There is always confusion between the meanings of the words
“provisioning” and “configuration” in computer networks. Here
i am providing the basic difference between these words in
computer network domain.
What is the difference between provisioning and configuration?
A.) Provisioning operations are usually working with network and
service activities, whereas configuration operations are usually
associated with single-device (non-network view) activities.
In general, a provisioning operation should include multiple jobs
from network resource management, an external system interface,
and several device-configuration steps, whereas a configuration
operation covers single-device operational steps.
Provisioning work is usually associated with a source offering,
while configuration work is not; it can be just routine maintenance,
network expansion, or may be part of provisioning steps.