Installing Arista EOS Container¶
To use Arista EOS with containerlab:
Download cEOS from Arista Software Download page (registration/login required)
The downloaded file is a xzipped tar file. If it’s saved as .tar file (that’s what Chrome on MacOS does), rename it to .tar.xz file
Unzip the file with
cEOS tar archive does not contain the container image name (repository and tag); you have to set them when importing the archive into Docker image repository. To display the default cEOS container image name used by netsim-tools, run
netlab show images -d eos. You can use a different tag for your cEOS image (very useful if you want to test different cEOS versions), but then you’ll have to specify it in your topology file.
Install the Docker image with
docker image import <tar-filename> <tag>, for example
docker image import cEOS64-lab-4.27.2F.tar ceos:4.27.2F.
If you used a custom container tag, specify it in the topology file, for example:
Alternatively, if you want to use the same cEOS image in all your labs, add the following line to
~/.netlab.yml file (replacing
ceos:4.27.2F with your image tag).