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Administration Guide

FortiMonitor

FortiMonitor can be added to the Security Fabric. When a FortiMonitor joins the Security Fabric and is authorized, it appears in the Fabric topology pages.

To add FortiMonitor to the Security Fabric:
  1. Enable the Security Fabric (see Configuring the root FortiGate and downstream FortiGates) with the following settings:
    1. Configure the interface to allow other Security Fabric devices to join.
    2. Enable Allow downstream device REST API access and select an Administrator profile.
  2. In FortiMonitor, start configuring the device to join the Security Fabric (see Enable Security Fabric monitoring for detailed instructions):
    1. Complete the Discovery Details page.

  3. Authorize the FortiMonitor in FortiOS:
    1. Go to Security Fabric > Fabric Connectors.
    2. In the topology tree, click the highlighted FortiMonitor and select Authorize.

      The authorized device appears in the topology tree. Hover over the device name to view the tooltip.

  4. Go to Security Fabric > Physical Topology or Security Fabric > Logical Topology to view more information.

    Physical topology view:

    Logical topology view:

  5. In FortiMonitor, complete the device configuration (see Enable Security Fabric monitoring for detailed instructions).

FortiMonitor

FortiMonitor can be added to the Security Fabric. When a FortiMonitor joins the Security Fabric and is authorized, it appears in the Fabric topology pages.

To add FortiMonitor to the Security Fabric:
  1. Enable the Security Fabric (see Configuring the root FortiGate and downstream FortiGates) with the following settings:
    1. Configure the interface to allow other Security Fabric devices to join.
    2. Enable Allow downstream device REST API access and select an Administrator profile.
  2. In FortiMonitor, start configuring the device to join the Security Fabric (see Enable Security Fabric monitoring for detailed instructions):
    1. Complete the Discovery Details page.

  3. Authorize the FortiMonitor in FortiOS:
    1. Go to Security Fabric > Fabric Connectors.
    2. In the topology tree, click the highlighted FortiMonitor and select Authorize.

      The authorized device appears in the topology tree. Hover over the device name to view the tooltip.

  4. Go to Security Fabric > Physical Topology or Security Fabric > Logical Topology to view more information.

    Physical topology view:

    Logical topology view:

  5. In FortiMonitor, complete the device configuration (see Enable Security Fabric monitoring for detailed instructions).