Cisco Configuration Engine is a highly scalable software application running on Linux based platforms and can be used by Cisco customers to manage as many as 10000 (single server) Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) devices, including Cisco routers, switches, and Cisco PIX security appliances. Cisco Configuration Engine requires minimal configuration and can be deployed without any changes to the customer's operation or business processes. Cisco Configuration Engine is ready to deploy and is accessible through a Web-based GUI or Web applications such as Extensible Markup Language (XML) and Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP).
Service providers and large enterprise customers are faced with similar challenges in deploying and managing large volumes of network devices. Cisco Configuration Engine supports a highly scalable, available, distributed, and fault-tolerant architecture that helps customers to customize core components to meet the operational requirements in a service-oriented network.