Configuration scripts are files containing textual commands that are sent from the ACS
over the network to a Mediatrix unit.
Configuration scripts support all configuration parameters and can be created for a group of
units or for a specific unit of the Network.
The automated importation of configuration scripts can be performed with the use of a Customer
Profile or using a DHCP server indicating the location of the file server with options 66 or 67.
The automated importation to a unit is what is referred to as zero-touch, as the unit is
automatically updated with the latest configuration without manual intervention.
When the configuration scripts are received, the unit executes each command line in sequence.
Script commands can assign values to configuration parameters, or execute configuration commands.
Scripts are written by the system administrator and can be used to accomplish various tasks, such
as automating recurrent configuration tasks or batch-applying configuration settings to multiple
devices. They can also be scheduled to be executed when the Mediatrix unit restarts.
They can, for example, update the value of parameters, initiate a firmware upgrade, service
restart, or unit reboot. The scripts can be imported by the unit in different situations:
- When the unit is restarted
- According to a pre-determined schedule
- Initiated by a DHCP server indicating where the script files are located using options 66
Scripts can be sent using the following protocols:
The configuration script download feature allows updating the Mediatrix unit configuration by
transferring a configuration script from a remote server or from the local file system. The
Mediatrix unit is the session initiator, which allows NAT traversal. You can also configure the
Mediatrix unit to automatically update its configuration or you can generate a configuration
script from the running configuration of the Mediatrix unit.