When someone is talking about a basic/base configuration of a network device, does this mean the startup configuration file? And when a full configuration is referenced how is it different from a basic configuration file? You might know that I a newbie in this field already. But your inputs might help severals like me. Thank you in advance.

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A basic or base configuration is typically referred to, as the minimal configuration needed for your network device to function.

A full configuration is typically the basic/base configuration plus all the extra security features, management configurations and other features that you can add to your network device.

  • Does ZTP config mean base configuration then? Can this be included inside full configuration? Thanks Cown. Commented Sep 11, 2018 at 4:32
  • What is ZTP config?
    – user36472
    Commented Sep 11, 2018 at 5:29
  • zero touch provisioning, in terms of automating a network device. Commented Sep 11, 2018 at 5:58
  • The Switch auto install feature is enabled by default, when you turn it on for the first time.
    – user36472
    Commented Sep 11, 2018 at 6:03

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