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Arista Cloud Engineer, Media & Entertainment Bootcamp


Arista ACE


Media & Entertainment
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Provides foundational networking knowledge and skills from a modern perspective in Arista's EOS networking environment for the candidates who will be designing and configuring scalable professional media networks based on modern Leaf-Spine architecture.
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ACE:M&E Bootcamp is best suited for individuals who are looking to acquire the essential knowledge and skills to design and configure a modern resilient multimedia network infrastructure.
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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:M&E Bootcamp is a 5-day course providing foundational networking knowledge and skills from a modern perspective in Arista's EOS networking environment for the candidates who will be designing and configuring scalable professional media networks based on modern Leaf-Spine architecture. Candidates progress through networking fundamental topics ranging from Ethernet, TCP/IP, and Routing & Switching to M&E Specific Drivers, Multicast, and PTP.

  • M&E Specific Drivers
  • Network Engineering Fundamentals
  • Working with Arista EOS
  • CloudVision
  • Layer 2 Operations
  • Layer 3 Operations
  • BGP
  • Multicast
  • Leaf-Spine DC Architecture
  • Scalable IP Architecture
  • Precision Time Protocol
  • Labs
Graph showing 2% M&E Specific Drivers, 8% Network Engineering Fundamentals, 8% Working with Arista EOS, 22% CloudVision, 12% Layer 2, 12% Layer 3, 10% BGP, 12% Multicast, 4% Leaf-Spine DC Architecture, 4% Scalable IP, 6% PTP
M&E Specific Drivers
  • Media over IP
Network Engineering Fundamentals
  • Open System Interconnect Model
  • Ethernet, IPv4, TCP & UDP
  • Hosts, Endpoints, Clients
  • Modern Connectivity
Working with Arista EOS
  • Design Principles, Software Architecture, Hardware, Resources
  • Boot-up Operations
  • EOS Images
  • Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP)
  • Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • ARP & DHCP
  • Intro to IPv6
  • First Hop Redundancy Protocols
  • CloudVision
  • Deployment
  • Initial Arista Switch Behavior
  • Configlets
  • Tasks and Change Control
  • Device Labels and Tags
  • Real Time Telemetry for Day 2 Operations
Layer 2 Operations
  • L2 Switching
  • L2 Redundancy
  • VLANs and PVST
  • Interface Configuration
  • STP Configuration & Enhancements
  • Multiple Spanning Tree (MST)
  • Link Aggregation
  • MLAG
Layer 3 Operations
  • Routing Fundamentals
  • Layer 3 Redundancy
  • Terminology
  • Configuring OSPF
  • VRF & VPN
  • Internet
  • Wide Area Network (WAN)
  • BGP Introduction
  • Enabling BGP
  • BGP Peer Groups
  • BGPv4 Routes
  • Configuring Routes
  • BGPv4 States and Messages
  • BGPv4 Path Attributes
  • BGP Communities
  • BGP-Labeled Unicast (BGP-LU)
  • L3LS Design with BGP
  • L3LS BGP – Recommended Practices
  • Multicast Protocols
  • IGMPv2 Snooping Configuration
Leaf-Spine DC Architecture
  • Data Center & Cloud
  • Traditional Data Center Architecture
  • Move to Leaf Spine Architecture
  • Virtualized eXtensible LAN (VXLAN)
  • VXLAN Data Plane Operations
Scalable IP Architecture

Scalable IP Architecture for M&E

Precision Time Protocol
  • Recommended Practices for Network Architecture
  • Recommended Practices for PTP Configuration
  • Recommended Practices for Commissioning and Operation
  • Lab Access
  • OSI, MAC Addresses and IP Addresses
  • Cabling & Interface Speed Configuration
  • Installing and Working with EOS and CloudVision
  • Intro to EOS Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • CVP Introduction – Navigation
  • CloudVision – Configlet Management
  • Setting up Management Connectivity to Arista Switches
  • Understanding and Working with IP and ARP
  • Configuring Layer 2
  • Configuring LACP and MLAG
  • Configuring BGP
  • Protocol Independent Multicast Sparse-mode
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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