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Template Group VLAN Addition

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  • 1.  Template Group VLAN Addition

    Posted Mar 17, 2022 10:25 AM
    Hi All,

    we have an Aruba template which was configured a long time ago by a colleague who has left. 

    We are looking to modify the template group to include a new VLAN on the config for a small piece of work we are doing. 

    The template is currently only targeting 1 group which contains 2 switches total at the one location currently so not a major change.

    My questions are:
    1. When editing the template online do you need to align the VLAN configuration (Tabbed in under the Vlan) as you would see it on a config readout or simply just add each line of text but make sure spelling etc is correct.

    E.g when reading the config it will appear as below do we add the spaces or tabs in manually to the config editor?

    vlan 888
             name "NEWVLAN EXAMPLE"
             tagged 1-2,10-12
             no ip address
    exit

    or do we just edit the config online with just simple lines of text in the editor

    vlan 888
    name "NEWVLAN EXAMPLE"
    tagged 1-2,10-12
    no ip address
    exit

    First time for us modifying the template at this location, we are all used to CLI and not the online template editor. 

    2. Once the configuration is added and saved the switches currently have auto-commit off so will manually commit the changes out of hours, does anyone know if this modification will cause a switch reboot or will it simply just update the configuration dynamically without impact to users?

    Thanks in advance.

    Lee

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    Lee Dudmish
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  • 2.  RE: Template Group VLAN Addition

    Posted Mar 17, 2022 11:10 AM
    Hi,
    I use the UI in cloud central when creating group configuration. May I ask you where you find the documentation to learn how to use the variables? We have 30 different locations, and two of them were created with template groups which I assume it is the "variables'' method.
    Thank you,

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    Selomon Kifle
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  • 3.  RE: Template Group VLAN Addition

    Posted Mar 18, 2022 05:29 AM
    Selomon,

    Template based variable management document link below.

    https://help.central.arubanetworks.com/2.5.4/documentation/online_help/content/nms/maintenance/template-variables.htm

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    Carl Morgan
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  • 4.  RE: Template Group VLAN Addition

    Posted Mar 18, 2022 05:00 AM
    Lee,

    Both of your examples will work fine and not require a reboot. You can think of it as if just applying the commands directly to the CLI, if that would need a reboot then so will the template change, otherwise it will be fine.

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    Carl Morgan
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