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You can use the Banner template for all Viptela devices.

You can configure two different banner text strings, one to be displayed before the CLI login prompt on a Viptela device and the other to be displayed after a successful login to the device.

To configure the banner text for login screens using vManage templates:

  1. Create a Banner feature template to configure PIM parameters, as described in this article.
  2. Create a device template that incorporates the banner feature template. See the Configuration ► Templates help file.

To configure a login banner for the vManage NMS system, see the Administration ► Settings help file.​

Navigate to the Template Screen

  1. In vManage NMS, select the Configuration ► Templates screen.
  2. From the Templates title bar, select Feature.
  3. Click Add Template.
  4. In the left pane, select one or more devices. The right pane displays the available templates for the selected devices.
  5. Select the Banner template.

The right pane displays the Banner template form:

  • The top of the form contains fields for naming the template.
  • The bottom contains fields for defining parameters applicable to that template.
  • A drop-down menu to the left of each parameter field defines the scope of the parameter. When you first open a feature template form, for each parameter that has a default value, the scope is set to Default. To edit a parameter field, change the scope to Global or Device Specific. Note that if a parameter's scope is Device Specific, you cannot enter a value for it in the feature template. Instead, you enter a value when you attach the template to a device.
  • A plus sign (+) is displayed to the right when you can add multiple entries for the same parameter.

Minimum Banner Configuration

The following parameters are required (unless otherwise indicated) to configure a banner:

Step Parameter Name Description
 1. Template Name Enter a name for the template. It can be up to 128 characters and can contain only alphanumeric characters.
 2. Description (Template) Enter a description of the template. It be up to 2048 characters and can contain only alphanumeric characters.
 3. Login banner

Enter text to display before the login prompt. The string can be up to 2048 characters long. To insert a line break, type \n.

 4. MOTD banner Enter message-of-the-day text to display after a successful login. The string can be up to 2048 characters long. To insert a line break, type \n.
 5. Save Click Save to save the feature template.

CLI equivalent:

  login "text"
  motd "text"


Release Information

Introduced in vManage NMS in Release 15.2.

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