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Cisco® ISP Essentials by Philip Smith, Barry Raveendran Greene

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Chapter 1. Software and Router Management

This chapter covers many of the basic questions that ISPs ask when they are first faced with setting up routers for their Internet business. Although documentation shipped with any item of equipment provides a very comprehensive description of setup processes, more experienced ISPs usually have developed a methodology for how new hardware is deployed on a living backbone. Often the vendor’s well-intentioned startup process for new users becomes more of a hindrance or inconvenience in these situations. This chapter does not provide an alternative to the recommendations, but it suggests what ISPs should consider as the initial configuration phase for their network equipment and the processes that they should ...

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