Arista 7280QR-C36 Load Balancing Optimization for Dual Homed Systems and Networks

Arista 7280QR-C36  The Arista DCS-7280QR-C36 switch is a purpose built flexible fixed configuration 1RU system capable of supporting a wide range of interface choices. Its designed for the highest performance environments such as IP Storage, Content Delivery Networks, Data Center Interconnect and IP Peering. The 7280QR-C36 is optimized for environments with dual connected nodes such as storage and for spine applications with dual homed leaf switches. This technical application note describes the internal optimized load-balancing mechanism used within the switch and how network architects can best deploy this system to maximize overall system performance. The internal architecture of the DCS-7280QR-C36...
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Global LAG Hashing Profiles

Users can now define a global LAG hashing profile. The global LAG hashing profile will be applied to all linecards which do not have a specific LAG hashing profile assigned to them. Platform compatibility This feature is available starting in EOS 4.17.0F on 7500E and 7500R systems. Configuration The user selects a LAG hashing profile to be designated global 7500(config)#port-channel load-balance sand profile ? WORD Name of the load-balance profile 7500(config)#port-channel load-balance sand profile myGlobalProfile The ‘default’ profile is a special profile which cannot be deleted and will be set to global if no other profile is selected to be...
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Hi, I have a arista switch whose interface is connected to the cisco dut interface. When I am making the cisco dut interface ‘no shutdown’ and checking it I am getting the interface status as ‘Suspended’. All the configuration parameters are same. What are the reasons under which the interface can go into ‘Suspended’ state apart from the configuration parameter.

Palo Alto / Arista LAG HOWTO

This is a quick guide on configuring a LAG (802.1ad LACP) between a PAN-5060 firewall and an Arista switch. * *Pre-requisite: PANOS 6.1 or above PAN Cli config:  set network interface aggregate-ethernet ae1 layer2 lacp enable yes set network interface ethernet ethernet1/3 aggregate-group ae1 set network interface ethernet ethernet1/4 aggregate-group ae1 set network interface aggregate-ethernet ae1 layer2 units ae1.100 tag 100 set address ip-netmask set network profiles interface-management-profile Trust https yes set network profiles interface-management-profile Trust ssh yes set network profiles interface-management-profile Trust snmp yes set network profiles interface-management-profile Trust ping yes set network interface vlan units vlan.100...
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Configure LACP with 2 ports of different switches

Hi, I’m having setup as explained in the below link. I want to create LACP LAG using 2 ports connected to different switch as mentioned in diagram. I’m not able to find the way to configure using 2 switches, please help me to do this.

Configuring LACP Fallback Individual Ports on Arista Switches

LACP Fallback Individual Ports Feature Overview LACP Fallback Individual Ports is a feature introduced in EOS 4.13.0 that allows all ports in a port- channel to fallback to individual switch ports when negotiation fails The feature is applied to the port-channel interface and consists of two configuration elements which will be described in the following sections Setting the port-channel to individual fallback Setting the fallback timeout   Feature Operation LACP Fallback Individual Ports use cases This feature is useful for servers with multiple NICs where it is difficult to predict which NIC the server might use for PXE boot. Summary of...
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MLAG – basic configuration

MLAG overview LAG or link aggregation is a way of bonding multiple physical links into a combined logical link. MLAG or multi-chassis link aggregation extends this capability allowing a downstream switch or host to connect to two switches configured as an MLAG domain. This provides redundancy by giving the downstream switch or host two uplink paths as well as full bandwidth utilization since the MLAG domain appears to be a single switch to Spanning Tree (STP). Because the MLAG domain appears to STP as a single switch there are no blocked ports. Configuration The following will provide instructions on how...
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How to configure Link Aggregation Groups in EOS

This article describes the configuration of Link Aggregation Groups (LAGs) between two Arista 7050T-64 switches. The configuration examples are not specific to the switch model and this guide should apply to configuring LAGs on all Arista hardware. Static Link Aggregation Configuration of 7050-01 7050-01(config-if-Et17-20)#channel-group 200 mode on Once the above sequence is entered, Ethernet interfaces 17 through 20 are bound in a LAG as port-channel 200: 7050-01#show int po200 Port-Channel200 is down, line protocol is lowerlayerdown (notconnect) Hardware is Port-Channel, address is 001c.731c.46f9 Ethernet MTU 9214 bytes Full-duplex, Unconfigured Active members in this channel: 0 Fallback mode is: off Fallback...
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