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Configuring central management

  1. To enable central management, connect to Edge, go to Security Fabric > Settings, and enable Central Management.

  2. Set Type to FortiManager, Mode to Normal, and set IP/Domain Name to the IP address of port 4 on the FortiManager.

  3. After you select Apply, a message appears stating that the FortiManager received the message and Edge is waiting for management confirmation.

  4. Edge, as the root FortiGate, pushes FortiManager settings to the other FortiGate devices in the Security Fabric. To verify this, connect to Accounting and go to Security Fabric > Settings.

  5. To confirm the management connection, connect to the FortiManager and go to Device Manager > Unregistered Devices. Select the FortiGate devices and select + Add.

  6. Add the FortiGate devices to the FortiManager.

  7. Connect to Edge. A warning message appears stating that the FortiGate is now managed by a FortiManager. Select Login Read-Only.

  8. Go to Security Fabric > Settings. Under Central Management, the Status is now Registered on FortiManager.

Configuring central management

  1. To enable central management, connect to Edge, go to Security Fabric > Settings, and enable Central Management.

  2. Set Type to FortiManager, Mode to Normal, and set IP/Domain Name to the IP address of port 4 on the FortiManager.

  3. After you select Apply, a message appears stating that the FortiManager received the message and Edge is waiting for management confirmation.

  4. Edge, as the root FortiGate, pushes FortiManager settings to the other FortiGate devices in the Security Fabric. To verify this, connect to Accounting and go to Security Fabric > Settings.

  5. To confirm the management connection, connect to the FortiManager and go to Device Manager > Unregistered Devices. Select the FortiGate devices and select + Add.

  6. Add the FortiGate devices to the FortiManager.

  7. Connect to Edge. A warning message appears stating that the FortiGate is now managed by a FortiManager. Select Login Read-Only.

  8. Go to Security Fabric > Settings. Under Central Management, the Status is now Registered on FortiManager.