Initial configuration using ZTP

Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) configures a switch automatically from a remote server.


  • The switch must be in the factory default configuration.
  • Do not change the configuration of the switch from its factory default configuration in any way, including by setting the administrator password.

  • Your network administrator or installation site coordinator must provide a Category 6 (Cat6) cable connected to the network that provides access to the servers used for Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) operations.


  1. Connect the network cable to the out-of-band management port on the switch.
  2. See the Installation Guide for switch to determine the location of the switch ports.

  3. If the switch is powered on, power off the switch.
  4. Power on the switch. During the ZTP operation, the switch might reboot if a new firmware image is being installed. ZTP goes to "Failed" state if the switch receives DHCP IP for vlan1 and does not receive any ZTP options within 60 seconds.