Datto Networking: Switch Templates



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


  • Datto Network Manager


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 need to change a switch's configuration to a different template. 

Setting a new switch template

1. In the Network Manager Navigation Window, click Switches.

mceclip1.pngFigure 1: The Navigation menu (click to enlarge)

2. On the Switches page, click the Manage Templates button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. 

mceclip0.pngFigure 2: The Switches page (click to enlarge)

3. On the Switch Settings Templates page, click the Add Template button in the top right-hand corner of the screen.

mceclip2.pngFigure 3: The Switch Settings Templates page (click to enlarge)

4. Enter your template name and description, and choose your switch type from the Model drop-down window. 

mceclip3.pngFigure 4: The Add Switch Settings Template dialog box (click to enlarge)

5. After choosing your switch model, template Switch Settings and Port Settings options will automatically expand. Configure your template options, then click the Save Changes button when finished. 

mceclip5.pngFigure 5: Template Switch Settings and Port Settings (click to enlarge)

Your template will appear in the Switch Templates list. You can now apply this template to switches on your network. 

mceclip6.pngFigure 6: The new template in the Switch Settings Templates list (click to enlarge)

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