additional software packages, whether they are Cumulus Linux-specific or Debian-specific.
I hope this helps.