A Device Template is set of pre-loaded device details such as device type, category, monitoring interval, unique SysObject ID and performance monitors.
OpManager comes with over 10000 device templates which carry the initial configurations to classify the devices into the pre-defined device types, thereby greatly reducing the deployment time. However, you can further define custom templates or modify the existing ones to meet your environmental needs.
If you are looking just to classify your device based on device type and category upon initial device discovery,
Once the discovery is initiated, OpManager automatically classifies the discovered devices based on the matching device type, and starts monitoring the devices for its availability or uptime and generates device Up/Down alarms.
If you wish to perform in-depth monitoring of the devices in your network, along with the above mentioned mandatory parameters specify the performance monitors and thresholds (for performance monitoring alerts) based on your requirement. You can also add multiple device identifiers or edit the existing device identifiers to provide SysOID criteria for more specific classification of devices.
The changes will be automatically reflected for devices that match the specified SysOID on further discovery or upon rediscovery. The changes can also be manually associated once the template is saved.
What does the Sync Device Template option do?