US Patent No. 9,253,034

MASS ACTIVATION OF NETWORK DEVICES


Patent No. 9,253,034
Issue Date February 02, 2016 
Title Mass Activation Of Network Devices
Inventorship Pradeep H. Krishnamurthy, Bangalore (IN)
Kent A. Watsen, Leesburg, VA (US)
Roshan Joyce, Bangalore (IN)
Assignee Juniper Networks, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,253,034

1. A method comprising:
generating, with a management device, a bulk configlet executable by a plurality of network devices to be managed by the management
device, wherein the bulk configlet specifies a bulk identifier associated with the plurality of network devices, wherein the
bulk identifier is associated with information on the management device indicating that specific configuration information
is to be sent to the plurality of network devices in response to receiving network session requests from the plurality of
network devices specifying the bulk identifier as an identifier for the plurality of network devices, and wherein the bulk
configlet is configured to cause, during execution, each of the plurality of network devices to initialize a respective network
stack and connect to the management device over a network using the network stack;

receiving, with the management device, a network session request from one of the plurality of network devices via the network,
wherein the network session request specifies the bulk identifier as an identifier for the one of the plurality of network
devices; and

based on the network session request specifying the bulk identifier, sending, with the management device, specific configuration
data, to replace the bulk configlet, to the one of the plurality of network devices in response to receiving the network session
request that specifies the bulk identifier, wherein the specific configuration data includes a specific identifier to replace
the bulk identifier, and wherein the specific configuration data is configured to cause, during execution, the one of the
plurality of network devices to reconnect to the management device using the specific identifier and to become fully enabled.