Posted on May 15, 2017 6:23 pm
 |  Asked by karthik kumar
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Hi, 

  Its really very rare that a switch device allows users to access the real OS and Arista does that, It provides a lot of scope for automation to admin the switches. But sadly the OS thats running is too old Fedora-18. We build RPMs and host in our own yum repo for Arista, but since many of the latest softwares depend on modern libraries things fail on fedora-18. Is it possible for us to upgrade to latest fedora ourselves or can you release the next(or current) version of EOS on latest Fedora ?

Thanks

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Posted by Thejas C R C R
Answered on May 16, 2017 6:32 am

Hi Karthik,

Your concerns are valid. The general problem you are referring to is one where the software you want to run on the switch needs its own user space environment. To address this, our upcoming release will have container support built into EOS. This way you can take any software, package it into a docker image and run it on EOS, or just pull an existing image from dockerhub and run them on the switches. This will disconnect the base OS from the software’s user space.

-Thejas

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