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Arista Cloud Engineer, Level 5


Arista ACE

Cloud Automation

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Designed to give network engineers, architects, and operations staff the needed skills, tools, and strategies to automate the Arista network infrastructure.
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ACE:L5 is most effective for individuals with mid-to-high level experience as network engineers with prior exposure to Python and Ansible Basics. This course is suitable for engineers looking to progress into mid or upper level operations positions within modern, technology-oriented organizations.
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This course includes hands-on virtual labs built on current versions of EOS and CloudVision.

3 Weeks access to

1 week
Instructor Led

2 weeks
Work on labs independently
to refine skills
Course Overview

ACE:L5 is a 5-day course that is designed to give network engineers, architects, and operations staff the needed skills, tools, and strategies to automate the Arista network infrastructure. The course focuses on CloudVision automation leveraging Ansible, Python, and other commonly used automation languages. Extensive practical workshops are used to solidify discussion concepts.

  • Automation and NetOps
  • CloudVision
  • Configlet Builder with Python
  • Automating Leaf-Spine with Ansible
  • Labs
Graph showing a breakdown of how much time is spent on each Arista ACE Level 5 Training Course Core Topics.
Automation and NetOps
  • Network Automation
  • Tools of Network Automation
  • Languages
  • Python
  • APIs
  • Structured Data
  • Postman with APIs
  • Git, Git Client and GitHub
  • CloudVision Portal (CVP)
  • Automation Language
  • CloudVision Deployment
  • CVP Communication
  • Zero Touch Provisioning
  • BugAlerts EOL Lifecycle
  • Configlets
  • Task and Change Control
  • Snapshots
  • Rollback
  • Image Management
  • Devices, Labels, and Tags
  • CloudVision Telemetry
  • Using Studios
Configlet Builder with Python
  • Python Scripting
  • Variables
  • Math and Strings
  • Loops
  • File Operations
  • Functions
  • Modules and other components
  • Using API, Python and Ansible with CVP
  • Creating Configlet Builder in Python for EVPN Deployments
  • Creating the Configlet Builder
  • Python Code
Automating Leaf-Spine with Ansible
  • Ansible
  • Ansible Components
  • Preparing EOS for Ansible
  • The Playbook
  • Variable in Ansible
  • Extended Layouts for Playbooks
  • Ansible with Jinja
  • Ansible and CloudVision Portal
  • Ansible and Arista Validated Designs (AVD)
  • Lab Overview
  • Connecting to Lab Environment
  • Remote Command execution with Web eAPI
  • Working with Git (Version Control)
  • Setup Github Repository (Optional but Recommended)
  • CloudVision Provisioning for MLAG
  • Host Configuration and Reconciliation
  • Load OSPF-based Configuration
  • Create Spine Configlet Builder
  • Preparing EOS for Automation
  • Preparing Ansible and EOS
  • Using EOS Modules in Ansible
  • Save Configuration
  • Ansible Playbooks for Direct Configuration
  • Creating config files using Jinja templates
  • Applying Jinja2 Templates to Multiple Devices with Ansible
  • Configure IP Addresses with Ansible, Jinja and YAML
  • Ansible with CloudVision
  • Appendix: Python
Our aim is to provide high quality training that is flexible and accessible for modern needs.
  • Instructor-led Training

  • Self-paced Training

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"Great course which did an amazing task to introduce us to 'The Arista Way' in a manner which was easily graspable and fun”

Jayeshh S

"It's refreshing that a tech company is still teaching/stressing networking basics ; a solid foundation is key for any capable architect or engineer.”


"Really nice course. It is great and many important topics are touched e.g. VXLAN, Routing, CloudVision”

Pawel K

"The course helped me to have an overview of network areas that I didn't have contact with and to understand the field application of the ones I had. ”

Robert O

"Great course that goes into detail for each topic listed. Learned many concepts that will help me in the future with my network assignments.”


"The in depth explanation of the topics, especially the inner working of EVPN and VXLAN was excellent. Deconstructing the packets and operational flow is very valuable to understand exactly how these technologies work. The instructor did a great job of explaining this and his depth of knowledge was obvious.”

Shayne K

"The course does a good job of covering all the aspects of automation and how they apply to Arista products. The lab content is very structured and I really like the large and comprehensive lab environment. Much better than other vendor classes I've participated in.”

Nathan M

"The course was what I was looking for - introduction to automation. The difficulty level was perfect, it was challenging enough and I felt like I learnt a lot. I especially liked the labs.”


"I liked the fact the course was designed for both people knew how to code as well as people familiar with it. I learned a lot, and it made me more comfortable realizing that automation is not actually out of my grasp.”

Andrei M

"The instructor was fantastic, had a clear understanding on the materials that were being presented and was able to backup his presentations with his knowledge.”

Brian B

"The instructor was very knowledgable and able to explain the concepts very clearly, using his own diagrams that he drew during class specifically to explain certain topics. I felt he was also very approachable and helpful when answering any questions I had.”


"Fantastic course. The layout was great and the labs were great also. Not a single complaint or even constructive criticism. You can see the amount of hard work that went into building this class.”

Mike C