Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials Version 2.5 User's Guide

Creating a device deployment template from a device configuration file

You can create a device deployment template from an existing server or chassis configuration (.xml) file, or IOA configuration (.txt) file.

Before you create a deployment template from a device configuration file, ensure that:
  • The deployment file share is configured. For more information, see Configuring the Deployment File Share .

  • The configuration file is from a device that meets the requirements specified in Device Requirements for Deployment and Compliance Tasks .

  • For IOA templates only—Ensure that the IOA template that you want to import has not been edited after it was created. Editing an IOA template, compromises the integrity of the template. Therefore, deploying the edited IOA template results in a failure.

To create a device deployment template from a device configuration file:

  1. Click Deployment > Deployment Portal .
  2. Perform one of the following:
    • In the Common Tasks pane, click Create Template.
    • In the Templates pane, right-click Server Template, Chassis Template , or IOA Template, and then click Create Template.
    • In the Common Tasks pane, click either Getting Started for Deployment or Getting Started for Compliance > Create Template .
    The Create Template Wizard is displayed.
    • NOTE: If the deployment file share settings are not configured, a message stating that One or more settings require configuring for this action is displayed. If you click OK, the File Share Settings window is displayed. After you configure the file share settings, the Create Template Wizard is displayed.
  3. In the Name field, enter a name for the template.
  4. Click Create from File.
  5. Click Browse.
  6. Navigate and select the configuration file, and then click Open.
  7. Click Finish.

The deployment template that is created is displayed in the Templates pane.

  • NOTE: IOA templates can only be created and deployed. The IOA templates that you create are displayed only in the Deployment Portal.

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