Manage Template Groups in Template Store

This document applies to buyers. Otherwise refer to the Sellers or Users sections of this guide.

When you subscribe to a federated zone, all of the templates added by seller to that zone become available to you. A special federated template group is created in your CP and can be accessed from the Template Store menu.

Be aware that you can edit only the federated template group's label.

 If you want to use templates from federated template group in other template groups, you can take the following steps:

  1. create your own (local) template group,
  2. copy there templates from a federated template group,
  3. assign your own prices per each template and use this group as a paid billing plan resource.

When the seller adds to/removes templates from the federated template group the templates will be also updated in your Control Panel.

If you and the seller are running OnApp 5.3 or higher, a template's price will be updated if it was changed by the seller and the administrator of your CP will receive an email with the list of changes the seller made to the federated template group. 

If a seller deletes a template on which at least one VS is running from a group, the template will not be removed from buyer's federated template group.

The following instructions refer to creation of an own (local) template group.

Add Local Template Group to Template Store

To add a template group to the Template Store:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > AdminTemplate Store menu.
  2. Click the "+" button in the  upper right corner of the page.
  3. Give a name to your group.
  4. Specify the Windows Licensing type: MAK, KMS, or User license.
  5. For KMS licensing, set the following parameters:
    • Server label – the name of the KMS server
    • KMS server host – the hostname of the licensing server
    • KMS server port – the port used to connect to the licensing server
  6. Click Save.
  7. You can add child template groups to your template group by clicking the "+" button > Add Child next to your template group.

Assign Template to Local Template Group

To assign a template to a template group:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > AdminTemplate Store menu.
  2. Click the "+" button next to the required child group's label, then select Add Template.
  3. Choose the template from the drop-down box at the Add a template section. The drop-down list will show all available templates grouped in local and federated zones respectively.
  4. Click Add a template to a group button to confirm. Now the selected template is copied to the current template group.

Remove Template from Local Template Group

To remove a template from a template group:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > AdminTemplate Store menu.
  2. Click the template group's label, then click the name of the template group from which you wish to remove a template.
  3. Сlick the Delete icon next to a template you want to remove.
  4. Confirm the deletion.

Change Template Price

To change the template price:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > AdminTemplate Store menu.
  2. Click the name of the template group.
  3. Click the Edit icon next to the template which price you want to change.
  4. Enter the price value and click Save.

View/Edit/Delete Local Template Group

To view/edit/delete a template group:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > AdminTemplate Store menu.
  2. On the page that follows, you'll see the list of all template groups created within your cloud:
    • Click the group's label, then click the child group label to see the list of templates assigned to this group.
    • Click the Edit icon next to a group to edit its name.
    • Click Delete icon to delete a group.

Add Local Template Group to User's Bucket

Once you configure your template store and set prices for the templates, you can use this group as a paid bucket resource. When you add template store limits to a bucket, you limit the number of preconfigured system templates available to users signed up for this bucket – they can only choose among templates from the added template store(s). To add a template store to the user's bucket:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > AdminBuckets menu.
  2. The screen that appears shows all buckets currently available. Click the label of the the bucket in question.
  3. You will be redirected to the Access Control tab of the bucket.
  4. Click the Rate Card tab.
  5. Click the the button next to the Pricing For Templates Store
  6. When the new windows pops up, set limits for resources.

For more information on resources allocation and pricing, refer to Configure Resource Allocation and Prices.