Florian Hibler

Florian joined Arista in 2017 and is leading the Systems Engineering team in Germany since 2021. Before his time at Arista he held technical and management positions at SPs and IXPs over the past 17 years, so his knowledge stretches from Engineering over Architecture and Strategic topics. Since the very beginning he has been engaged with the global internet community. In addition to his day job Florian also has been elected as the Deputy Chairman of the Board for DENOG e.V.


Working with a vendor TAC - Do's and Don't
Florian Hibler, Pedro Prado

Work days of network operators can become difficult - especially the moment when you have to involve another party like the vendor of your network equipment. In this workshop
we will not only give you the view from a TAC engineer working on your cases, but also examples on how a TAC actually works and what will be needed to make it a pleasent experience for both sides.

Together we will have a look at some real world examples of Do's and Don't when it comes engaging with TAC.

Workshop Room 3
Datacenter Automation with Ansible
Florian Hibler, Patrick Prangl

From 0 to a full blown EVPN/VXLAN leaf-spine datacenter deployment in <2h? Sounds like a fairy tale.
In this workshop Patrick will show you interactively (participants get there own enviornment) how to define and configure a datacenter design in YAML and Ansible based on the Arista Validated Deisgn. It includes a set of ansible roles and modules to help kick-start your automation.

Workshop Room 4
Peering Automation using OpenConfig and Public APIs
Florian Hibler

This presentation will demonstrate on how to leverage open standards like OpenConfig to provision BGP sessions in a vendor-agnostic approach. In addition the speaker will use the well-known PeeringDB API to obtain the peers information and present it in an OpenConfig-compatible format.

Main Stage