The Secure Provisioning module for NetOps Automation allows you to provision a new network remotely, securely and automatically.
Using Secure Provisioning, network turn up no longer requires network engineering staff to perform initial configuration tasks on site – even when there's no existing LAN or WAN in place. It is sufficient to have remote hands rack, stack and cable the infrastructure, then Secure Provisioning automates the rest of the turn up process.
Secure Provisioning extends DevOps-style automation to NetOps infrastructure, and is built on these technologies:
- ZTP (Zero Touch Provisioning): The process by which managed devices in their unconfigured state request and are delivered initial setup resources over the local management network
- Human-readable YAML language: Provides simplified configuration of managed device ZTP
- Git source control: Managed Device resources such as initial configuration files and OS images are automatically stored in a versioned, auditable repository
- Ansible automation framework: Automatically propagates device resources and configures on-site ZTP services
In short, Secure Provisioning combines a centrally orchestrated, vendor-neutral ZTP service with on-site node LAN and WAN connectivity, to automate the network infrastructure provisioning process end to end.