Posted on June 4, 2018 4:04 pm
 |  Asked by Nicholas Sheridan
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Hi Forum,

In the linux world I work with text files, I edit then (submit to source control on occasion, I might even write an ansible role), then hang up a process and I have a new personality of the device.

Is there an existing feature within EOS or a planned features that supports this type of action? Or is the view that with effective out of band management it’s all a bit unnecessary? My own practical experience is, sadly, I get a load of blockers for out of band (security, cost etc) and I have to “get on with it” so something like this is useful.

The use case is to quickly template and bring into effect changes that cannot normally be done incrementally, in the sense of one that relies on in band connectivity that may be disrupted if changes are pasted in line by line.



Posted by Piotr
Answered on June 6, 2018 10:01 am

Hello Nik,

It’s called configure session on Arista. Please take a look at

Best regards,

Posted by John Gill
Answered on June 9, 2018 2:25 am

To add to Piotr’s response, I wanted to note that I believe Ansible actually utilizes configuration sessions when configuring EOS.

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