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October 16, 2012

Arista Warrior--New from O'Reilly Media: A Real-World guide to Understanding Arista Switches and EOS

Arista Warrior

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Sebastopol, CA—Though Arista Networks is a relative newcomer in the data center and cloud networking markets, the company has already had considerable success. In Arista Warrior ($59.99 USD, O'Reilly Media), renowned consultant and technical author Gary Donahue provides an in-depth, objective guide to Arista's lineup of hardware, and explains why its network switches and Extensible Operating System (EOS) are so effective.

Anyone with a CCNA or equivalent knowledge will benefit from this book, especially entrenched administrators, engineers, or architects tasked with building an Arista network. Is Arista right for your data center? Pick up this guide and find out.

Topic highlights include:

  • SysDB: the EOS system database that holds state, statuses, and variables
  • Multichassis Link Aggregation (MLAG): for linking a port-channel to multiple switches instead of just one
  • Latency Analyzer (LANZ): the interface-buffer troubleshooting tool with a reporting granularity of one millisecond
  • VM Tracer: for adding, changing, and removing VLANs without human interaction
  • Zero-Touch Provisioning (ZTP): for remote switch configuration
  • Hardware advantages: including merchant silicon, low-latency networking, and power consumption
  • Gotchas: issues with Arista switches or systems

For a review copy or more information please email reviews@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.

About the Author

Gary A. Donahue (Network Warrior) is a working consultant who has been in the computer industry for 28 years. Gary has worked as a programmer, mainframe administrator, Technical Assistance Center engineer, network administrator, network designer, and consultant. Gary has worked as the Director of Network Infrastructure for a national consulting company and has been the president of his own New Jersey consulting company; GAD Technologies.

View Gary A. Donahue's full profile page.

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For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920022435.do


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