DHCP auto deployment

Auto deployment relies on DHCP options and the current DHCP auto-configuration function. Auto deployment is platform independent, avoiding the J-number validation of the downloaded configuration file when downloaded using DHCP option 66/67. The downloaded configuration file has an IGNORE tag immediately after the J-number in its header.

An option to add an add-ignore-tag to an existing copy command will insert an ignore tag into the configuration header. This insertion happens while transferring the configurations, (startup configuration filesand running configuration files) from the switch to a configuration file setup on a remote server. The process uses TFTP/SFTP or can be accomplished with a serially connected workstation using XMODEM.