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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

Device & Groups

On the Device Manager pane, use the Device & Group tree menu to access options for adding devices to FortiManager and authorizing them for management. After the device is managed, you can use the Device & Group pane to monitor managed devices, install and manage configurations, as well as access the device database for each managed device.

The Device & Group pane includes the following options in the banner:

Add Device

Click Add Device to display the Add Device wizard. With the wizard, you can add an online device, add an offline device, add an HA cluster, and import offline devices from a CSV file. Zero-touch provisioning is supported. See Add devices.

Click the dropdown menu next to Add Device in the toolbar to see additional options including Add FortiAnalyzer and Device Blueprint. See Add FortiAnalyzer or Using device blueprints for model devices.

You can also add VDOMs to FortiGates. See Add VDOM.

Device Group Click Device Group to create groups that you can use to organize managed devices. See Device groups.
Install Wizard Click Install Wizard to display the Install wizard. With the wizard, you can install policy packages and device settings to managed devices. Alternately, you can install only device settings. See Install wizard.

The default view for the Device Manager > Device & Groups pane is Table View. See Table view.

Under the banner in Table View is a quick status bar for all managed devices. See Using the quick status bar.

In Table View, a tree menu of device groups and devices displays on the left side of the pane. Managed devices are organized into groups. Select a group, such as Managed FortiGates, to hide and display the FortiGates in the group. The devices in a group are displayed in the left tree menu and in the content pane:

  • In the left tree menu, click a device to display the device database. See Displaying the device database.
  • In the content pane, click a device to use options in the toolbar on Table View.

The toolbar for Table View contains the following options: 

Edit

In the content pane, select a device, and click Edit to edit device information. See Editing device information.

Delete

In the content pane, select a device, and click Delete to remove the device from FortiManager management.

Import Configuration

In the content pane, select a device, and click Import Configuration to start the Import Device wizard. See Import Configuration wizard.

Install

In the content pane, select a device, and from the Install menu menu, select one of the following options: 

  • Install Wizard
  • Quick Install (Device DB)
  • Re-install Policy

Table View

Click the Table View menu to choose the view format for managed devices. Choose from the following options:

More

In the content pane, select a device, and from the More menu, select one of the following options: 

  • Refresh Device
  • Configuration
  • Add VDOM
  • Firmware Upgrade
  • Grouping
  • Run Script

Column Settings

From the Column Settings menu, select what columns to display for Table View.

You can right-click on a selected managed device to see options in the context menu. The right-click context menu includes the following additional options.

Policy Package Diff

View a diff on the policy package for the selected device.

Edit Variable Mapping

Edit the variable mappings for the selected device.

Fabric Topology

View the topology for Fabric devices.

Install VM License

Select to open the Install VM License wizard which includes options to install a BYOL VM license, or install a license from a Flex-VM connector.

See Installing VM licenses.

Device & Groups

On the Device Manager pane, use the Device & Group tree menu to access options for adding devices to FortiManager and authorizing them for management. After the device is managed, you can use the Device & Group pane to monitor managed devices, install and manage configurations, as well as access the device database for each managed device.

The Device & Group pane includes the following options in the banner:

Add Device

Click Add Device to display the Add Device wizard. With the wizard, you can add an online device, add an offline device, add an HA cluster, and import offline devices from a CSV file. Zero-touch provisioning is supported. See Add devices.

Click the dropdown menu next to Add Device in the toolbar to see additional options including Add FortiAnalyzer and Device Blueprint. See Add FortiAnalyzer or Using device blueprints for model devices.

You can also add VDOMs to FortiGates. See Add VDOM.

Device Group Click Device Group to create groups that you can use to organize managed devices. See Device groups.
Install Wizard Click Install Wizard to display the Install wizard. With the wizard, you can install policy packages and device settings to managed devices. Alternately, you can install only device settings. See Install wizard.

The default view for the Device Manager > Device & Groups pane is Table View. See Table view.

Under the banner in Table View is a quick status bar for all managed devices. See Using the quick status bar.

In Table View, a tree menu of device groups and devices displays on the left side of the pane. Managed devices are organized into groups. Select a group, such as Managed FortiGates, to hide and display the FortiGates in the group. The devices in a group are displayed in the left tree menu and in the content pane:

  • In the left tree menu, click a device to display the device database. See Displaying the device database.
  • In the content pane, click a device to use options in the toolbar on Table View.

The toolbar for Table View contains the following options: 

Edit

In the content pane, select a device, and click Edit to edit device information. See Editing device information.

Delete

In the content pane, select a device, and click Delete to remove the device from FortiManager management.

Import Configuration

In the content pane, select a device, and click Import Configuration to start the Import Device wizard. See Import Configuration wizard.

Install

In the content pane, select a device, and from the Install menu menu, select one of the following options: 

  • Install Wizard
  • Quick Install (Device DB)
  • Re-install Policy

Table View

Click the Table View menu to choose the view format for managed devices. Choose from the following options:

More

In the content pane, select a device, and from the More menu, select one of the following options: 

  • Refresh Device
  • Configuration
  • Add VDOM
  • Firmware Upgrade
  • Grouping
  • Run Script

Column Settings

From the Column Settings menu, select what columns to display for Table View.

You can right-click on a selected managed device to see options in the context menu. The right-click context menu includes the following additional options.

Policy Package Diff

View a diff on the policy package for the selected device.

Edit Variable Mapping

Edit the variable mappings for the selected device.

Fabric Topology

View the topology for Fabric devices.

Install VM License

Select to open the Install VM License wizard which includes options to install a BYOL VM license, or install a license from a Flex-VM connector.

See Installing VM licenses.