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Manage Templates

You can create device configuration templates and deploy different templates to applicable devices to simplify device management. FortiGate Cloud applies the template to the selected devices. You can also deploy a template to multiple subaccounts.

You can also use a template to manage FortiAP, FortiSwitch, and FortiExtender devices that are connected to a FortiGate. See Managing FortiAP, FortiSwitch, and FortiExtender devices.

To create a template:
  1. Go to Management > Manage Templates.
  2. Click Create Template.
  3. In the Name field, enter the desired template name.
  4. In the Description field, enter the desired template description.
  5. For Create template based on, select one of the following:

    Option

    Description

    In-cloud config copy of sampling device

    Create a template based on a sample device that has already been added to FortiGate Cloud. Select the desired device from the dropdown list. Only devices from the subaccount selected in Sub Account are available.

    Platform and version

    Create a template based on a specific FortiGate or FortiWifi platform and FortiOS version.

    Config file

    Create a template based on a configuration file. You must upload a .conf file.

  6. For Feature set, select the desired features.
  7. For Sub Account, select the desired sub account for this template.
  8. Click Apply.
To edit a template:
  1. Go to Management > Manage Templates.
  2. Click the Edit icon for the desired template.
  3. For a template that has already been applied to devices, you can configure device-specific settings:
    1. Go to the desired configuration page, then expand Device Specific Settings.
    2. Click Create New.
    3. In the New Device Specific Settings dialog, select the desired device's serial number from the SN dropdown list.
    4. To configure a device-specific setting, enable Override Template Setting, then configure the desired option. Otherwise, FortiGate Cloud applies the template setting to the device. Click OK.

      The example configures a device-specific setting for the time zone using Cape Verde Island time, which differs from the template setting, which uses Jerusalem time.

To upgrade a template:

You can upgrade an existing template to a newer FortiOS version. This allows you to continue deploying the template to devices that you have upgraded the firmware for.

  1. Go to Management > Manage Templates.
  2. Click the Upgrade icon for the desired template.
  3. From the Target Version dropdown list, select the desired version to upgrade the template to.
  4. If desired, enable Backup source template to back up the template before upgrade.
  5. In the Name and Description fields, enter the desired values.
  6. Click OK.

Manage Templates

You can create device configuration templates and deploy different templates to applicable devices to simplify device management. FortiGate Cloud applies the template to the selected devices. You can also deploy a template to multiple subaccounts.

You can also use a template to manage FortiAP, FortiSwitch, and FortiExtender devices that are connected to a FortiGate. See Managing FortiAP, FortiSwitch, and FortiExtender devices.

To create a template:
  1. Go to Management > Manage Templates.
  2. Click Create Template.
  3. In the Name field, enter the desired template name.
  4. In the Description field, enter the desired template description.
  5. For Create template based on, select one of the following:

    Option

    Description

    In-cloud config copy of sampling device

    Create a template based on a sample device that has already been added to FortiGate Cloud. Select the desired device from the dropdown list. Only devices from the subaccount selected in Sub Account are available.

    Platform and version

    Create a template based on a specific FortiGate or FortiWifi platform and FortiOS version.

    Config file

    Create a template based on a configuration file. You must upload a .conf file.

  6. For Feature set, select the desired features.
  7. For Sub Account, select the desired sub account for this template.
  8. Click Apply.
To edit a template:
  1. Go to Management > Manage Templates.
  2. Click the Edit icon for the desired template.
  3. For a template that has already been applied to devices, you can configure device-specific settings:
    1. Go to the desired configuration page, then expand Device Specific Settings.
    2. Click Create New.
    3. In the New Device Specific Settings dialog, select the desired device's serial number from the SN dropdown list.
    4. To configure a device-specific setting, enable Override Template Setting, then configure the desired option. Otherwise, FortiGate Cloud applies the template setting to the device. Click OK.

      The example configures a device-specific setting for the time zone using Cape Verde Island time, which differs from the template setting, which uses Jerusalem time.

To upgrade a template:

You can upgrade an existing template to a newer FortiOS version. This allows you to continue deploying the template to devices that you have upgraded the firmware for.

  1. Go to Management > Manage Templates.
  2. Click the Upgrade icon for the desired template.
  3. From the Target Version dropdown list, select the desired version to upgrade the template to.
  4. If desired, enable Backup source template to back up the template before upgrade.
  5. In the Name and Description fields, enter the desired values.
  6. Click OK.