Profiles and Templates
A profile is a live configuration template. A regular template is meant to aid the creation of a new entity. But once the template is created, subsequent changes in the template do not apply to the new entities created using the base template. A profile serves as the live central master entity. The all child entities inherit from the profile, not only during creation but also throughout the life of a profile. All the child entities associated with the profile, automatically inherit any changes made in a profile.
For example, an admin creates a site configuration profile called the small retail store and applies it to all the small retail stores owned by a company. Now, any changes made to the small retail store profile at any given time would be applied automatically to all the stores inheriting this profile. Based on what’s common across all the entities, and what’s not, certain parameters in the profile configuration can be left unset. Such parameters would be customizable and can vary across the entities inheriting the same profile.
Site profiles help you to easily and quickly configure sites. You can create a site profile once and reuse it multiple times while creating sites.
To create a site profile, click + Site Profile. You can create a profile from scratch or edit an existing site profile and save it as a new profile.
To create a site profile, you need to configure the Site Details, Interfaces, and WAN Links. For detailed description of configuring sites, see Site details.
Provide the device details.
Assign an interface for the site by clicking the + Interface option. To add an interface, you need to fill the Interface Attributes, Physical Interface, and Virtual Interfaces fields. For detailed description of configuring interfaces, see Interfaces.
Fill WAN Link Attributes, Access Interfaces, and Services with Advanced Options.
For detailed description of configuring WAN links, see WAN links.
WAN link template
WAN link templates help you to easily and quickly configure WAN links. You can create a WAN link template once and reuse it multiple times while configuring WAN links.
To create a WAN link template, click + WAN Link Template. You can create a template from scratch or edit an existing WAN link template and save it as a new template.
Provide the WAN link information such as Profile Name, Access Type, Internet Category, LAN to WAN Rate (Mbps) and so on to create a WAN profile. For detailed description of configuring WAN links, see WAN links.