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Creating fabric connectors for Guardicore

When you create a fabric connector for Guardicore Centra, you specify how to connect and authenticate with Guardicore Centra and well as which labels and assets to retrieve. In Guardicore Centra, labels have two parts: key and value. When you define the label, you can then define what key value pairs to retrieve from Guardicore Centra.

To create fabric connectors for Guardicore Centra:
  1. Open Universal Connector MEA. See Opening Universal Connector MEA.
  2. Create a fabric connector to Guardicore:
    1. Click Create Connector.

      The Create New Fabric Connector wizard is displayed.

    2. Click Guardicore, and click Next.

      The Connector Settings page is displayed.

    3. Complete the following options to establish a connection to Guardicore Centra, and then click Save & Continue.

      Name

      Type a name for the fabric connector.

      Host

      Type the IP address or FQDN for Guardicore Centra.

      Username

      Type the username to log in to Guardicore Centra.

      Password

      Type the password to log in to Guardicore Centra.

      Status

      Unavailable until after the fabric connector is created, and a connection to Guardicore Centra is established.

      Toggle on to enable the fabric connector to communicate with Guardicore Centra. The fabric connector must have a Status of On to retrieve labels from Guardicore Centra.

      Toggle off to disable the fabric connector. When disabled, no labels are retrieved from Guardicore Centra.

      You can also toggle the fabric connector on and off on the home page of Universal Connector MEA. See Turning on Guardicore fabric connectors.

      Unreachable Behavior

      Specify whether to remove from FortiManager the addresses retrieved from Guardicore Centra, when the fabric connector cannot reach Guardicore Centra for more than five minutes.

      Select the checkbox to clear addresses from FortiManager when the fabric connection to Guardicore Centra is lost for five minutes or longer.

      Note

      You can view retrieved addresses in FortiManager on the Policy & Objects > Object Configurations > Fabric Connectors > Endpoint/Identity pane. When addresses are removed, the pane is empty. See Enabling Universal Connector MEA in Policy & Objects.

      Clear the checkbox to retain addresses in FortiManager when fabric connection to Guardicore Centra is lost. Addresses are retained until the administrator changes the fabric connector configuration.

      Interval

      Unavailable until after the fabric connector is created.

      Specifies how often in seconds FortiManager polls Guardicore Centra for assets by using the fabric connector.

      Labels

      Unavailable until after the fabric connector is created.

      Change Note

      Type a description of the change you are making.

      The fabric connector is created, and a connection to Guardicore Centra is established. The dialog box remains open to let you finish the configuration.

      A connection Guardicore Centra must be established to proceed with the configuration.

  3. Beside Status, toggle on Enable Connector to enable the fabric connector and to retrieve labels from Guardicore Centra.

    Only after the fabric connector is created can you enable it.

  4. Add one or more labels.
    1. Under Labels, click +Add label key.

      A box displays.

    2. In the box, type the label name from Guardicore Centra.

      You must type the label name exactly as it appears in Guardicore Centra. FortiManager uses the label name to retrieve the corresponding key value pairs.

    3. Click the Edit icon.

      The Select Labels dialog box is displayed, and FortiManager retrieves fromGuardicore Centra the key value pairs.

    4. In the Available Labels list, select the labels, and click Add to move them to the Selected Labels list.
    5. Click OK to save the list of selected labels.

      The label key is created, and the number of selected label keys for the label is displayed.

    6. Repeat this procedure to create additional labels.
  5. Click OK.

    The Guardicore fabric connector is configured with labels.

  6. Ensure the fabric connector is turned on. See Turning on Guardicore fabric connectors.

Creating fabric connectors for Guardicore

When you create a fabric connector for Guardicore Centra, you specify how to connect and authenticate with Guardicore Centra and well as which labels and assets to retrieve. In Guardicore Centra, labels have two parts: key and value. When you define the label, you can then define what key value pairs to retrieve from Guardicore Centra.

To create fabric connectors for Guardicore Centra:
  1. Open Universal Connector MEA. See Opening Universal Connector MEA.
  2. Create a fabric connector to Guardicore:
    1. Click Create Connector.

      The Create New Fabric Connector wizard is displayed.

    2. Click Guardicore, and click Next.

      The Connector Settings page is displayed.

    3. Complete the following options to establish a connection to Guardicore Centra, and then click Save & Continue.

      Name

      Type a name for the fabric connector.

      Host

      Type the IP address or FQDN for Guardicore Centra.

      Username

      Type the username to log in to Guardicore Centra.

      Password

      Type the password to log in to Guardicore Centra.

      Status

      Unavailable until after the fabric connector is created, and a connection to Guardicore Centra is established.

      Toggle on to enable the fabric connector to communicate with Guardicore Centra. The fabric connector must have a Status of On to retrieve labels from Guardicore Centra.

      Toggle off to disable the fabric connector. When disabled, no labels are retrieved from Guardicore Centra.

      You can also toggle the fabric connector on and off on the home page of Universal Connector MEA. See Turning on Guardicore fabric connectors.

      Unreachable Behavior

      Specify whether to remove from FortiManager the addresses retrieved from Guardicore Centra, when the fabric connector cannot reach Guardicore Centra for more than five minutes.

      Select the checkbox to clear addresses from FortiManager when the fabric connection to Guardicore Centra is lost for five minutes or longer.

      Note

      You can view retrieved addresses in FortiManager on the Policy & Objects > Object Configurations > Fabric Connectors > Endpoint/Identity pane. When addresses are removed, the pane is empty. See Enabling Universal Connector MEA in Policy & Objects.

      Clear the checkbox to retain addresses in FortiManager when fabric connection to Guardicore Centra is lost. Addresses are retained until the administrator changes the fabric connector configuration.

      Interval

      Unavailable until after the fabric connector is created.

      Specifies how often in seconds FortiManager polls Guardicore Centra for assets by using the fabric connector.

      Labels

      Unavailable until after the fabric connector is created.

      Change Note

      Type a description of the change you are making.

      The fabric connector is created, and a connection to Guardicore Centra is established. The dialog box remains open to let you finish the configuration.

      A connection Guardicore Centra must be established to proceed with the configuration.

  3. Beside Status, toggle on Enable Connector to enable the fabric connector and to retrieve labels from Guardicore Centra.

    Only after the fabric connector is created can you enable it.

  4. Add one or more labels.
    1. Under Labels, click +Add label key.

      A box displays.

    2. In the box, type the label name from Guardicore Centra.

      You must type the label name exactly as it appears in Guardicore Centra. FortiManager uses the label name to retrieve the corresponding key value pairs.

    3. Click the Edit icon.

      The Select Labels dialog box is displayed, and FortiManager retrieves fromGuardicore Centra the key value pairs.

    4. In the Available Labels list, select the labels, and click Add to move them to the Selected Labels list.
    5. Click OK to save the list of selected labels.

      The label key is created, and the number of selected label keys for the label is displayed.

    6. Repeat this procedure to create additional labels.
  5. Click OK.

    The Guardicore fabric connector is configured with labels.

  6. Ensure the fabric connector is turned on. See Turning on Guardicore fabric connectors.