Chapter 19. Email
Email on a switch? Hell yes! Arista switches allow emails to be sent from the EOS command line, from bash, from scripts, and from all sorts of interesting places. Once you see this in action, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. Ever have to copy the output of a show tech from flash, to a TFTP server, and then to your laptop? You’ll never need to go through that nonsense again with email configured on your Arista switch. Ever copy and paste from the screen, only to discover that your scrollback buffer wasn’t big enough? With email on an Arista switch, just email the output directly to your (or anyone’s) inbox. But enough hype, let’s dig in and see how it’s done.
Arista switches contain an email configuration mode that is accessed with the email command:
Once there, hit the question mark and see what’s available:
?auth Email account authentication comment Up to 240 characters, comment for this mode default Set a command to its defaults exit Exit from Email configuration mode from-user Send email from this user help Description of the interactive help system no Negate a command or set its defaults server Email relay show Show running system information tls Require TLS ! Append to comment
In its simplest form, mail on an Arista switch requires configuration
for a from address and an email server to send through.
This is done with the
server commands. Here, I’ll configure the
from-user to be ...