Documentation forNetwork Configuration Manager

Create an NCM config change template

NCM ships a variety of config change templates. If none of these meet your needs, you can create a custom config change template.

You must have the NCM role of Administrator or Engineer to create or edit a config change template. You must also understand the basics of writing a script that uses commands, variables, and logical structures. For more information, see examples of config change templates.

If the config changes you need to make do not require advanced logic, you can use scripts to change configurations on multiple devices.

  1. Click My Dashboards > Network Configuration > Config Change Templates.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • To start with a template definition that includes required variables and examples of other template elements, select Base-Template and click Advanced Modify.

    • To start with a template definition that is similar to the one you want to create, select the existing template and click Advanced Modify.

    • To start with a blank template definition, click Create New Config Change Template.

  3. Name the template, enter a description, and add tags.
  4. Define the parameters and commands for the config change template.
  5. Click Validate to check syntax.

    If validation fails, NCM displays an error that guides you to make changes.

  6. Save the template:

    • If you created this template by modifying an existing template definition, click Save As Copy.

    • If you created this template from a blank template definition, click Submit to save the template, or Execute to save and run it.

      If you choose to execute the template, NCM validates the syntax of the template. If validation succeeds, NCM saves a copy of the template and loads the relevant interface for user input.