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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

GUI overview

When you log into the FortiManager GUI, the following home page of tiles is displayed:

Select one of the following tiles to display the respective pane. The available tiles vary depending on the privileges of the current user.

Device Manager

Add and manage devices and VDOMs. Create and assign scripts and provisioning templates. You can also access the SD-WAN monitor and VPN monitor. See Device Manager.

Policy & Objects

Configure policy packages and objects. See Policy & Objects.

AP Manager

Configure and manage FortiAP access points. For more information, see AP Manager.

VPN Manager

Configure and manage VPN connections. You can create VPN topologies and managed/external gateways. See VPN Manager.

Fabric View

Configure fabric connectors and view Security Fabric Ratings. See Fabric View.

FortiGuard

Manage communication between devices and the FortiManager using the FortiGuard protocol. See FortiGuard.

FortiSwitch Manager

Configure and manage FortiSwitch devices. See FortiSwitch Manager.

Extender Manager

Configure and manage FortiExtenders. See Extender Manager.

Management Extensions

Enable and use management extension applications that are released and signed by Fortinet. See Management Extensions.

Log View

View logs for managed devices. You can display, download, import, and delete logs on this page. You can also define custom views and create log groups.

This pane is only available when FortiAnalyzer features are enabled.

Reports

Generate reports. You can also configure report templates, schedules, and output profiles, and manage charts and datasets.

This pane is only available when FortiAnalyzer features are enabled.

System Settings

Configure system settings such as network interfaces, administrators, system time, server settings, and others. You can also perform maintenance and firmware operations. See System Settings.

Incidents & Events

Configure and view events for logging devices.

This pane is only available when FortiAnalyzer features are enabled.

After you choose a tile, click the Open/Close side menu button beside the tile name to close the side menu and view only the content pane in the browser window, or click to display the side menu and the content pane. See Side menu open or closed.

The top-right corner of the home page includes a variety of possible selections:

HA status

If HA is enabled, the status is shown.

ADOM

If ADOMs are enabled, the required ADOM can be selected from the dropdown list.

If enabled, ADOMs can also be locked or unlocked.

The ADOMs available from the ADOM menu will vary depending on the privileges of the current user.

Tools

Click to access the CLI Console and the Online Help.

 

CLI Console

The CLI console is a terminal window that enables you to configure the FortiManager unit using CLI commands directly from the GUI, without making a separate SSH, or local console connection to access the CLI.

When using the CLI console, you are logged in with the same administrator account that you used to access the GUI. You can enter commands by typing them, or you can copy and paste commands into or out of the console.

Click Detach in the CLI Console toolbar to open the console in a separate window.

Note: The CLI Console requires that your web browser support JavaScript.

 

Online Help

Click to open the FortiManager online help.

Notification

Click to display a list of notifications. Select a notification from the list to take action on the issue.

admin

Click to change the administrator profile, upgrade the firmware of FortiManager, change your password, or log out of the GUI.

GUI overview

When you log into the FortiManager GUI, the following home page of tiles is displayed:

Select one of the following tiles to display the respective pane. The available tiles vary depending on the privileges of the current user.

Device Manager

Add and manage devices and VDOMs. Create and assign scripts and provisioning templates. You can also access the SD-WAN monitor and VPN monitor. See Device Manager.

Policy & Objects

Configure policy packages and objects. See Policy & Objects.

AP Manager

Configure and manage FortiAP access points. For more information, see AP Manager.

VPN Manager

Configure and manage VPN connections. You can create VPN topologies and managed/external gateways. See VPN Manager.

Fabric View

Configure fabric connectors and view Security Fabric Ratings. See Fabric View.

FortiGuard

Manage communication between devices and the FortiManager using the FortiGuard protocol. See FortiGuard.

FortiSwitch Manager

Configure and manage FortiSwitch devices. See FortiSwitch Manager.

Extender Manager

Configure and manage FortiExtenders. See Extender Manager.

Management Extensions

Enable and use management extension applications that are released and signed by Fortinet. See Management Extensions.

Log View

View logs for managed devices. You can display, download, import, and delete logs on this page. You can also define custom views and create log groups.

This pane is only available when FortiAnalyzer features are enabled.

Reports

Generate reports. You can also configure report templates, schedules, and output profiles, and manage charts and datasets.

This pane is only available when FortiAnalyzer features are enabled.

System Settings

Configure system settings such as network interfaces, administrators, system time, server settings, and others. You can also perform maintenance and firmware operations. See System Settings.

Incidents & Events

Configure and view events for logging devices.

This pane is only available when FortiAnalyzer features are enabled.

After you choose a tile, click the Open/Close side menu button beside the tile name to close the side menu and view only the content pane in the browser window, or click to display the side menu and the content pane. See Side menu open or closed.

The top-right corner of the home page includes a variety of possible selections:

HA status

If HA is enabled, the status is shown.

ADOM

If ADOMs are enabled, the required ADOM can be selected from the dropdown list.

If enabled, ADOMs can also be locked or unlocked.

The ADOMs available from the ADOM menu will vary depending on the privileges of the current user.

Tools

Click to access the CLI Console and the Online Help.

 

CLI Console

The CLI console is a terminal window that enables you to configure the FortiManager unit using CLI commands directly from the GUI, without making a separate SSH, or local console connection to access the CLI.

When using the CLI console, you are logged in with the same administrator account that you used to access the GUI. You can enter commands by typing them, or you can copy and paste commands into or out of the console.

Click Detach in the CLI Console toolbar to open the console in a separate window.

Note: The CLI Console requires that your web browser support JavaScript.

 

Online Help

Click to open the FortiManager online help.

Notification

Click to display a list of notifications. Select a notification from the list to take action on the issue.

admin

Click to change the administrator profile, upgrade the firmware of FortiManager, change your password, or log out of the GUI.