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SD-WAN Orchestrator 7.0.0.r2 Administration Guide

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Adding devices with authorized FortiExtenders

You can use FortiExtender as a WAN port. This topic describes how to add a device with an authorized FortiExtender to SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA.

After you create a profile with FortiExtender configured as a WAN port, you can add the device with authorized FortiExtender to SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA.

When you add the device to SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA, select the profile and enable the configuration to be retrieved. Wait for the configuration to be retrieved from the device. After the configuration is retrieved, FortiExtender is bound to the port and displays as authorized in the WAN settings.

To add devices with authorized FortiExtenders:
  1. Ensure that you have created a profile with a FortiExtender WAN port configured. See Creating profiles with FortiExtender WAN ports.
  2. When creating profiles for managed devices with authorized FortiExtenders, ensure that you use the same settings for FortiExtender in the SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA profile that you used in FortiOS because the profile will be applied to all authorized FortiExtenders.

  3. Add the device with authorized FortiExtender to SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA:
    1. Go to Configuration > Device.
    2. In the toolbar, click + Device.

      The Device dialog box opens.

    3. On the General tab, configure the following settings:

      The following table identifies settings that are specific to adding FortiExtender as a WAN port. You can set the remaining settings as desired.

      Option

      Description

      Device Name

      Select a model that supports FortiExtender, such as FortiWiFi-40F-3G4G.

      Profile Name

      Select a profile that is configured to use FortiExtender as a WAN port.

      First Online Action

      Select RETRIEVE_CONFIG.

    4. Click OK.

      Wait for the configuration to be retrieved from the device.

  4. Go to Monitor > Logs to view progress about the process.

    In time you should see a log subtype of device_online for the device and retrieve_config.

    After the configuration is retrieved, the FortiExtender displayed as authorized in SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA.

  5. Check that FortiExtender is authorized for the WAN port.
    1. For the device, click the Update button to open the settings.

      The General tab is displayed.

    2. Go to the Network tab, and expand the WAN section.

      FortiExtender displays in the interface list.

    3. In the toolbar, click Extender.

      The FortiExtender Settings dialog box is displayed.

    4. Expand the Managed Extenders section, and ensure that FortiExtender is authorized.

    5. For the authorized FortiExtender, click the Update button.

      The Device Managed Extender dialog box is displayed, and the Modem 1 Interface box displays the WAN port name.

    6. Click Cancel to close the Device Managed Extender dialog box.
    7. Click Cancel to close the FortiExtender Settings dialog box.
    8. Click Cancel to close the Device dialog box.

    FortiExtender is authorized as a WAN port.

  6. Install the SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA profile changes to the device with authorized FortiExtender. See Installing configuration changes.

Adding devices with authorized FortiExtenders

You can use FortiExtender as a WAN port. This topic describes how to add a device with an authorized FortiExtender to SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA.

After you create a profile with FortiExtender configured as a WAN port, you can add the device with authorized FortiExtender to SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA.

When you add the device to SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA, select the profile and enable the configuration to be retrieved. Wait for the configuration to be retrieved from the device. After the configuration is retrieved, FortiExtender is bound to the port and displays as authorized in the WAN settings.

To add devices with authorized FortiExtenders:
  1. Ensure that you have created a profile with a FortiExtender WAN port configured. See Creating profiles with FortiExtender WAN ports.
  2. When creating profiles for managed devices with authorized FortiExtenders, ensure that you use the same settings for FortiExtender in the SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA profile that you used in FortiOS because the profile will be applied to all authorized FortiExtenders.

  3. Add the device with authorized FortiExtender to SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA:
    1. Go to Configuration > Device.
    2. In the toolbar, click + Device.

      The Device dialog box opens.

    3. On the General tab, configure the following settings:

      The following table identifies settings that are specific to adding FortiExtender as a WAN port. You can set the remaining settings as desired.

      Option

      Description

      Device Name

      Select a model that supports FortiExtender, such as FortiWiFi-40F-3G4G.

      Profile Name

      Select a profile that is configured to use FortiExtender as a WAN port.

      First Online Action

      Select RETRIEVE_CONFIG.

    4. Click OK.

      Wait for the configuration to be retrieved from the device.

  4. Go to Monitor > Logs to view progress about the process.

    In time you should see a log subtype of device_online for the device and retrieve_config.

    After the configuration is retrieved, the FortiExtender displayed as authorized in SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA.

  5. Check that FortiExtender is authorized for the WAN port.
    1. For the device, click the Update button to open the settings.

      The General tab is displayed.

    2. Go to the Network tab, and expand the WAN section.

      FortiExtender displays in the interface list.

    3. In the toolbar, click Extender.

      The FortiExtender Settings dialog box is displayed.

    4. Expand the Managed Extenders section, and ensure that FortiExtender is authorized.

    5. For the authorized FortiExtender, click the Update button.

      The Device Managed Extender dialog box is displayed, and the Modem 1 Interface box displays the WAN port name.

    6. Click Cancel to close the Device Managed Extender dialog box.
    7. Click Cancel to close the FortiExtender Settings dialog box.
    8. Click Cancel to close the Device dialog box.

    FortiExtender is authorized as a WAN port.

  6. Install the SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA profile changes to the device with authorized FortiExtender. See Installing configuration changes.