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Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Anthony.Rinaldi_ret on Oct 03, 2016

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Before attempting to modify or create a new template, answer all of the following questions about your device:

Question Note Example
What are the Machine Type and System OID values displayed in the Device Details tab of the node properties? Use this information to save the device template with a unique name that SolarWinds NCM recognizes, ensuring its use when connecting to the device.  
What command is used to disable pagination?

This command is the value used in the template RESET command.

terminal pager 0
What command is used to reboot the device?

This command is the value used in the template Reboot command.

reload noconfirm
What command is used to enter configuration mode? This command is the value used in the template EnterConfigMode command. config terminal
What command is used to exit configuration mode? This command is the value used in the template ExitConfigMode command. quit
What command is used to specify the startup configuration? This command is the value used in the template Startup command. startup
What command is used to specify the running configuration? This command is the value used in the template Running command. running
What command sequence is used to directly download the configuration using Telnet or SSH?

This command sequence is the value used in the template DownloadConfig command*.

show ${ConfigType}
What command sequence is used to upload the configuration using Telnet or SSH?

This command sequence is the value used in the template UploadConfig command*.

${EnterConfigMode}${CRLF}${ConfigText}${CRLF}${ExitConfigMode}
What command sequence is used to download the configuration using SNMP, that is, indirect transfer?

This command sequence is used in the template DownloadConfigIndirect command*.

copy ${TransferProtocol}://${StorageAddress}/${StorageFilename}$ConfigType}${CRLF}${CRLF}
What command sequence is used to erase the configuration? This command sequence is used in the template EraseConfig command. write erase ${CRLF}Yes
What command sequence is used to commit a configuration to memory? This command sequence is used in the template SaveConfig command. write memory
What command sequence is used to show the version information?

This command sequence is used in the template Version command.

show version

*For more information about variables that can be used in command scripts and device command templates, see Pre-command and command template variables.

 

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