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Group management

Multitenancy also enables group management actions. You can apply actions to a group of FortiGate and FortiWifi devices, simplifying administrative tasks.

Some group management actions require that you enable management on the selected device. See Management.

You can access group management actions from the Analysis and Management homepages when multitenancy is enabled.

Some actions are not unique to group management and are described elsewhere in this document in the context of use on a single device; multitenancy simply offers the ability to apply the action to multiple devices. For descriptions of these functions, see the following topics:

Schedule Report

To schedule a report:

Deploy Config

To deploy cloud configuration to devices:

Upgrade Firmware

To upgrade remote device firmware:

Run Script

To execute a script on a remote device:

Set Auto Backup

To enable auto backup:

Manage Report Configs

Reports

Manage Scripts

Script

The following describes actions exclusive to group management:

To apply a template to devices:
  1. In the Network Overview > Group Management homepage, select the desired devices.
  2. Click Use Templates.
  3. In the Use Templates dialog, select the desired template. The dialog only shows templates applicable for the current selected devices.
  4. Click Apply. FortiGate Cloud applies the templates to the selected devices.
To revoke templates from devices:
  1. In the Network Overview > Group Management homepage, select the desired devices.
  2. Click Un-use Templates.
  3. In the Un-use Templates dialog, if desired, select the Disable config management feature checkbox.
  4. Click Apply.
To view group task status:

You can view the current status of group management actions.

  1. On the Management homepage, click Group Management > Task Status. The Group Task Status displays the group management actions and their statuses. You can click # devices beside the task type to view the devices that the group management action was applied to.

To download a deployment log:
  1. On the Management homepage, click Group Management > Task Status.
  2. Click the task for which you want to download a deployment log. You may need to go to the CONFIG or SCRIPT tab to select the desired task.
  3.  Click log, then Download.

Group management

Multitenancy also enables group management actions. You can apply actions to a group of FortiGate and FortiWifi devices, simplifying administrative tasks.

Some group management actions require that you enable management on the selected device. See Management.

You can access group management actions from the Analysis and Management homepages when multitenancy is enabled.

Some actions are not unique to group management and are described elsewhere in this document in the context of use on a single device; multitenancy simply offers the ability to apply the action to multiple devices. For descriptions of these functions, see the following topics:

Schedule Report

To schedule a report:

Deploy Config

To deploy cloud configuration to devices:

Upgrade Firmware

To upgrade remote device firmware:

Run Script

To execute a script on a remote device:

Set Auto Backup

To enable auto backup:

Manage Report Configs

Reports

Manage Scripts

Script

The following describes actions exclusive to group management:

To apply a template to devices:
  1. In the Network Overview > Group Management homepage, select the desired devices.
  2. Click Use Templates.
  3. In the Use Templates dialog, select the desired template. The dialog only shows templates applicable for the current selected devices.
  4. Click Apply. FortiGate Cloud applies the templates to the selected devices.
To revoke templates from devices:
  1. In the Network Overview > Group Management homepage, select the desired devices.
  2. Click Un-use Templates.
  3. In the Un-use Templates dialog, if desired, select the Disable config management feature checkbox.
  4. Click Apply.
To view group task status:

You can view the current status of group management actions.

  1. On the Management homepage, click Group Management > Task Status. The Group Task Status displays the group management actions and their statuses. You can click # devices beside the task type to view the devices that the group management action was applied to.

To download a deployment log:
  1. On the Management homepage, click Group Management > Task Status.
  2. Click the task for which you want to download a deployment log. You may need to go to the CONFIG or SCRIPT tab to select the desired task.
  3.  Click log, then Download.