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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

Organizing devices using the new folder view

You can now organize devices within the tree menu in Device Manager to display FortiGates. The Folder View feature allows you to create, nest, and move folders in the tree menu. You can also move devices between folders.

To access the new folder view:
  1. Go to Device Manager > Device & Groups.
  2. In the Table View dropdown menu, select Folder View.

    By default, all the devices are placed under Unassigned Devices in the tree menu.

To create a folder:
  1. Go to Device Manager > Device & Groups.
  2. In the Table View dropdown menu, select Folder View.
  3. To create a new folder, either click + beside the Search bar in Folder View, or right-click Unassigned Devices, and select Create New Folder.

    The Create New Folder dialog opens.

  4. In the Create New Folder dialog, enter the name of the folder as folder1.

    Click OK.

    The new folder is created and visible in the tree menu. Also, the FortiGates in the folder are now displayed in the content pane.

    You can add FortiGates directly to a folder by selecting devices from the Available Entries list in the Create New Folder dialog.

Nested folders

The new Folder View supports nested folders.

To create a nested folder:
  1. In the tree menu, right-click the folder you intend to nest and select Create New Folder.

    For instance, right-click the previously created folder1 and select Create New Folder.

    The Create New Folder dialog opens.

    In Folder shows that the new folder will be created within folder1.

  2. In the Create New Folder dialog, enter the name of the folder as nested-folder.

    Click OK.

    The nested-folder is created and displayed in the tree menu under the previously created folder1. Also, the folder and the FortiGates in the parent folder are displayed in the content pane.

To move FortiGates between folders:
  1. Go to Device Manager > Device & Groups.
  2. In the Table View dropdown menu, select Folder View.
  3. In the tree menu, right-click the folder where the FortiGate is to be moved, and select Edit.

    The Edit Folder dialog opens.

  4. In the Edit Folder dialog, select the FortiGate to be moved from the Available Entries list.

    Click OK .

    Alternatively, from the Device & Groups pane, select a FortiGate, drag and drop it to the folder where you want to move the selected FortiGate.

    At any given time, a FortiGate can only be added to one folder.

To move a folder:
  1. Go to Device Manager > Device & Groups.
  2. In the Table View dropdown menu, select Folder View.
  3. In the tree menu, right-click the folder you want to move, here nested-folder, and select Move.

    The Move Folder dialog opens.

  4. In the Move Folder dialog, under In Folder, select the destination folder, here folder2.

    Click OK.

    The nested-folder moves to folder2 including folders and devices in it.

Organizing devices using the new folder view

You can now organize devices within the tree menu in Device Manager to display FortiGates. The Folder View feature allows you to create, nest, and move folders in the tree menu. You can also move devices between folders.

To access the new folder view:
  1. Go to Device Manager > Device & Groups.
  2. In the Table View dropdown menu, select Folder View.

    By default, all the devices are placed under Unassigned Devices in the tree menu.

To create a folder:
  1. Go to Device Manager > Device & Groups.
  2. In the Table View dropdown menu, select Folder View.
  3. To create a new folder, either click + beside the Search bar in Folder View, or right-click Unassigned Devices, and select Create New Folder.

    The Create New Folder dialog opens.

  4. In the Create New Folder dialog, enter the name of the folder as folder1.

    Click OK.

    The new folder is created and visible in the tree menu. Also, the FortiGates in the folder are now displayed in the content pane.

    You can add FortiGates directly to a folder by selecting devices from the Available Entries list in the Create New Folder dialog.

Nested folders

The new Folder View supports nested folders.

To create a nested folder:
  1. In the tree menu, right-click the folder you intend to nest and select Create New Folder.

    For instance, right-click the previously created folder1 and select Create New Folder.

    The Create New Folder dialog opens.

    In Folder shows that the new folder will be created within folder1.

  2. In the Create New Folder dialog, enter the name of the folder as nested-folder.

    Click OK.

    The nested-folder is created and displayed in the tree menu under the previously created folder1. Also, the folder and the FortiGates in the parent folder are displayed in the content pane.

To move FortiGates between folders:
  1. Go to Device Manager > Device & Groups.
  2. In the Table View dropdown menu, select Folder View.
  3. In the tree menu, right-click the folder where the FortiGate is to be moved, and select Edit.

    The Edit Folder dialog opens.

  4. In the Edit Folder dialog, select the FortiGate to be moved from the Available Entries list.

    Click OK .

    Alternatively, from the Device & Groups pane, select a FortiGate, drag and drop it to the folder where you want to move the selected FortiGate.

    At any given time, a FortiGate can only be added to one folder.

To move a folder:
  1. Go to Device Manager > Device & Groups.
  2. In the Table View dropdown menu, select Folder View.
  3. In the tree menu, right-click the folder you want to move, here nested-folder, and select Move.

    The Move Folder dialog opens.

  4. In the Move Folder dialog, under In Folder, select the destination folder, here folder2.

    Click OK.

    The nested-folder moves to folder2 including folders and devices in it.