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You can use the WiFi SSID template for all vEdge router devices that support wireless LANs (WLANs), including vEdge 100vm routers

To configure SSIDs on the WLAN radio using vManage templates:

  1. Create a WiFi SSID template to configure the VAP interfaces to use as SSIDs, as described in this article.
  2. Create a WiFi Radio template to configure WLAN radio parameters. See the Configuration ► Templates ► WiFi Radio help topic.
  3. Create a Bridge template to assign the VAP interface to a bridging domain. See the Configuration ► Templates ► Bridge help topic.
  4. Create a device template that incorporates the WiFi Radio feature template and the Wifi SSID feature template. See the Configuration ► Templates help topic.

Navigate to the Template Screen and Name the Template

  1. In vManage NMS, select the Configuration ► Templates screen.
  2. In the Device tab, click Create Template.
  3. From the Create Template drop-down, select From Feature Template.
  4. From the Device Model drop-down, select a vEdge router model that supports wireless LANs (WLANs).
  5. Click the WLAN tab located directly beneath the Description field, or scroll to the WLAN section.
  6. Under Additional WiFi Radio Templates, located to the right of the screen, click WiFi SSID.
  7. From the WiFi SSID drop-down, click Create Template. The WiFi SSID template form is displayed. The top of the form contains fields for naming the template, and the bottom contains fields for defining WiFi SSID parameters.
  8. In the Template Name field, enter a name for the template. The name can be up to 128 characters and can contain only alphanumeric characters.
  9. In the Template Description field, enter a description of the template. The description can be up to 2048 characters and can contain only alphanumeric characters.

When you first open a feature template, for each parameter that has a default value, the scope is set to Default (indicated by a check mark), and the default setting or value is shown. To change the default or to enter a value, click the scope drop-down to the left of the parameter field and select one of the following:

Parameter Scope

Scope Description

Device Specific (indicated by a host icon)

Use a device-specific value for the parameter. For device-specific parameters, you cannot enter a value in the feature template. You enter the value when you attach a Viptela device to a device template.

When you click Device Specific, the Enter Key box opens. This box displays a key, which is a unique string that identifies the parameter in a CSV file that you create. This file is an Excel spreadsheet that contains one column for each key. The header row contains the key names (one key per column), and each row after that corresponds to a device and defines the values of the keys for that device. You upload the CSV file when you attach a Viptela device to a device template. For more information, see Create a Template Variables Spreadsheet.

To change the default key, type a new string and move the cursor out of the Enter Key box.

Examples of device-specific parameters are system IP address, hostname, GPS location, and site ID.

Global (indicated by a globe icon)

Enter a value for the parameter, and apply that value to all devices.

Examples of parameters that you might apply globally to a group of devices are DNS server, syslog server, and interface MTUs.

WLAN SSID Configuration

To configure SSIDs on a vEdge router, configuring the following parameters in the Basic Configuration tab. Parameters marked with an asterisk are required to configure the SSIDs.

Parameter Name Description
Interface Name* Select the VAP interface name.
Shutdown* Click No to enable the interface.
Description (optional) Enter a description for the interface.

Enter the name of the SSID. It can be a string from 4 through 32 characters. The SSID must be unique.

You can configure up to four SSIDs.

Each SSID is called a virtual access point (VAP) interface. To a client, each VAP interfaces appears as a different access point (AP) with its own SSID. To provide access to different networks, assign each VAP to a different VLAN.

Maximum Clients Enter the maximum number of clients allowed to connect to the WLAN.
Range: 1 through 50
Default: 25
Data Security

Select the security type to enable user authentication or enterprise WPA security.

For user authentication, select from WPA Personal, WPA/WPA2 Personal, or WPA2 Personal, and then enter a clear text or an AES-encrypted key.

For enterprise security, select from WPA Enterprise, WPA/WPA2 Enterprise, or WPA2 Enterprise, and then enter a RADIUS server tag.


If you select one of the enterprise security methods based on using a RADIUS authentication server, enter the RADIUS server tag.

WPA Personal Key If you select one of the personal security methods based on preshared keys, enter either a clear text or an AES-encrypted password.
Management Security If you select one of the WPA2 security methods, select the encryption of management frames to be none, optional, or required.

To save the feature template, click Save.

CLI equivalent:

wlan frequency
  interface vapnumber
    data-security security
    description text
    mgmt-security security
    radius-servers tag
    no shutdown
    ssid ssid
    wpa-personal-key password

Release Information

Introduced in vManage NMS Release 16.3.

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