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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

Example of adding an offline device by using device template

This section describes how to add a FortiGate model device to FortiManager by using a device template. You can either use a site template or a provisioning template to add a model device. You must perform some steps using FortiManager and some steps using FortiOS.

To add a model device using a provisioning template:
  1. Go to Device Manager > Provisioning Templates > System Templates, and create a new system template.

    Provisioning Template

    Note

    The Allow Override option allows overriding profile values when using a provisioning template to add a model device. Use the option while creating a template to override any profile values later when you add a model device using a provisioning template. If the option is left unchecked, you cannot override profile values when adding a model device using a provisioning template.

  2. Go to Device Manager > Device & Groups > Add Device. The Add Device dialog appears.
  3. Click Add Model Device.

    Adding a model device

  4. Configure the settings as follows:

    Name

    Enter a name for the model device.

    Link Device By

    Select Serial Number.

    Serial Number

    Add the serial number of the FortiGate device to be added.

    Device Model

    Select the device model from the drop-down list.

    Assign Provisioning Template

    Select the check box, and then select the system template you created in Step 1.

    Configuring a model device

    To continue without overriding the profile values, proceed with the next steps. To override profile values in the system template:

    1. Click Override Profile Value. The template widget override dialog appears.
    2. Select the interface and click Edit. The Edit Action dialog appears.

      The Edit Action dialog

    3. Make the required changes and click OK.
      Note

      You can only change the fields that were configured with the Allow Override option while creating the template. If the option was left unchecked, you cannot override profile values when adding a model device using a provisioning template.

    4. The profile values have successfully been overridden. Click OK.
  5. Click Next. The device is successfully added.

    Model device successfully added

  6. On the added FortiGate device, add the FortiManager IP address.
  7. Confirm the FortiGate on the FortiManager to synchronize both the devices. The provisioning template, along with profile overrides if any, is pushed to the FortiGate device.

    Synchronized devices

Example of adding an offline device by using device template

This section describes how to add a FortiGate model device to FortiManager by using a device template. You can either use a site template or a provisioning template to add a model device. You must perform some steps using FortiManager and some steps using FortiOS.

To add a model device using a provisioning template:
  1. Go to Device Manager > Provisioning Templates > System Templates, and create a new system template.

    Provisioning Template

    Note

    The Allow Override option allows overriding profile values when using a provisioning template to add a model device. Use the option while creating a template to override any profile values later when you add a model device using a provisioning template. If the option is left unchecked, you cannot override profile values when adding a model device using a provisioning template.

  2. Go to Device Manager > Device & Groups > Add Device. The Add Device dialog appears.
  3. Click Add Model Device.

    Adding a model device

  4. Configure the settings as follows:

    Name

    Enter a name for the model device.

    Link Device By

    Select Serial Number.

    Serial Number

    Add the serial number of the FortiGate device to be added.

    Device Model

    Select the device model from the drop-down list.

    Assign Provisioning Template

    Select the check box, and then select the system template you created in Step 1.

    Configuring a model device

    To continue without overriding the profile values, proceed with the next steps. To override profile values in the system template:

    1. Click Override Profile Value. The template widget override dialog appears.
    2. Select the interface and click Edit. The Edit Action dialog appears.

      The Edit Action dialog

    3. Make the required changes and click OK.
      Note

      You can only change the fields that were configured with the Allow Override option while creating the template. If the option was left unchecked, you cannot override profile values when adding a model device using a provisioning template.

    4. The profile values have successfully been overridden. Click OK.
  5. Click Next. The device is successfully added.

    Model device successfully added

  6. On the added FortiGate device, add the FortiManager IP address.
  7. Confirm the FortiGate on the FortiManager to synchronize both the devices. The provisioning template, along with profile overrides if any, is pushed to the FortiGate device.

    Synchronized devices