After you have planned the network, created shared resources, created profiles, and added FortiGate devices to FortiManager, you are ready to add the FortiGate devices to SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA. When you add FortiGate devices to SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA, you select profiles and install configurations to the devices to automatically create the SD-WAN network. This step executes your network plan.
Following is a summary of the process:
- Ensure that you have created profiles for hub and edge devices.
You should create a profile for the primary hub role and a profile for the edge role. If you are using secondary hub devices, ensure you have created a profile for the secondary hub role too.
- Ensure that you have added FortiGate devices to FortiManager.
- Add the FortiGate devices to SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA by adding a region.
When you add a region to SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA, you can specify a region name, and select the devices for hub and edge roles. You can also select profiles for each device in the region, and select an IPsec template for the region.
When you finish adding a region, SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA works with FortiManager to automatically install the configurations to the devices and create the SD-WAN network. For more information, see How SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA works with FortiManager.
For more details about adding devices, see Device.
- After the configurations are installed, the SD-WAN network is configured between the devices, and you can monitor the global network as well as individual devices. For details, see Monitor.