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.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
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.
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Page Count (est.): 400
Pub Date: 10/20/2012