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Device Labels

A label is simply defined as Text Tags. There are two types of label:

  • System labels: Assigned automatically by the system.
  • Custom labels: Defined and assigned by the user.
    • Users can assign custom labels to devices from the Network Provisioning screen.
    • A device can be tagged with one or more custom labels.
    • Labels can be used to filter the devices in the Network Provisioning screen.

System Labels

System labels are defined by the system and are automatically applied to and removed from devices based on the following characteristics of that device:

  • Software version
  • Software bundle
  • Product model and family
  • Assigned configlet name
  • DANZ enabled
  • MLAG enabled
  • Parent container name
Note: System labels cannot be modified or removed by the user.

Custom Device Labels

You can create custom device labels and assign them to devices. The device labels you assign to a device show on the Network Provisioning screen next to the device.

Assigning an Existing Label to a Device

Complete these steps to assign an existing label to a device.
  1. Select the device to be labeled.
  2. Right-click the device and choose Labels.
    Figure 1: Choose Labels


    The Assign Label pop-up menu appears, showing the available device labels.

  3. Select the label to be applied and click Save.
    Figure 2: Assign Label


    The selected label will be applied to the device.

Creating a Custom Label for a Device

Complete these steps to create a new, custom label to a device.
  1. Select the device for which you want to create a new, custom label.
  2. Right-click the device and choose Labels.
    Figure 3: Choose Labels


    The Assign Label pop-up menu appears, showing the available device labels.

  3. In the pop-up menu, click on CREATE LABEL.
    Figure 4: Create label Pop-up


    The Create Label dialog appears.

  4. Type the new, custom label for the device, then click Save.
    Figure 5: Create Label


    The new label is created and is assigned to the device.

Left Pane Behavior in Network Provisioning View

The left pane in the topology view is used to display information on the resources assigned to a given device or container.

Figure 6: Left pane view

Opening and Closing the Left Pane

  1. Double click the container or device to open the left pane.
  2. Click the X button to close it.
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