Extreme Management Config Templates shows detailed XML content

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Hi,

Not sure if anyone has tried the configuration template feature in Extreme Management 8.1 yet, but whenever I try to use it on EXOS devices (same on older versions of 8.1), I get whats shown in the screenshot below, taken from the current latest version 8.1.4.40:



This works fine with EOS, i.e. it displays normal CLI as you would expect. But when using EXOS is displays detailed configuration in XML, I suspect that the reason is due to the .cfg file being used in the template for EXOS instead of the script file.

Is there perhaps an option I've missed, or is EXOS not supported yet?

Many thanks.
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It would be great if we could use this feature with XOS.

If it is not in the pipeline, can we make this a feature request?
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Hi Martin.

I agree it is little uncomfortable to edit/search the XML, however it is not blocking you to create the template. The creation of template works well in 8.1.4.40.

The restore of the configuration works also, however you need to change the profile manually after the template is sent to the switch.

It is nature of XOS to store the config in XML.
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I don't think item 2 is an issue. Simply tftp the xsf to the new switch or put it on a thumb drive and 
<load script>
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The template how it works today does not require "new switch", while the "load script" will add those commands one by one to the existing configuration. That is significant difference.

I do not know how many customers are using templates to new EXOS comparing how many customers are using templates for provisioning used EXOS.

Personally I do not like to change from current behavior to address issue 1 without addressing the issue 2 = Imagine the different behavior for EXOS compare to any other operating system.
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I had not thought about that. I would have thoughts people used scripting to modify used XOS switches.

I had always thought of templates being more for additions to the network. Those thoughts were also never taken very far because of the templates being XML.

A lot to think about there.
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Hello,

I agree with David. Templates are (and will be) used for new switches. If the customer has a running switch he will use other functions like scripts to change settings, but not a template.

The name template also suggests exactly this use, not the use for config changes.

Best regards
Stephan


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Hello,

I agree with David. Templates are (and will be) used for new switches. If the customer has a running switch he will use other functions like scripts to change settings, but not a template.

The name template also suggests exactly this use, not the use for config changes.

Best regards
Stephan