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New management extension - Universal Connector 7.0.1

This feature adds the Universal Connector application as a management extension application (MEA). You can use Universal Connector to create fabric connectors to external applications, such as Guardicore Centra Security Platform.

Universal Connector does not require a license. It is free to use.

By default, Universal Connector is disabled. You can enable Universal Connector by using the GUI or the CLI.

For information about minimum system resources recommended for FortiManager when using Universal Connector, see the FortiManager Release Notes.

For information about using Universal Connector, see the Universal Connector Administration Guide.

The following CLI commands are available for Universal Connector:

  • config system docker
  • diagnose docker status
  • diagnose docker upgrade universalconnector
To enable Universal Connector MEA by using the GUI:
  1. Ensure you are logged in to FortiManager by using an administrator account that is assigned a Super_User profile.
  2. Go to Management Extensions, and click Universal Connector.

    A confirmation dialog box is displayed.

  3. In the confirmation dialog box, click OK.

    As long as FortiManager has access to the Internet, Universal Connector MEA is downloaded from the Fortinet registry (registry.fortinet.com). A progress bar displays under the Universal Connector tile.

    After Universal Connector is downloaded, the Universal Connector tile is available.

  4. Click Universal Connector.

    Universal Connector opens.

  5. Create a connector to Guardicore Centra. For details, see the Universal Connector Administration Guide.

New management extension - Universal Connector 7.0.1

This feature adds the Universal Connector application as a management extension application (MEA). You can use Universal Connector to create fabric connectors to external applications, such as Guardicore Centra Security Platform.

Universal Connector does not require a license. It is free to use.

By default, Universal Connector is disabled. You can enable Universal Connector by using the GUI or the CLI.

For information about minimum system resources recommended for FortiManager when using Universal Connector, see the FortiManager Release Notes.

For information about using Universal Connector, see the Universal Connector Administration Guide.

The following CLI commands are available for Universal Connector:

  • config system docker
  • diagnose docker status
  • diagnose docker upgrade universalconnector
To enable Universal Connector MEA by using the GUI:
  1. Ensure you are logged in to FortiManager by using an administrator account that is assigned a Super_User profile.
  2. Go to Management Extensions, and click Universal Connector.

    A confirmation dialog box is displayed.

  3. In the confirmation dialog box, click OK.

    As long as FortiManager has access to the Internet, Universal Connector MEA is downloaded from the Fortinet registry (registry.fortinet.com). A progress bar displays under the Universal Connector tile.

    After Universal Connector is downloaded, the Universal Connector tile is available.

  4. Click Universal Connector.

    Universal Connector opens.

  5. Create a connector to Guardicore Centra. For details, see the Universal Connector Administration Guide.