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SD-WAN Orchestrator 6.4.0 Administration Guide

6.4.0
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Adding model devices

You can add an offline FortiGate device to SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA by using its serial number. This is called adding a model device.

When you add a model device to SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA, the model device is added to FortiManager too.

To add devices by serial number:
  1. Ensure that you have created profiles for hub and edge devices. See Profile.
  2. Go to Configuration > Device.
  3. In the Device menu, select + Model Device.

    The + Model Device dialog box opens.

  4. Configure the following settings:

    Option

    Description

    Serial Number

    Enter the serial number for the device.

    Host Name Enter the host name.
    Profile Name Select a profile from the dropdown, or click Create to create a new profile.
    First Online Action

    Specify how to manage device configuration when the device comes online for the first time. Choose from:

    • NONE: Select to disable automatic configuration action. Instead you can manually initiate configuration installation after adding the device to SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA.
    • RETRIEVE_CONFIG: Select to import some of the configuration settings from the device when the device comes online for the first time. Settings such as host name, WAN port, LAN/DMZ port, and static route are imported. WAN and LAN settings from the imported configuration automatically override the assigned WAN and LAN settings from the SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA profile. You should use the profile to assign additional settings.
    • SYNC_CONFIG: Select to install the SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA configuration associated with the profile when the device comes online for the first time.
    Device Name Enter a name for the device.
    Type Enter the device type.
    Region Select a region from the dropdown, or click Create Region to create a new region.

    Enforce Firmware Version

    (Optional) Select the required FortiOS version for the device when it comes online.

  5. Click OK.

Adding model devices

You can add an offline FortiGate device to SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA by using its serial number. This is called adding a model device.

When you add a model device to SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA, the model device is added to FortiManager too.

To add devices by serial number:
  1. Ensure that you have created profiles for hub and edge devices. See Profile.
  2. Go to Configuration > Device.
  3. In the Device menu, select + Model Device.

    The + Model Device dialog box opens.

  4. Configure the following settings:

    Option

    Description

    Serial Number

    Enter the serial number for the device.

    Host Name Enter the host name.
    Profile Name Select a profile from the dropdown, or click Create to create a new profile.
    First Online Action

    Specify how to manage device configuration when the device comes online for the first time. Choose from:

    • NONE: Select to disable automatic configuration action. Instead you can manually initiate configuration installation after adding the device to SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA.
    • RETRIEVE_CONFIG: Select to import some of the configuration settings from the device when the device comes online for the first time. Settings such as host name, WAN port, LAN/DMZ port, and static route are imported. WAN and LAN settings from the imported configuration automatically override the assigned WAN and LAN settings from the SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA profile. You should use the profile to assign additional settings.
    • SYNC_CONFIG: Select to install the SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA configuration associated with the profile when the device comes online for the first time.
    Device Name Enter a name for the device.
    Type Enter the device type.
    Region Select a region from the dropdown, or click Create Region to create a new region.

    Enforce Firmware Version

    (Optional) Select the required FortiOS version for the device when it comes online.

  5. Click OK.