Model devices are used to store configuration for a device that is not yet online and not yet connected to the network.
Once the device is online, connected to the network, and connected to FortiManager, the following process begins:
- FortiManager adds the unregistered FortiGate device.
- The FortiGate device is authorized for management by FortiManager.
FortiManager checks the version of the Internet Service database on the FortiGate.
If the Internet Service database is lower on the FortiGate, FortiManager requests FortiGate to update its objects.
After the Internet Service database version is updated on the FortiGate device, FortiManager installs the configuration to the FortiGate.
If the Internet Service database version is not updated after three minutes, FortiManager still installs the configuration to the FortiGate.
See also Adding offline model devices.