Documentation forNetwork Configuration Manager

Import and export NCM config change templates

If you have multiple Orion servers, you can share config change templates between them. You can also share config change templates on THWACK.

Share config change templates between Orion servers

You can export a config change template to a file, and then import it to another Orion server.

Export a config change template as a file

  1. Click My Dashboards > Network Configuration > Config Change Templates.
  2. Select a template in the list.
  3. Click Export as File. Verify that a pop-up blocker does not prevent the file from being downloaded.
  4. Download the file to a local folder.
  5. Click Return to Config Change Templates.

The config change template is exported to the Downloads directory. The file name is the template name with a .ncm-template file extension.

Import a config change template

  1. Click My Dashboards > Network Configuration > Config Change Templates.
  2. Click Import.
  3. Click Choose File, locate the file on your computer, and click Open to select it.

    Config change template files have a .ncm-template file extension.

    The selected file name is displayed next to the Choose File button.

  4. Click Submit.

    The imported template opens in the config change template editor.

  5. Change the name, edit the description, and add tags, if necessary.
  6. Modify the logic of your Config Change Template.
  7. Click Validate to check syntax.
  8. Click Submit.

    The imported template is listed with other config change templates.

Share config change upgrade templates with the THWACK community

You can share your config change templates with other NCM users by exporting them to THWACK, and you can import config change templates created by other NCM users.

Export a config change template to THWACK

  1. Click My Dashboards > Network Configuration > Config Change Templates.
  2. Select a template in list.
  3. Click Export to THWACK.
  4. If prompted, enter your user name and password, and click Log In.

Import a config change template from THWACK

  1. Click My Dashboards > Network Configuration > Config Change Templates.
  2. Click the Shared Config Change Templates on THWACK tab.
  3. Locate the template you need:
    • Use the Search box to search for a string in the template name.
    • Click a tag in the left pane to filter the list.
    • Click the template name to display its description.
  4. Select a template and click Import.
  5. If prompted, enter your THWACK user name and password, and click Log In.

    The template is copied to your Orion server.