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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DHCP option for ZTP script by HTTP

I am using ISC-DHCP server, and currently serving the ZTP script using TFTP.  I would like to serve the ZTP script using HTTP instead.  What are the proper DCHP options needed to set this up correctly? Thank you!

ZTPServer v1.3

ZTPServer version 1.3 adds a couple of new features and enhancements to which are primarily focused on new actions, improved testing and documentation, and the addition of handlers for startup-config PUT requests. For details, please see http://ztpserver.readthedocs.org/en/master/support.html#releases. ZTPServer version 1.3.1 adds some additional bug fixes and it is the recommended release for all customers.

ZTPServer v1.1.0

ZTPServer 1.1.0 is a significant update for ZTPServer and all users are strongly encouraged to update. This release is primarily focused on resiliency, improved testing, and closing early requests from several deployments. Important: The default system identifier has changed in this release from System MAC Address to Serial Number. This can be reverted to the old behavior in /etc/ztpserver/ztpserver.conf, to allow existing configurations to be used. Documentation: http://ztpserver.readthedocs.org/en/v1.1.0/ Release Notes: http://ztpserver.readthedocs.org/en/v1.1.0/ReleaseNotes1.1.html License: http://ztpserver.readthedocs.org/en/v1.1.0/license.html Support: http://ztpserver.readthedocs.org/en/v1.1.0/support.html

Intelligent Bootstrap with Arista EOS and ZTPServer

Many customers inquire about how to get started with automation into their operational networks. These conversations tend to revolve around how to reduce the operational expense and risk associated with managing data center networks. In most cases, the general consensus leads to starting automation around the bootstrap process or, in other words, how to find a better way to introduce consistency and agility into the deployment process.  Arista’s early heritage grew from solving real world operational problems that enhance our customers ability to deliver massively scalable data center networks efficiently. Throughout the development process EOS has provided innovative solutions that...
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ZTP basic setup guide

Introduction This guide details how to use Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) on Arista switches. Arista’s Zero Touch Provisioning is used to configure a switch without user intervention. Built to fully leverage the power of Arista’s Extensible Operating System (EOS), ZTP provides a flexible solution, provisioning the network infrastructure without requiring a network engineer present at install. Compatibility: ZTP is supported with EOS version 4.7.0 or later Supported on Arista 7xxx Fixed Configuration switches Supported on Arista 7500 platform with version 4.10.1 or later From version 4.10.1 ZTP is supported in all Arista hardware with minimum version requirement. Note: As of...
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