Templates are the easiest, fastest method for configuring multiple AirLink gateways. AirLink OS gives you several options for creating, modifying and applying templates.
When working with templates, please consider that a template should be applied across gateways of the same model type and OS version.
To start working with templates from AirLink OS, click the Templates icon and select an option:
The AirLink OS screen banner changes color and states TEMPLATE mode is ON. In Template mode, check boxes appear next to text boxes, table rows, and tables. To cancel template mode, click the Cancel icon or CANCEL on the Template status bar (see below).
You may want to use this option to create a template with only a few important settings, and then apply that template to multiple gateways later.
To create a template:
Click Create template from scratch. You can now begin adding settings to your template.
To add a setting, select the checkbox for a setting. The setting and its current value will be added to the template. You can also select a checkbox in a table to add the contents of a table row to the template, or click to delete/reset a table row (or an entire table) in the template.
To save the template, click EXPORT TO JSON, and then save the file.
- For security reasons, passwords are not automatically saved to a new template. If you select any password settings, please re-enter the password before saving the template.
Instead of selecting a few settings to apply to multiple gateways, this option creates a template using all settings that were modified by a user (different from their factory default). You may want to use this method when you have a configured device and want to deploy additional devices “out of the box” based on that one configured device.
To create a template using your current device settings:
Click Create template from current configuration. Template mode is ON. The status bar shows the number of fields added to the provisional template. Click > to view all the fields to be added.
When you’re ready to save the template, click EXPORT TO JSON, and then save the file.
You can open an existing template, update and add settings to it, and then save the template for future use.
To modify a template:
Click Modify a template.
Browse to your file and then click Open. The template loads into your browser, and Template mode is ON.
Edit and select settings and tables as described above.
To save the modified template, click EXPORT TO JSON, and then save the file.
Use this option to import a .json template file and apply it to your device.
To apply a template:
Click Apply a template.
Browse to your template file, and then click Open. A confirmation message appears.
On the status bar, click > to view which settings the template will update.
To apply the new settings from the template, click SAVE.