One of the first steps in configuring a device to be managed is to give it an IP address. Why?

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One of the first steps in configuring a device to be managed is to give it an IP address. Why?
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Top Expert 2016
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you have to connect to the device in order to manage it
Hemil AquinoNetwork Security Engineer
Distinguished Expert 2018
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Let me give you an easy example:

If you have a Router and you want to access to its configuration through GUI ( Graphical User Interface) instead of console, you will need to do it via IP. Which it means you need a manage IP address to access to the Web Site resources.

Having a manage IP address means, you can remote access to the device via console or graphical interface. That way you can avoid having a cable console all the time for configuration.
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enough information to confirm an answer

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