• Maximum devices, templates, variables

    by  • January 16, 2014 • Excel, Other

    Can you please elaborate on what the maximum number of devices allowed refers to? Is this the total number of devices I can put in the Excel sheet to generate configurations for? What if I have multiple templates with different devices in each templates. Is it a cumulative number shared between templates, or is it per template at time of generation?

    1st off, the license figures refer to a per spreadsheet limit. There is no restriction on the number of spreadsheets that can be referenced.
    For a standard licence, Gen.IT will import up to 20 devices, 50 templates and 150 variables when selecting/loading the spreadsheet, there is no restriction on the number of rows per spreadsheet.
    Assuming each row of the spreadsheet refers to a site/office/building:
    • Each site can be associated with up to 20 devices
    • Each device can be include up to 50 templates
    • Each template can reference up to 150 unique variables.
     
    Example:
     
      • Site 1 (NewYork Office) may have a 2 x 3900 core routers and 2 x 3750 layer 3 switches 
        • Device S1CoreRouterPri, templates:
          • 3x00_Base
            • Variable : Hostname
            • Variable : MgntIP
          • 3900_Interfaces
          • 3x00_Security
          • 3x00_QoS
          • 3900_RouterPri
            • Variable : Router1toSwitch1_IP
            • Variable : Router1toRouter2_IP
        • Device S1CoreRouterSec, templates:
          • 3x00_Base
            • Variable : Hostname
            • Variable : MgntIP
          • 3900_Interfaces
          • 3x00_Security
          • 3x00_QoS
          • 3900_RouterSec
            • Variable : Router2toSwitch2_IP
            • Variable : Router2toRouter1_IP
        • Device S1SwitchPri, templates:
          • 3750_Base
            • Variable : Hostname
            • Variable : MgntIP
          • 3750_Interfaces
          • 3750_Security
          • 3750_SwitchL3Pri
            • Variable : Switch1toRouter1_IP
            • Variable : Switch1toSwitch2_IP
            • Variable : Vlan1Primary_IP
            • Variable : Vlan1HSRP_IP
            • Variable : Vlan2Primary_IP
            • Variable : Vlan2HSRP_IP
        • Device S1SwitchSec, templates:
          • 3750_Base
            • Variable : Hostname
            • Variable : MgntIP
          • 3750_Interfaces
          • 3750_Security
          • 3750_SwitchL3Sec
            • Variable : Switch2toRouter2_IP
            • Variable : Switch2toSwitch1_IP
            • Variable : Vlan1Secondary_IP
            • Variable : Vlan1HSRP_IP
            • Variable : Vlan2Secondary_IP
            • Variable : Vlan2HSRP_IP
     
    • Site 2 (LA Office) may have a 2 x 3800 core routers and 2 x 3750 layer 3 switches 
      • Device S2CoreRouterPri, templates:
        • 3x00_Base
          • Variable : Hostname
          • Variable : MgntIP
        • 3800_Interfaces
        • 3x00_Security
        • 3x00_QoS
        • 3800_RouterPri
          • Variable : Router1toSwitch1_IP
          • Variable : Router1toRouter2_IP
      • Device S2CoreRouterSec, templates:
        • 3x00_Base
          • Variable : Hostname
          • Variable : MgntIP
        • 3800_Interfaces
        • 3x00_Security
        • 3x00_QoS
        • 3800_RouterSec
          • Variable : Router2toSwitch2_IP
          • Variable : Router2toRouter1_IP
      • Device S2SwitchPri, templates:
        • 3750_Base
          • Variable : Hostname
          • Variable : MgntIP
        • 3750_Interfaces
        • 3750_Security
        • 3750_SwitchL3Pri
          • Variable : Switch1toRouter1_IP
          • Variable : Switch1toSwitch2_IP
          • Variable : Vlan1Primary_IP
          • Variable : Vlan1HSRP_IP
          • Variable : Vlan2Primary_IP
          • Variable : Vlan2HSRP_IP
      • Device S2SwitchSec, templates:
        • 3750_Base
          • Variable : Hostname
          • Variable : MgntIP
        • 3750_Interfaces
        • 3750_Security
        • 3750_SwitchL3Sec
          • Variable : Switch2toRouter2_IP
          • Variable : Switch2toSwitch1_IP
          • Variable : Vlan1Secondary_IP
          • Variable : Vlan1HSRP_IP
          • Variable : Vlan2Secondary_IP
          • Variable : Vlan2HSRP_IP
     
      • Site 3 (Boston Office) may have a 1 x 3800 core routers and 1 x 3750 layer 2 switches
        • Device S3CoreRouter, templates:
          • 3x00_Base
            • Variable : Hostname
            • Variable : MgntIP
          • 3800_Interfaces
          • 3x00_Security
          • 3x00_QoS
          • 3800_Router
            • Variable : Router1toSwitch1_IP
        • Device S3Switch, templates:
          • 3750_Base
            • Variable : Hostname
            • Variable : MgntIP
          • 3750_Interfaces
          • 3750_Security
          • 3750_SwitchL2
            • Variable : Switch1toRouter1_IP
            • Variable : Vlan1Primary_IP
            • Variable : Vlan2Primary_IP
    So you would need the following devices:
    • CoreRouterPri
    • CoreRouterSec
    • SwitchPri
    • SwitchSec
    With the following templates:
    • 3x00_Base
    • 3x00_QoS
    • 3800_Interfaces
    • 3900_Interfaces
    • 3900_RouterPri
    • 3900_RouterSec
    • 3800_RouterPri
    • 3800_RouterSec
    • 3800_Router
    • 3750_Base
    • 3750_Interfaces
    • 3750_Security
    • 3750_SwitchL3Pri
    • 3750_SwitchL3Sec
    • 3750_SwitchL2
    With the following Variables:
    • Hostname
    • MgntIP
    • Router1toSwitch1_IP
    • Router1toRouter2_IP
    • Router2toSwitch2_IP
    • Router2toRouter1_IP
    • Switch1toRouter1_IP
    • Switch1toSwitch2_IP
    • Vlan1Primary_IP
    • Vlan1Secondary_IP
    • Vlan1HSRP_IP
    • Vlan2Primary_IP
    • Vlan2Secondary_IP
    • Vlan2HSRP_IP
    • Switch2toRouter2_IP
    • Switch2toSwitch1_IP
    So the above setup requires 4 devices, 15 templates, and 16 variables. Additional sites identical to Sites 1,2 or 3 would all use the same devices, templates and variables.