Introduction to Managing EOS Devices

Summary

 

Several mechanisms exist to manage and instrument Arista Networks’ devices, ranging from industry standard SNMP counters to more Arista EOS/platform-centric functionality and deep debugging capabilities.

The following articles introduce some fundamental management activities:

 

  1. Setting up Management
  2. Monitoring
  3. Troubleshooting
  4. Platform Specific Monitoring and Troubleshooting
  5. Automation and Extensibility
  6. Annex A – Configuration Example
  7. Annex B – EOS Tips for Power Users

 

This document serves to highlight the basic parameters required to automate monitoring of an Arista EOS based device, while providing a high level overview of additional, more advanced functionality for low level troubleshooting and application specific monitoring.

Many of the topics in this document are discussed in greater detail in the manual or at the Arista EOS Central webpage, eos.arista.com.  EOS Central offers access to development tools, script examples, and interactive support in an open collaborative environment.