Wednesday, March 14, 2012

ARISTA Switch - Error Detection Automation

From ARISTA site. This video clip is quite useful in explaining AEM Use Case: 'Error Detection Automation'

Advanced Event Management (AEM), a sub-system of Arista EOS, the world's most advanced network operating system, is a powerful and flexible tool to automate tasks and customize the behavior of EOS and the operation of the overall data center switching infrastructure.

  1. Event-driven controls bring simplicity to network operations: Exporting massive amounts of data from the switch to a server just to find some small subset of information is inefficient and unnecessarily complex. Why not let the individual network elements do the work of parsing and alerting based on configurable events. By reducing the 'noise' operations staff increase their visibility to critical events.
  2.  AEM allows operators to fully utilize the intelligence within EOS to respond to real-time events, automate routine tasks, and take local automated action based on real-time network conditions for improved network performance. 
  3. According to Gartner Group 80% of mission-critical systems outages through 2015 will be caused by people and process issues: AEM is purpose-built to enhance system up-time and enable distributed systems automation to simplify complex tasks, react programmatically to network changes, and to simplify complex troubleshooting tasks—thus minimizing systems outages.

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