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Arista Configuration Essentials (ACE)

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Detailed Course Outline

Module 1: Arista Hardware Overview

  • Data Center Cloud Architecture
  • Arista Fixed Form Factor Switch Overview
  • Arista Modular Chassis Switch Overview
  • MXP Ports and Breakout Technology
  • MXP Port Configuration

Module 2: EOS Overview

  • Design Principles of EOS
  • SysDB Overview
  • Benefits of EOS
  • Interacting with EOS
  • Introduction to EAPI
  • EOS Naming Convention
  • EOS Lifecycle

Module 3: Switch Configuration Basics

  • Switch Access & CLI Introduction
  • Basic Configurations
  • Logging
  • Interface Configuration
  • VLAN and Trunk Configuration
  • Portchannel & LACP Configuration
  • LACP Fallback
  • Basic Spanning Tree Protocol Configuration
  • Linux Shell Access
  • Management VRF

Module 4: Switch Maintenance

  • Aboot Overview
  • EOS Upgrade Procedures
  • Modular Redundant Supervisor Upgrade Procedures
  • Password Recovery Procedures
  • Recovery Procedures

Module 5: Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP)

  • ZTP Modes
  • Operation
  • Requirements
  • Config Files vs. Scripts
  • ZTP Examples

Module 6: Multi-Switch CLI

  • Feature Overview
  • Use Cases
  • Requirements
  • AAA Integration
  • Configuration and Operation

Module 7: Multi-Chassis LAG (MLAG)

  • Definition and Purpose
  • Operation- Peerlink, Election, L2 Protocols
  • Stateful Switchover (SSO)
  • In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU)
  • Configuration and Verification
  • MLAG and Virtual ARP (VARP)

Module 8: Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) Overview

  • Definition and Purpose
  • Terminology
  • Encapsulation
  • Operation
  • Head-End Replication Configuration
  • Verifying VXLAN Operation

Module 9: Monitoring Topics

  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
  • SFLOW
  • TCPDUMP Overview
  • TRACE Overview
  • Port Mirroring Configuration
  • Advanced Event Management (AEM) Overview
  • CLI Scheduler
  • Event Monitor
  • Event Manager
  • Latency Analyzer (LANZ)
  • Digital Optical Monitoring (DOM)

Module 10: VM Tracer Overview

  • Data Center Virtualization Challenges
  • Supported Functions
  • Operation
  • Viewing VM Tracer Information
  • VM Adaptive Segmentation
  • Configuration

Module 11: DANZ Overview

  • Agile Ports
  • Advanced Mirroring
  • Mirror to EOS
  • Using ACLs to Filter Mirror Sessions
  • Packet Truncation
  • Time Stamping
  • Tap Aggregation Mode

Module 12: EAPI Overview

  • Understanding EAPI
  • EAPI vs. Screen Scraping
  • Configuration and Verification
  • Using Python with EAPI

Hands-on Labs

  • Lab 1: CLI & BASH
  • Lab 2: Aboot
  • Lab 3: Upgrade EOS
  • Lab 4: EOS Architecture
  • Lab 5: Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP)
  • Lab 6: Multi-Switch CLI
  • Lab 7: Multi-Chassis LAG (MLAG)
  • Lab 8: BGP Equal Cost Multi-Pathing (ECMP)
  • Lab 9: Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) Bridging
  • Lab 10: Advanced Event Manager
  • Lab 11: Latency Analyzer (LANZ)
  • Lab 12: VM Tracer
  • Lab 13: Advanced Mirroring
  • Lab 14: Tap Aggregation
  • Lab 15: Extensible API (eAPI)
 

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