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Preview and Render a Configuration Template

You must be an administrator or a user with the preview privilege to preview configuration templates.

You can use the Preview workflow to validate a configuration template by entering values for the configuration template and then render the template to view the configuration.

We recommend that you use this workflow to validate a configuration template before assigning it to a device template or deploying it on a device.

To preview and render a configuration template:

  1. Select Configuration > Templates > Config Templates.

    The Configuration Templates page appears.

  2. Select the configuration template that you want to preview and click Preview.

    The Template Preview for Template-Name page appears.

  3. In the CONFIGURE tab, specify values for the parameters as needed.

    Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.

  4. After you have entered the necessary parameters, click PREVIEW.

    The PREVIEW tab renders the configuration based on the values that you specified.

  5. Check if the configuration was rendered correctly.

    If the configuration was not rendered correctly, you can modify the configuration template as needed. See Edit, Clone, and Delete a Configuration Template.

  6. Click Close.

    You are returned to the Configuration Templates page. You can assign the configuration template to one or more device templates or deploy on a device.