Arista Networks Platform Room for Improvement

Network Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
The documentation for this solution needs to be improved. In the documentation, it is not easy to find the exact solution which describes the configuration step by step. It means that we've had to ask our supplier how to use certain features, and which commands to use. We can find a simple description on the website, as well as a list of the features, but a more complete description is not available. It is not clear exactly how to configure and use each of the features. For other vendors, we can find the exact configuration, with examples, that we need to deploy for any new features. The documentation did not explain that we could not vary the speed between ports that are in the same block. For example, we cannot have 1G and 10G on the neighboring ports. All four ports have to be 1G or 10G, which was very annoying for us when we realized that we needed to change the configuration and the cabling that we had already prepared. In the next release of this solution, we would like the option to use two switches as one virtual switch. The CVP management platform needs to be improved. View full review »
CTO at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Some new features are needed. Arista is technology-driven by themselves. At times they are limited by standards that are not formally closed. I would like to see more integration with one of the providers from each intent-based network for compliance documentation and IT security purposes. For future development of the product, being able to manage the security or relevant paths with intent-based networking is important. The intent-based network is a management that is on our security level. The intent-based networking management, together with the provider of these solutions that are already free, would be beneficial. I don't worry that there is a time gap between finalizing as triple E standards before integrating with the future release. View full review »
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