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CLI-based Configuration Guide - Basic Configuration

AR100, AR120, AR150, AR160, AR200, AR1200, AR2200, AR3200, and AR3600 V200R010

This document provides the basic concepts, configuration procedures, and configuration examples in different application scenarios of the Basic configuration supported by the device.
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Making the Intermediate File

Making the Intermediate File

This section describes the intermediate file and how to make the file.


An Auto-Start-enabled device parses the intermediate file to obtain information about version files to be downloaded. For details about the Auto-Start process, see Understanding Auto-Start.

The intermediate file must be named arstart.ini and saved in an authorized directory on the file server. The file contains the mapping between the device's MAC address + ESN and the system software, version, patch file, and configuration file. The system software, patch file, and configuration file are saved in the authorized directory on the file server. The file name extension of the system software is .cc or .zip, that of the patch file is .pat, and that of the configuration file is .zip or .cfg. After obtaining the file server's IP address, the device downloads the file arstart.ini from the file server, parses the file to find names of corresponding system software, version, patch file, and configuration file, and downloads version files from the file server based on the names.


  1. Create a text file and name it arstart.ini.
  2. Edit the intermediate file.

    Assume that an router's MAC address (obtaining method) is 0018-82C5-AA89, ESN (obtaining method) is 9300070123456789, system software to be downloaded is, version is V200R007C00, patch file to be downloaded is auto_V200R007C00.pat, and configuration file to be downloaded is auto_V200R007C00.cfg. The contents of the intermediate file arstart.ini are as follows:

    • If multiple devices need to be configured, each line in the intermediate file records configuration information of a device. A maximum of 1,000 devices can use the intermediate file to implement Auto-Start.
    • When editing the intermediate file, enter the MAC address and ESN, or either of them. Names of the configuration file, system software, and patch file are optional. Enter at least one file name.
    • The MAC address, ESN, version, and names of the system software, patch file, and configuration file can be written in any sequence.
    • The MAC address (or ESN), system software name, patch file name, and configuration file name are separated by semicolons (;). The MAC address is in xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx or xx-xx-xx-xx format. The file name is case-insensitive and does not contain special characters. It is recommended that the file name contain letters, digits, and underscores (_).
    • The intermediate file must contain the system software name and version, and the version in the system software name must be the same as the version in the intermediate file. The version information (vrpver) must be included in the system software information (vrpfile).

Updated: 2019-08-08

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