Part Model Templates

v15.04.00+ supports parts having ports, parts slots, and more.
If you are looking for information about adding parts slots (and/or blade slots) to devices has its own section.

Part Model Templates

“Part Models” are templates that define parts. As of v15.04.00, users may now create parts templates that optionally include ports.

Define a new part by visiting DataCenter > Parts > Parts Models, or edit any existing by simply viewing it and choosing the “Ports Layout” button in the upper right hand corner:

Edit ports layout button on a part template

Add a parts model from DataCenter > Parts > Model list, and clicking “Add Parts Model” in the upper right:

Add a parts model button

From this screen you can add a parts model:

Add a parts model screen

During the creation of a new Parts Model, you can add a new part type classification if the type of part you are adding doesn’t already exist. Do this by clicking the Green (+) next to “Type”.

You will see the following window:

Add new part sub-type

The ‘Supports Ports’ CheckBox

While creating a part type, you may select the ‘Supports Ports’ checkbox if you’d like to define ports & a port layout. You may set the ‘Supports Ports’ flag while creating a new part, or modifying a part.

Note: Users will not find the supports ports option on parts designated ‘disk drives’ or ‘physical memory’!

Parts (with or without ports), once defined, may optionally be placed into “parts slots”. Or, if desired, a parts slot also may simply be left empty.

Port Templates

A port template may include a name prefix, a name template that configures the port naming scheme, and a port type. Ports may also be added in bulk, automatically named based on information configured in the template.

You may now elect to “auto-create ports” during creation of a new device. If the “Add Ports When Creating Device” checkbox is checked on the chosen hardware model template, the new device will be created with all its model-defined ports. Following a discovery run, Device42 will add discovered connections to these ports automatically.