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Edit, Clone, and Delete Device Templates

 

To edit, clone, or delete a device template, you must be an administrator or have permissions to edit, clone, and delete device templates.

Edit a Device Template

You can edit only the following parameters of a device template:

  • Description

  • Enable or disable the template as the default template

To edit a device template:

  1. Select Configuration > Templates > Device Templates on the left navigation menu.

    The Device Templates page appears.

  2. Select the device template that you want to edit and click the Edit (pencil) icon.

    The Edit Device Template page appears.

  3. Do the following: and enable or disable the template as the default template.
    • Edit the description in the Description field.

      The description can be a set of alphanumeric characters and some special characters [hyphen (-), underscore (_), and period (.)]. There is no limit on the number of characters used.

    • Click the Mark as Default toggle button to enable or disable using the device template as the default template for the device family.

      Note

      You can have one default device template per device family.

  4. Click OK.

    A confirmation message appears indicating that the device template is successfully updated and the updates appear on the Device Templates page.

Clone a Device Template

Cloning a device template is useful when you want to create a device template that is similar to an existing one but with small differences.

To clone a device template:

  1. Select Configuration > Templates > Device Templates on the left navigation menu.

    The Device Templates page appears.

  2. Select the device template that you want to clone and click the Clone button.

    The Clone Device Template page appears.

  3. Do the following:
    • In the Name field, edit the name of the device template. The name can be a set of alphanumeric characters, some special characters [hyphen (-), underscore (_), period (.) and space]. There is no limit on the number of characters used.

    • In the Description field, edit the description of the device template. There is no restriction on the description you provide.

    • Click the Mark as Default toggle button to enable or disable setting the device template as the default device template.

      Note

      You can have only one default device template per device family. If you set the cloned device template as the default for the device family, the default tag on the earlier device template is removed.

  4. Click OK.

    A message appears indicating that the device template is cloned successfully and listed on the Device Templates page.

Delete Device Templates

To delete a device template:

  1. Select Configuration > Templates > Device Templates.

    The Device Templates page appears.

  2. Select the device template that you want to delete and click the Delete button.

    A confirmation message appears.

  3. Click Yes to delete the device template.

    The device template is deleted and no longer listed on the Device Templates page.