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EMS QuickStart Guide

Creating gateway lists

You can create a gateway list that contains IP addresses for multiple FortiGate units. FortiClient searches for IP addresses in its subnet in the gateway IP list and connects to the FortiGate in the list that is in the same subnet as the host system.

If FortiClient cannot find any FortiGates in its subnet, it attempts to connect to the first reachable FortiGate in the list, starting from the top. The order of the list is maintained as it was configured in the gateway list.

  1. Go to Gateway Lists > Manage Gateway Lists.
  2. Click the Add button.

  3. Configure the following:

    Name

    Enter the list name.

    Comment

    Enter additional comments (optional).

    IP addresses/Hostnames

    Enter the IP address(es) or hostname(s) of the FortiGate devices. You can also use an FQDN.

    Press the Enter key to add additional IP addresses.

    Connect to local subnets only

    Enable to only allow connection to local subnets.

    Use connection key

    Enable the connection key endpoints can use to connect to FortiGate units.

     

    New connection key

    Enter the connection key.

     

    Confirm new connection key

    Reenter the connection key to confirm.

    Managed by EMS

    Select an option from the dropdown list. Users can configure this IP address in System Settings > Server.

  4. Click Save.

Creating gateway lists

You can create a gateway list that contains IP addresses for multiple FortiGate units. FortiClient searches for IP addresses in its subnet in the gateway IP list and connects to the FortiGate in the list that is in the same subnet as the host system.

If FortiClient cannot find any FortiGates in its subnet, it attempts to connect to the first reachable FortiGate in the list, starting from the top. The order of the list is maintained as it was configured in the gateway list.

  1. Go to Gateway Lists > Manage Gateway Lists.
  2. Click the Add button.

  3. Configure the following:

    Name

    Enter the list name.

    Comment

    Enter additional comments (optional).

    IP addresses/Hostnames

    Enter the IP address(es) or hostname(s) of the FortiGate devices. You can also use an FQDN.

    Press the Enter key to add additional IP addresses.

    Connect to local subnets only

    Enable to only allow connection to local subnets.

    Use connection key

    Enable the connection key endpoints can use to connect to FortiGate units.

     

    New connection key

    Enter the connection key.

     

    Confirm new connection key

    Reenter the connection key to confirm.

    Managed by EMS

    Select an option from the dropdown list. Users can configure this IP address in System Settings > Server.

  4. Click Save.