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ACE-L3: Arista Cloud Engineer Level 3 – Cloud Journeyman (ACE: L3)


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Course Description

ACE: L3 is a 5-day course that is designed around Arista’s data-driven Cloud network architectures. Candidates will master core technologies found in most modern corporate networks today such as MultiProtocol Border Gateway Protocol (MP-BGP), Exterior BGP (eBGP) underlays, Ethernet Virtual Private Networks (EVPN), and Virtual Extensible LAN protocol (VXLAN). Additional topics include security, QoS, multicast, and Cognitive Campus.



  • Automation Landscape
  • CloudVision Deployment Options
  • CloudVision Portal Communication
  • Zero Touch Provisioning
  • Deployment
  • BugAlerts EOL Lifecycle
  • Configlets
  • Task and Change Control
  • Snapshots
  • Rollback
  • Image Management
  • Devices, Labels, and Tags
  • CloudVision Telemetry
  • Using Studios


Universal Cloud Networking – L3LS

  • L2LS Review and Config
  • Traditional DC Architecture
  • Leaf-Spine Architectures
  • Underlay & Overlay Design Options
  • L2LS vs. L3LS
  • Layer 3 Redundancy
  • OSPF Review and Configuration
  • IS-IS Overview, Areas & Addressing, and Routing
  • BGP, BGPv4
  • L3LS Design with BGP



  • Recommended Practices
  • First Hop Redundancy Protocols (FHRP)
  • VXLAN Control Plane, Routing, Broadcasts, Multicast, Head End Replication (HER)



  • Underlay Design Options
  • EVPN Overview
  • MP-BGP Overview
  • VRF & VPN
  • MP-BGP Multi-Tenant Control Plane
  • EVPN Control Plane
  • RT-2 and RT-3 Advertisements
  • L3 VPNs and Type 5 Route Advertisements
  • EVPN Data Plane
  • IRB
  • EVPN-VXLAN Config Walkthrough of Asymmetric & Symmetric IRB
  • IP-VRFs and Multi-Tenancy with Asymmetric & Symmetric IRB
  • RT-4, RT-1, and Multi-Homing
  • Failure Scenarios
  • EVPN Deployments



  • Overview and Protocols
  • IGMPv2 Snooping Configuration
  • MSDP Configuration
  • Multicast with EVPN Control Plane
  • EVPN Layer 2 Multicast
  • EVPN Multicast Underlay
  • EVPN Multicast – External Connectivity



  • Modes and Setting
  • Traffic Classes
  • QoS Policies, QoS Prioritization
  • Policing
  • Shaping
  • Explicit Congestion Notification
  • Priority Flow Control



  • Route Maps and Prefix Lists
  • MSS
  • Arista DANZ Monitoring Fabric (DMF) Overview
  • Arista’s Network Detection and Response Overview
  • Campus Security


Advanced Campus

  • Arista WiFi
  • Campus Architecture
  • WiFi Fundamentals
  • WiFi 6
  • Campus WiFi Security (WIPS)
  • WiFi Design, WiFi Configuration
  • Cognitive WiFi
  • Troubleshooting Connectivity and Performance
  • Proactive Troubleshooting

ACE: L3 is best suited for individuals with mid-to-senior level experience in the networking field with advanced Layer 2 and 3 technologies and configurations. Engineers and operations staff will find the skills covered in this course to often be sought after by modern-day, technology-oriented corporations.

What You Will Learn

Designed around Arista’s data-driven Cloud network architectures.