Connecting manually from FortiClient
Endpoint users can manually connect FortiClient Telemetry to FortiClient EMS by specifying the FortiClient EMS IP address in FortiClient. This process is sometimes called registering FortiClient to FortiClient EMS.
To manually connect to EMS from FortiClient:
- In FortiClient on the endpoint, go to the Compliance & Telemetry tab.
- In the FortiGate or EMS IP field, enter the EMS IP address, and click Connect. FortiClient connects to FortiClient EMS.
For information about FortiClient, see the FortiClient Administration Guide.
The FortiClient Telemetry gateway port may be appended to the gateway list address on FortiClient and separated by a colon. When the port is not provided, FortiClient attempts to connect to the IP address given using the default port. The default connection port in FortiClient 5.2 is 8010 and in FortiClient 5.4 and 6.0 is 8013. By default, FortiClient EMS listens for connection on port 8013.
It is considered best practice to add endpoints using the method in Adding endpoints using an AD domain server. Connecting FortiClient to FortiClient EMS manually is only recommended for troubleshooting purposes.