Building Arista Data Center Lab for Free

Use for SDN/Network Simulation, Python Network Programming/Automation or preparation for any Arista certification exam!
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Arista Switch Deployment
Arista Switch Automation


  • Basic Networking Knowledge
  • Basic EVE-NG Knowledge
  • Basic Linux Knowledge


This course is designed to assist you build your own Arista Network home lab

You will be guided to complete easy steps like downloading and installing necessary Software such as vEOS, configuration and scripts.

This Data Center Lab is designed for Network Automation and Software Defined Networking (SDN) Model

I will demonstrate the tuning and configuration of most of the components

Also will be doing some basic testing just to make sure we are doing everything right.

Arista Networks is a consistent leader in Data Center networking Solutions and open programmable switches. It is well known for its simple, easy to use programming and automation switch features. Its salable and design for cloud computing environments.

Why Arista Switch?

Best merchant silicon available – Broadcom, Trident, Intel

Design for the Data Center and Cloud Environment

Scalable, High-Performance, Ultra-low-latency network and cloud computing networks

Familiar Command Line Interface

Target Audience

Network Engineers

Aspiring Network Engineers

Data Center Engineers

System Administrators

Python Programmers


Lab is built using EVE-NG. We will not talk about how to install EVE-NG

We will not talk about networking basics

We will not talk about Linux basics

We will not talk about Python from scratch

We will only test Programmability and Automation

Nothing but to assist you build Arista Data Center Lab

This is a FREE Udemy course and we have limited time of 2 hours



Data Center Lab Topology

Part 1: Deploying Arista Switches

Part 2: Deploying Linux Host

Part 3: Enabling Automation

Part 4: Enabling API


Who this course is for:

  • Beginner Networking
  • Beginner Linux
  • Beginner EVE-NG
  • Intermediate Networking
  • Intermediate Linux
  • Intermediate EVE-NG


Founder and Chief Architect
Dean Armada
  • 4.7 Instructor Rating
  • 2,480 Reviews
  • 19,885 Students
  • 9 Courses

Hi Guys! My name is Dean Armada and I am your Cloud, Data Center and CyberSecurity Instructor.

My goal is to deliver easy to understand,  top quality and unique kind of online courses in Udemy. I am in the process of developing integrated courses, something that doesn't only focus on one brand or technology.

I am proud to be one of the few instructors in Udemy who records themselves during the course delivery. Whether I am presenting, whiteboarding or doing lab demonstration, you will always see me. I do this so that I will be more CONNECTED TO YOU.

I have a very diverse background in the field of IT. I was a programmer who became a Linux administrator, who became a network engineer, who became a security specialist, who became a tech manager who became a startup tech founder but training delivery will always be my passion!

If you have any questions about Cloud, Data Center, F5, Cisco or Automation and Orchestration, feel free to send me a message and I would be happy to assist.

Trainer/Instructor Experience:

I have delivered training classes from Network, Security, Systems, Virtualization, Containerization, Programming, Storage, Servers, Cloud and Automation. I am a certified Cisco and F5 instructor and have traveled more than 30 countries and more than 60 cities since 2011. One of the busiest technical trainer and prior COVID-19, I used to have average of 10 flights / month.


F5 Certified Technology Specialist (F5-CTS), LTM

F5 Certified Technology Specialist (F5-CTS), GTM

Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE Security) #27437

Cisco Certified System Instructor (CCSI) #33824

CCNP (Data Center Security, Routing and Switching)

Cisco DevNet Professional

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) v6.5

F5 Certified Administrator (F5-CA)

Arista Certified Engineer (ACE-A)

And 50+ Other Certifications:

Awards and Recognition:

CCIE and CCSI by 30

10 year CCIE and CCSI veteran

First trainer to deliver Cisco Network Visibility and Segmentation (2019)

First trainer to deliver Cisco Firepower Next Generation Firewall Test Drive (2016)

First trainer to deliver Cisco Network as a Sensor Test Drive (2015)

Ghost Author of two of Cisco training courses (2015, 2018)

One of the first Cisco ACI Trainer (2015)

One of the first Arista Certified Trainer (2015)

One of the first Cisco Nexus 9000 Trainer (2014)

One of the first Cisco ISE Trainer (2012)

One of the first F5 Certified Trainer (2011)

First CCIE Security in the Philippines (2010)

Cisco Security Instructor Center Excellence (2018, 2020)

Cisco Data Center Instructor Center Excellence (2015, 2016)