Demo: CloudVision skill for Amazon Alexa

Great APIs accelerate development of new applications and integration with existing tools and services. Check out the sample CloudVision skill for Amazon Alexa that the EOS+ Consulting Services team put together one afternoon! Please share and use the comments to tell us about other integrations that you would find interesting and useful!

CloudVision LDAP support

Hi, does CloudVision support LDAP for authentication like an Arista switch? or we are forced to use radius/tacacs just for CloudVision? Thanks.   J

Export CVP Functionality to Ansible

In some network environments there is a separation of responsibility for the network infrastructure and the server side equipment. In these environments, different groups responsible for managing different equipment could use different tools for the job. This guide will discuss one of the several options for integrating Arista’s network management tool, CloudVision Portal (CVP), into an Ansible environment. Summary In this example, the environment uses Ansible as the configuration management tool for server provisioning but uses CVP for network management. The environment is set up to allow the server team to provision top of rack switch ports for servers using...
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Leveraging CVP Telemetry and ZTP in an Ansible Environment

This guide will discuss one of several options for integrating Arista’s network management tool, CloudVision Portal (CVP), into an Ansible environment. Summary In data center environments where Ansible is used for configuration management of all devices including networking equipment, the network operations team may want to leverage the telemetry and Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) functionality provided by the CloudVision Portal product. In this example, CVP will be used for ZTP, image upgrades, and telemetry while Ansible will be used to manage the switch configuration directly. Documentation for setting up ZTP can be found in the CloudVision configuration guide. Implementation This...
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CloudVision Portal 2017.1.0 – TOI

Documentation for the new major features is available in the CloudVision User Guide for release 2017.1.0. This TOI provide details for the minor features 2017.1.0 release. Major Features (Documented in CloudVision User Guide) Change Control Management Snapshots Network Rollback Minor Features Support for AAA managed enable password on switches Configlet Builder enhancements Configurable default ZTP Image Bundle on Undefined Container Comma separated multi-word searches are supported on Inventory and Task list pages Cron job support for scheduling compliance checks, snapshots, backups System Enhancements Scale, Performance and Infrastructure Support for AAA managed enable password on switches In releases before 2017.1.0, CVP...
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GIT client For CVP appliance

Hello, Is there a better way than compiling GIT client source if I want using it on CVP ? Do you provide a RPM / YUM package for that purpose ? I’d like to have CVP comiting code and/or getting them from our GIT repository. Thx in advance.  

Bug Alerts

Bug-Alerts is a service that runs on Arista CloudVisionTM eXchange (CVX) that provides customers with information on known, resolved bugs that are impacting Arista switches. The feature collects switch properties such as EOS version, hardware platform, configuration and operating conditions of all connected switches. It uses these switch properties and a local database of known bugs to determine the list of impacting bugs for each switch. This information is then displayed via show commands on CVX. The complete Bug-Alerts feature consists of the following components: CVX components AlertBase – This is the database of known and resolved bugs in Arista...
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VXLAN Without Controller for Network Virtualization with Arista physical VTEPs

  1) Introduction This article assumed an understanding of the VXLAN concepts. This article aims at guiding the design and implementation of network virtualization with VXLAN, employing physical VTEPs. This controller-less design provides Layer2 communication across a Layer3 network for any Layer2 Ethernet device. This solution guide resolves network virtualization for network teams that might not have yet a network virtualisation controller, or cloud management platform (CMP), but want to benefit now from all the advantages of VXLAN. Without network controller, the virtual switches will not participate natively in the VXLAN overlay setup, they would be configured the traditional way...
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SDN Starter Kit Quick Start Guide v2015.1

Introduction The Quick Start Guide is intended to provide an introduction to Arista Networks switches, Extensible Operating System (EOS) and recently released CloudVision management. It is intended to help the reader quickly deploy Arista switches and leverage the power of automation by using CloudVision. The setup, installation and configuration from start to finish should not take more than a couple hours.  Audience This guide is intended for the following audience:  • End user getting familiar with CloudVision • End user getting familiar with Arista’s EOS CLI CloudVision – Network Automation Key CloudVision features include point and click interface to simplify bulk tasks,...
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