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Preparation and use of a template

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

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Every change config template executes changes based on NCM device inventory objects. Those objects are the database entities that the SolarWinds Information System accesses in managing the communication of NCM with its database. As a result, performing an NCM device inventory and updating device inventories are the prerequisites for creating and running a config change template.

See SolarWinds Information Service data entities for all the NCM device entities and their properties that you can use in your work with config change templates.

Two types of NCM users work with config change templates:

Template Creator:

This user creates the script for a config change template. The user must know the basics of writing a script that uses commands, variables, and logical structures.

When executed, a config change template displays a wizard that uses input values to generate CLI commands that accomplish a specific config change on targeted NCM devices. Based on input, the template's run-time wizard generates a different set of commands for each type of device that you specify as a target for config changes.

You must have the NCM role of Administrator or Engineer to create or edit a change config template.

Template User

This user enters values based on a template's run-time wizard input prompts, reviews the CLI commands that the template outputs for each type of targeted device, and tells NCM to execute the commands against targeted NCM devices. The user makes specific config changes if necessary.

You must have the NCM role of Administrator, Engineer, or WebUploader to use a change config template.


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