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Using Fortinet recommended extender profiles

FortiManager includes factory default extender profiles recommended by Fortinet.

The Fortinet recommended profiles are based on Fortinet security best practices, and they are created based on the most relevant network topologies Fortinet sees with customer implementation. The configuration is validated by Fortinet field engineers and security experts.

The following Fortinet recommended extender profile is available:

  • Fortinet_Default_FEXT_Profile

You can use recommended profiles by activating them from the Extender Manager > Extender Profiles menu in FortiManager and then configuring them to meet your requirements.

To use Fortinet recommended extender profiles:
To use recommended FortiExtender templates:
  1. The recommended Extender Profile is shown in Extender Manager > Extender Profiles on the FortiExtender Profile tab.
  2. An extender profile can be created by activating the recommended FortiExtender profile.
    1. Right-click on the recommended FortiExtender profile and click Activate.
    2. Choose a model for the template.
    3. Enter a name for the FortiExtender profile and configure the remaining settings as needed.

  3. The created extender profile can be assigned to an extender, then the user can deploy the settings.
    1. Right-click on a managed FortiExtender and click Assign Profiles.
    2. Select the configured FortiExtender Profile, and click OK.

FortiManager includes factory default extender profiles recommended by Fortinet.

The Fortinet recommended profiles are based on Fortinet security best practices, and they are created based on the most relevant network topologies Fortinet sees with customer implementation. The configuration is validated by Fortinet field engineers and security experts.

The following Fortinet recommended extender profile is available:

  • Fortinet_Default_FEXT_Profile

You can use recommended profiles by activating them from the Extender Manager > Extender Profiles menu in FortiManager and then configuring them to meet your requirements.

To use Fortinet recommended extender profiles:
To use recommended FortiExtender templates:
  1. The recommended Extender Profile is shown in Extender Manager > Extender Profiles on the FortiExtender Profile tab.
  2. An extender profile can be created by activating the recommended FortiExtender profile.
    1. Right-click on the recommended FortiExtender profile and click Activate.
    2. Choose a model for the template.
    3. Enter a name for the FortiExtender profile and configure the remaining settings as needed.

  3. The created extender profile can be assigned to an extender, then the user can deploy the settings.
    1. Right-click on a managed FortiExtender and click Assign Profiles.
    2. Select the configured FortiExtender Profile, and click OK.