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SNMP Device Configuration - Master template?

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SNMP Device Configuration - Master template?

This question was originally posted on DCIM Support by Martin Gaciarz on 2019-05-02


Hello all,

 

We manage a significant amount of APC devices via DCE and are utilizing the SNMP mass configuration more and more.

 

What I would like to is have one (or a few) "master" templates that have common settings for all our devices.  But the issue I'm running into is that those settings seem to be "named" different things on different devices and/or different firmware versions.

One example is Web Access:

 - In template A (from device A), there are two "fields": HTTP Access and HTTPS access

 - In template B (from device B), there is one field for the same setting: Web Protocol

 

Is it possible to create a master template that has all of the above settings included?  In this case, I would want it to have the following settings:

HTTP Access: Disable

HTTPS Access: Enable

Web Protocol: HTTPS

 

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Re: SNMP Device Configuration - Master template?

This answer was originally posted on DCIM Support by Steven Marchetti on 2019-05-03


Hi Martin,

 

The way to do this when choosing to configure devices directly (not from a template) is to select multiple devices and when looking at the device settings, uncheck the box to show shared settings only :

When you apply such a configuration however, you will receive errors as some values will not be able to get set on some devices. Pretty much every device should error in this configuration.

 

When creating a template however, you must create that template based on an individual device. Here I created one based on an older device with 3.9.1 firmware and I have the web access option:

Here, I chose a newer NMC and have the other options:

Since there is no option to choose multiple devices for creating a template, you can not have both options in the resulting template. Currently there is no way around this through DCE.

If this configuration on a single push is an absolute necessity, you could use the config.ini utility outside of DCE and manually edit the ini you're pushing to include all required values. This may be a little more effort though than pushing 2 different templates from DCE.

 

Thanks,

Steve

 

 

 

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Re: SNMP Device Configuration - Master template?

This comment was originally posted on DCIM Support by Martin Gaciarz on 2019-05-22


Thanks for the info.

I would be comfortable with manually editing the INI files but then using a different utility to push them out kindof defeats the purpose of having DCE...

Is there any way to download/upload INI files from the StruxureWare server (i.e. FTP)?

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Re: SNMP Device Configuration - Master template?

This comment was originally posted on DCIM Support by Steven Marchetti on 2019-05-22


Hi Martin,

No, you can't download the configuration file from DCE. What I would suggest is to configure one of the devices the way you want it and then download that file from the device itself using ftp:  get config.ini

I'ts not always the easiest thing to understand but you can take out entire sections or create an INI with just the 1 or 2 sections you want. You could for instance make a text file with the following info and saave it as an INI file and push it to a device:

[NetworkWeb]
Port=80
HTTP=enabled
HTTPSPort=443
HTTPS=disabled
MinimumProtocol=TLS1.1

 

It simply needs the header in brackets  [NetworkWeb] and one or more of the supported entries.

 

K-base FA156117 may tell you more about how to work with the ini files.

 

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