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Provisioning Devices Using Configuration Templates

Aruba Central allows you to provision devices using UI-based or template-based configuration method. If you have groups with template-based configuration enabled, you can create a template with a common set of CLI scripts, configuration commands, and variables. Using templates, you can apply CLI-based configuration parameters to multiple devices in a group.

If the template-based configuration method is enabled for a group, the UI configuration wizards for the devices in that group are disabled.

Creating a Group with Template-Based Configuration Method

To create a template group, complete the following steps:

  1. From the Network Operations app, filter Global.
  2. Under Maintain, click Organization.

    By default, the Network Structure tab is displayed.

  3. Click the Groups tile.

    The Groups page is displayed.

  4. Click (+) Add Group on the Groups table.

    The Add Group page is displayed.

  5. Enter the name of the group.
  6. Select one of the following device types for which you want to create a template group:
    • IAP and Gateway
    • Switch
  7. Click Next.

    By default the Aruba Instant OS architecture is applied for access points and gateways.

    The network role for access points and gateways is Instant access points and WLANWireless Local Area Network. WLAN is a 802.11 standards-based LAN that the users access through a wireless connection. with branch gateways respectively. For more information about group persona and architecture, see Group Persona.

  8. Select the check box for Make these the preferred group settings optionally to save the architecture and persona settings of the current group for subsequent group creations.
  9. Click Add.

A template group with persona configuration is created.

If the group is set as a template group, a configuration template is required for managing device configuration.

Provisioning Devices Using Configuration Templates and Variable Definitions

For information on configuration template, see the following topics: