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Wish: Template improvements

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Wish: Template improvements

Another feature we would like deals with templates. While I understand that goal of a template is to create a cookie cutter setup that you can apply to each branch, I would love to be able to setup templates where I am able to select what aspect of the configuration I would like templated. For example, I would like Group Policies, Content Filtering, Wireless, and Firewall rules to follow the template, but I would still like to be able to configure individual ports.

 

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Re: Wish: Template Improvements

@Mr_IT_GuyI strongly second that! 

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I would love the ability to copy the content filtering! so that we could have uniform rules across our 20+ sites in meraki. instead of copy and pasting every so often to update all.
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I have over 400 networks.  Content Filtering templates are sorely needed!

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It's worth mentioning that Cisco DNA Center Intent Based Networking, which could arguably be Cisco being 'Merakified' DOES support fine-grained templates and networks to override individual settings of their templates.

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Sad to see this has not been developed yet. I personally made these suggestions at last year's executive summit.
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Adding to this thread... 

 

We would use templates a lot more IF we could also adjust vLANs on the ports without affecting the whole template. I don't think that's too much to ask for, and it would make managing my organization a whole lot easier! And isn't that the point of Meraki.... Smiley Wink

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After using Meraki for a short time I see this feature being a requirement. I started out using templates as they can make life much easier. However the templates take all the flexibility away for basic port level troubleshooting, enabling ports on specific appliances, doing smaller scale upgrades of firmware, etc....So for now I'm afraid I'll have to go back to not using templates until Meraki puts more focus on it. Recently sat with another vendor of a similar product that allows the granular changes needed while still supporting the templates.

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In addition, being able to create templates that either can be downloaded as .xml files (or a variant) and/or cross over Organizations. 

As someone working in mergers and acquisitions moving networks over between Orgs is unbelievably painful. Having complete templates as @Mr_IT_Guy suggests being able to traverse Orgs would make this step a breeze, versus a multi hour process with equally long down times. 

 

(I put this in the make a wish feature as well)

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