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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

Template groups

The Device Manager > Provisioning Templates > Template Group pane allows you to create a template group, and add templates to the group. Then you can assign the template group to one or more devices or VDOMs or to a device group rather than assigning individual templates to devices or VDOMs.

You can assign one template from each of the following template types to a template group:

  • System template
  • IPsec tunnel template
  • SD-WAN template
  • Static route template
  • BGP template
  • Certificate template
  • Threat weight template
  • CLI template
  • NSX-T service template

When a template group is assigned to a device or device group, FortiManager ensures the templates in the group are installed to devices in the correct order. For example, if a template group contains both an IPsec template and an interface template, FortiManager ensures that the IPsec template is installed to devices before the interface template to allow the interface template to configure IP addresses on the interfaces created by the IPsec template.

When uninstalling template groups, FortiManager ensures the templates are uninstalled in the correct order too.

Following is an overview of how to use template groups:

  1. Create a template group. See Creating template groups.
  2. Assign the template group to one or more devices or to one or more device groups. See Assigning template groups.
  3. Edit template groups as needed. See Editing template groups.

You can also delete template groups. See Deleting template groups.

Template groups

The Device Manager > Provisioning Templates > Template Group pane allows you to create a template group, and add templates to the group. Then you can assign the template group to one or more devices or VDOMs or to a device group rather than assigning individual templates to devices or VDOMs.

You can assign one template from each of the following template types to a template group:

  • System template
  • IPsec tunnel template
  • SD-WAN template
  • Static route template
  • BGP template
  • Certificate template
  • Threat weight template
  • CLI template
  • NSX-T service template

When a template group is assigned to a device or device group, FortiManager ensures the templates in the group are installed to devices in the correct order. For example, if a template group contains both an IPsec template and an interface template, FortiManager ensures that the IPsec template is installed to devices before the interface template to allow the interface template to configure IP addresses on the interfaces created by the IPsec template.

When uninstalling template groups, FortiManager ensures the templates are uninstalled in the correct order too.

Following is an overview of how to use template groups:

  1. Create a template group. See Creating template groups.
  2. Assign the template group to one or more devices or to one or more device groups. See Assigning template groups.
  3. Edit template groups as needed. See Editing template groups.

You can also delete template groups. See Deleting template groups.