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Aeon-ZTPS: Bootstrap a Multi-Vendor Network

March 14, 2017

Whether you have a data center, campus, or remote branch deployment, bootstrapping new equipment is not fun.  The job is very time consuming and highly error prone when done manually. People want a “human free” solution  commonly called zero-touch-provisioning.  The basic concept is simple: power-on equipment from factory-reset, get an IP address from DHCP, get the right version of network operating system (NOS) installed, and finally apply the device specific configuration.  Simple in theory, not so great in practice.  Here’s why:

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