How to install

Appliance usage

Appliance requirements

Appliance documentation

Version supported

Arista vEOS 4.18.1F

Arista vEOS 4.17.2F

Arista vEOS 4.16.6M

Arista vEOS 4.15.5M

Arista vEOS 4.14.14M

Arista vEOS 4.13.16M

Arista vEOS 4.13.8M

First use

Set the hostname

Save settings

List interfaces

Last updated
January 17, 2017

Contributors
Julien Duponchelle
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Last updated
January 17, 2017

Contributors
Julien Duponchelle
Edit this Article

Arista vEOS appliance

Arista EOSĀ® is the core of Arista cloud networking solutions for next-generation data centers and cloud networks. Cloud architectures built with Arista EOS scale to tens of thousands of compute and storage nodes with management and provisioning capabilities that work at scale. Through its programmability, EOS enables a set of software applications that deliver workflow automation, high availability, unprecedented network visibility and analytics and rapid integration with a wide range of third-party applications for virtualization, management, automation and orchestration services.

Arista Extensible Operating System (EOS) is a fully programmable and highly modular, Linux-based network operation system, using familiar industry standard CLI and runs a single binary software image across the Arista switching family. Architected for resiliency and programmability, EOS has a unique multi-process state sharing architecture that separates state information and packet forwarding from protocol processing and application logic.

More informations on https://eos.arista.com/

How to install

Appliance usage

The login is admin, with no password by default

Appliance requirements

RAM: 2048 MB

You need KVM enable on your machine or in the GNS3 VM.

Appliance documentation

Documentation for using the appliance is available on https://www.arista.com/assets/data/docs/Manuals/EOS-4.17.2F-Manual.pdf

Version supported

Arista vEOS 4.18.1F

Images require

File MD5 Size
vEOS-lab-4.18.1F.vmdk 9648c63185f3b793b47528a858ca4364 621.0 MB Download
Aboot-veos-serial-8.0.0.iso 488ad1c435d18c69bb8d69c7806457c9 5.0 MB Download

Arista vEOS 4.17.2F

Images require

File MD5 Size
vEOS-lab-4.17.2F.vmdk 3b4845edfa77cf9aaeb9c0a005d3e277 610.0 MB Download
Aboot-veos-serial-8.0.0.iso 488ad1c435d18c69bb8d69c7806457c9 5.0 MB Download

Arista vEOS 4.16.6M

Images require

File MD5 Size
vEOS-lab-4.16.6M.vmdk b3f7b7cee17f2e66bb38b453a4939fef 520.0 MB Download
Aboot-veos-serial-8.0.0.iso 488ad1c435d18c69bb8d69c7806457c9 5.0 MB Download

Arista vEOS 4.15.5M

Images require

File MD5 Size
vEOS-lab-4.15.5M.vmdk cd74bb69c7ee905ac3d33c4d109f3ab7 516.0 MB Download
Aboot-veos-serial-8.0.0.iso 488ad1c435d18c69bb8d69c7806457c9 5.0 MB Download

Arista vEOS 4.14.14M

Images require

File MD5 Size
vEOS-lab-4.14.14M.vmdk d81ba0522f4d7838d96f7985e41cdc47 423.0 MB Download
Aboot-veos-serial-8.0.0.iso 488ad1c435d18c69bb8d69c7806457c9 5.0 MB Download

Arista vEOS 4.13.16M

Images require

File MD5 Size
vEOS-lab-4.13.16M.vmdk 5763b2c043830c341c8b1009f4ea9a49 405.0 MB Download
Aboot-veos-serial-8.0.0.iso 488ad1c435d18c69bb8d69c7806457c9 5.0 MB Download

Arista vEOS 4.13.8M

Images require

File MD5 Size
vEOS-lab-4.13.8M.vmdk a47145b9e6e7a24171c0850f8755535e 409.0 MB Download
Aboot-veos-serial-8.0.0.iso 488ad1c435d18c69bb8d69c7806457c9 5.0 MB Download

Other versions

If you don't have this images you can try to add a new version follow instructions here.

First use

You will see the OS boot:

Welcome to Arista Networks EOS 4.17.2F
New seat seat0.
[  OK  ] TimeAgent: Starting ConnMgr: [  OK  ]
Cannot find initial response [FAILED]
Starting ProcMgr: [  OK  ]
Starting EOS initialization stage 1: [  106.430650] NMI watchdog: failed to be enabled on some cpus
[  OK  ]
Starting NorCal initialization: [  OK  ]
Starting EOS initialization stage 2: [  OK  ]
Starting Power On Self Test (POST): [  OK  ]
Completing EOS initialization (press ESC to skip): [  OK  ]
Model and Serial Number: unknown
System RAM: 1893396 kB
Flash Memory size:  3.8G

localhost login:

NOTEThe first port is a management interface

After that the OS work like a switch and if you connect two PC they can ping each others if you connect them to the ethernet ports:

Set the hostname

After first loading the default admin account is admin without password.

localhost login: admin
localhost>

First you need to switch to configuration mode

localhost>enable
localhost#configure

Set the hostname

localhost(config)#hostname sw1

Save settings

sw1(config)#exit
sw1#wr mem
Copy completed successfully.

List interfaces

Use the show interfaces command.

sw1(config)#show interfaces
Ethernet1 is up, line protocol is up (connected)
  Hardware is Ethernet, address is 007d.be6e.5401 (bia 007d.be6e.5401)
  Ethernet MTU 9214 bytes
  Full-duplex, Unconfigured, auto negotiation: off, uni-link: n/a
  Up 29 minutes, 45 seconds
  Loopback Mode : None
  1 link status changes since last clear
  Last clearing of "show interface" counters never
  5 minutes input rate 0 bps (- with framing overhead), 0 packets/sec
  5 minutes output rate 0 bps (- with framing overhead), 0 packets/sec
     9 packets input, 782 bytes
     Received 3 broadcasts, 0 multicast
     0 runts, 0 giants
     0 input errors, 0 CRC, 0 alignment, 0 symbol, 0 input discards
     0 PAUSE input
     939 packets output, 118124 bytes
     Sent 4 broadcasts, 930 multicast
     0 output errors, 0 collisions
     0 late collision, 0 deferred, 0 output discards
     0 PAUSE output
Ethernet2 is up, line protocol is up (connected)
  Hardware is Ethernet, address is 007d.be6e.5402 (bia 007d.be6e.5402)
  Ethernet MTU 9214 bytes
  Full-duplex, Unconfigured, auto negotiation: off, uni-link: n/a
  Up 29 minutes, 45 seconds
  Loopback Mode : None
  1 link status changes since last clear
  Last clearing of "show interface" counters never
  5 minutes input rate 0 bps (- with framing overhead), 0 packets/sec
  5 minutes output rate 0 bps (- with framing overhead), 0 packets/sec
     9 packets input, 782 bytes
     Received 4 broadcasts, 0 multicast
     0 runts, 0 giants
     0 input errors, 0 CRC, 0 alignment, 0 symbol, 0 input discards
     0 PAUSE input
     939 packets output, 118124 bytes
     Sent 3 broadcasts, 930 multicast
     0 output errors, 0 collisions
     0 late collision, 0 deferred, 0 output discards
     0 PAUSE output
Ethernet3 is up, line protocol is up (connected)
  Hardware is Ethernet, address is 007d.be6e.5403 (bia 007d.be6e.5403)
  Ethernet MTU 9214 bytes
  Full-duplex, Unconfigured, auto negotiation: off, uni-link: n/a
  Up 29 minutes, 45 seconds
  Loopback Mode : None
  1 link status changes since last clear
  Last clearing of "show interface" counters never
  5 minutes input rate 0 bps (- with framing overhead), 0 packets/sec
  5 minutes output rate 0 bps (- with framing overhead), 0 packets/sec
     0 packets input, 0 bytes
     Received 0 broadcasts, 0 multicast
     0 runts, 0 giants
     0 input errors, 0 CRC, 0 alignment, 0 symbol, 0 input discards
     0 PAUSE input
     937 packets output, 117818 bytes
     Sent 7 broadcasts, 930 multicast
     0 output errors, 0 collisions
     0 late collision, 0 deferred, 0 output discards
     0 PAUSE output
Ethernet4 is up, line protocol is up (connected)
  Hardware is Ethernet, address is 007d.be6e.5404 (bia 007d.be6e.5404)
  Ethernet MTU 9214 bytes
  Full-duplex, Unconfigured, auto negotiation: off, uni-link: n/a
  Up 29 minutes, 45 seconds
  Loopback Mode : None
  1 link status changes since last clear
  Last clearing of "show interface" counters never
  5 minutes input rate 0 bps (- with framing overhead), 0 packets/sec
  5 minutes output rate 0 bps (- with framing overhead), 0 packets/sec
     0 packets input, 0 bytes
     Received 0 broadcasts, 0 multicast
     0 runts, 0 giants
     0 input errors, 0 CRC, 0 alignment, 0 symbol, 0 input discards
     0 PAUSE input
     937 packets output, 117818 bytes
     Sent 7 broadcasts, 930 multicast
     0 output errors, 0 collisions
     0 late collision, 0 deferred, 0 output discards
     0 PAUSE output
Ethernet5 is up, line protocol is up (connected)
  Hardware is Ethernet, address is 007d.be6e.5405 (bia 007d.be6e.5405)
  Ethernet MTU 9214 bytes
  Full-duplex, Unconfigured, auto negotiation: off, uni-link: n/a
  Up 29 minutes, 45 seconds
  Loopback Mode : None
  1 link status changes since last clear
  Last clearing of "show interface" counters never
  5 minutes input rate 0 bps (- with framing overhead), 0 packets/sec
  5 minutes output rate 0 bps (- with framing overhead), 0 packets/sec
     0 packets input, 0 bytes
     Received 0 broadcasts, 0 multicast
     0 runts, 0 giants
     0 input errors, 0 CRC, 0 alignment, 0 symbol, 0 input discards
     0 PAUSE input
     937 packets output, 117818 bytes
     Sent 7 broadcasts, 930 multicast
     0 output errors, 0 collisions
     0 late collision, 0 deferred, 0 output discards
     0 PAUSE output
Ethernet6 is up, line protocol is up (connected)
  Hardware is Ethernet, address is 007d.be6e.5406 (bia 007d.be6e.5406)
  Ethernet MTU 9214 bytes
  Full-duplex, Unconfigured, auto negotiation: off, uni-link: n/a
  Up 29 minutes, 45 seconds
  Loopback Mode : None
  1 link status changes since last clear
  Last clearing of "show interface" counters never
  5 minutes input rate 0 bps (- with framing overhead), 0 packets/sec
  5 minutes output rate 0 bps (- with framing overhead), 0 packets/sec
     0 packets input, 0 bytes
     Received 0 broadcasts, 0 multicast
     0 runts, 0 giants
     0 input errors, 0 CRC, 0 alignment, 0 symbol, 0 input discards
     0 PAUSE input
     937 packets output, 117818 bytes
     Sent 7 broadcasts, 930 multicast
     0 output errors, 0 collisions
     0 late collision, 0 deferred, 0 output discards
     0 PAUSE output
Ethernet7 is up, line protocol is up (connected)
  Hardware is Ethernet, address is 007d.be6e.5407 (bia 007d.be6e.5407)
  Ethernet MTU 9214 bytes
  Full-duplex, Unconfigured, auto negotiation: off, uni-link: n/a
  Up 29 minutes, 45 seconds
  Loopback Mode : None
  1 link status changes since last clear
  Last clearing of "show interface" counters never
  5 minutes input rate 0 bps (- with framing overhead), 0 packets/sec
  5 minutes output rate 0 bps (- with framing overhead), 0 packets/sec
     0 packets input, 0 bytes
     Received 0 broadcasts, 0 multicast
     0 runts, 0 giants
     0 input errors, 0 CRC, 0 alignment, 0 symbol, 0 input discards
     0 PAUSE input
     937 packets output, 117818 bytes
     Sent 7 broadcasts, 930 multicast
     0 output errors, 0 collisions
     0 late collision, 0 deferred, 0 output discards
     0 PAUSE output
Ethernet8 is up, line protocol is up (connected)
  Hardware is Ethernet, address is 007d.be6e.5408 (bia 007d.be6e.5408)
  Ethernet MTU 9214 bytes
  Full-duplex, Unconfigured, auto negotiation: off, uni-link: n/a
  Up 29 minutes, 45 seconds
  Loopback Mode : None
  1 link status changes since last clear
  Last clearing of "show interface" counters 0:36:27 ago
  5 minutes input rate 0 bps (- with framing overhead), 0 packets/sec
  5 minutes output rate 0 bps (- with framing overhead), 0 packets/sec
     0 packets input, 0 bytes
     Received 0 broadcasts, 0 multicast
     0 runts, 0 giants
     0 input errors, 0 CRC, 0 alignment, 0 symbol, 0 input discards
     0 PAUSE input
     937 packets output, 117818 bytes
     Sent 7 broadcasts, 930 multicast
     0 output errors, 0 collisions
     0 late collision, 0 deferred, 0 output discards
     0 PAUSE output
Ethernet9 is up, line protocol is up (connected)
  Hardware is Ethernet, address is 007d.be6e.5409 (bia 007d.be6e.5409)
  Ethernet MTU 9214 bytes
  Full-duplex, Unconfigured, auto negotiation: off, uni-link: n/a
  Up 29 minutes, 45 seconds
  Loopback Mode : None
  1 link status changes since last clear
  Last clearing of "show interface" counters never
  5 minutes input rate 0 bps (- with framing overhead), 0 packets/sec
  5 minutes output rate 0 bps (- with framing overhead), 0 packets/sec
     0 packets input, 0 bytes
     Received 0 broadcasts, 0 multicast
     0 runts, 0 giants
     0 input errors, 0 CRC, 0 alignment, 0 symbol, 0 input discards
     0 PAUSE input
     937 packets output, 117818 bytes
     Sent 7 broadcasts, 930 multicast
     0 output errors, 0 collisions
     0 late collision, 0 deferred, 0 output discards
     0 PAUSE output
Ethernet10 is up, line protocol is up (connected)
  Hardware is Ethernet, address is 007d.be6e.540a (bia 007d.be6e.540a)
  Ethernet MTU 9214 bytes
  Full-duplex, Unconfigured, auto negotiation: off, uni-link: n/a
  Up 29 minutes, 45 seconds
  Loopback Mode : None
  1 link status changes since last clear
  Last clearing of "show interface" counters never
  5 minutes input rate 0 bps (- with framing overhead), 0 packets/sec
  5 minutes output rate 0 bps (- with framing overhead), 0 packets/sec
     0 packets input, 0 bytes
     Received 0 broadcasts, 0 multicast
     0 runts, 0 giants
     0 input errors, 0 CRC, 0 alignment, 0 symbol, 0 input discards
     0 PAUSE input
     937 packets output, 117878 bytes
     Sent 7 broadcasts, 930 multicast
     0 output errors, 0 collisions
     0 late collision, 0 deferred, 0 output discards
     0 PAUSE output
Ethernet11 is up, line protocol is up (connected)
  Hardware is Ethernet, address is 007d.be6e.540b (bia 007d.be6e.540b)
  Ethernet MTU 9214 bytes
  Full-duplex, Unconfigured, auto negotiation: off, uni-link: n/a
  Up 29 minutes, 45 seconds
  Loopback Mode : None
  1 link status changes since last clear
  Last clearing of "show interface" counters never
  5 minutes input rate 0 bps (- with framing overhead), 0 packets/sec
  5 minutes output rate 0 bps (- with framing overhead), 0 packets/sec
     0 packets input, 0 bytes
     Received 0 broadcasts, 0 multicast
     0 runts, 0 giants
     0 input errors, 0 CRC, 0 alignment, 0 symbol, 0 input discards
     0 PAUSE input
     937 packets output, 117878 bytes
     Sent 7 broadcasts, 930 multicast
     0 output errors, 0 collisions
     0 late collision, 0 deferred, 0 output discards
     0 PAUSE output
Ethernet12 is up, line protocol is up (connected)
  Hardware is Ethernet, address is 007d.be6e.540c (bia 007d.be6e.540c)
  Ethernet MTU 9214 bytes
  Full-duplex, Unconfigured, auto negotiation: off, uni-link: n/a
  Up 29 minutes, 45 seconds
  Loopback Mode : None
  1 link status changes since last clear
  Last clearing of "show interface" counters never
  5 minutes input rate 0 bps (- with framing overhead), 0 packets/sec
  5 minutes output rate 0 bps (- with framing overhead), 0 packets/sec
     0 packets input, 0 bytes
     Received 0 broadcasts, 0 multicast
     0 runts, 0 giants
     0 input errors, 0 CRC, 0 alignment, 0 symbol, 0 input discards
     0 PAUSE input
     937 packets output, 117878 bytes
     Sent 7 broadcasts, 930 multicast
     0 output errors, 0 collisions
     0 late collision, 0 deferred, 0 output discards
     0 PAUSE output
Management1 is up, line protocol is up (connected)
  Hardware is Ethernet, address is 007d.be6e.5400 (bia 007d.be6e.5400)
  IP MTU 1500 bytes , BW 1000000 kbit
  Full-duplex, 1Gb/s, auto negotiation: on, uni-link: n/a
  Up 29 minutes, 52 seconds
  Loopback Mode : None
  3 link status changes since last clear
  Last clearing of "show interface" counters never
  5 minutes input rate 0 bps (0.0% with framing overhead), 0 packets/sec
  5 minutes output rate 44 bps (0.0% with framing overhead), 0 packets/sec
     0 packets input, 0 bytes
     Received 0 broadcasts, 0 multicast
     0 runts, 0 giants
     0 input errors, 0 CRC, 0 alignment, 0 symbol, 0 input discards
     0 PAUSE input
     120 packets output, 10212 bytes
     Sent 0 broadcasts, 60 multicast
     0 output errors, 0 collisions
     0 late collision, 0 deferred, 0 output discards
     0 PAUSE output