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Configure container for devices

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Containers are similar to folders and are used to group devices within your FortiNAC database. The Containers view also has a status column. As devices for a container are being discovered by FortiNAC the status of that process is displayed in the Status column. You must click Refresh at the top of the window to update the status.

When you delete a container, all associated devices are also deleted. To avoid this issue move your devices to a new container first, then delete the unwanted container.

Add a container

  1. Select Containers.
  2. On the Containers panel click Add.
  3. Enter the Container Name and click OK.
  4. Select the Set as Default Wireless AP Location check box to specify that the container is the default container where Wireless APs will be added. This will occur if there is no alternative AP location specified on the wireless device's model configuration view.

Modify a container

  1. Select Containers.
  2. On the Containers panel, select the container to be modified.
  3. Click Modify.
  4. Edit the name and click OK.
  5. Select the Set as Default Wireless AP Location check box to specify that the container is the default container where Wireless APs will be added. This will occur if there is no alternative AP location specified on the wireless device's model configuration view.

Delete a container

  1. Select Containers.
  2. In the Containers panel select the Container to be removed.
  3. Click Delete.

Containers are similar to folders and are used to group devices within your FortiNAC database. The Containers view also has a status column. As devices for a container are being discovered by FortiNAC the status of that process is displayed in the Status column. You must click Refresh at the top of the window to update the status.

When you delete a container, all associated devices are also deleted. To avoid this issue move your devices to a new container first, then delete the unwanted container.

Add a container

  1. Select Containers.
  2. On the Containers panel click Add.
  3. Enter the Container Name and click OK.
  4. Select the Set as Default Wireless AP Location check box to specify that the container is the default container where Wireless APs will be added. This will occur if there is no alternative AP location specified on the wireless device's model configuration view.

Modify a container

  1. Select Containers.
  2. On the Containers panel, select the container to be modified.
  3. Click Modify.
  4. Edit the name and click OK.
  5. Select the Set as Default Wireless AP Location check box to specify that the container is the default container where Wireless APs will be added. This will occur if there is no alternative AP location specified on the wireless device's model configuration view.

Delete a container

  1. Select Containers.
  2. In the Containers panel select the Container to be removed.
  3. Click Delete.