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Arista Networks has become a key player in software-driven cloud networking solutions for large data center, storage, and computing environments, and is poised to make an impact in other areas as well. In this updated edition, renowned trainer, consultant, and technical author Gary A. Donahue (Network Warrior) provides an in-depth, objective guide to Arista’s products. You’ll learn why the company’s network switches, software products, and Extensible Operating System (EOS) are so effective.
Anyone who has or is pursuing networking certification (especially Arista’s own!) or who is just curious about why Arista is better will benefit from this book, especially entrenched administrators, engineers, or architects tasked with building an Arista network. Pick up this in-depth guide and find out how Arista can help both you and your company.
Topics in the second edition include:
- Configuration Management: config sessions, config replace, and config checkpoints
- CloudVision: Arista’s management, workload orchestration, workflow automation, and configuration tool
- VXLAN: Layer 2 overlay networking
- FlexRoute: two million routes in hardware
- Tap Aggregation: make your switch or blade into a Tap Aggregation device
- Advanced Mirroring: mirror to a port-channel or even the CPU
- eAPI: Arista’s fabulous extended Application Programmable Interface
About the Author
Gary A. Donahue is a working consultant who has been in the computer industry for 27 years. Gary has worked as a programmer, mainframe administrator, Technical Assistance Center engineer, network administrator, network designer, and consultant. Gary has worked as the Director of Network Infrastructure for a national consulting company and has been the president of his own New Jersey consulting company; GAD Technologies.
Having designed and built networks ranging from simple LANs to world-wide converged VoIP networks, Gary has worked with people from all levels of IT and management. From small local businesses to Fortune 500 clients Gary observed many misunderstandings regarding routing and switching technologies, even among people with high-level certifications. Gary's goal as a consultant has always been to help his clients understand the technology at hand. Over the years he has written many documents outlining complex technologies in order that others might better understand. Much of this knowledge has been transformed into this book.
Being a teacher by nature, Gary enjoys the process of imparting newfound understanding to others. Gary has taught Tae Kwon Do, Photography and Astronomy both informally and through professional schools. Being someone who disdains boredom, Gary has many hobbies including amateur radio, astronomy, bicycling, computers of all kinds, gadgets, guitar, hiking, home theater, martial arts, photography, SCUBA diving, and competitive shooting. Gary is the owner of the Newf-Net Newfoundland Dog forum and is the author of the Newf-L F.A.Q."