After you have planned the network, created shared resources, created profiles, and added FortiGate devices to FortiManager, you are ready to add the FortiGate devices to SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA. When you add FortiGate devices to SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA, you select profiles and install configurations to the devices to automatically create the SD-WAN network. This step executes your network plan.
Following is a summary of the process:
- Ensure that you have created profiles for hub and edge devices.
You should create a profile for the primary hub role and a profile for the edge role. If you are using secondary hub devices, ensure you have created a profile for the secondary hub role too.
- Ensure that you have added FortiGate devices to FortiManager.
- Add the FortiGate devices to SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA by adding a region.
When you add a region to SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA, you can specify a region name, and select the devices for hub and edge roles. You can also select profiles for each device in the region.
When you finish adding a region, SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA works with FortiManager to automatically install the configurations to the devices and create the SD-WAN network. For more information, see How SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA works with FortiManager.
For more details about adding devices, see Device.
- After the configurations are installed, the SD-WAN network is configured between the devices, and you can monitor the global network as well as individual devices. For details, see Monitor.