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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

Adding devices using the wizard

You can add devices to the FortiManager unit by using the Add Device wizard. You can use the wizard to discover devices or add model devices to your FortiManager unit.

You cannot use the Add Device wizard to add FortiAnalyzer to FortiManager. You must use the Add FortiAnalyzer wizard instead. See Adding FortiAnalyzer devices.

Use the Discover option for devices that are currently online and discoverable on your network. When the wizard completes, the devices is added to FortiManager and authorized.

Use the Add Model Device option to add a device that is not yet online. You can configure a model device to automatically complete authorization with FortiManager when the device is online.

When configuring a model device to automatically complete authorization with FortiManager, add the model device to FortiManager by using a pre-shared key. When the device connects to FortiManager, run the execute central-mgmt register-device command from the FortiGate console. The device is automatically authorized, and the configuration of the matched model device is applied.

For FortiOS 5.4.1 or earlier, you must run the execute central-mgmt register-device command.

To confirm that a device model or firmware version is supported by current firmware version running on FortiManager run the following CLI command:

diagnose dvm supported-platforms list

Adding devices using the wizard

You can add devices to the FortiManager unit by using the Add Device wizard. You can use the wizard to discover devices or add model devices to your FortiManager unit.

You cannot use the Add Device wizard to add FortiAnalyzer to FortiManager. You must use the Add FortiAnalyzer wizard instead. See Adding FortiAnalyzer devices.

Use the Discover option for devices that are currently online and discoverable on your network. When the wizard completes, the devices is added to FortiManager and authorized.

Use the Add Model Device option to add a device that is not yet online. You can configure a model device to automatically complete authorization with FortiManager when the device is online.

When configuring a model device to automatically complete authorization with FortiManager, add the model device to FortiManager by using a pre-shared key. When the device connects to FortiManager, run the execute central-mgmt register-device command from the FortiGate console. The device is automatically authorized, and the configuration of the matched model device is applied.

For FortiOS 5.4.1 or earlier, you must run the execute central-mgmt register-device command.

To confirm that a device model or firmware version is supported by current firmware version running on FortiManager run the following CLI command:

diagnose dvm supported-platforms list