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Arista Cloud Engineer, DANZ Monitoring Fabric Specialist


Arista ACE


Monitoring Fabric
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Designed to establish sound understanding and technical proficiency required to deploy and operate the DANZ Monitoring Fabric, a next-generation network packet broker (NPB).
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ACE:DMF Specialist is suitable for engineers with at least mid-level networking experience and are comfortable with basic networking technologies and configurations. It is best suited for candidates who are in network monitoring positions, or are looking to progress into these positions.
Beginner Expert
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This course includes hands-on virtual labs.

2 Weeks access to

3 Days
Instructor Led

1.5 Weeks
Work on labs independently
to refine skills
Course Overview

ACE:DMF Specialist is a 3-day course designed to establish sound understanding and technical proficiency required to deploy and operate the DANZ Monitoring Fabric, a next-generation network packet broker (NPB). This course demonstrates why telemetry, monitoring, and visibility are crucial for your networks, and explores how DMF enables pervasive network observability by providing real-time and historical insights into your physical, virtual, and container environments.

  • DANZ Monitoring Fabric Overview
  • DMF Deployment
  • DMF Access and Configuration
  • DMF Policy Configurations
  • DMF Advanced Configurations
  • DMF Operations
  • DMF Analytic Node
  • DMF Recorder Node
  • Arista Monitoring Solutions/DMF
  • DMF Troubleshooting
  • Multi Cloud Director (MCD)
Graph showing a breakdown of how much time is spent on each Arista DANZ Monitoring Fabric Training Course Core Topics.
DMF Deployment
  • Fabric Components
  • Design Considerations
  • Controller, Switch, Service Node, Recorder Node Bring-Up
DMF Access and Configuration
  • Access Modes (GUI, CLI, REST)
  • Configuration Management & System Configuration
DMF Policy Configurations
  • Interface Roles & Policies
  • Policies with Services Node & Recorder Node
DMF Advanced Configurations
  • Modes, Tunnels, VM Monitoring, Netflow
  • Deep Packet Matching, MAAS, VM Based Tools
DMF Operations
  • Upgrades
  • Network Failures
DMF Analytic Node
  • Production Network Visibility
  • Troubleshooting, Capacity Planning
DMF Recorder Node
  • Capabilities, Scalability and Performance
  • RBAC and Operations
Arista Monitoring Solutions/DMF
  • LANZ
  • Port Mirroring
  • Tap Aggregation
  • DANZ Monitoring Fabric (DMF)
DMF Troubleshooting
  • DMF Status, Flow Chart & Starting Points
Multi Cloud Director (MCD)
  • Dashboards
  • DMF Health Planning and Operations
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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Additional Information

Verification from an official Arista training partner is required to register and take an exam. Instructor-led and self-study options are available. Look for these badges prior to purchasing your training.

Contact Information

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"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.”

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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.”


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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.”

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