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System

This pages shows the individual ADC System. Device Management > your individual ADC > System. Here you can upgrade your firmware, backup configurations, apply logs, etc.

Upgrade firmware

See information on upgrading firmware in the FortiADC Handbook.

Here you have the opportunity to upgrade the firmware of your ADC from within the Manager. Select your firmware from the drop down. If nothing appears, you have yet to upload a firmware image into the Global Repo Firmware.

To do so, navigate to Global Repository > Firmware > Upload Firmware. See Global repository

Go back to System, where the firmware should now appear. Choose what you want, upgrade, then reboot.

You are upgrading the individual ADC, using a firmware image from the Global Repo. You cannot add file images here in the individual ADC system, you can only select from preexisting ones. Note: it is also possible to upload images from the individual ADC GUI, not in the Manager. These images will show up here as well.

Apply command

See information about commands in the FortiADC Handbook.

Premade commands may be applied to the individual ADC. If you don't see anything, it means you haven't created any commands. To do so, go to Global Repository > Command. See Global repository

If you've created a command, choose from the drop down, then apply.

Apply local certificate

See information about certificates in the FortiADC Handbook.

Local certificates may applied to the individual ADC. If you don't see anything, it means you don't have any certificates. To get one, go to Global Repository > Certificate. Upload a certificate there. See Global repository

If you have a certificate available, choose from drop down, then apply.

Apply Event and Security Log

Apply the Event and Security Log.

See information about the event log in the FortiADC Handbook.

See information about the security log in the FortiADC Handbook.

These new logs will appear alongside other ADC logs, this time in the Manager, in the Global repository log. This is the page where all the logs are gathered. They will also appear on the Manager dashboard, as one of the widgets, under Log Summary.

If you want to see what's changed, click into the individual ADC GUI.

Go to Log & Report > Log Setting > Syslog Server. Click one of the logs. In this image, its ID is "2".

Applying the Event and Security logs in the Manager will have an affect on the individual ADC.

Now the dashboard of the individual ADC - not in the Manager - will show an Event and Security log.

Backup and Restore

See more information in the FortiADC Handbook.

Choose from the drop down.

There are two options: 

1. Backup a configuration of the individual ADC. It will be stored in the manager. Go see it in Global Repository > Configuration.

2. Restore the ADC to a previous configuration. These configurations are available in the same place, Global Repository > Configuration.

Note: You can use this backup to restore another ADC. It's useful if you want to duplicate ADC's, or to create many of the same kind.

Restoring another ADC with a configuration
  1. If you have one configuration that you like, back it up, and it will appear in Global Repository > Configuration.
  2. Then, staying in the Manager, go to the Manager dashboard of the other ADC. 
  3. Go to its System and restore it with the ADC configuration you just made.

License Status

Tells you the status of your licenses. For information about Fortiguard Services, see the ADC Handbook, Network Security.

System

This pages shows the individual ADC System. Device Management > your individual ADC > System. Here you can upgrade your firmware, backup configurations, apply logs, etc.

Upgrade firmware

See information on upgrading firmware in the FortiADC Handbook.

Here you have the opportunity to upgrade the firmware of your ADC from within the Manager. Select your firmware from the drop down. If nothing appears, you have yet to upload a firmware image into the Global Repo Firmware.

To do so, navigate to Global Repository > Firmware > Upload Firmware. See Global repository

Go back to System, where the firmware should now appear. Choose what you want, upgrade, then reboot.

You are upgrading the individual ADC, using a firmware image from the Global Repo. You cannot add file images here in the individual ADC system, you can only select from preexisting ones. Note: it is also possible to upload images from the individual ADC GUI, not in the Manager. These images will show up here as well.

Apply command

See information about commands in the FortiADC Handbook.

Premade commands may be applied to the individual ADC. If you don't see anything, it means you haven't created any commands. To do so, go to Global Repository > Command. See Global repository

If you've created a command, choose from the drop down, then apply.

Apply local certificate

See information about certificates in the FortiADC Handbook.

Local certificates may applied to the individual ADC. If you don't see anything, it means you don't have any certificates. To get one, go to Global Repository > Certificate. Upload a certificate there. See Global repository

If you have a certificate available, choose from drop down, then apply.

Apply Event and Security Log

Apply the Event and Security Log.

See information about the event log in the FortiADC Handbook.

See information about the security log in the FortiADC Handbook.

These new logs will appear alongside other ADC logs, this time in the Manager, in the Global repository log. This is the page where all the logs are gathered. They will also appear on the Manager dashboard, as one of the widgets, under Log Summary.

If you want to see what's changed, click into the individual ADC GUI.

Go to Log & Report > Log Setting > Syslog Server. Click one of the logs. In this image, its ID is "2".

Applying the Event and Security logs in the Manager will have an affect on the individual ADC.

Now the dashboard of the individual ADC - not in the Manager - will show an Event and Security log.

Backup and Restore

See more information in the FortiADC Handbook.

Choose from the drop down.

There are two options: 

1. Backup a configuration of the individual ADC. It will be stored in the manager. Go see it in Global Repository > Configuration.

2. Restore the ADC to a previous configuration. These configurations are available in the same place, Global Repository > Configuration.

Note: You can use this backup to restore another ADC. It's useful if you want to duplicate ADC's, or to create many of the same kind.

Restoring another ADC with a configuration
  1. If you have one configuration that you like, back it up, and it will appear in Global Repository > Configuration.
  2. Then, staying in the Manager, go to the Manager dashboard of the other ADC. 
  3. Go to its System and restore it with the ADC configuration you just made.

License Status

Tells you the status of your licenses. For information about Fortiguard Services, see the ADC Handbook, Network Security.