Techniques are presented herein that support the controlled onboarding of switches that are arranged in a daisy chain or hierarchical topology. Aspects of the presented techniques support a deterministic Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)-based Internet Protocol (IP) address assignment based on the location of a client or device, thus making possible, and allowing the necessary control for, a hop-by-hop DHCP assignment paradigm. Further aspects of the presented techniques leverage elements of a zero-touch provisioning (ZTP) process in support of the onboarding of devices in a hierarchical topology.

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