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Administration Guide

FortiManager Setup wizard

When you log in to FortiManager, the FortiManager Setup wizard is displayed to help you set up FortiManager by performing the following actions:

  • Registering with FortiCare and enabling FortiCare single sign-on

  • Specifying the hostname

  • Changing your password

  • Upgrading firmware (when applicable)

You can choose whether to complete the wizard now or later.

Note

The FortiManager Setup wizard requires that you complete the Register with FortiCare step before you can access the FortiManager appliance or VM.

When actions are complete, a green checkmark displays beside them in the wizard, and the wizard no longer displays after you log in to FortiManager.

This topic describes how to use the FortiManager Setup wizard.

To use the FortiManager setup wizard:
  1. Log in to FortiManager.

    The FortiManager Setup dialog box is displayed.

  2. Click Begin to start the setup process now.

    Alternately, click Later to postpone the setup tasks. Some tasks cannot be postponed.

  3. When prompted, register with FortiCare and enable FortiCare single sign-on. You must complete the Register with FortiCare step before you can access the FortiManager appliance or VM.

    Tooltip

    When using FortiManager in an air-gapped environment, you must manually import your Entitlement File. See Licensing in an air-gap environment.


  4. When prompted, specify the hostname.

  5. In the Hostname box, type a hostname.

  6. Click Next.

  7. When prompted, change your password.

    1. In the New Password box, type the new password.

    2. In the Confirm Password box, type the new password again.

    3. Click Next.

  8. When a new firmware version is available for your device on FortiGuard, the Upgrade Firmware option in the wizard indicates that a new version is available, and you can click Next to upgrade to the new firmware, or Later to upgrade later.

  9. Configuration of a backup strategy is recommended as part of the initial configuration of your FortiManager. When prompted, you can optionally configure your backup settings.

    1. Automatic System Backup is enabled by default. Configure the following to specify your backup settings, or disable automatic backups.

      • In Backup Configuration File to, configure where the backup file will be sent.

      • In Backup Frequency, select when the day(s) and time for the backup to be performed.

      • In Encryption, set an encryption password.

    2. Optionally, enable ADOM Revision and configure the following:

      • In Delete Method, select By Days or By Revisions.

      • In Max, specify the maximum number of days or revisions to keep. The default value for By Days is 90 and By Revisions is 120.

  10. Complete the setup by clicking Finish.

    You are logged in to FortiManager.

When you log in to FortiManager, the FortiManager Setup wizard is displayed to help you set up FortiManager by performing the following actions:

  • Registering with FortiCare and enabling FortiCare single sign-on

  • Specifying the hostname

  • Changing your password

  • Upgrading firmware (when applicable)

You can choose whether to complete the wizard now or later.

Note

The FortiManager Setup wizard requires that you complete the Register with FortiCare step before you can access the FortiManager appliance or VM.

When actions are complete, a green checkmark displays beside them in the wizard, and the wizard no longer displays after you log in to FortiManager.

This topic describes how to use the FortiManager Setup wizard.

To use the FortiManager setup wizard:
  1. Log in to FortiManager.

    The FortiManager Setup dialog box is displayed.

  2. Click Begin to start the setup process now.

    Alternately, click Later to postpone the setup tasks. Some tasks cannot be postponed.

  3. When prompted, register with FortiCare and enable FortiCare single sign-on. You must complete the Register with FortiCare step before you can access the FortiManager appliance or VM.

    Tooltip

    When using FortiManager in an air-gapped environment, you must manually import your Entitlement File. See Licensing in an air-gap environment.


  4. When prompted, specify the hostname.

  5. In the Hostname box, type a hostname.

  6. Click Next.

  7. When prompted, change your password.

    1. In the New Password box, type the new password.

    2. In the Confirm Password box, type the new password again.

    3. Click Next.

  8. When a new firmware version is available for your device on FortiGuard, the Upgrade Firmware option in the wizard indicates that a new version is available, and you can click Next to upgrade to the new firmware, or Later to upgrade later.

  9. Configuration of a backup strategy is recommended as part of the initial configuration of your FortiManager. When prompted, you can optionally configure your backup settings.

    1. Automatic System Backup is enabled by default. Configure the following to specify your backup settings, or disable automatic backups.

      • In Backup Configuration File to, configure where the backup file will be sent.

      • In Backup Frequency, select when the day(s) and time for the backup to be performed.

      • In Encryption, set an encryption password.

    2. Optionally, enable ADOM Revision and configure the following:

      • In Delete Method, select By Days or By Revisions.

      • In Max, specify the maximum number of days or revisions to keep. The default value for By Days is 90 and By Revisions is 120.

  10. Complete the setup by clicking Finish.

    You are logged in to FortiManager.