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Edit Device Profile

Edit Device Profile


Editing a device profile can lead to a mismatch between the profile's stated abilities and the device's actual capabilities, potentially leading to unexpected results.

Do not edit a predefined device profile. Those changes would be discarded when you upgrade the Apstra server. If you want to use a modified version of a predefined device profile, we recommend cloning a predefined one instead.

If a device profile is used in an interface map, you may not be able to change it if it would adversely affect that interface map.

  1. Either from the list view (Devices > Device Profiles) or the details view, click the Edit button for the device profile to edit.
  2. Make your changes.
  3. Click Update (bottom-right) to update the device profile and return to the list view.

Edit Device Profile - Example

This example shows how to set a port on an Arista DCS-7050TX-72Q device to auto-negotiate its speed.

  1. From the left navigation menu, navigate to Devices > Device Profiles and click the Edit button for Arista DCS-7050TX-72Q
  2. Click Ports and select a port in the panel to see its details.
  3. In the Transformations section, click the Edit button for the port to be edited.
  4. Populate the port setting field with the string below. An empty string in the speed field signifies that the port is set to auto-negotiate. The maximum speed for the port is modeled to the speed in the fabric.

    You can edit the fields, such as "command", inside the port settings instead. Command contents are validated before the update is applied. Enabling auto-negotiation on an Arista device results in an automatically updated port setting in Apstra, because the schema for enabling auto-negotiation on an Arista device is well-defined, as shown below.

  5. Click Update to save your changes and return to the list view.