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EMS Administration Guide

Configuring Fortinet Services settings

  1. Go to System Settings > Fortinet Services.
  2. Configure the following options:

    FortiGuard

    Server Location

    Configure FortiGuard server location to Nearest or US.

    If you select Nearest, FortiClient EMS connects to the FortiGuard server whose IP address the DNS server provides.

    If you select US, FortiClient EMS can only connect to FortiGuard servers available in the United States and does not attempt to access a FortiGuard server outside the U.S.

    Use FortiManager for client software/signature updates

    Turn on to use FortiManager or Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient for updating FortiClient software or signatures. You must specify the IP address or hostname for FortiManager or Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient as well as the port number.

    IP address/Hostname

    Enter the IP address/hostname.

    Port

    Configure the port number.

    Failover port

    Configure the failover port.

    Timeout

    Configure the timeout interval (in seconds).

    Failover

    Enable failover to FDN when FortiManager or Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient is not available.

    FortiCloud

    Region

    Select the FortiCloud region from the dropdown list.

    Time Zone

    Select the FortiCloud time zone from the dropdown list.

  3. Click Save.

Configuring Fortinet Services settings

  1. Go to System Settings > Fortinet Services.
  2. Configure the following options:

    FortiGuard

    Server Location

    Configure FortiGuard server location to Nearest or US.

    If you select Nearest, FortiClient EMS connects to the FortiGuard server whose IP address the DNS server provides.

    If you select US, FortiClient EMS can only connect to FortiGuard servers available in the United States and does not attempt to access a FortiGuard server outside the U.S.

    Use FortiManager for client software/signature updates

    Turn on to use FortiManager or Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient for updating FortiClient software or signatures. You must specify the IP address or hostname for FortiManager or Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient as well as the port number.

    IP address/Hostname

    Enter the IP address/hostname.

    Port

    Configure the port number.

    Failover port

    Configure the failover port.

    Timeout

    Configure the timeout interval (in seconds).

    Failover

    Enable failover to FDN when FortiManager or Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient is not available.

    FortiCloud

    Region

    Select the FortiCloud region from the dropdown list.

    Time Zone

    Select the FortiCloud time zone from the dropdown list.

  3. Click Save.