Network OS Administration Guide

Supporting Network OS 6.0.1a

Part Number: 53-1003768-04

Using zero touch provisioning

The following steps describe the DHCP zero touch provisioning deployment process.

You must first adhere to these pre-requisites for the zero touch provisioning deployment process.

  • The serial number of the switch should be for set up in the DAD configuration file.
  • The serial number or MAC address of the switch should be used to assign a unique DHCP address to the switch in the DHCP server.
  • The serial number or MAC address of the switch should be used to set up node specific firmware and switch configuration in the DAD configuration file.
  • Set the value "ztp=1" in the DAD configuration file.
  • In scenarios where zero touch provisioning is not used, you must mandatorily set "ztp=0", because ZTP is enabled by default if you do not specify this value.
  1. Power up the switch, or run the write erase command from the CLI prompt.
  2. When the switch boots up, check if the DHCP server is available. If the DHCP server is unavailable, the ZTP process aborts without reporting an error.
  3. Disable the bare metal mode on the switch.
  4. Enable DHCP once the switch reboots. Once you enable DHCP, the zero touch provisioning process starts. The dad.py script runs on the global and local configuration for zero touch provisioning on the node.