Idea ID 2767693
It would be very usable and convenient to have an additional option to deploy the configuration of one device to another device.
Imagine another network, staging area. This network includes spare/backup devices. A device in a production environment fails. Now you could copy the start-up configuration of the failed device to another device in the staging area (start-up configuration). Switch off the device, replace failed device with that one and boot it. Now you have the device up and running, exactly the same as a failed one. As far as I know, this is not possible to do it now.
It would be good to implement in GUI (let's say to have it "Deploy to running configuration", "Deploy to startup configuration", ... and "Deploy to another device") and API.
Another example is Lifecycle replacements : where many Switches/devices are prepared to perform 1: 1 replacement.
In such a case it would be deployed the respective config to the switches in the staging area and it is only needed to pick up the device and physically replace it.
At this moment, it needs to go extra rounds with device templates and copy/paste configs and then provision from the template.
We find this new option very useful in many environments, especially in big ones.
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