Templates are available to quickly and easily add and configure services in the LoadMaster, for example MAPI, SMTP, HTTP/HTTPS, Exchange and Lync.
To add the templates to the LoadMaster, follow the steps below in the Web User Interface (WUI).
- In the main menu, go to Virtual Services > Manage Templates.
- Click Choose File.
- Browse to and select the .tmpl file.
- Click Add New Template.
- A popup will appear to confirm that the new templates have been installed.
To use the template, follow the steps below:
- In the main menu, go to Virtual Services > Add New.
- Select the relevant template from the Use Template drop-down list.
- Fill out the other fields as needed.
- Click Add this Virtual Service.
The template sets the configuration as recommended by KEMP. However, these configurations may not work with every environment and you are free to change the settings as needed.
Export Custom Templates
It is also possible to create your own templates by exporting Virtual Service settings. To do this, go to Virtual Services > View/Modify Services, click Modify on the relevant Virtual Service and then click the Export Template button. The template is exported as a .txt file. It is possible to bundle multiple template files into one gzipped, tar file. This allows multiple templates to be imported at the same time.
When exporting a Virtual Service template in which the Virtual Service uses a custom Cipher Set, the LoadMaster on which the template is imported must include the same custom Cipher Set.
When you export a Virtual Service as a template, it is provided with a default name and comment. If desired, the template text file can be modified to include a more useful name and comment. Template names can be up to 126 characters long. Template comments can be up to 1023 characters long.
There is a KEMP Certified column on the Manage Templates screen. The Certified column will indicate whether the template was supplied by KEMP or not. If a template is certified, it has been provided by KEMP. If a template is not certified, it might be a template created by you (by exporting a Virtual Service).