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Configuring LAN edge devices

The LAN Edge Devices connector card displays a summary about the FortiGates, FortiAPs, FortiSwitches, and FortiExtenders in the Security Fabric. Information about the device type, number of devices, and number of unregistered and unauthorized devices is displayed. If there are devices that do not have a green checkmark in the Status column, hover over the status message to view the tooltip with required action. In this example, there are FortiAPs and FortiSwitches that are not registered. The tooltip includes a link to the System > Firmware & Registration page to register or authorize the devices. The tooltip for FortiExtenders includes a link to the Network > FortiExtenders > Managed FortiExtenders page to register or authorize the devices.

Note

If the default auto-auth-extension-device settings on the FortiAP or FortiSwitch have been modified, manual authorization in the Security Fabric may not be required.

For more information about configuring FortiAPs, see Configuring the FortiGate interface to manage FortiAP units and Discovering, authorizing, and deauthorizing FortiAP units.

For more information about configuring FortiSwitches, see Discovering, authorizing, and deauthorizing FortiSwitch units.

For more information about configuring FortiExtenders, see Adding a FortiExtender and FortiExtender and FortiGate integration.

The following example shows how to register a FortiSwitch that has been authorized to join the Security Fabric. The procedure is similar for FortiAPs and FortiExtenders. If the device requires authorization, refer to Authorizing devices.

To register a FortiSwitch:
  1. Connect the device to the root FortiGate.

  2. On the root FortiGate, go to System > Firmware & Registration. (Use the same page for a FortiAP, or Network > FortiExtenders > Managed FortiExtenders for a FortiExtender.)

  3. Select the unregistered device and click Register.

    The Device Registration pane opens and the FortiGate verifies the registration information.

  4. Once the registration process is complete, click Close.

The LAN Edge Devices connector card displays a summary about the FortiGates, FortiAPs, FortiSwitches, and FortiExtenders in the Security Fabric. Information about the device type, number of devices, and number of unregistered and unauthorized devices is displayed. If there are devices that do not have a green checkmark in the Status column, hover over the status message to view the tooltip with required action. In this example, there are FortiAPs and FortiSwitches that are not registered. The tooltip includes a link to the System > Firmware & Registration page to register or authorize the devices. The tooltip for FortiExtenders includes a link to the Network > FortiExtenders > Managed FortiExtenders page to register or authorize the devices.

Note

If the default auto-auth-extension-device settings on the FortiAP or FortiSwitch have been modified, manual authorization in the Security Fabric may not be required.

For more information about configuring FortiAPs, see Configuring the FortiGate interface to manage FortiAP units and Discovering, authorizing, and deauthorizing FortiAP units.

For more information about configuring FortiSwitches, see Discovering, authorizing, and deauthorizing FortiSwitch units.

For more information about configuring FortiExtenders, see Adding a FortiExtender and FortiExtender and FortiGate integration.

The following example shows how to register a FortiSwitch that has been authorized to join the Security Fabric. The procedure is similar for FortiAPs and FortiExtenders. If the device requires authorization, refer to Authorizing devices.

To register a FortiSwitch:
  1. Connect the device to the root FortiGate.

  2. On the root FortiGate, go to System > Firmware & Registration. (Use the same page for a FortiAP, or Network > FortiExtenders > Managed FortiExtenders for a FortiExtender.)

  3. Select the unregistered device and click Register.

    The Device Registration pane opens and the FortiGate verifies the registration information.

  4. Once the registration process is complete, click Close.