TrueSight Network Automation is delivered with predefined templates. Templates are used to provision new devices and implement simple configuration changes based on the exact commands supplied. For example, you can use templates in the following scenarios:
- Update the running configuration of a device
- Update the startup configuration of a device
- Assign a target configuration to a device
- Validate a set of commands
For complex changes (for example, ACL updates) that depend on the current configuration state, BMC recommends using rules. Templates can be imported and created from scratch or from an archived configuration.
The following table contains conceptual information and tasks that describe how to manage templates and provides links to applicable topics:
|Administering task||For more information||Benefit|
|To add a template||Adding a template|
Learn how to:
|To restrict access to a template||Restricting access to templates||Learn how to restrict who all can access each template and their associated rights (that is view, edit, or delete).|
|To perform various actions on a template||Viewing the templates listing|
Use the templates list to perform the following actions:
|To understand the concept of formatting in templates||Understanding template formatting||Certain device types require some extra formatting, such as a header line or a footer line, in addition to the formatting that you see in the device configuration file. See this topic to understand formatting in templates.|
|To insert substitution parameters in a template||Using substitution parameters in templates|
Substitution parameters are resolved by TrueSight Network Automation when merging or restoring a template to a device. Learn how to insert these parameters in templates.
|To manage access rights for a template||Managing template access rights|
Understand how you can manage access rights for templates. Also, understand how to edit access rights for multiple roles in multiple templates.