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What is port provisioning?

According to wikipedia, provisioning is prepraring or altering the state of an existing port. Could someone explain the real time needs or scenarios to provision a switch port.

Thanks,

Mugilan

  • LAN Switching and Routing
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What is port provisioning?

You configure the port BEFORE it's being used.

Think bigger.  You can provision a switch without even powering up the switch.   It's part of switch stacking.

So you configure the entire switch even though the switch hasn't joined the stack.  So by the time you turn on the switch, the ports are ready to go.

New Member

What is port provisioning?

More easy words...think like start of new begining.....

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Hall of Fame Super Gold

What is port provisioning?

You configure the port BEFORE it's being used.

Think bigger.  You can provision a switch without even powering up the switch.   It's part of switch stacking.

So you configure the entire switch even though the switch hasn't joined the stack.  So by the time you turn on the switch, the ports are ready to go.

New Member

What is port provisioning?

More easy words...think like start of new begining.....

New Member

What is port provisioning?

Got it, thanks Leo and Amith.

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