I don’t want to configure it. I just want to plug it in and have it work. That’s the promise of zero touch provisioning (ZTP).
Of course, there’s more to ZTP, especially in the modern era where the number of actions you might want to take when standing up new equipment is reflected in the complexity of your environment.
To catch us up on the art of ZTP today is our sponsor Cisco. We’ll consider ZTP at scale; iPXE and ONIE; golden ISOs; and integration with standard toolchains such as Chef, Puppet, and Ansible.
Joining us from Cisco are technical marketing engineers Patrick Warichet and Akshat Sharma.
Fun fact: Patrick was a Packet Pushers guest on Weekly Show 64 in September of 2011, where we talked about the Cat 6500 Sup 2T and 80Gbps line card slots. Exciting times!