Configuration > Templates & Policies > Apply Template Groups
Use this tab to add or remove templates from appliances.
- Drag templates up or down to reorder the list. Orchestrator automatically applies any changes to templates to their associated appliances.
NOTE: If multiple template groups are applied to an appliance, the order in which they are applied determines which template is used. Templates applied later (lower on the apply order list) overwrite any conflicting templates applied earlier.
Template groups can be changed with either Remove or Merge.
“Remove” stops the removed template from further affecting the appliance, but does not immediately change any settings on the appliance. The settings remain the same unless a newly applied template overrides them.
“Merge” overrides all overlapping settings of the original template with those of the merged template, but leaves settings that don’t overlap as they were.
NOTE: “Remove” is recommended over “Merge” to ensure that appliance settings remain uniform across all appliances receiving the template changes.
- The following table is an example of “Merge” behavior. The newly applied template’s settings override all old settings (aclMap 1, 2 and 4) but where the new template does not have specific settings, the previous settings remain (aclMap3).
|Template settings being applied via merge||Current appliance settings||Appliance settings after “Merge” usage|
|100 abc||100 currabc||100 abc|
|200 def||100 currdef||200 def|
|100 mng||100 currmng||100 mng|
|200 twn||300 ttp||200 twn|
|——-||200 efg||200 efg|
|——-||300 dng||300 dng|
|300 hello||——-||300 hello|
|301 world||——-||301 world|