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Administration Guide

GUI overview

When you log into the FortiManager GUI, the Dashboard pane is displayed. The Dashboard contains widgets that provide performance and status information. For more information about the Dashboard, see Dashboard

Use the navigation menu on the left to open another pane. The available panes 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.

VPN Manager

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

AP Manager

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

FortiSwitch Manager

Configure and manage FortiSwitch devices. See FortiSwitch Manager.

Extender Manager

Configure and manage FortiExtenders. See Extender Manager.

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.

Fabric View

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

Incidents & Events

Configure and view events for logging devices.

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.

FortiGuard

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

Management Extensions

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

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.

The banner at the top of the screen is available in every pane.

The following options are available in the banner:

Menu

Click to toggle the visibility of the navigation menu on the left.

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.

CLI Console

Open the CLI console 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.

For more information, see Using the CLI console.

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

Online Help

Click to open the FortiManager online help.

This option is context-sensitive, so it will open to the relevant documentation for the pane you are in.

Notifications

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

admin

From this dropdown, you can:

  • view the current firmware build of your FortiManager device.

  • upgrade the firmware.

  • open the Process Monitor.

  • change your password.

  • update your profile information, including the avatar and theme.

  • log out of the GUI.

When you log into the FortiManager GUI, the Dashboard pane is displayed. The Dashboard contains widgets that provide performance and status information. For more information about the Dashboard, see Dashboard

Use the navigation menu on the left to open another pane. The available panes 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.

VPN Manager

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

AP Manager

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

FortiSwitch Manager

Configure and manage FortiSwitch devices. See FortiSwitch Manager.

Extender Manager

Configure and manage FortiExtenders. See Extender Manager.

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.

Fabric View

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

Incidents & Events

Configure and view events for logging devices.

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.

FortiGuard

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

Management Extensions

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

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.

The banner at the top of the screen is available in every pane.

The following options are available in the banner:

Menu

Click to toggle the visibility of the navigation menu on the left.

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.

CLI Console

Open the CLI console 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.

For more information, see Using the CLI console.

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

Online Help

Click to open the FortiManager online help.

This option is context-sensitive, so it will open to the relevant documentation for the pane you are in.

Notifications

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

admin

From this dropdown, you can:

  • view the current firmware build of your FortiManager device.

  • upgrade the firmware.

  • open the Process Monitor.

  • change your password.

  • update your profile information, including the avatar and theme.

  • log out of the GUI.