This MIB module defines managed objects that facilitate
the management of Smart Install feature. Smart Install is a
plug-and-play image and configuration management feature which
enables zero-touch deployment of Cisco network devices in an
enterprise branch network.
Following is the terminology associated with Smart Install
A router or switch selected as the single management point
for images and configuration of network devices in a Smart
Install network. When a device is first installed into the
network, the director detects the new device and facilitates
the correct Cisco IOS image and configuration file for the
device based on user defined profiles. With the automated
process, a single or a group of devices are deployed without
The managed device includes, but not limited to, Cisco 2K/3K
switches and EtherSwitch service modules. Director learns
about them through CDP or Smart Install protocol.
Smart Install Capable Client
A client device running Smart Install capable image.
Devices are placed into Groups where they can be manipulated
together rather than individually.
Profile is the configuration file, image, etc. that a user
programs for each group.
The feature to archive/backup client device's configuration
file upon 'write memory' on client.
A join window is a time window during which the device is
allowed to upgrade image or configuration files. Only
during this window can the director provide information
about the image and configuration to the device. A device
attempting to join the network outside of the join window
will not be allowed to do so, and cannot upgrade their image
and configuration files.
This MIB module is supported on the director but not on the
client devices. It is designed to:
- Allow operators to make configurations for client devices
before and after they connect to the director's network.
- Support monitoring of client devices discovered by the
- Provide status of the deployed client image and
configuration as a result of operator defined profiles.
- Provide notifications for notable events such as new
device joined or upgrade failure if there is any.
Please note that, in most cases a working DHCP pool is
configured for the subnet(s) on which the client devices
are located. The DHCP server could be the director,
another Cisco device running Cisco IOS, or a non-Cisco
CISCO-SMART-INSTALL-MIB Module usage:
1) Create profile for a group of devices
Profile is used to pre-configure image and configuration
files for a group of devices.
csiProfileIndex = 8,
csiProfileGroupName = '3750E_24',
csiProfileImageUrl = 'tftp://10.0.0.1/3750e.tar',
csiProfileImageTwoUrl = '',
csiProfileConfigUrl = 'flash:/default_config.txt',
2) Define a group of devices
For example, to define a group matching on Catalyst 2960
24 8 Poe switches:
csiMatchIndex = 1,
csiMatchGroupType = 'product',
csiMatchProductId = 'WS-C2960-24LT-L',
csiProfileIndex = 6,
3) Enable Smart Install feature on the director
The operator enables the Smart Install feature by setting
csiOperationMode = basic(2)
4) Display device information
Director is aware of Smart Install capable devices and others
connected to a Smart Install capable device. This MIB table
displays information about the devices, such as the running
image, the MAC address, etc.
5) Further refine the running environment
Objects in csiGlobalConfig enable the Operator to tailor
the director operation, such as:
. Backup client device's configuration file.
. Set up Join Window to monitor newly installed devices.