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AOS Intent-Based Distributed Operating System

Apstra AOS

Design, build, and operate data center spine-leaf networks at speed and scale. Reduce network services delivery time, outages and cost by 50-90%.

Intent-Based Intent Based Networking Closed-Loop Multi-Vendor

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Intent-Based Analytics: Detect and Prevent
Network Outages and Gray Failures

AOS Functionality

Vendor-Agnostic Design Tools

Design confidently with built-in industry best practices

Vendor-Agnostic Design Tools

VXLAN Overlay

Design-Build-Operate physical and virtual networks as a single system

VXLAN Overlay

Closed-Loop Telemetry

Continuously validate your intent with closed-loop telemetry

Closed-Loop Telemetry

Physical and Logical Validation

Continuously validate both physical and virtual elements

Physical and Logical Validation

Service Dashboards

Single pane of glass for your entire network
Service Dashboards For Your Entire Network

System Health Views

Quickly visualize deviation from your intent and service impact

Network System Health Views

Config Validation

Instantly detect config drifts

Config Validation

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AOS Features


  • Server/Rack based designer
  • BGP L3 Clos fabric
  • Intra-rack (VLAN), or Inter-rack (VXLAN)
  • L3 VXLAN Routing
  • L3 Server Routing attachment
  • L2 Server with MLAG/LAG
  • Extensible services (intent, resources, expectations)
  • DHCP relay

Intent Based Analytics *

  • East-west traffic: Calculates east-west traffic
  • MLAG imbalance: Calculates traffic imbalance across members of each MLAG
  • Headroom: Calculates high and low bandwidth usage across all possible ECMP paths between 2 endpoints
  • ECMP imbalance: Calculates traffic imbalance across all ECMP uplinks
  • Hot / cold fabric ports: Determine hot or cold interfaces (by traffic or errors)
  • Interface flapping: Calculates the number of time an interface status changes over time

An open source catalog of IBA probe configurations is available, to enable an ecosystem with customers, partners, and other third parties

Device OS

  • Cisco NX-OS and vNX-OS
  • Arista EOS and vEOS
  • Juniper Junos
  • Cumulus Linux and CVX
  • Ubuntu Servers
  • CentOS Servers


  • LLDP, BGP, Config deviation
  • Interface counters
  • Routing table verification
  • Host, transceiver, interface, LAG/MLAG
  • MAC & ARP Locator
  • Server and devices health
  • Intent-based anomaly detection
  • Telemetry streaming via protocol buffers
  • Extensible telemetry collection

Maintenance workflows

  • Scale-out Maintenance
  • Replacement Maintenance
  • Decommission Maintenance
  • Addition and deletion of virtual networks and endpoints
  • Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)

AOS Tools

  • Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) Server
  • Demo Tools
  • Template Catalog
  • 3rd Party Tool Integration
  • 3rd Party Big-Data Platform Integration
  • Legacy Devices Integration


  • Staged/Commit Workflows
  • Multi User Authentication RBAC
  • LDAP Integration *
  • User Group Mapping *
  • Device lifecycle management
  • Resource management
  • RESTful APIs
  • Headless operation
  • Tested capacity: 1600 devices
  • System Configlets
  • Property Sets for Configlets *
  • Interactive network visualization
  • Extensible device agents
  • AOS backup / restore
  • Graph model and GraphQL/QE API
* New features in AOS 2.1

Technical Resources

AOS 2.1 Datasheet

Technical summary of the AOS Platform including features and basic requirements.

Apstra Operating System (AOS) 2.1

AOS Community

Contribute to a number of community driven tools for integration with AOS.

Apstra Github Portal

AOS Architecture White Paper

Learn about the foundations that AOS is built on and how it was designed to be scalable for the most demanding network environments.

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Intent-Based Analytics

Apstra CTO Sasha Ratkovic explains the function of Intent Based Analytics and how it is a game changer for modern network operations.

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Universal ZTP Server

The Aeon-ZTPS is a multi-vendor Zero-Touch-Provisioning (ZTP) server that helps you bootstrap your data center for any vendor’s devices.

DatasheetDocumentationContribute on Github

Technology Brief: Intent-Based Analytics

Read this technology brief on Intent-Based Networking to learn how to dynamically and quickly extract insights from raw telemetry.

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Apstra Support

Login to the Apstra support portal to reach our 24/7 support team.  Get access to documentation, examples, and a private forum for other AOS users.

Apstra Support Portal


Test drive your own Self-Operating Network™ in the cloud.  Cloudlabs provides a self-contained demo environment so you can experience Intent-Based Networking firsthand.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about how AOS can accelerate your service delivery?  Get answers right here.

Frequently Asked Questions