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Configure an EX Series Switch by Using Configuration Templates

 

CSO provides default configuration templates to configure EX Series switches. See Default Configuration Templates For EX Series Switches for information about default configuration templates provided by CSO for EX Series devices.

To deploy a configuration template to one or more EX Series devices:

  1. Select Resources > Devices.

    The Devices page appears.

  2. Select the EX Series device on which you want to deploy configuration templates and click More > Deploy Configuration.

    The Deploy Configuration to Devices page appears displaying the selected device in the Devices table.

  3. From the Configuration Template field, choose the configuration template that you want to deploy.
  4. Complete the configuration according to the guidelines provided in Table 1.Note

    Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.

  5. Click OK.

    The settings that you entered are saved and you are returned to the Devices page. A confirmation message appears indicating that a job was created.

    You can view the status of the jobs from the Jobs page (Monitor > Jobs).

Table 1: Deploy Template <Template-Name> To Devices Settings

Setting

Guideline

Select Devices

 

Configuration Template

Displays the name of the configuration template that you are deploying.

Devices

You can specify the devices on which you want to deploy the configuration template in the following ways:

  • By adding the devices manually:

    1. From the list of devices displayed, select one or more devices by clicking the check box next to each device name.

      Note: You can search for devices or filter the list of devices displayed.

    2. Click Next.

      You are taken to the Configure Global Parameters or the Configure Device Parameters tab.

  • By uploading a comma-separated values (CSV) file containing the device information:

    Note: You must ensure that the CSV file is in the format that CSO can read and that the number of device records is 200 or lower. You can download a sample file by clicking the Download Sample CSV File button.

    1. Click Upload CSV File.

      The Upload CSV File page appears.

    2. Click Browse to open the file selection dialog, select a file, and click Open.

      The name of the file that you selected is displayed in the CSV File field.

    3. Click OK.

      You are returned to the previous page where the devices that you imported are selected and displayed in the table.

    4. Click Next.

      You are taken to the Configure Global Parameters or the Configure Device Parameters tab.

Configure Global Parameters

Note: This tab is displayed only if the configuration template contains parameters that are global in scope.

Specify the global parameters that are common to all the devices that you selected in the preceding step. After you are done, click Next.

You are taken to the Configure Device Parameters tab.

Configure Device Parameters

 

Devices

The devices that you selected in the preceding step are displayed in the Devices table, and the first device is selected by default.

For each device, the device name, device family, operational status, and the configuration status are displayed. When you first arrive on this tab, the configuration status for each device is Not configured.

The Device-Name Parameters pane on the right displays the input parameters (from the configuration template) that you can specify for each device.

After you specify the values for one device, you can select a different device and enter the configuration values.

  • If the configuration template contains validations for the parameters, CSO validates the values you entered for the device and changes the configuration status to Valid and displays a green check mark (√).

  • If the configuration template does not contain any validations, CSO changes the configuration status to Valid and displays a green check mark (√).

  • If the values that you entered do not match the validation, the configuration status displays Invalid.

Note: You can optionally delete a device by selecting the device and clicking the delete (trash can) icon.

After you specify the input parameter values for all the devices and ensure that the configuration status of all devices is Valid, click Next.

You are taken to the Summary tab.

Summary

 

Devices

The devices that you selected in the preceding step are displayed in the Devices table, and the first device is selected by default.

For each device, the device name, device family, and operational status are displayed.

For each device, the Device-Name Configuration pane on the right displays the actual configuration that will be deployed on the device.

After you review the configuration for all the devices, click Next.

You are taken to the Deploy tab.

Deploy

 

Deployment Schedule

Specify whether the configuration should be deployed on devices immediately (Deploy now) or deployed later (Deploy later).

If you choose to deploy the configuration later, you must enter the date (in MM/DD/YYYY format) and time (in HH:MM:SS 24-hour or AM/PM format) that you want the deployment to occur.

WHAT'S NEXT

After you deploy the configuration template on the switch, enable the ports of the switch; see Enable Ports.