Arista Networks features switches with high-density, non-blocking Ethernet ports that are controlled through an extensible, Linux-based, modular network operating system. The intended audience for this manual is network administrators who configure Arista switches. A working knowledge of network administration is assumed.

New Features

This guide may not describe the features added in the most recent EOS version. For information on undocumented features, consult the TOI documents here: https://www.arista.com/en/support/toi.

Switch Platforms

A list of Arista switches and detailed information about each is available online here: https://www.arista.com/en/products.

Recently released switches may not appear in the list, but can be found in the most recent Release Notes (found under Active Releases here: https://www.arista.com/en/support/software-download).

Open-Source Licenses

Portions of Arista Networks software are covered by open-source licenses including the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL).

See https://www.arista.com/en/support/product-documentation/gpl.


The configuration tasks required for deployment of CloudVision, CVX, and CVP are described in the CloudVision Configuration Guide. The latest version can be found here: https://www.arista.com/en/cg-cv/.

Supported Features

For the complete supported-features list in the latest EOS release, see https://www.arista.com/en/support/product-documentation/supported-features.

For details on a specific release, see the Release Notes (found under Active Releases here: https://www.arista.com/en/support/software-download).

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Command-Line Interface (CLI)