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Getting Started

Getting Started

Install tools

# Install AVD environment
$ sh -c "$(curl -fsSL https://get.avd.sh)"

# Move to AVD directory
$ cd arista-ansible

# Spin up container for easy access
$ make start

Note: Docker & docker-compose must be installed on your laptop

A demo repository is also cloned on your laptop and you can leverage this one as part of your AVD journey. If you prefer to use your own project, follow next section.

Create your personal folder

$ mkdir avd-project

$ cd avd-project

$ echo "[defaults]
host_key_checking = False
inventory = inventory/inventory.yml
gathering = explicit
retry_files_enabled = False
# filter_plugins = ansible-avd/plugins/filters
# roles_path = ansible-avd/roles
# library = ansible-avd/library
collections_paths = ../ansible-cvp:../ansible-avd:~/.ansible/collections:/usr/share/ansible/collections
# action_plugins = /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/napalm_ansible/plugins/action
jinja2_extensions =  jinja2.ext.loopcontrols,jinja2.ext.do,jinja2.ext.i18n
# enable the YAML callback plugin.
stdout_callback = yaml
# enable the stdout_callback when running ad-hoc commands.
bin_ansible_callbacks = True
command_warnings=False

[persistent_connection]
connect_timeout = 120
command_timeout = 120" > ${PWD}/ansible.cfg

$ mkdir group_vars/
$ mkdir host_vars/
$ mkdir roles/
$ mkdir inventory

Describe fabric

Please refer to eos_designs documentation

Example Playbooks

An example playbook to deploy VXLAN/EVPN Fabric via CloudVision

Figure 1: Example Playbook CloudVision Deployment

- hosts: DC1_FABRIC

  tasks:

    - name: generate intended variables
      import_role:
         name: arista.avd.eos_designs

    - name: generate device intended config and documentation
      import_role:
         name: arista.avd.eos_cli_config_gen

    - name: deploy configuration via CVP
      import_role:
         name: arista.avd.eos_config_deploy_cvp
An example playbook to deploy VXLAN/EVPN Fabric via eAPI

Figure 2: Example Playbook eAPI Deployment

- hosts: DC1_FABRIC

  tasks:

    - name: generate intended variables
      import_role:
         name: arista.avd.eos_designs

    - name: generate device intended config and documentation
      import_role:
         name: arista.avd.eos_cli_config_gen

    - name: deploy configuration to device
      import_role:
         name: arista.avd.eos_config_deploy_eapi

Note

  • For complete and detailed lab description, you can refer to this how-to document.

Last update: March 30, 2021
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