Arista's EOS SDK
The EOS Software Development Kit (EOS SDK) lets you program native, high-performance apps that run on your Arista switch. These apps, or "agents," harness the full power of EOS, including event-driven, asynchronous behavior, high availability, and complete access to both Linux and EOS's APIs.
This package provides a self-contained implementation of stubs for the EOS SDK. The stubs mock how the real EOS SDK behaves on a real switch, to a certain extent. They are useful to build and test software in your favorite Linux environment, with your preferred build tools.
Detailed, per-release API Documentation is also available via the release page.
Releases are available via the GitHub release page. From that page you can download specific tarballs for a given release so you can build your agent. The corresponding EosSdk RPMs (that provide the functionality for interacting with Arista devices) for a given EOS SDK release is available via the Arista download page on a per-EOS-release basis.
Exploring the code
The directory structure is as follows:
eos/ contains the headers
that define the APIs you'll be using. In this directory, each
file is a module that provides access to a specific subset of EOS's
functionality. Most modules also have a companion file in
eos/types/<module_name>.h. This file defines the various value types
used by the module.
For a variety of
Python examples, see the
directory. The stub
.cpp files at the top level directory can be
ignored or extended to provide mock functionality, as you'd like.