Datto Networking: Switch Templates

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This article describes how to configure and apply switch templates for expedited configuration.

Environment

  • Datto Switches

Description

Switch Templates are predefined sets of configured options that you can apply to any switch in your network. This feature is useful for when you move a switch new location, or when one requires another template based on its environment.

Procedure

Configuring Template Settings

1. Navigate to a device web session for your switch.

2. Click the Manage drop-down, then click Switches, as seen in Figure 1.

Figure 1: Switches (click to enlarge)

3. Click Manage Templates, as seen in Figure 2.

Figure 2: Manage Templates (click to enlarge)

4. Click Add Template to add a new template, as shown in Figure 3. You can also click Delete Template to remove them.

Figure 3: Add Template (click to enlarge)

5. Enter the Template Name, a brief Description of the template, and the switch Model it applies to, as seen in Figure 4.

Figure 4: Template Descriptors (click to enlarge)

Changing your device model will delete any port settings previously configured in your template.

6. Optionally, you can select a device you've already added to import a configuration from, as seen in Figure 5.

Figure 5: Import Settings (click to enlarge)

7. Enable or disable each desired setting for your template, as seen in Figures 6 & 7. These settings share the same layout as their counterpart in the Switch Settings and Port Setting pages.

Switch Settings

The following switch settings are available:

Figure 6: Switch Settings (click to enlarge)

Port Settings

The following template example uses the E24v3 model. Select a port to configure it, or select multiple ports to mirror or aggregate them. See the Port Settings article for more information.

Figure 7: Port Settings (click to enlarge)

7. Click Save Template, as seen in Figure 8.

Figure 8: Save Template (click to enlarge)

Applying a switch template

After configuring a switch template, you can apply it to any switch. You can either:

  • Click Apply Template in the Switches page as seen in Figure 9.

Figure 9: Apply Template (click to enlarge)

  • Apply one when adding a new switch.

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