AOS® Features

Networking Made Easy Across Choice of Vendors

Apstra puts the Easy in EVPN
Current stat of EVPN

Automated Control Plane for VXLAN, Scalability, Multi-tenant

Automated Control Plane for VXLAN, Scalability, Multi-tenant

Multi-Tenancy with Apstra EVPN

Multi-vendor L3 Clos

New Enterprise-class Features

AOS 2.2 includes new capabilities, making the solution an ideal fit for some of the most demanding environments. New features include:

  • Extensible IBA probes via the AOS GUI, including custom collectors — for day 2 operations and analytics.
  • Audit trail for customers to monitor login access to AOS and audit each change for better troubleshooting and compliance.
  • TACACS+ support and customizable RBAC – allows businesses to tune user permissions at a granular level to create user profiles that matches specific boundaries and policies.
Enterprise-class Features

AOS 2.2 provides the ability to pull directly from the AOS GUI, to manually configure the AOS analytics pipeline or instantiate one of the pre-defined IBA probes to set up proactive closed-loop monitoring and actionable alerts, as well as detect gray failures and other anomalies. Key updates include:

Intent-Based Analytics Enhancements

AOS Features

Services
  • BGP L3 Clos fabric with multi-tenancy EVPN (RFC 7432)*
  • Intra-rack (VLAN), or inter-rack (VXLAN)
  • L3 VXLAN routing
  • L3 server routing with dual attachment*
  • L2 server with MLAG/LAG
  • IPv6 fabric: No need for IPv4 addresses on fabric links*
  • Extensible services (intent, resources, expectations)
  • DHCP relay
Device OS
  • Cisco NX-OS and vNX-OS
  • Arista EOS and vEOS
  • Juniper Junos**
  • Cumulus with Free-Range Routing (FRR)*
  • Dell OpenSwitch OPX*
  • Microsoft SONiC**
  • Ubuntu Servers with Free-Range-Routing (FRR)*
  • CentOS Servers
AOS Extensibility Tool For the Community (AOS Etc.)
  • Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) Server
  • Demo Tools
  • Template Catalog
  • 3rd Party Tool Integration
  • 3rd Party Big-Data Platform Integration
  • Legacy Devices Integration
Telemetry
  • LLDP, BGP, EVPN* config deviation
  • Interface counters
  • Routing table verification
  • Host, transceiver, interface, LAG / MLAG
  • MAC & ARP
  • Server and devices health
  • Intent-based anomaly detection
  • Telemetry streaming via protocol buffers
  • Extensible telemetry collection
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

Platform
  • Staged/Commit Workflows
  • Multi User Authentication
  • RBAC with custom roles*
  • LDAP and TACACS+*Integration
  • Device lifecycle management
  • Resource management
  • Configlets
  • Interactive network visualization
  • Extensible on-box or off-box device agents*
  • AOS backup / restore
  • RESTful APIs
  • Graph model and GraphQL/QE API
  • HTTPS, AOS server security hardening*
  • Headless operation
  • Tested capacity: 1,600 devices
Maintenance workflows
  • Scale-out Maintenance
  • Replacement Maintenance
  • Decommission Maintenance
  • Addition and deletion of virtual networks and endpoints
* New features in AOS 2.2
** Technology preview