Documentation forNetwork Configuration Manager

Import and export device templates

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

Share device templates between Orion servers

You can export a device template as an XML file, and then import it to another Orion server.

Export a device template

  1. Click Settings > All Settings.
  2. Under Node & Group Management, click Manage Device Templates.
  3. Select a template, and click Export As File.

    The XML file is saved in your \Downloads directory with the .ConfigMgmt-Commands extension.

Import a device template

You can import a device template that was previously exported as a file.

  1. Click Settings > All Settings.
  2. Under Node & Group Management, click Manage Device Templates.
  3. Click Import.
  4. Click Choose File, browse to the template, and select it.
  5. Click Submit.

Share device templates with the THWACK community

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

Export a device template to THWACK

  1. Click Settings > All Settings.
  2. Under Node & Group Management, click Manage Device Templates.
  3. Select a template, and click Export to THWACK.
  4. If prompted, enter your THWACK user name and password, and click Log In.

Import a device template from THWACK

  1. Click Settings > All Settings.
  2. Under Node & Group Management, click Manage Device Templates.
  3. Click the Shared Templates on THWACK tab.
  4. 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.
  5. Select a template and click Import.
  6. If prompted, enter your THWACK user name and password, and click Log In.

    The template is copied to your Orion server.