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Managing your ADCs

Now that you've deployed your individual ADC, we can step back and view multiple ADC's in groups. The advantage of the Manager is this: the ability to group your ADC's and receive a variety of 'at a glance' information.

The Device Management dashboard

Here's your Device Management dashboard, with many ADC's connected. This is not the dashboard of the general ADC Manager, which you saw when you opened up the Manager itself; it was the first thing you saw. Rather, this dashboard appears when you click Device Management in the sidebar.

Click around the map to see what information appears.

Map view

Device Management sidebar

This is your control room. It's the sidebar above with all the names of the ADC's, some in green, some in red. Here your ADC appears in the groups to which they're assigned. By default, at the very bottom will appear (unseen in this diagram) a group called "Unmanaged." 

  • You can search your ADC by name.
  • You can't search by place.

Create group

Use this to create a group. By default the ADC is in the "unmanaged" group, where it is out of operation. You cannot deploy an ADC without having a group.

Map and Block

You're currently in Map view, with the worldview and the oceans. Click Block.

Block view


The Block is separated into three parts: Groups, Deployed, and Unmanaged Devices.

Groups  
Edit Edit name.
Deployed  
Edit Edit name (only for active/green devices)
Undeploy Undeploy the device. It will then appear in the group Unmanaged devices
Upgrade firmware Upgrade the firmware (only for active/green devices)
Unmanaged Devices  
Deploy Deploy the device. It will then appear in Deployed.
Map view

This mode presents information in map form, so you can see the location of your ADC. Hover over the device to open up the 'at a glance' information. This floating box will shift between ADC's.

Note: Overlap issue. When two or more ADC's are in the same location, you sometimes can't click into the ADC you want. In this case, switch to Block view.

Name Name of the ADC
Serial Number Serial number of the ADC
Platform The platform the ADC is running on.
Firmware Upgrade the firmware (only for healthy devices). If you can't upgrade your firmware, it means that your device isn't deployed. Deploy it by clicking the red 'rocket' button.
License

The status of the license.

  • The default license is an evaluation license. With it, you can only manage two ADC's.
  • A base license supports up to ten device.
  • An unlimited license supports any number of ADC's.

Go to support.fortinet.com to register and get an activation code.

Group The group that the ADC belongs to.
Undeploy/deploy Deploy or undeploy your device
See More Only shows up for deployed devices. Goes into the Individual ADC dashboard. The deployed ADC

Note: Let us say you have a deployed ADC that is connected to the Manager. If you go into the individual ADC > Central Management and turn off the connection (i.e. disable the register), then the ADC will appear in the Manager as red. The license will be unknown, but you can still Undeploy it.

Monitor

Device Management > Monitor. Shows a view of what devices/VS are Healthy, Dead/Disabled, and Unhealthy/Maintained.

System

Device Management > System. Shows the version and status of each device.

Device Name Name of the individual ADC device
Version Version number of the individual ADC device
Status

Status of the individual ADC device's license

  • Unknown - The license is unknown. Probably the ADC is either undeployed or unmanaged. Go check the Central Management of the ADC
  • Valid (just one word) - Some license are valid while others are not.
  • Valid: License has been successfully authenticated with registration servers - All licenses are valid.
See More

Only available for valid licenses. Click in to see more information about the license. Jumps into Individual ADC > System > License & Fortiguard

Managing your ADCs

Now that you've deployed your individual ADC, we can step back and view multiple ADC's in groups. The advantage of the Manager is this: the ability to group your ADC's and receive a variety of 'at a glance' information.

The Device Management dashboard

Here's your Device Management dashboard, with many ADC's connected. This is not the dashboard of the general ADC Manager, which you saw when you opened up the Manager itself; it was the first thing you saw. Rather, this dashboard appears when you click Device Management in the sidebar.

Click around the map to see what information appears.

Map view

Device Management sidebar

This is your control room. It's the sidebar above with all the names of the ADC's, some in green, some in red. Here your ADC appears in the groups to which they're assigned. By default, at the very bottom will appear (unseen in this diagram) a group called "Unmanaged." 

  • You can search your ADC by name.
  • You can't search by place.

Create group

Use this to create a group. By default the ADC is in the "unmanaged" group, where it is out of operation. You cannot deploy an ADC without having a group.

Map and Block

You're currently in Map view, with the worldview and the oceans. Click Block.

Block view


The Block is separated into three parts: Groups, Deployed, and Unmanaged Devices.

Groups  
Edit Edit name.
Deployed  
Edit Edit name (only for active/green devices)
Undeploy Undeploy the device. It will then appear in the group Unmanaged devices
Upgrade firmware Upgrade the firmware (only for active/green devices)
Unmanaged Devices  
Deploy Deploy the device. It will then appear in Deployed.
Map view

This mode presents information in map form, so you can see the location of your ADC. Hover over the device to open up the 'at a glance' information. This floating box will shift between ADC's.

Note: Overlap issue. When two or more ADC's are in the same location, you sometimes can't click into the ADC you want. In this case, switch to Block view.

Name Name of the ADC
Serial Number Serial number of the ADC
Platform The platform the ADC is running on.
Firmware Upgrade the firmware (only for healthy devices). If you can't upgrade your firmware, it means that your device isn't deployed. Deploy it by clicking the red 'rocket' button.
License

The status of the license.

  • The default license is an evaluation license. With it, you can only manage two ADC's.
  • A base license supports up to ten device.
  • An unlimited license supports any number of ADC's.

Go to support.fortinet.com to register and get an activation code.

Group The group that the ADC belongs to.
Undeploy/deploy Deploy or undeploy your device
See More Only shows up for deployed devices. Goes into the Individual ADC dashboard. The deployed ADC

Note: Let us say you have a deployed ADC that is connected to the Manager. If you go into the individual ADC > Central Management and turn off the connection (i.e. disable the register), then the ADC will appear in the Manager as red. The license will be unknown, but you can still Undeploy it.

Monitor

Device Management > Monitor. Shows a view of what devices/VS are Healthy, Dead/Disabled, and Unhealthy/Maintained.

System

Device Management > System. Shows the version and status of each device.

Device Name Name of the individual ADC device
Version Version number of the individual ADC device
Status

Status of the individual ADC device's license

  • Unknown - The license is unknown. Probably the ADC is either undeployed or unmanaged. Go check the Central Management of the ADC
  • Valid (just one word) - Some license are valid while others are not.
  • Valid: License has been successfully authenticated with registration servers - All licenses are valid.
See More

Only available for valid licenses. Click in to see more information about the license. Jumps into Individual ADC > System > License & Fortiguard