Path templates are network path configurations that contain all path parameters (target, instrumentation, alert profiles, etc.) except the source monitoring point. Path template groups are collections of path templates. You can use path template groups to simultaneously configure multiple monitoring points with identical network path configurations.

The workflow for using path templates and path template groups is as follows:

  1. Create a path template group.
  2. Add path templates to it.
  3. Subscribe monitoring points to the path template group.
    • All path template configurations in the group are published to the subscribed monitoring points.
  4. If you make changes to any of the path templates, you can re-publish the path template group to some or all of the subscribed monitoring points.
  5. You can also subscribe/unsubscribe monitoring points to/from the path template group at any time.

Create a path template group

To create a path template group:

  1. Navigate to > Manage Path Template Groups.
  2. Click Add Path Template Group.
  3. In the Name field, enter the name of the path template group.
  4. In the Description field, enter a description of the path template group.
  5. Click Save.
    • The path template group is created.

Edit a path template group

To edit a path template group:

  1. Navigate to > Manage Path Template Groups.
  2. For the path template group you want to edit, select > Edit Path Template Group.
  3. In the Path Template Group Configuration section, click Edit.
  4. Edit the path template group name and/or description.
  5. Click Save.
    • The updated path template group configuration is saved.

Delete a path template group

To delete a path template group:

  1. Navigate to > Manage Path Template Groups.
  2. For the path template group you want to delete, select > Delete.
  3. Click Delete.
    • The path template group is deleted.

Delete a path template group and all paths created by it

To delete a path template group and all paths created by it:

  1. Navigate to > Manage Path Template Groups.
  2. For the path template group you want to delete, select > Delete.
  3. Select Delete all the paths created by template group: <group-name>
  4. Click Delete.
    • The path template group and all paths created by it are deleted.

Subscribe monitoring points to a path template group

To subscribe monitoring points to a path template group:

  1. Navigate to > Manage Path Template Groups.
  2. For the path template group you want to subscribe monitoring points to, select > Publish Path Template Group.
  3. In the Bulk Action dropdown, select Subscribe.
  4. Select the monitoring points you want to subscribe to the path template group.
  5. Select Delete conflicting paths from Monitoring Point(s) if you want to delete conflicting paths.
  6. Click Subscribe.
    • The selected monitoring points are subscribed to the path template group and the path configurations in the path template group are published to the monitoring points.

Note: If a monitoring point has an existing path with the same combination of target hostname, QoS, and instrumentation as one of the templates, it will not be able to subscribe to the path template group.

Unsubscribe monitoring points from a path template group

To unsubscribe monitoring points from a path template group:

  1. Navigate to > Manage Path Template Groups.
  2. For the path template group you want to unsubscribe monitoring points from, select > Publish Path Template Group.
  3. In the Bulk Action dropdown, select Unsubscribe.
  4. Select the monitoring points you want to unsubscribe from the path template group.
    • Only those that are currently subscribed can be unsubscribed.
  5. Select Delete associated paths if you want to delete associated paths.
  6. Click Unsubscribe.
    • The selected monitoring points are unsubscribed from the path template group.

Publish a path template group

After making changes to a path template you can publish the changes to subscribed monitoring points.

To publish a path template group to selected monitoring points:

  1. Navigate to > Manage Path Template Groups.
  2. For the path template group you want to publish, select > Publish Path Template Group.
  3. In the Bulk Action dropdown, select Publish.
  4. Select the monitoring points you want to publish the path template group to.
    • Only those that are currently subscribed can be published to.
  5. Click Publish Changes.
    • The selected monitoring points are updated with path configurations in the path template group.

Create a path template

To create path template and add it to a path template group:

  1. Navigate to > Manage Path Template Groups.
  2. For the path template group you want to edit, select > Edit Path Template Group.
  3. Click Add Path Template
  4. Use the Path Setup Wizard to create a path template.
  5. Click Add Template Paths.
    • The path template is added to the path template group.

Create a path template from an existing network path

To create a path template from an existing network path and add it to a path template group:

  1. Navigate to Delivery > Network Path List.
  2. For the path you want to create the path template from, select > Copy to Template Group
  3. Select an existing path template group or click Copy to new Template Group to create a new group.
  4. Click OK.
    • The path configuration (except for the source monitoring point) is copied to a new path template in the selected path template group. If an existing path template in the path template group has the same combination of target and QoS, the template creation attempt is rejected.

Note: This option is also available as a bulk action.

Edit a path template

To edit a path template:

  1. Navigate to > Manage Path Template Groups.
  2. For the path template group you want to edit, select > Edit Path Template Group.
  3. For the path template you want to edit, select > Edit.
  4. Use the Path Setup Wizard to edit the selected path template.
  5. Click Save.
    • The path template is updated.

Update a path template from an existing network path

Update the configuration of a network path and the associated path template. This action is only available for network paths that were created from a path template.

To update a path template from an existing network path:

  1. Navigate to Delivery > Network Path List.
  2. For the network path you want to update, select > Configure
  3. Use the Path Setup Wizard to edit the selected network path.
  4. Click Save and Update Template.
    • The network path and the path template are updated.
    • Clicking Save only updates the network path. The next time the associated path template group is published, the changes will be overwritten.
  5. Publish the associated path template group to propagate the changes to subscribed monitoring points.

Note: This option is also available as a bulk action.

Delete a path template

To delete a path template:

  1. Navigate to > Manage Path Template Groups.
  2. For the path template group you want to edit, select > Edit Path Template Group.
  3. For the path template you want to delete, select > Delete.
  4. Click Delete.
    • The path template is deleted.