Chapter 6. Arista Products

The Arista product portfolio can seem a little overwhelming at first because many of the switches look similar and there are some features and software products that have names that don’t make their function immediately obvious, but after you dig in, you’ll realize why each product exists and how you might use it in your own networks. Since the first edition of Arista Warrior was published, Arista has expanded with more models and a variety of software-only solutions that I cover here, as well.


Arista now has so many switches that the marketing material has changed because putting them all onto a single image would mean that each switch would be too small to see well. In the first edition of this book, I put in a picture and a brief summary of each current model, but I’ve moved away from that approach in this edition.

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