This chapter is an appendix of sorts, but it’s not really, because some of the content comprises items that I felt should be included in the book, but weren’t long enough to warrant their own chapter, while other items are just Arista-specific terms or nuances that I felt should be included but didn’t fit in any other chapter. This chapter is like the trash bin in my brain. I took a lot of notes for topics to put in this book, and this is the stuff that’s left over or didn’t make it into other chapters.
It is with great pleasure that a writer makes up his own words, and since I’ve been writing for a year and this is the last chapter, I’m a little punchy. I do hereby dub the items in this chapter, Aristacisms.
When first learning about any new product or vendor, getting to know the lingo can be a challenge. Arista doesn’t have many of these terms, probably because they are very pro open source. There are a few that I’ve stumbled over, so I made a short list and they ended up here.
According to the press release on the topic, AEM is a “suite of new capabilities in Arista’s Extensible Operating System, the world’s most advanced network operating system, that enables increased and unprecedented levels of network automation while improving overall system uptime.” Man, if that doesn’t get the marketing guys excited, I don’t know what would! But what does all that really mean?
AEM includes the following features, referenced ...