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Templates are a fantastic tool for any of our customers. If you have several servers that you would like to monitor in the same fashion, a server template is a perfect way to accomplish this configuration quickly. Once you have created a template, you can change the configuration whenever you like.

Create a template from an existing server

  1. From the Instance Details page of the server that you want to use as the base for the template, select 3-dot menu > Create Template.

    The Create Template modal is displayed.

  2. Select a name for the template. 

  3. Select an Instance Group. This is where the new template will be located.

  4. Select a Template Type.
    - Network Device – For network devices with SNMP and network device metrics
    - Generic – General purpose template for all instances (except network devices)
    - VMware – For VMware virtual machines

  5. Click Submit. This will create and open the template.

  6. To configure the template, see Configure a template.

Create a template from scratch

  1. The Add button at the top of the control panel presents the Resource Catalog (Add an Item modal).

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  2. Selecting Template will open the Create Template modal where you can name your template and choose an Instance GroupGroup, and choose Template Type.

  3. Select a name for the template. 

  4. Select an Instance Group. This is where the new template will be located.

  5. Select a Template Type.
    - Network Device – For network devices with SNMP and network device metrics
    - Generic – General purpose template for all instances (except network devices)
    - VMware – For VMware virtual machines

    Click Submit. This will create and open the template.

  6. To configure the template, see Configure a template.

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