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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

Checking device configuration status

In the Device Manager pane, when you select a device, you can view that device’s basic information under the device dashboard. You can also check if the current configuration file of the device stored in the FortiManager repository is in sync with the one running on the device.

If you make any configuration changes to a device directly, rather than using the FortiManager system, the configuration on the device and the configuration saved in the FortiManager repository will be out of sync. In this case, you can re synchronize with the device by retrieving the configuration from the device and saving it to the FortiManager repository.

You can use the following procedures when checking device configuration status on a FortiGate, FortiCarrier, or FortiSwitch.

To check the status of a configuration installation on a FortiGate unit:
  1. Go to the device database. See Displaying the device database.
  2. In the device database, go to Dashboard > Summary.
  3. Locate the Configuration and Installation widget.

    The Configuration and Installation Status widget shows the following information:

    Configuration

     

     

    Config Status

    Displays the synchronization status of the configuration with FortiManager.

    • Synchronized: The latest revision is confirmed as running on the device.
    • Out_of_sync: The configuration file on the device is not synchronized with the FortiManager system.
    • Unknown: The FortiManager system is unable to detect which revision (in revision history) is currently running on the device.

    Click Refresh to update the synchronization status.

     

    System Template

    Displays the name of the selected system template. Click Change to change the system template.

    Revision

     

     

    Total Revisions

    Displays the total number of configuration revisions and the revision history.

    Click Revision History to view device history. For details, see Viewing configuration revision history.

    Click Revision Diff to compare revisions. For details, see Comparing different configuration files.

     

    Last Installation

    Displays the last installation’s date, time, revision number, and the person who did the installation.

     

    Device Configuration DB

    Click View Full Config to display the database configuration file of the FortiGate unit.

    Click View Diff to display the Device Revision Diff dialog box.

Checking device configuration status

In the Device Manager pane, when you select a device, you can view that device’s basic information under the device dashboard. You can also check if the current configuration file of the device stored in the FortiManager repository is in sync with the one running on the device.

If you make any configuration changes to a device directly, rather than using the FortiManager system, the configuration on the device and the configuration saved in the FortiManager repository will be out of sync. In this case, you can re synchronize with the device by retrieving the configuration from the device and saving it to the FortiManager repository.

You can use the following procedures when checking device configuration status on a FortiGate, FortiCarrier, or FortiSwitch.

To check the status of a configuration installation on a FortiGate unit:
  1. Go to the device database. See Displaying the device database.
  2. In the device database, go to Dashboard > Summary.
  3. Locate the Configuration and Installation widget.

    The Configuration and Installation Status widget shows the following information:

    Configuration

     

     

    Config Status

    Displays the synchronization status of the configuration with FortiManager.

    • Synchronized: The latest revision is confirmed as running on the device.
    • Out_of_sync: The configuration file on the device is not synchronized with the FortiManager system.
    • Unknown: The FortiManager system is unable to detect which revision (in revision history) is currently running on the device.

    Click Refresh to update the synchronization status.

     

    System Template

    Displays the name of the selected system template. Click Change to change the system template.

    Revision

     

     

    Total Revisions

    Displays the total number of configuration revisions and the revision history.

    Click Revision History to view device history. For details, see Viewing configuration revision history.

    Click Revision Diff to compare revisions. For details, see Comparing different configuration files.

     

    Last Installation

    Displays the last installation’s date, time, revision number, and the person who did the installation.

     

    Device Configuration DB

    Click View Full Config to display the database configuration file of the FortiGate unit.

    Click View Diff to display the Device Revision Diff dialog box.