Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials Version 2.5 User's Guide

Creating a device deployment template from a reference device

You can create a device deployment template from a server, chassis, or an IOA that you have discovered in OpenManage Essentials.

Before you create a deployment template from a reference device, ensure that:

To create a device deployment template from a reference device:

  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.
    The Create Template window 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. Enter a name for the template.
  4. Select the device type ( Server, Chassis, or IOA) and perform one of the following:
    • Select a device from the All Applicable Devices tree.
    • Search for a device by using the Search Devices box.
    • NOTE: In the Create Template Wizard, under All Applicable Devices tree, all the devices discovered and inventoried are listed. The devices without an enterprise license and supported firmware are disabled and cannot be selected.
  5. Under Execution Credentials, provide the device credentials that have Administrator rights, and click Finish.
  6. In the task submission message, click Ok.

A Create Template task is created in the Tasks tab in the right pane. You can view the status of the deployment template in Task Execution History in the right pane. You can double-click the task in Task Execution History to view the task execution details. The 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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