This section defines zero touch provisioning (ZTP) and describes its purpose and the benefits that it can bring.
ZTP enables a newly delivered or unconfigured device to automatically load version files (including the system software, configuration file, and patch file) when the device starts.
In conventional network device deployment, network administrators are required to perform manual onsite configuration and software commissioning on each device after hardware installation is complete. Therefore, deploying a large number of geographically scattered devices is inefficient and incurs high labor costs.
ZTP addresses these issues by automatically loading version files from a file server, without requiring onsite manual intervention in device deployment and configuration.
ZTP eliminates the need for onsite device deployment and configuration, improves deployment efficiency, and reduces labor costs.