CloudVision Portal – Part 1

In this blog I will show you how to install Arista CloudVision Partal (CVP) and discuss the basic functions that can be performed through the portal. CloudVision is a solution for network management and work automation. The CloudVision portal can be managed via the interactive interface EOS CLI, eAPI or directly from the GUI. This tool allows you to build hierarchical configurations, monitor various system parameters in real time, change software versions and much more. The CVP works on ESX or KVM hypervisors and can be configured as a single server or cluster. Due to the scalability and redundancy, it is recommended to implement the cluster.

In this post I intend to demonstrate the implementation with one node due to the lack of computing resources on my home server. Arista’s official documentation says ESX and KVM are the recommended hypervisors for CVP. Due to the fact that I do not have ESX and KVM on my computer, I intend to run CVP on a VMWare workstation. Before I show you how to install CPV, I must first possess the right CVP image. CVP can be downloaded from the official Arista website, but only with a valid technical support contract.

In this example I will use OVA cvp-2019.1.2.ova template. I will first import the OVA template and then show you the basic steps required during the first installation.

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