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: "Deploying and Managing the Arista 7000 Series"

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 DMA7K In-Person Classes



March 24-26, 2014. Paris, France

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April 14-16, 2014. Houston, Texas

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May 7-9, 2014. Tampa, Florida

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May 19-21, 2014. Washington, D.C.

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Upcoming DMA7K 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)

March 2014, Virtual Online Offering

  1. Mar. 3-5, 2014.      Now Registering
  2. Mar. 10-12, 2014. Now Registering

April 2014, Virtual Online Offering

  1. Apr. 7-9, 2014.      Now Registering
  2. Apr. 21-23, 2014. Now Registering
  3. Apr. 28-30, 2014. Now Registering

May 2014, Virtual Online Offering

  1. May 12-14, 2014. Now Registering
  2. May 26-28, 2014. Now Registering

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

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


Course Syllabus

Lesson 1: Arista Switch Overview

  1. Data Center Cloud Architecture
  2. Arista Switch Overview
  3. 40GbE and Agile Ports
  4. EOS Software Architecture
  5. Overview Arista 7500 Line Cards

Lesson 2: Layer 2 Switching Architecture

  1. Layer 2 Capabilities Overview
  2. Multiple Spanning Tree Configuration
  3. Spanning Tree Backup Mode
  4. Spanning Tree Protocol Enhancements
  5. Private VLANs
  6. Q-in-Q
  7. VXLAN
  8. Port Channeling
  9. Multi-chassis Link Aggregation (MLAG)

Lesson 3: Routing Architecture

  1. Layer 3 Architecture
  2. IPv4 Routing Protocols Configuration
  3. IPv6 Routing
  4. Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol Configuration
  5. Virtual Address Resolution Protocol (VARP)
  6. Network Address Translation (NAT)

Lesson 4: Configuring Multicast

  1. Multicast Overview
  2. Configure Multicast
  3. IGMP Snooping
  4. IGMP Snooping Querier
  5. Anycast RP Configuration
  6. MSDP Configuration

Lesson 5: Quality of Service (QoS)

  1. Quality of Service
  2. Data Center Bridging

Lesson 6: Managing and Monitoring the Switch

  1. Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
  2. SFLOW
  3. Port Mirroring Configuration
  4. CLI Scheduler
  5. Advanced Event Management (AEM)
  6. Latency Analyzer (LANZ)
  7. Digital Optical Monitoring (DOM)
  8. Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP)
  9. CloudVisioin
  10. Other Management Topics

Lesson 7: Switch Maintenance & Troubleshooting

  1. Aboot
  2. EOS Upgrade Procedure
  3. Recovery Procedure
  4. Advanced Logging
  5. TCPDump Overview
  6. Trace
  7. Show Tech-support

Lesson 8: Securing the Switch

  1. Authentication Authorization and Accounting (AAA)
  2. Configure Access Lists
  3. Configure MAC Security
  4. Configure Control Plane ACL
  5. Configure Hardware Control Plane Policing
  6. Configure Storm Control

Lesson 9: Using VM Tracer

  1. Data Center Virtualization
  2. Components of VM Tracer
  3. Configure VM Tracer

Lesson 10: Scripting and Extensions

  1. EOS Scripting
  2. Creating a Script EOS Extensions

Appendix: Switch Configuration Basics

  1. Overview of the Command Line Interface and Basic Configurations
  2. Linux Shell Access
  3. Spanning Tree Protocol

Hands-On Labs

Lab 1: Configuring the Swith

Lab 2: Configuring Layer 2 Features of the Arista Switch

Lab 3: Configuring and Verifying Layer 3 Protocols

Lab 4: Configure Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM)

Lab 5: Quality of Service (QoS)

Lab 6: Configure EOS Management Features

Lab 7: Troubleshooting and Recovery

Lab 8: Configure Security Features

Lab 9: VM Tracer

Lab 10: EOS Extensions, CloudVision, and Scripting

Lab 11: Full System Recovery

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