Arista Configuration Essentials (ACE) - Instructor Led Training

 

"This was one of the most informative classes I have attended in years.
I would recommend this class and instructor to anyone interested in the Arista vendor technologies."

Kristian Eliassen, Senior Solutions Architect,
PTS Data Center Solutions

 

Class Title: "Arista Configuration Essentials (ACE) 2.0"


3-Day training for engineering support (pre- and post-sales plus end-users)

Prices starting at under $3,300.00 USD per attendee (SKU: TRAIN-1)

Maximum class size: sixteen (due to hands-on lab limits)

Two types of classes: attend in-person or online

 

Arista Networks offers a 3-day instructor led, hands-on training class for anyone involved in the installation, configuration, daily management, break-fix, and technical support of Arista switching products. Systems engineers, network engineers, network operators, and network administrators are those that typically attend this training.

This 3-day fee-based training is being offered in several major cities, or virtually anywhere on the globe.

To Register, use the "Register Now" button on the right.

 

Upcoming ACE 2.0 In-Person Classes


 

  1. Boston | September 10-12, 2014
  2. Chicago | September 22-24, 2014
  3. New York City | September 15-17,2014
  4. Santa Clara | October 6-8, 2014
  5. Dallas | October 6-8, 2014
  6. Münster, Germany (instruction in German) | November 5-7, 2014

 

Upcoming ACE 2.0 Virtual Online Classes


Arista now offers a new "location flexible" alternative: Online, 3-day instructor led, hands-on training class.

Prices starting at under $2,000.00 USD per attendee (SKU: TRAIN-V)

 

Virtual Online Offering

  1. September 2-4, 2014 10 am - 6 pm EDT (UTC -04:00)
  2. September 10-12, 2014 10 am - 6 pm EDT (UTC -04:00)
  3. September 15-17, 2014 11 am - 7 pm CEST* (UTC +02:00)
  4. September 22-24, 2014 10 am - 6 pm EDT (UTC -04:00)
  5. September 30-October 2, 2014 10 am - 6 pm EDT (UTC -04:00)
  6. October 6-8, 2014 10 am - 6 pm EDT (UTC -04:00)
  7. October 15-17, 2014 10 am - 6 pm EDT (UTC -04:00)
  8. October 20-22, 2014 10 am - 6 pm BST** (UTC +01:00)
  9. October 27-29, 2014 10 am - 6 pm EDT (UTC -04:00)
  10. November 5-7, 2014 10 am - 6 pm EST (UTC -05:00)
  11. November 12-14, 2014 10 am - 6 pm EST (UTC -05:00)
  12. November 19-21, 2014 10 am - 6 pm EST (UTC -05:00)
  13. November 24-26, 2014 7 am - 3 pm SGT*** (UTC +08:00)
  14. December 1-3, 2014 10 am - 6 pm EST (UTC -05:00)
  15. December 10-12, 2014 10 am - 6 pm EST (UTC -05:00)
  16. December 15-17, 2014 10 am - 6 pm EST (UTC -05:00)

*Central European Summer Time

**British Summer Time

***Singapore Time

 

Note--Additional venues being planned; locations and dates are subject to change without notice.

 

Course Syllabus

ACE 2.0 Course Overview

Course Title: Arista Configuration Essentials (ACE) 2.0

This 3-day, instructor-led, hands-on course covers an overview of Arista hardware and software (Extensible Operating System EOS), and the theory, operation and configuration of Arista differentiated features such as VM Tracer, Latency Analyzer (LANZ), Multi-Chassis Lag (MLAG) and Advanced Event Management (AEM). This course is designed to provide the student with a significant amount of meaningful hands-on lab time to support topics covered in class. Candidates for this course should have a working knowledge of L2 and L3 protocols. Experience with Linux, Bash and Python is a plus.


Module 1: Arista Hardware Overview

  1. Data Center Cloud Architecture
  2. Arista Fixed Form Factor Switch Overview
  3. Arista Modular Chassis Switch Overview
  4. MXP Ports and Breakout Technology
  5. MXP Port Configuration

Module 2: Extensible Operating System (EOS) Overview

  1. Design Principles of EOS
  2. Sysdb Overview
  3. Benefits of EOS
  4. Interacting with EOS
  5. Introduction to EAPI
  6. EOS Naming Convention
  7. EOS Lifecycle

Module 3: Switch Configuration Basics

  1. Switch Access & CLI Introduction
  2. Basic Configurations
  3. Logging
  4. Interface Configuration
  5. VLAN and Trunk Configuration
  6. Portchannel & LACP Configuration
  7. LACP Fallback
  8. Basic Spanning Tree Protocol Configuration
  9. Linux Shell Acces
  10. Management VRF

Module 4: Switch Maintenance

  1. Aboot Overview
  2. EOS Upgrade Procedures
  3. Modular Redundant Supervisor Upgrade Procedures
  4. Password Recovery Procedure
  5. Recovery Procedures

Module 5: Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP)

  1. ZTP Modes
  2. Operation
  3. Requirements
  4. Config Files vs. Scripts
  5. ZTP Examples

Module 6: Multi-Switch CLI

  1. Feature Overview
  2. Use Cases
  3. Requirements
  4. AAA Integration
  5. Configuration and Operation

Module 7: Multi-Chassis LAG (MLAG)

  1. Definition and Purpose
  2. Operation- Peerlink, Election, L2 Protocols
  3. Stateful Switchover (SSO)
  4. In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU)
  5. Configuration and Verificatio
  6. MLAG and Virtual ARP (VARP)

Module 8: Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) Overview

  1. Definition and Purpose
  2. Terminology
  3. Encapsulation
  4. Operation
  5. Head-End Replication Configuration
  6. Verifying VXLAN Operation

Module 9: Monitoring Topics

  1. Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
  2. SFLOW
  3. TCPDUMP Overview
  4. TRACE Overview
  5. Port Mirroring Configuration
  6. Advanced Event Management (AEM) Overview
  7. CLI Scheduler
  8. Event Monitor
  9. Event Manager
  10. Latency Analyzer (LANZ
  11. Digital Optical Monitoring (DOM)

Module 10: VM Tracer Overview

  1. Data Center Virtualization Challenges
  2. Supported Functions
  3. Operation
  4. Viewing VM Tracer Information
  5. VM Adaptive Segmentation
  6. Configuration

Module 11: DANZ Overview

  1. Agile Ports
  2. Advanced Mirroring
  3. Mirror to EOS
  4. Using ACLs to Filter Mirror Sessions
  5. Packet Truncation
  6. Time Stampin
  7. Tap Aggregation Mode

Module 12: EAPI Overview

  1. Understanding EAPI
  2. EAPI vs. Screen Scraping
  3. Configuration and Verification
  4. 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)

 

Note—Arista Networks reserves the right to change course content without notice.

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