Product Documentation

Configuring an Entity Template

Aug 31, 2016

You can create or modify an entity template either from the AppExpert feature node or from the associated NetScaler feature node for the entity. For example, you can create a content switching virtual server entity template in either the AppExpert feature node or the content switching feature node in the configuration utility.

If you create a template that is not based on an existing entity, you can specify the following options and settings for the template:

  • The default value of a parameter.
  • Whether the default values are visible to users.
  • Whether the default values can be changed by users.
  • The number of pages in the entity import wizard, including the page names, text, and available parameters.
  • The entities that must be bound to the entity for which the template is being created.

    For example, when you are creating a cache redirection virtual server template, you can specify the policies that you want to bind to the cache redirection virtual servers that you create from the template. However, only binding information is included in the template. The bound entities are not included. If the entity template is imported to another NetScaler appliance, the bound entities must exist on the appliance at import time for the binding to succeed. If none of the bound entities exist on the target appliance, the entity (for which the template was configured) is created without any bindings. If only a subset of the bound entities exist on the target appliance, they are bound to the entity that is created from the template.

When you create a template based on an existing entity, the configuration settings of the entity appear in the template. All bound entities are selected by default, but you can modify bindings as necessary. As in the case of a template that is not based on an existing entity, only binding information is included and not the entities. You can either save the template with the existing configuration settings or use the settings as a basis for creating a new configuration for a template.