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Wireless Manager (FortiWLM) 8.6.1 Administration Guide

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ADOM and Non-ADOM Modes

You can manage FortiWLM MEA in the ADOM or non-ADOM mode. For more information on creating and managing ADOMs, see the FortiManager Administration Guide.

Note

While creating an ADOM, select FortiGate version 6.4 to enable access to FortiWLM.

In the ADOM mode, all data displayed in FortiWLM is based on the devices managed by the particular ADOM. However, the following administrative data is displayed for all devices irrespective of the ADOM they belong to.

  • Licensing
  • System Settings
  • Upgrade (WLM Upgrade and Patch Management)

After you add FortiGates to FortiWLM MEA, FortiWLM MEA communicates with FortiManager to obtain data. You can view the Access Points chapter in the FortiManager Administration Guide for more information on configuring APs.

By default, ADOMs are disabled. Enabling and configuring ADOMs can only be done by super user administrators.

Enabling the ADOM Mode

To enable the ADOM mode, log in to the FortiManager as a super user administrator.

  1. Go to System Settings > Dashboard.
  2. In the System Information widget, toggle the Administrative Domain switch to ON.
    You will be automatically logged out of the FortiManager and returned to the log in screen.

Disabling the ADOM Mode

To disable the ADOM Mode, you are required to remove all the devices from non-root ADOMs. That is, add all devices to the root ADOM.

  1. Delete all non-root ADOMs.
    Only after removing all the non-root ADOMs can ADOMs be disabled.
  2. Go to System Settings > Dashboard.
  3. In the System Information widget, toggle the Administrative Domain switch to OFF.
    You will be automatically logged out of the FortiManager and returned to the log in screen
Note

The ADOMs feature cannot be disabled if ADOMs are still configured and have managed devices in them.

ADOM and Non-ADOM Modes

You can manage FortiWLM MEA in the ADOM or non-ADOM mode. For more information on creating and managing ADOMs, see the FortiManager Administration Guide.

Note

While creating an ADOM, select FortiGate version 6.4 to enable access to FortiWLM.

In the ADOM mode, all data displayed in FortiWLM is based on the devices managed by the particular ADOM. However, the following administrative data is displayed for all devices irrespective of the ADOM they belong to.

  • Licensing
  • System Settings
  • Upgrade (WLM Upgrade and Patch Management)

After you add FortiGates to FortiWLM MEA, FortiWLM MEA communicates with FortiManager to obtain data. You can view the Access Points chapter in the FortiManager Administration Guide for more information on configuring APs.

By default, ADOMs are disabled. Enabling and configuring ADOMs can only be done by super user administrators.

Enabling the ADOM Mode

To enable the ADOM mode, log in to the FortiManager as a super user administrator.

  1. Go to System Settings > Dashboard.
  2. In the System Information widget, toggle the Administrative Domain switch to ON.
    You will be automatically logged out of the FortiManager and returned to the log in screen.

Disabling the ADOM Mode

To disable the ADOM Mode, you are required to remove all the devices from non-root ADOMs. That is, add all devices to the root ADOM.

  1. Delete all non-root ADOMs.
    Only after removing all the non-root ADOMs can ADOMs be disabled.
  2. Go to System Settings > Dashboard.
  3. In the System Information widget, toggle the Administrative Domain switch to OFF.
    You will be automatically logged out of the FortiManager and returned to the log in screen
Note

The ADOMs feature cannot be disabled if ADOMs are still configured and have managed devices in them.