Configure a Device Template

A device template provides a diagram of the physical ports for a specific Universal device, and allows you to specify its functionality. For example, after you configure a device template for a specific device type, you assign its ports to various port types. A port type defines how the ports assigned to it will function. You configure the default port settings and other device functions, and apply these settings to large numbers of devices of the same type. If you want to apply different device templates to other devices in the same network policy, you can do so.

You can make use of default templates, which are pre-loaded in ExtremeCloud IQ for every device model. The available template list expands as you create new policies. You can then use the same template for another policy.

If you select a default template, you must copy it by saving it as a new template. This will carry all the settings in the default template and let you customize it as required.

  1. Navigate to Configure > Network Polices > the existing network policy > Switch Settings > Switch Template.
  2. To create a new template based on an existing switch template, use the Select icon.
  3. In the new dialog box, scroll to an existing Universal device template, or Stack template, for example, Switch Engine 5520-24T.
  4. Select Copy.
  5. Enter a name for this cloned copy.
  6. To create a brand new template not based on an existing default, select the add icon.
  7. Select a device type from the drop-down, for example, Switch Engine 5320-24T-8XE.
  8. Enter a name for the new template, for example, TEST_5320.
  9. Select Save.
    The new or cloned template displays on the network policy's Switch Template page.
  10. Select the template to display the Device Template configuration page.
Proceed to Device Configuration.


For the purposes of this document, the configuration instructions that follow apply to creating a device template from scratch, not starting with a cloned default template.