Arista Cloud Automation

Level 5 – Cloud Professional

ACE:L5 Data Sheet


Course Duration: 5 days

Topics At-a-Glance:

  • Automation and NetOps drivers
  • Tools and Languages
  • Jinja, JSON, Git and Postman
  • Ansible
  • Python
  • Automating L2 and L3 LeafSpine configurations
  • Leveraging Nornir and Slack
  • Leveraging Arista eAPI
  • Health Checks and Troubleshooting with Ansible and Python
  • Integrating Automation with CloudVision
  • PyeAPI
  • 3rd Party Integration

Course Objectives

The ACE Level 5 course is designed to give modern network engineers,architects and operations staff the needed skills to automate an Arista infrastructure. The focus of the course is mid-level programmability leveraging Ansible, Python and other commonly used automation languages. Advanced CloudVision capabilities will be explored to give the engineer a comprehensive set of tools and strategies to automate any Arista environment. This course is an extensive hands-on workshop format.

Target Audience

The ACE Level 5 course is best suited for individuals with more than 5 years of experience in the Network Engineering field. Prior exposure to the basics of Python, Ansible and CloudVision are needed as this is not a beginner level course. Mid-to-senior level Network Engineers and Operations staff will find the skills most often searched for by corporations for these positions. Those individuals holding current or expired Professional certifications in other vendor programs will find a refreshed and updated approach. ACE:L5 focuses on the features and skills needed in advanced networks. You will not waste energy learning outdated technologies, approaches or tasks no longer used in open networks.

Official Training & Exams

Only Arista Official Training will count towards exams. Proof of Purchase is required to register for exams. Instructor-led and Self-study options are available through Official Arista Training Partners. Look for these badges prior to purchasing your training.

Course Outline

Module 1: : Automation and NetOPs

  • Technical and Business Drivers for Automation
  • Leveraging Linux with Arista EOS
  • Overview of Tools and Languages: Ansible, Python, Jinja, JSON, Postman, Git

Module 2: CloudVision Automation and Integration

  • Configlets and Configlet Builders with Python
  • Cloud Builder
  • 3rd Party Integration with API
  • Monitoring non-Arista Vendors

Module 3: Automating the Leaf-Spine with Ansible

  • Ansible refresher
  • Automating L2 Underlays
  • Automating L3 Underlays
  • Ansible and eAPI
  • Collecting data for Troubleshooting with Ansible

Module 4: Automating the Leaf-Spine with Python

  • Python refresher
  • Automating L2 Underlays
  • Automating L3 Underlays
  • Leveraging Nornir and Slack
  • Using Python for Health Checks

Course Labs

ACE:L5 includes numerous hands-on labs. At time of purchase, you will have numerous options for lab time with both the instructor-led and self-study packages. Most packages include 3-weeks of lab time. For the instructor-led courses, this includes the week of the course as well as two additional weeks to work on labs on your own. Every engineer is given their own dedicated environment and will not be required to share with others. The labs are built on the latest released vEOS and CloudVision codes and deployed in an AWS environment. This allows you to connect from anywhere and anytime. This is actual code and not simulators

Exam Requirements

Follow-on Courses / Certifications

ACE : L6

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