The ACE Campus course is designed around Arista’s cutting-edge Software Defined Cloud Networks architecture. Engineers will learn the Arista campus network architecture and how to implement a WiFi campus network using Arista switches and Access Points (APs). Engineers will also learn how to use Arista CloudVision Portal to manage the network as a whole, and how to use Arista Cognitive Unified Edge (CUE) (formerly known as CloudVision WiFi) to manage the WiFi network, including viewing, and troubleshooting issues related to WiFi clients, WiFi APs, and the applications running on WiFi networks.

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Familiarity with WiFi fundamentals and basic switching/routing. Completion of the course, Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) would adequately prepare you for this course.

Detailed Class Syllabus

Campus Network Designs

Traditional Architectures – Review the traditional core, distribution, and access layer hierarchy
Stacking Architectures – Review the traditional switch stacking methodology
Traditional Campus Segmentation – Review network segmentation using VLANs and trunking
Traditional Campus WiFi – Review the three WLAN planes: Management, Control, and Data
Traditional Campus Network Visibility – Review the traditional network monitoring/polling methods
Arista Campus Architecture – Start to learn the Arista campus network methodology

Arista Cognitive Campus Network (CCN)

CCN Guiding Principles
Arista Cognitive Cloud Network Design for Campus
Multi-Chassis Link Aggregation (MLAG)
Arista Campus Architecture
CCN for Campus Designs
Cognitive Cloud-based WiFi Solution for the Campus
Arista Cognitive WiFi Deployment Considerations
AP Replacement
Remote Access Point (Hardware VPN)

Configuration Management, Infrastructure Compliance, and Remediation

The Optimized Campus Enterprise Network
Intro to CloudVision
CloudVision Deployment Options
Zero Touch Provisioning
Configuration Automation and Templating
Tasks, Change Control, and Compliance
Lab 3-1: Use CVP Configlets to configure MLAG
Automated Software Upgrades with Cloudvision Portal
Rollback Overview
Real Time Telemetry, Machine Learning Troubleshooting, and Monitoring
Alerts, Notifications, and Events
Device Information
Enhanced Monitoring
Using Studios
Lab 3-2: Explore CVP Capabilities

Segmentation in the Campus

Network-Based Overlay in the Campus
VXLAN in the Campus
Arista AP Tunneling
VXLAN Recommendations
VXLAN Configuration
Lab 4-1: Use CVP Configlets to configure VXLAN
BGP Control Plane
EVPN Implementations
Lab 4-2: Use CVP Configlets to configure EVPN

Automation and Visibility with CV WiFi

Intro to CloudVision WiFi
CV WiFi Network Organization
Lab 5-1: Add a location and floorplan to CV WiFi
Configuring Service Set Identifiers (SSIDs)
Lab 5-2: Create an SSID using CV WiFi
Access Control
Captive Portal
RF Optimization
Traffic Shaping & QoS
Radio Settings
AP Deployment
CloudVision WiFi APIs
Lab 5-3: Configure Other Settings for an SSID

Best Practices for Network Provisioning, Management, and Automation

Seamless Network Operations
Arista WiFi Client Visibility
Arista WiFi Access Point Visibility
Client Connectivity Tests
Application Visibility
Lab 6-1: Review AP, Client, and Application Visibility Features in CV WiFi
Protecting the Campus Network
Campus Access Control