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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

Using device group tree menus

In Table View when Display Device/Group tree view in Device Manager is enabled, the left tree menu displays devices under device groups, and you can right-click devices and access menu options.

By default, device group tree menu is enabled, and devices are displayed in the following groups in the tree menu: 

  • Managed Devices
  • Logging Devices, if FortiAnalyzer Features are enabled
  • Unauthorized Devices, if any unauthorized devices are present in the root ADOM

If you have created custom device groups, the custom groups and the devices they contain are displayed in the left tree menu too. See Device groups.

The following table identifies what menu options you can access when you right-click a device in the left tree menu: 

Device Group

Right-Click Menu Options

Managed Devices and custom groups
  • Quick Install (Device DB)
  • Import Policy
  • Re-install Policy
  • Policy Package Diff
  • Edit
  • Delete
  • Grouping
  • Add VDOM
  • Run Script
  • Firmware Upgrade
Logging Devices
  • Edit
  • Delete
Unauthorized Devices
  • Authorize
  • Hide
  • Delete
To use device groups:
  1. Enable device groups:
    1. Go to System Settings > Advanced > Advanced Settings.
    2. Beside Display Device/Group tree view in Device Manager, select Enable, and click Apply.
  2. Go to Device Manager > Device & Groups.
  3. In the toolbar, select Table View from the dropdown menu.

    In the left tree menu, devices are displayed under device groups.

  4. In the left tree menu, right-click a device to access menu options.

Using device group tree menus

In Table View when Display Device/Group tree view in Device Manager is enabled, the left tree menu displays devices under device groups, and you can right-click devices and access menu options.

By default, device group tree menu is enabled, and devices are displayed in the following groups in the tree menu: 

  • Managed Devices
  • Logging Devices, if FortiAnalyzer Features are enabled
  • Unauthorized Devices, if any unauthorized devices are present in the root ADOM

If you have created custom device groups, the custom groups and the devices they contain are displayed in the left tree menu too. See Device groups.

The following table identifies what menu options you can access when you right-click a device in the left tree menu: 

Device Group

Right-Click Menu Options

Managed Devices and custom groups
  • Quick Install (Device DB)
  • Import Policy
  • Re-install Policy
  • Policy Package Diff
  • Edit
  • Delete
  • Grouping
  • Add VDOM
  • Run Script
  • Firmware Upgrade
Logging Devices
  • Edit
  • Delete
Unauthorized Devices
  • Authorize
  • Hide
  • Delete
To use device groups:
  1. Enable device groups:
    1. Go to System Settings > Advanced > Advanced Settings.
    2. Beside Display Device/Group tree view in Device Manager, select Enable, and click Apply.
  2. Go to Device Manager > Device & Groups.
  3. In the toolbar, select Table View from the dropdown menu.

    In the left tree menu, devices are displayed under device groups.

  4. In the left tree menu, right-click a device to access menu options.