Solution Overview

The Arista VXLAN EVPN 101 lab was designed to be completed in approximately 8 hours. Some students without exposure to BGP or VXLAN may take longer. In today's fast-paced environments it may take a student several days to complete the lab or possibly multiple weeks due to workloads and scheduling.

This was taken into account and the lab guide is broken up into 10 topics and 10 labs each relating to the topic. If a student does not have the time to complete the lab in one day we have extended the lab time from the normal 2 days to 5 days.

If a student cannot move to the next section due to work or other commitments, they can launch a new lab after theirs has expired and easily use supplied zip files and instructions for each lab section to return to where they left off.

The lab's goal is to build out the configuration snippets for each step and push them to the devices using CVP to create the topology below. We also explain all of the various Arista Specific commands, design and configuration best practices, as well as learn to use CVP for day 0 and day 1 designing and build the VXLAN fabric and for day 2 operations of the VXLAN fabric. Each section we build one of the VXLAn building blocks explaining the configurations and validating the configuration. There is also a troubleshooting section where we introduce errors to the finished fabric and troubleshoot. Finally, there is an extensive day 2 operation guide on how to use CVP on a daily basis to monitor, manage and troubleshoot your Arista EVPN fabric.

Lab Diagram