Creating an entity from a template

You can create an entity from an entity template either from the AppExpert feature node in the NetScaler GUI or from the NetScaler feature node that corresponds to the type of entity that you want to create. For example, you can create a content switching virtual server from a template with either the AppExpert feature node or the content switching feature node in the GUI.

The procedure for creating a load balancing virtual server from a template is different than the AppExpert procedure for creating other entities from templates.

After you create an instance of an entity using an entity template, you can configure it in the same way that you would any other object of that type, such as by using the GUI or the command line.

To create an entity from a template by using the AppExpert feature node

  1. Navigate to AppExpert > Templates.
  2. In the details pane, do one of the following:
    1. To create any entity other than a load balancing virtual server from a template, on the Entity Templates tab, click the template that you want to use, and then click Use Template.
    2. To create a load balancing virtual server from a template, on the LB Templates tab, click the template that you want to use, and then click Use Template.
  3. In the <Entity Template Name> wizard, follow the instructions to create the entity on the NetScaler.
  4. Click Finish, and then click Exit.

To create an entity from a template by using its corresponding feature node

  1. Navigate to Traffic Management, and expand a feature node (for example, Content Switching), and then click an entity subnode (for example, Virtual Servers).

  2. At the top of the details pane, click Entity Templates, and then click Use Template.

  3. Click the name of the template that you want to use.

  4. In the Use <template name> Template wizard, follow the instructions to create the entity.

    Only templates that match the current context are displayed. For example, in the details pane for content switching virtual servers, only entity templates for content switching virtual servers appear, if configured.

  5. Click Finish, and then click Exit.

To create a load balancing virtual server by using a load balancing virtual server template

  1. Navigate to Traffic Management > Load Balancing > Virtual Servers.

  2. In the details pane, click Use Template.

  3. In the Entity Template Wizard, follow the instructions to create a load balancing virtual server on the NetScaler.

    Only templates that match the current context are displayed. For example, when you click Browse (Appliance), only entity templates for load balancing virtual servers appear, if configured.

  4. Click Finish, and then click Exit.

    Note: The Entity Template Wizard includes a Specify Variable Values page on which you can specify new values for variables. For more information about configuring variables in load balancing virtual server templates, see Configuring Variables in Load Balancing Virtual Server Templates.”