About FTD Templates
A Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) template is a complete copy of an onboarded FTD device's configuration. You can then modify that template and use it to configure other FTD devices you manage. FTD templates are a way to promote policy consistency between your FTD devices.
How You Could Use FTD Templates
Here are some ways that you could use FTD templates:
- Configure one FTD by applying another FTD's configuration template to it. The template you apply may represent a "best practice" configuration that you want to use on all your FTD devices.
- Use the template as a way to make and test configuration changes in a lab environment before applying those changes to a live FTD device.
What You Will See in the Change Log
When you apply a template to a device, you overwrite the entire configuration of that device. The CDO change log records every change that gets made as a result. So, change log entries will be very long after applying a template to a device.