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Administration Guide

Managing FortiExtender devices

You can use the Extender Manager to create new model devices, authorize devices, assign templates, and upgrade a device.

To create a new model device:
  1. Go to Extender Manager > Managed Extenders.
  2. In the toolbar, click Create New. The Create New Model FortiExtender dialog is displayed.
  3. Configure the model device.
    FortiGateClick the dropdown and select a device from the list.
    Serial NumberEnter the serial number for the FortiExtender.
    NameEnter the device name.

    Mode

    Select LAN Extension or WAN Extension.

    FortiExtender ProfileClick the dropdown and select a template from the list.
  4. Click OK.
    Note
    Adding model devices using a wildcard SN

    FortiExtender model devices can be added using wildcard serial numbers. The wildcard SN format is: PREFIX**********

    • PREFIX: The first 6 digits of the device's serial number. The prefix must be valid.
    • **********: The wildcard characters.
To edit a FortiExtender:
  1. Go to Extender Manager > Managed Extenders.
  2. In the Managed Extenders pane do one of the following:
    • Double-click a device to open it.
    • In the toolbar, click Edit.
    • Right-click a device, and select Edit from the menu.

    The Edit FortiExtender dialog is displayed.

  3. Edit the device settings as required, and click OK.
To authorize a device:
  1. Go to Extender Manager > Managed Extenders.
  2. In the tree menu, click Managed FortiGate, and select a device in the list.
  3. In the Managed Extender pane, select a device, and do one of the following.

    • In the toolbar, click Authorize.

    • Right-click the device, and select Authorize from the menu.

  4. Click OK.
To deauthorize a device:
  1. Go to Extender Manager > Managed Extenders.
  2. In the tree menu, click Managed FortiGate, and select a device in the list.
  3. In the Managed Extender pane, select a device, and do one of the following.

    • In the toolbar, click Deauthorize.

    • Right-click the device, and select Deauthorize from the menu.

  4. Click OK.
To restart a device:
  1. Go to Extender Manager > Managed Extenders.
  2. In the tree menu, click Managed FortiGate, and select a device in the list.
  3. In the Managed Extender pane, select a device, and do one of the following.

    • In the toolbar, click Restart.

    • Right-click the device, and select Restart from the menu.

    The Execute Extender Action dialog is displayed.

  4. Click OK.
To upgrade a device:
  1. Go to Extender Manager > Managed Extenders.
  2. In the tree menu, click Managed FortiGate, and select a device from the list.
  3. In the Managed Extender pane, select a device and do one of the following.

    • In the toolbar, click Upgrade.

    • Right-click the device, and select Upgrade from the menu.

    The Upgrade Firmware dialog is displayed.

  4. Select the firmware and click Upgrade Now. The status bar is displayed.
  5. Click Close.

You can use the Extender Manager to create new model devices, authorize devices, assign templates, and upgrade a device.

To create a new model device:
  1. Go to Extender Manager > Managed Extenders.
  2. In the toolbar, click Create New. The Create New Model FortiExtender dialog is displayed.
  3. Configure the model device.
    FortiGateClick the dropdown and select a device from the list.
    Serial NumberEnter the serial number for the FortiExtender.
    NameEnter the device name.

    Mode

    Select LAN Extension or WAN Extension.

    FortiExtender ProfileClick the dropdown and select a template from the list.
  4. Click OK.
    Note
    Adding model devices using a wildcard SN

    FortiExtender model devices can be added using wildcard serial numbers. The wildcard SN format is: PREFIX**********

    • PREFIX: The first 6 digits of the device's serial number. The prefix must be valid.
    • **********: The wildcard characters.
To edit a FortiExtender:
  1. Go to Extender Manager > Managed Extenders.
  2. In the Managed Extenders pane do one of the following:
    • Double-click a device to open it.
    • In the toolbar, click Edit.
    • Right-click a device, and select Edit from the menu.

    The Edit FortiExtender dialog is displayed.

  3. Edit the device settings as required, and click OK.
To authorize a device:
  1. Go to Extender Manager > Managed Extenders.
  2. In the tree menu, click Managed FortiGate, and select a device in the list.
  3. In the Managed Extender pane, select a device, and do one of the following.

    • In the toolbar, click Authorize.

    • Right-click the device, and select Authorize from the menu.

  4. Click OK.
To deauthorize a device:
  1. Go to Extender Manager > Managed Extenders.
  2. In the tree menu, click Managed FortiGate, and select a device in the list.
  3. In the Managed Extender pane, select a device, and do one of the following.

    • In the toolbar, click Deauthorize.

    • Right-click the device, and select Deauthorize from the menu.

  4. Click OK.
To restart a device:
  1. Go to Extender Manager > Managed Extenders.
  2. In the tree menu, click Managed FortiGate, and select a device in the list.
  3. In the Managed Extender pane, select a device, and do one of the following.

    • In the toolbar, click Restart.

    • Right-click the device, and select Restart from the menu.

    The Execute Extender Action dialog is displayed.

  4. Click OK.
To upgrade a device:
  1. Go to Extender Manager > Managed Extenders.
  2. In the tree menu, click Managed FortiGate, and select a device from the list.
  3. In the Managed Extender pane, select a device and do one of the following.

    • In the toolbar, click Upgrade.

    • Right-click the device, and select Upgrade from the menu.

    The Upgrade Firmware dialog is displayed.

  4. Select the firmware and click Upgrade Now. The status bar is displayed.
  5. Click Close.