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Interface widget added to system templates 6.4.2

System templates now include an Interface widget. The Interface widget is useful when you want to perform the following actions:

  • Create a VLAN interface on top of a physical interface for a large number of FortiGate devices
  • Create LAG interfaces
  • Configure interface settings such as an IP and DHCP subnet range on a LAN interface
  • Create a zone

When you create interface settings for a system template, you can specify which settings can be overridden on each device after the system template is applied. You can also access a preview of the actions per model and device.

In the DNS widget, you can also specify which settings can be overridden.

This topic contains the following sections:

Creating system templates with interface actions

You can now create system templates with interface actions by using the Interface widget.

To create a system template with interface actions:
  1. Go to Device Manager > Provisioning Templates > System Templates.
  2. Create a system template:
    1. Click Create New.

      The Create New System Template dialog box is displayed.

    2. Beside Create From, choose whether to create the template from a Blank Template, Default Template, or Clone a Template.
    3. In the Name box type a name for the template, and click OK.

      The system template is created.

  3. Double-click the system template to open it for editing.
  4. From the Toggle Widgets list, select Interface.

    The Interface widget is displayed.

  5. Click + Create New.

    The Create Action dialog box is displayed.

  6. In the Action list, select an action.
  7. Complete the options, and click OK.

    The interface action is created.

Accessing a post action preview of interface actions

After you create an interface action, you can view a preview of the interface action per model or device.

To access a post action preview:
  1. Go to Device Manager > Provisioning Templates > System Templates.
  2. In the tree menu, select a template with an interface.

    The template details are displayed in the content pane.

  3. In the Interface widget, select an interface, and click Post Action View.

    The Post Action Preview dialog box is displayed.

  4. Beside Preview on, click Platform or Device, and then select the platform or device from the list.

    In the following example, the selected platform has the same type of port.

    In the following example, the selected platform does not have the same type of port, and an error is displayed.

    In the following example, the selected device has the same type of port.

  5. Click Cancel to close the dialog box.

Allowing system template setting overrides

When you create a system template that includes settings from the Interface widget or the DNS widget, you can allow value overrides. When overrides are allowed, you can change system template settings for each device after the template is applied.

To allow system template overrides:
  1. Go to Device Manager > Provisioning Templates > System Templates.
  2. Double-click a system template to open it for editing.
  3. In the Interface widget, double-click an interface to open it for editing.

    The Edit Action dialog box is displayed.

  4.  By the options for which you want to allow overrides, select the Allow Override Value checkbox, and click OK.
  5. In the DNS widget, select the Allow Override Value checkbox beside the options for which you want to allow overrides.

Overriding system template settings

When you create a system template that includes settings from the Interface widget or the DNS widget, and you have enabled overrides for options, you can override values for each device after the template has been applied.

To override system template settings:
  1. Go to Device Manager > Device & Groups > Managed Devices.
  2. In the content pane, select a device that uses a system template.
  3. In the System Template column, hover over the template name.

    An Override Template Values icon is displayed.

  4.  Click the Override Template Values icon.

    The system template settings are displayed.

  5. For DNS settings, edit the options.
  6. For Interface settings, double-click an action to open it for editing.

    The Edit Action dialog box is displayed.

  7. Edit the settings, and click OK.

    The setting overrides are saved.

  8. Click OK.

Interface widget added to system templates 6.4.2

System templates now include an Interface widget. The Interface widget is useful when you want to perform the following actions:

  • Create a VLAN interface on top of a physical interface for a large number of FortiGate devices
  • Create LAG interfaces
  • Configure interface settings such as an IP and DHCP subnet range on a LAN interface
  • Create a zone

When you create interface settings for a system template, you can specify which settings can be overridden on each device after the system template is applied. You can also access a preview of the actions per model and device.

In the DNS widget, you can also specify which settings can be overridden.

This topic contains the following sections:

Creating system templates with interface actions

You can now create system templates with interface actions by using the Interface widget.

To create a system template with interface actions:
  1. Go to Device Manager > Provisioning Templates > System Templates.
  2. Create a system template:
    1. Click Create New.

      The Create New System Template dialog box is displayed.

    2. Beside Create From, choose whether to create the template from a Blank Template, Default Template, or Clone a Template.
    3. In the Name box type a name for the template, and click OK.

      The system template is created.

  3. Double-click the system template to open it for editing.
  4. From the Toggle Widgets list, select Interface.

    The Interface widget is displayed.

  5. Click + Create New.

    The Create Action dialog box is displayed.

  6. In the Action list, select an action.
  7. Complete the options, and click OK.

    The interface action is created.

Accessing a post action preview of interface actions

After you create an interface action, you can view a preview of the interface action per model or device.

To access a post action preview:
  1. Go to Device Manager > Provisioning Templates > System Templates.
  2. In the tree menu, select a template with an interface.

    The template details are displayed in the content pane.

  3. In the Interface widget, select an interface, and click Post Action View.

    The Post Action Preview dialog box is displayed.

  4. Beside Preview on, click Platform or Device, and then select the platform or device from the list.

    In the following example, the selected platform has the same type of port.

    In the following example, the selected platform does not have the same type of port, and an error is displayed.

    In the following example, the selected device has the same type of port.

  5. Click Cancel to close the dialog box.

Allowing system template setting overrides

When you create a system template that includes settings from the Interface widget or the DNS widget, you can allow value overrides. When overrides are allowed, you can change system template settings for each device after the template is applied.

To allow system template overrides:
  1. Go to Device Manager > Provisioning Templates > System Templates.
  2. Double-click a system template to open it for editing.
  3. In the Interface widget, double-click an interface to open it for editing.

    The Edit Action dialog box is displayed.

  4.  By the options for which you want to allow overrides, select the Allow Override Value checkbox, and click OK.
  5. In the DNS widget, select the Allow Override Value checkbox beside the options for which you want to allow overrides.

Overriding system template settings

When you create a system template that includes settings from the Interface widget or the DNS widget, and you have enabled overrides for options, you can override values for each device after the template has been applied.

To override system template settings:
  1. Go to Device Manager > Device & Groups > Managed Devices.
  2. In the content pane, select a device that uses a system template.
  3. In the System Template column, hover over the template name.

    An Override Template Values icon is displayed.

  4.  Click the Override Template Values icon.

    The system template settings are displayed.

  5. For DNS settings, edit the options.
  6. For Interface settings, double-click an action to open it for editing.

    The Edit Action dialog box is displayed.

  7. Edit the settings, and click OK.

    The setting overrides are saved.

  8. Click OK.