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    Use Case for Configuring Zero Touch Provisioning

    When bringing up a new network device in a remote office or branch, it can be costly to dispatch resources to provision equipment. With ZTP, all new devices that are connected to the ZTP environment are able to function without any manual CLI or GUI intervention. The network device simply only needs to be connected and turned on. This is useful when technical staff is limited or unavailable.

    This example shows how to configure ZTP. Maintenance tasks such as the following can be performed by nontechnical staff:

    • Deploying new access switches in branch offices
    • Replacing access switches in branch offices

    With ZTP, a new device has its port configuration and its IP address automatically provisioned based on the requirements of its location. Also, when an inoperable switch is swapped out, the replacement switch will automatically be configured correctly. All newly added switches register with Network Director.

    ZTP allows for lower operational overhead and saves time. Customers can reliably bring up network services throughout their environment.

    Modified: 2017-01-18