Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials Version 2.5 User's Guide

Deploying a chassis infrastructure template

The Deploy Template task allows you to deploy a chassis infrastructure template that includes chassis and IOA attributes, on a target device (chassis or IOA).

Before you begin deploying a chassis infrastructure template, ensure that:

  • CAUTION: Deploying a chassis infrastructure template on a device may result in potentially destructive changes to the device configuration including performance, connectivity, and ability to boot the device.
To deploy the chassis infrastructure template:
  1. Click Deployment. The Deployment Portal is displayed.
  2. Perform one of the following:
    • In the Common Tasks pane, click Deploy Template.
    • In the Templates > Chassis Templates pane, right-click the chassis infrastructure template, and then click Deploy.
    • In the Templates > MX Chassis Templates pane, right-click the MX chassis template, and then click Deploy.
    The Deploy Template Wizard is displayed.
  3. On the Name and Deploy Options page:
    1. Enter an appropriate name for the task.
    2. Under Deploy Target, select Bare Metal.
    3. Under Select Deploy Options, select Deploy Template.
    4. Click Next.
  4. On the Select Template page:
    1. Click Chassis Templates or MX Chassis Templates.
    2. Select the chassis infrastructure template that you want to deploy.
      • NOTE: Only configuration templates that you have either created or cloned are available for selection.
    3. Click Next.
  5. On the Select Devices page, select the target devices from the All Applicable Devices tree, and click Next.
    • NOTE: Only devices of the same chassis model for which the chassis infrastructure template was created are available for selection.
  6. On the Edit Attributes page:
    • NOTE: OpenManage Essentials do not include any passwords from the source when the configuration template is created. If you want to set the passwords for the target devices, all password attributes must be edited in the configuration template before deployment. If you want to change the password, ensure to run the deployment task as a different user. If you are changing the password of the device through the deployment, ensure that you run the deployment task with a different user account.
    1. Click the Template Attributes tab to view the attribute groups with the list of attributes in a group.
      • NOTE: The IOA fabrics that are selected for deployment of the chassis infrastructure template are displayed.
    2. Click the Device Specific Attributes tab to edit the attributes that are unique for the target device.
      • NOTE: The Device Specific Attributes tab may or may not display attributes depending on the template that is selected for deployment.
    3. Click the attribute group name to view the list of attributes in a group.
    4. To assign a new Static IPv4 Address for the deployment, enter the Static IPv4 Address in the Value column of IPv4Static 1 IPv4 Address attribute.
      • NOTE: Deploying the template with the changed Static IPv4 Address starts a new discovery task for the device. For more information about the task details, see Task Status. The new Static IPv4 Address is added to the discovery range under Manage > Discovery and Inventory > Discovery Ranges > All Ranges .
      • NOTE: If Static IPv4 Address is used in the deployment of a chassis template, then all the components in the chassis are rediscovered after the deployment task is completed.
    5. To edit the hostname of the IOA, enter the new hostname in the Value column of IOA hostname attribute.
      • NOTE: The IOA hostname is changed to the new hostname after the discovery task is successful. For more information about the task details, see Task Status. The IOAs with the new host names can be viewed under Manage > Devices > All Devices .
    6. Edit or select the values in the Value column depending on your preference.
    7. If you do not want to deploy a particular attribute in the template and want to retain the current attribute value on the target device, clear the check box in the Deploy column.
    8. Click Save.
    9. Click Next.
  7. On the Options page:
    1. Select Continue on warnings to continue with the deployment task even if the template is incompatible or shows warning messages.
    2. Click Next.
  8. On the Set Schedule page:
    1. Select either Run now, or click the calendar icon and select the date and time you want to run the task.
    2. Under Execution Credentials, type the chassis credentials.
    3. Under IOA Credentials, type the credentials that have the Administrator privileges on the IOA.
      • NOTE: Ensure all the target IOAs have the same credentials. If the credentials mismatch on any of the IOA, then the deployment task fails for the particular IOA.
    4. Click Next.
  9. On the Summary page, review the information that you have provided, and then click Finish. The Deploy Template warning is displayed.
  10. If you want to continue the deployment, click Yes.
The Deploy Template task is created and run based on the schedule you have selected. You can double-click the task in Task Execution History to view the task execution details.

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