Zero-Touch Provisioning

Zero-Touch Provisioning (ZTP) is currently one of the significant drivers in the IT and Telco industry. It helps organizations to increase deployment speed, lower their costs, and also reduces the amount of configuration errors significantly.

Introducing Zero-Touch Provisioning is a significant move towards network automation.

With a one time set-up, millions of devices can be provisioned using a plug ‘n play method. You’re already using StableNet® to maintain your devices? Now you can also set up a structure for automated first time configuration!

Top 5 challenging questions

Five signs it’s time for a ‘true’ zero-touch solution

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Are you sick and tired of the time-consuming and error-prone process of configuring your devices manually?
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Do you think there must be a better solution than having network experts on-site at many locations pre-configuring devices in staging areas?
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Is shipping your devices around the globe for configuration purposes inacceptable to you because of environmental reasons and involved costs?
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Are the many devices of different vendors and the many legacy tools in your network forcing you to configure nearly every device manually?
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Do you have business processes which require a highly customizable and scalable rollout solution?

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Zero touch – Zero stress

StableNet® simplifies your daily work

Zero Touch - Zero Stress

We help you to optimize IT and Telco rollout projects and to auto-configure millions of devices in a completely hands-off way with StableNet®.

StableNet® is a vendor-independent solution offering more flexibility in network rollout projects with its Zero-Touch Deployment capabilities. It is highly flexible to customer’s workflow allowing adequate adaptions.

A fully automated “zero-touch” approach is required to attain a consistent, agile, and efficient service delivery and assurance solution. To deliver growth, you need to automate your core business operations using commercial off-the-shelf systems, enabling you to focus on differentiation where it matters – innovative services, partnerships, and business models.

Make the next step towards full network automation with StableNet®.

Decision time: 12 reasons for the StableNet® ‘zero stress’ solution

Fully automated network and services rollout

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Full control on your device configuration

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Improved quality and fewer errors

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Fully automated process from one central point

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Vendor-independence offers more flexibility

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Auto-configuring of millions of devices

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Deployment can be done by less technical staff

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Faster and more secure deployment

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Reduction of your costs

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Requires no CLI interaction from the user

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Configure once - deploy many devices

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Selection of device-specific parameters at run time

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Highly flexible to your business workflows

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The role of StableNet® in zero-touch provisioning

One step closer to full automation

When a device that supports Zero-Touch Provisioning boots up, and does not find a startup configuration, it enters zero-touch provisioning mode. In Zero-Touch Provisioning, a DHCP server must be running on the same network as the new device that is being provisioned.
The DHCP server provides the URL for a zero-touch server. The device then contacts this server for a python script. The provided python script either contains the complete configuration for the new device or it provides the device a todo-list which the device follows in order to be completely configured.
StableNet® can provide a zero-touch server. With the StableNet® Config Portal the needed configuration files can be created easily. Using StableNet® as zero-touch server and a StableNet® agent to deploy the configuration, not only the process for selecting the configuration file will be simplified: it also ensures that there is a centralized log of the process, which makes troubleshooting a lot easier.

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Benefits

Faster deployment, fewer mistakes

Vender independent provisioning

You no longer have to worry about finding the configuration for devices of different vendors in your inventory of configurations. Using StableNet® to provision your devices means that the correct configuration is selected using the serial number of the device.

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Fewer errors

Using the config generator portal you can test your setup using a simulation. This way you’ll be able to correct mistakes before rolling out the configuration on a bigger scale. Moreover, handwork has been identified as a major cause of failure and network problems due to misconfiguration, this will be a worry of the past using zero touch provisioning in StableNet®.

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Improved scalability

Using zero touch provisioning from StableNet®, your one time definition of configuration is applicable to a large number of devices. Not only does this make your roll-out process more efficient, you will also save time and thus money.

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Less manual effort

Once you have created the setup, a new device only has to be plugged in, in order to get it configured. This means that in your offices all around the world, you no longer need a skilled technician to setup new devices and as such your skilled technicians have more time for important tasks.

 StableNet® Config Generator Portal

The next step towards Zero-Touch Automation

The StableNet® Config Generator Portal and the underlying resource management are a significant step towards Zero-Touch Automation. They allow workflows to create complex initial device configurations – vendor independent and based on a convenient Web-based UI.

All this is fully integrated and based on well known StableNet®  mechanisms.

StableNet® Config Generator Portal

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With Zero-Touch Provisioning the whole
device lifecycle is included in StableNet®

A unified approach to network management

PROVISION

Use StableNet® to deploy your devices using a plug ‘n play method.

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DISCOVER

Use StableNet® auto-discovery to automatically discover your newly deployed devices.

MAINTAIN

Use StableNet® to monitor the device and update the configuration, firmware, etc.

END-OF-LIFE

Use StableNet® End-of-Life & End-of-Service Management to identify and report on network and IT devices being listed EoL or EoS.

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