cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
cancel
Announcements

Cisco Community Designated VIP Class of 2020

986
Views
0
Helpful
3
Replies
Highlighted
Engager

Cisco 2911 CLI Wizard

hi all,

i've been configuring 2911 routers for quite some time and always notice this line:

Would you like to enter the initial configuration dialog? [yes/no]: n

Would you like to terminate autoinstall? [yes]:

i know the initial config dialog from the 2800 ISR G1s but the autoinstall is quite new.

could someone enlighten me what's the line for?

Everyone's tags (4)
1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
Hall of Fame Master

Cisco 2911 CLI Wizard

Actually the autoinstall is quite old. I remember it from many years ago - in fact so long ago that I had to look it up to remember the details. The short version is that it is a feature that was designed to allow you to ship a new router and for that router to dynamically learn and load its configuration. The longer version is in this link

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/12_2/configfun/configuration/guide/fcf002.html

In fact it is so old (notice that it was supported on Token Ring) that I believe that it is not used much in current networks. But it is still part of the code that runs in the router at startup.

HTH

Rick

If you found this post helpful, please let the community know by clicking the helpful button!
By doing so, and until end of January, you are helping Doctors Without Borders

View solution in original post

3 REPLIES 3
Hall of Fame Master

Cisco 2911 CLI Wizard

Actually the autoinstall is quite old. I remember it from many years ago - in fact so long ago that I had to look it up to remember the details. The short version is that it is a feature that was designed to allow you to ship a new router and for that router to dynamically learn and load its configuration. The longer version is in this link

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/12_2/configfun/configuration/guide/fcf002.html

In fact it is so old (notice that it was supported on Token Ring) that I believe that it is not used much in current networks. But it is still part of the code that runs in the router at startup.

HTH

Rick

If you found this post helpful, please let the community know by clicking the helpful button!
By doing so, and until end of January, you are helping Doctors Without Borders

View solution in original post

Engager

Cisco 2911 CLI Wizard

hi rick,

thanks for the feedback and helpful link! i didn't know this was a legacy feature.

i haven't used the autoinstall yet in my entire networking career.

Hall of Fame Master

Cisco 2911 CLI Wizard

Yes it is certainly a "legacy"  feature. If you have not used it yet, then I can predict, with some confidence, that it is likely that the rest of your networking career will go by without using it.

HTH

Rick

If you found this post helpful, please let the community know by clicking the helpful button!
By doing so, and until end of January, you are helping Doctors Without Borders
CreatePlease to create content
Content for Community-Ad