Container Level Actions

Containers are a logical entity used to group network devices and to define a hierarchy to which configurations can be applied. When you apply a configlet to a container, the configlet is automatically applied to all of the devices in the container's hierarchy.

Simple container implementations:
  • Create a container for every datacenter.
  • Within each datacenter container, create a container for every POD (leaf-spine deployment).
  • Add devices that belong to each POD to the POD container. Tenant: Top-most container.

For details on how to create, rename, and delete containers, see:

Related topics:

Creating a Container

To create a container:

  1. Select a parent container (the container to which you want to add a new container).
  2. Right-click the container and choose Add > Container. The New Container dialog appears:
    Figure 1. New Container Dialog
  3. Enter the name of the new container and select OK to create the container.
  4. Click Save to apply the changes.

Deleting a Container

Note: Only empty containers can be deleted.
  1. Locate the container to be deleted.
  2. Right-click the container and click Remove.

Renaming a Container

To rename a container in a topology:

  1. Double-click the name field of the container to open the name field editor.
  2. Enter a new, unique name for the container and click Enter to rename the container.
    Figure 2. Rename Container