Baseline template parameter files

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Sep 20th, 2007

I use baseline templates to deploy initial configurations to new switches before installation (RME 4.0.5). I have been trying to use parameter files, but I keep getting an error "The job could not be created since some of the devices are invalid". I finally discovered through trial and error that the device that RME doesn't like in the XML parameter file is the "Hostname="Default"" that is generated by RME when you generate the parameter file. If I take the "Default" device out, the deploy is successful. Is this a bug or am I doing something wrong? Being unable to supply default values makes using parameter files a bit messy.

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Joe Clarke Thu, 09/20/2007 - 07:58

No, default parameters do work. Please post a parameter file that is giving you a problem.

Joe Clarke Thu, 09/20/2007 - 10:43

You have at least one device explicitly listed here. It should use the specific parameter, "hostname" for that one device, and the default parameters where it doesn't find a specific match. Is this not happening? Note: you cannot have a template with JUST Default as RME will not know to which devices it applies.

jedavis Thu, 09/20/2007 - 10:52

RME will not even submit the job as long as the is in the parameter file. If I remove the default section and explicitly declare each parameter for each device, it will run. The error message that I am getting is attached.


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