Sensor Templates are XML files, containing the complete configuration of sensors and I/O devices, but it can also contain triggerable actions and predefined rules. This How-To will show you, how to upload such a template into the Dashboard.
Log into the azeti Control Panel
Go to Config/Provisioning → Sensor Templates → Component Templates
Click on Add and browse for the template (XML format) you wish to upload.
In production environments a Component Template should only have the configuration for one sensor or I/O device.
Multiple Component Templates will be merged together into one Component Instance.
Click on Config/Provisioning →Sensor Templates → Component Instance and click Add to create a new Component Instance
Select the Component Template you would like to use
Give the new Component Instance a name
Now we create a new Site Template under Config/Provisioning → Sensor Templates → Site Templates
A Component Instance can populate multiple Site Template, whereas a Site Template can only have one Component Instance. If the Component Instance is being changed, the Site Template will be changed accordingly.
Click Add and give the new Site Template a name. In this example "azeti Demo Box"
Now Edit the newly created Site Template
Toggle SU/Normal Mode to gain SuperUser privileges
Click the blue +Component button and switch to the tab Instances
Here we will select the Component Instance we have created previously
On the right hand side we select +add all and confirm it with the Ok button at the bottom right
In this window it is possible to choose a Prefix name, which can be used to differentiate between multiple sensor or device configurations. These bundled configurations can then again, be removed completely. Very hand for adding a slightly different configuration, while still keeping the old one.