Arista Warrior

Though Arista Networks is a relative newcomer in the data center and cloud networking markets, the company has already had considerable success. In this book, renowned consultant and technical author Gary Donahue (Network Warrior) provides an in-depth, objective guide to Arista’s lineup of hardware, and explains why its network switches and Extensible Operating System (EOS) are so effective.

Anyone with a CCNA or equivalent knowledge will benefit from this book, especially entrenched administrators, engineers, or architects tasked with building an Arista network. Is Arista right for your data center? Pick up this guide and find out.

Topic highlights include:

  • SysDB: the EOS system database that holds state, statuses, and variables
  • Multichassis Link Aggregation (MLAG): for linking a port-channel to multiple switches instead of just one
  • Latency Analyzer (LANZ): the interface-buffer troubleshooting tool with a reporting granularity of one millisecond
  • VM Tracer: for adding, changing, and removing VLANs without human interaction
  • Zero-Touch Provisioning (ZTP): for remote switch configuration
  • Hardware advantages: including merchant silicon, low-latency networking, and power consumption
  • Gotchas: issues with Arista switches or systems

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Why Arista?
Chapter 2. Buffers
Chapter 3. Merchant Silicon
Chapter 4. Fabric Speed
Chapter 5. Arista Products
Chapter 6. Introduction to EOS
Chapter 7. Upgrading EOS
Chapter 8. LLDP
Chapter 9. Bash
Chapter 10. SysDB
Chapter 11. Python
Chapter 12. MLAG
Chapter 13. Spanning Tree Protocol
Chapter 14. First Hop Redundancy
Chapter 15. Routing
Chapter 16. Access Lists
Chapter 17. Quality of Service
Chapter 18. Aboot
Chapter 19. Email
Chapter 20. LANZ
Chapter 21. sFlow
Chapter 22. VM Tracer
Chapter 23. Scheduler
Chapter 24. TCP Dump
Chapter 25. Zero-Touch Provisioning
Chapter 26. event-handler
Chapter 27. Event Monitor
Chapter 28. Extending EOS
Chapter 29. CloudVision
Chapter 30. Troubleshooting
Chapter 31. Aristacisms

Book Details

  • Paperback: 420 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media (October 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449314538
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449314538
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