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Assign Configuration Templates to Device Templates

In Customer Portal, users with the Tenant Administrator role can assign a configuration template to one or more device templates. Associating a configuration template with a device template enables you to deploy additional configuration on the device during ZTP and after the device is activated.


In CSO releases before Release 5.1.0, configuration templates are called stage-2 configuration templates.

To assign a configuration template to one or more device templates:

  1. Select Resources > Templates > Configuration Templates.

    The Configuration Templates page appears.

  2. Select the configuration template that you want to assign and select More > Assign to Device Template.

    The Assign Configuration Template to Device Templates page appears.

  3. Complete the configuration according to the guidelines provided in Table 1

    Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.

  4. Click OK.

    You are returned to the Configuration Templates page and a popup appears indicating whether the assignment is successful or has failed. If the assignment failed, you can retry the assignment or contact Juniper Networks support.

    If the assignment is successful, the configuration parameters are displayed in the Device-Name page and you can enter values for the configuration and deploy the changes on the device.

Table 1: Assign Configuration Template to Device Template Settings



Template Settings



Displays the name of the configuration template that you are assigning; you cannot modify this field.

Display Name

Enter the name that you want displayed on the Device-Name page.

Component Name

For NFX250 devices, select the component name to which the configuration should be deployed. The components that are currently supported are:

  • Juniper Device Manager (JDM)—JDM is a Linux container that manages software components.

  • Juniper Control Plane (JCP)—JCP is the Junos VM running on the hypervisor. Administrators can use JCP to configure the network ports of the NFX250 device. JCP is used to configure the switching and routing function on the NFX250 device.

  • Gateway Router (GWR)—vSRX Virtual Firewall as a gateway provides the same capabilities as Juniper Networks SRX Series Firewalls in a virtual form factor.

Auto Deploy

Specify whether the configuration should be deployed automatically on the device during the zero touch provisioning (ZTP) process. The options are:

  • Yes—Deploy the configuration automatically on the device during ZTP.

  • No (Default)—Don’t deploy the configuration is not deployed automatically on the device during ZTP.

  • Same as global settings—Use the same settings as the one configured in the device template.

Device Templates


Select Device Templates

The list of device templates to which you can assign the configuration template are displayed in a grid along with some information about the template. CSO displays only those device templates whose device family matches the device family of the configuration template.

Select one or more device templates to which you want to assign the configuration template.