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Preconfigure Appliances

Configuration > Overlays & Security > Discovery > Preconfiguration

Use this page to prepopulate flat data files that are matched with appliances as you add them to your network.


The information in the files is a combination of items found in the Appliance Configuration Wizard, along with site-specific information such as BGP, OSPF, IP SLA rules, VRRP, interfaces, and addressing.

You can create a new file or clone (and rename) an existing one. Make any changes with the built-in editor.

After the appliance is discovered and approved, software upgrade and configuration push are done automatically.

New or Clone


Field Description
Name Assigns a name to the preconfiguration file.
Comment Optional descriptive field.
Auto Approve when Discovered When selected, Orchestrator finds the appliance that matches the Discovery Criteria and automatically loads it without needing user intervention.

When deselected, the user will be prompted to manually approve the association of the preconfiguration file to the appliance.
Serial Serial number associated with the appliance that is to receive this configuration.
Appliance Tag Free-form text or unique identifier that an administrator can associate with the appliance. Available as a discovery criteria for EC-Vs.

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