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New devices are always being introduced into the market and into network infrastructures. In NCM, it is likely at times one will need to create a new device template to allow NCM to interact with devices. There are two ways to do this, either manually using XML for all versions of NCM or using interactive wizard which was introduced in NCM 7.4.x.
In order to create a successful template, regardless of method, one will need to have some basic information on hand.
System OID (sysObjectID) which can be obtained from device by polling 184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.0
terminal length 0)
copy run start,
The above will get you in a good position to start.
Keep in mind that NCM is not inherently cognizant of what it needs to do. It simply does what it is told to do in the template. So the commands need to mimic human interaction.
If in the middle of a command one has to answer a question, the answer needs to be in the command in the template or NCM will not know do anything and the order fo the commands is relevant..
For the intent of this article, we are going to concentrate with NCM 7.4. using the interactive wizard: