Creating a switch-configuration template

When you create a switch-configuration template, you define the settings for a specific type of configuration.

Before you begin

Before you create a switch-configuration template, consider the following suggestions:
  • Identify groups of switches that have the same hardware options and that you want to configure the same way. You can use a switch-configuration template to apply the same configuration settings to multiple switches, thereby controlling a common configuration from one place.

  • Identify the aspects of configuration that you want to customize (for example, global, port-channel, or VLAN settings).


Complete the following steps to create a switch-configuration template.

  1. From the XClarity Administrator menu bar, click Provisioning > Switch Configuration Templates. The Switch Configuration Templates page is displayed.

    Screen capture that shows the Switch Configuration Templates page.
  2. Select the type of template that you want to create from the left navigation.
  3. Click the Create icon (Create icon) to display the Create New Template dialog.

    The fields that are listed on this dialog vary depending on the type of template.

  4. Click Save to save the template, or click Save and Deploy to save and immediately deploy the template to one or more managed rack switches

    For information about deploying a template, see Deploying switch-configuration templates to a target switch .

What to do next

If you clicked Save and Deploy, the Deploy Switch Template page is displayed. From this page, you can deploy the switch-configuration template to specific switches.

If you clicked Save, the switch-configuration template is saved to the Switch Configuration Templates page. From this page, you can perform the following actions on selected server patterns: