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Configuring a Device Match in SystemDesigner

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Last Modified: January 24, 2019

Use device matching to apply updates to your live hardware configuration based on changes you make in the Design view.

If SystemDesigner finds a matching device on the Design diagram, it automatically applies updates to the matching live device in your project.

  1. Navigate to the Design view.
  2. Ensure that Sync is set to Enable hardware matching. The Sync setting determines if you can apply changes in your project to matching live hardware in your system. Sync is set to Enable hardware matching when you open SystemDesigner for the first time.
  3. On the Design diagram, find the device you want to match with your live hardware. If the device is not already on the Design diagram, find it on the palette and place it on the diagram.
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    Any device on the Live diagram that does not have a match on the Design diagram appears in the Unplaced Live Hardware palette.

  4. Verify the match status of the device.
    SystemDesigner assigns a PC, chassis, or network device one of the following match status icons to inform you whether a device matches with live hardware.
    Match Status Icon Description
    Hardware matching disabled When Sync is set to Disable hardware matching, SystemDesigner prevents changes to devices in the Design view from applying to matching live hardware.
    Not Matched SystemDesigner does not identify a corresponding device on the Live diagram.
    Partially Matched SystemDesigner identifies a potential match on the Live and Design diagrams. Click Update modules in chassis to update the device on the Design diagram to match the configuration of the device on the Live diagram.
    Matched SystemDesigner identifies a corresponding device on the Live diagram.
  5. If the device does not have a match, configure the device on the Design diagram to match the device configuration on the Live diagram. The following device characteristics must match on both the Design view and Live view for SystemDesigner to identify a match.
    Matching Criteria Tasks
    Device model Search for the correct model on the Design view palette and the Model drop-down menu in the Identity section of the Item tab.
    Device name Use the Device name field in the Identity section of the Item tab to change the name of a device on the Design diagram.
    Order of controllers and modules inside a chassis If a device is partially matched, click Update modules in chassis on the Item tab to update the order of the modules in the chassis to match the corresponding live chassis. This button only appears when Sync is set to Enable hardware matching.
    Device port connections Ensure port connections are identical to those of the device on the Live diagram.
After you enable hardware matching and configure the device on the Design diagram to match the configuration of the live hardware, SystemDesigner automatically matches the devices.

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