Restore Device Configuration

On the Network tab, you can easily restore a device configuration to an active network device using a "cloned" configuration from an existing network device or a configuration template created on the Network > Devices tab. In addition, you also have the ability to download the latest firmware on the active device.

This Help topic provides the following information:

Preliminary Steps

Required Capabilities

In order to perform the restore configuration operation, you must be a member of an authorization group with the following capabilities.

Required Capability
Inventory Manager > Firmware/Boot PROM Management > Firmware/Boot PROM Upgrade Wizard
Inventory Manager > Configuration Archive Management > Archive Restore Wizard
Inventory Manager > Configuration Templates Management > Configuration Templates Download Wizard
XIQ-SE Suite > Devices > Add, Discover, and Import

Device Firmware

If you are updating the device's firmware, you must first add the new firmware version to the left-panel Firmware folder on the Network > Firmware tab. It is then available when configuring the device.

For information on obtaining firmware, contact your Extreme Networks representative, or access the firmware download library at: https://extremeportal.force.com/.

  1. Place your new firmware in your firmware directory. ExtremeCloud IQ - Site Engine uses the default tftpboot\firmware\images directory for storing your firmware.
  2. In the left-panel Firmware folder, select the Refresh icon (). ExtremeCloud IQ - Site Engine automatically adds your new firmware to the appropriate firmware groups in the left-panel Firmware folder.

The new firmware version is available when configuring the device in ExtremeCloud IQ - Site Engine.

Restoring a Configuration

When restoring a configuration to an active device, there are two options for selecting a configuration to use. One option is to "clone" an existing device on the network for a configuration. Another option is to use a Configuration Template you create.

Cloning a device configuration is useful when you want to use the exact same configuration on another device. If you are cloning a device configuration, you must have an existing configuration for that device archived.

Using a configuration template allows you to restore a complete or partial configuration to the device with variables you can define specifically for that device. If you are going to use a configuration template for your device, you must create the Configuration Template to use as the source configuration for a device.

Cloning a Device Configuration

When cloning a device configuration, use an existing configuration of a network device archived in ExtremeCloud IQ - Site Engine. The cloned device (the archived device you are using) must not be active on the network to prevent two devices from having the same IP address on the network.

  1. Launch ExtremeCloud IQ - Site Engine. On the Network > Devices tab, right-click on the active device and select More Actions > Restore Configuration. The Restore Configuration window opens.

  2. Select the Clone tab.


  3. If desired, select a new version of firmware to download to the device. (You must add the new firmware version to ExtremeCloud IQ - Site Engine. For more information; see "Device Firmware".)
  4. Select the Device option as the Configuration Source.
  5. Select the source device for the configuration. The selected device must be Inactive on the network or you cannot perform the restore operation. This prevents two devices from having the same IP address on the network.
  6. Select the archived device configuration to clone.
  7. Select Start. First, the firmware is updated (if that option is selected) and then the configuration is loaded and the device is restarted.

Using a Configuration Template

The following steps describe how to use a configuration template as the source configuration for a device.

  1. Launch ExtremeCloud IQ - Site Engine. On the Network > Devices tab, right-click on the active device and select More Actions > Restore Configuration. The Restore Configuration window opens.


  2. Select the Template option as the Configuration Source.
  3. Select the appropriate template from the Template drop-down list and enter the required variables.
  4. Select the Profile for the new device from the drop-down list.
  5. Select Start. The configuration is loaded and the device is restarted.