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Updated:January 14, 2019
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The objective of this document is
to show you how to configure Plug and Play (PnP) and PnP support on the RV34x
Plug and Play (PnP) support was
introduced in the Small Business environment with FindIT 1.1, which acts as the
plug and play server. PnP dramatically simplifies deployment by provisioning
device images or configurations as the device arrives on the network, known as
zero touch or low touch configuration.
Some terms to be familiar with
regarding PnP and FindIT:
An Image is a firmware update for a PnP enabled device.
A Configuration is a configuration file to be downloaded to the device. Configuration
files contain all the information a device needs to participate in a network,
such as gateway, IP addresses of known devices, security settings etc.
An Unclaimed device is a device that has checked into the PnP server but does not
have an Image or Configuration assigned to it.
Provisioning is the act of supplying devices with images or configurations.
RV34x series routers
PnP Router configuration
Devices must first be configured to “check in” with the PnP server in order to receive provisioning. To
configure the router to check into the FindIT Manager to support PnP, perform
the following steps.
Step 1. Log in to the web configuration page of your router.
Step 2. Navigate to System Configuration > PnP
Step 3. By default, PnP is enabled in the router and PnP Transport is set to Auto to
discover the PnP server automatically. In this example, Static had been
selected as the PnP Transport option.
Note: Unlike switches, the RV34x series routers only support Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure
(HTTPS) encrypted PnP communications.
Step 4. Enter the IP address or the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of the FindIT manager and the port
number if it using something other than Port 443. By default the router will
trust any already trusted certificate authority (CA) certificate. If desired
you can choose to only trust certificates from a particular certification authority
by selecting only one Root CA certificate.
In this example,
IP/FQDN is findit.sbcenter.net
Port is 443
CA Certificate is Pre-Installed CA Bundles
Step 5. Click Apply.
Image or Configuration Upload
Getting to low, or no touch deployments requires the configuration or image files to be available to the
device prior to powering on the first time. To upload an image or a
configuration to the FindIT Manager to deploy to PnP devices, perform the
Step 1. Connect to the FindIT Network Manager and go to Network Plug and Play and choose Images
In this example, Images has been selected.
Step 2. Click on the Add icon to add an image file.
Step 3. Drag and drop the firmware file from a folder to the browser window and choose Upload.
Once the firmware or configuration has been uploaded, you can claim a device that has checked in. Claiming
a device allows a FindIT server to deploy a configuration or image to that
Step 1. Login to the FindIT Manager and navigate to Network Plug and Play > Unclaimed Devices.
Step 2. Locate the device under Unclaimed devices and select it.
Step 3. Choose the configuration or image you want to apply and choose Claim. In this example, a
configuration file has been selected. This will move the device from Unclaimed
tab into the Claimed tab and the next time the device checks into the server it
will deploy the configuration.
Configuring PnP Redirect
By default, PnP is enabled on the RV34x routers and is set to Auto discover the PnP server. This can occur from a
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server or Domain Name System (DNS)
query or Cisco’s device help website.
PnP auto redirect allows you to use Cisco’s device help website to allow PnP enabled devices from multiple networks
to connect automatically to the desired PnP server. You will be able to handle the configurations and images of a large number of devices remotely.
To configure the PnP auto redirect, perform the following steps.
Step 1. Login to the web utility of the router. Navigate to System Summary.
Step 2. Obtain the Serial number and model number (PID VID) of the router from the System