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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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(Optional) Configuring the Intermediate File

(Optional) Configuring the Intermediate File


Auto-Config preferentially obtains configuration files through the Option 67 parameter. If Option 67 that contains information about the configuration file is not configured on the DHCP server, Auto-Config enables devices to obtain the configuration file (mandatory), system software (optional), and patch file (optional) using the intermediate file.

The two methods to obtain the configuration file are used in the following scenarios:

  • Configure Option 67 on the DHCP server to obtain the configuration file is used when fewer devices need to load the same configuration file.
  • Use the intermediate file on the file server to obtain the configuration file is used when many devices need to load different configuration files.

The intermediate file is saved on the FTP/TFTP/SFTP server and contains information about mappings from system MAC address or ESN to the system software name, system software version, patch file name, and configuration file name. After obtaining the IP address of the FTP/TFTP/SFTP server, the device downloads the intermediate file from the FTP/TFTP/SFTP server, searches for the system software, system software version, patch file, and configuration file names that match its own MAC address or ESN, and downloads files from the FTP/TFTP/SFTP server based on the obtained names.

You can check the label on the device to obtain the MAC address and ESN.

If the intermediate file is configured for the Auto-Config process, Option 67 is not required in configuring the DHCP server.


You can configure the intermediate file based on the MAC address or ESN of the device and the required system software, patch file, and configuration file names. The procedure is as follows:

  1. Create a file and name the file arnet.ini.

  2. Configure the intermediate file. For example, if the MAC address of a device is 0018-82C5-AA89, the ESN is 9300070123456789, the version file name is, the version is V200R010, the patch file is auto_V200R010.pat, and the configuration file is auto_V200R010.cfg, the contents of the intermediate file arnet.ini are as follows:

    • If multiple devices are configured, each row in the intermediate file records configuration information of a device. A maximum of 1,000 devices are allowed to use the intermediate file to realize Auto-Config.
    • When configuring the intermediate file, enter either of the MAC address and ESN. The configuration file is mandatory, and the version file and patch file are optional. The three files can be configured in any sequence.
    • The version file name and system software version must be available in the intermediate file, and version ID in the system software name must be the same as that in the intermediate file. vrpver information must be included in the vrpfile information.
Updated: 2019-11-21

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