Arista Warrior

By Gary A. Donahue

  • Release Date : 2012-10-04
  • Genre : Network
  • FIle Size : 13.31 MB


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 variablesMultichassis Link Aggregation (MLAG): for linking a port-channel to multiple switches instead of just oneLatency Analyzer (LANZ): the interface-buffer troubleshooting tool with a reporting granularity of one millisecondVM Tracer: for adding, changing, and removing VLANs without human interactionZero-Touch Provisioning (ZTP): for remote switch configurationHardware advantages: including merchant silicon, low-latency networking, and power consumptionGotchas: issues with Arista switches or systems


  • Fantastic

    By Gpeeps78
    Gary does a tremendous job keeping the reader engaged. His humor is enlightening and a fresh-of-breath-air as technical books tend to be dull. From my understanding, Gary did extensive research to find the very best DC networking switch platform and Arista came to the forefront. As a Network Admin myself, I prefer Arista over Juniper and Cisco and it's clear why companies like Google, Facebook, and StubHub -- not to mention Wallstreet High Frequency Trading -- uses Arista switching because of its Linux platform, speed and reliability.