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Administration Guide

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Topology

Topology provides an overview of the managed network. To access the Topology, select Network Devices > Topology.

The Topology tree is displayed in the left frame. It consists of FortiNAC and user-created containers. User-created containers contain managed network devices. Device icons displayed in the tree change to red if contact is lost. See Topology tree contact status. See Icons for a description of the icons.

The right pane displays a tabbed view with tabs for containers, devices, ports, and SSIDs, depending on the selection in the tree. For example, if a container is selected, tabs for devices, ports, and SSIDs are displayed.

Options

The right-click menu contains the following options based on the selected icon. When you select an item in the tree, the menu shows options specific to the selection.

Icon

Definition

Right-Click Options

Find

Opens a search field above the Topology Tree. Search for containers or devices by name, IP address or Physical address. See Find containers or devices.

Customer

Represents the organization. When selected, a tabbed view is displayed in the right pane with tabs for Containers, Devices, Ports and SSIDs.

Pingable devices are not displayed in the tabs on the right only in the tree.

  • Add Container: Create a new container
  • Control Access Network Summary: Status of the access control groups for containers and devices
  • Import Port Descriptions: Import Port descriptions
  • Rename: Modify customer name

Container

Containers allow logical grouping of network devices. When selected, a tabbed view is displayed in the right pane with tabs for Devices, Ports and SSIDs.

  • Add Device: Add an SNMP enabled device to the selected container.
  • Add Pingable Device: Add a pingable device to the selected container.
  • Convert Pingables To Hosts: Convert all Non-SNMP devices in the container to Hosts.
  • Delete: Deletes the selected item
  • Start Discovery: Discovers SNMP enabled devices on your network and adds them to the selected container
  • Modify: Modify the container name

Device

Represents individual network devices. When selected, a tabbed View is displayed in the right pane with tabs for Ports, Element, System, Polling, Credentials and, if applicable, SSIDs.

If the device is a pingable, device properties are displayed in the right pane.

Hosts that are displayed in Host View and Topology are not shown in the right pane on the Devices tab because they are managed in Host View. You can display these hosts by clicking View in Host View .

  • Convert To Host: Convert a Non-SNMP device to a host.
  • Delete: Deletes the selected item
  • Group Membership: View Groups associated with this device
  • Local Mgmt (HTTP): Open an HTTP interface for local management of the device. Device must support local management.
  • Move To Container: Move selected device to a different container.
  • Network Access/VLANs: Modify Device Values, Summary, and Update Current & Default Values
  • Poll For Contact Status: Poll the device immediately instead of waiting for scheduled Poll.
  • Poll for L2 (Hosts) Info: Read the host information on the selected device and update the Ports tab.
  • Ports and Hosts: Display VLAN (Current and Default) and Host (Name and IP) information for each port on the device.
  • Properties: Provide detailed information about the device and allow some configuration.
  • Show Audit Log:Opens the admin auditing log showing all changes made to the selected item.
  • Modify: Edit contact and communication settings for the device.
  • Resync Interfaces: Update interface information for the device.
  • Role Membership: View associated roles.
  • Update Device Mappings: Assign a device type to an unknown SNMP device, allowing it to be managed.
  • Device Specific: Global Model Configuration, Model Configuration, Running Configuration, and Secure /Static Ports
  • Select Device In Tree: Highlights the non-SNMP device in the Topology Tree and displays device properties in the right pane.

Device Specific options vary depending on the device type.

Port

Ports cannot be selected in the tree, only from the Ports tab in the right pane.

  • Connection Details: Opens a new view with information about hosts or users connected to the selected port
  • Group Membership: View or modify port groups containing selected port
  • Port Changes: Opens Port Changes View detailing changes to the selected port such as VLAN changes or CLI configurations applied.
  • Port Properties: Opens Port Properties, with current port settings and status
  • Role Membership: Displays list of roles that contain the selected port
  • Select Device In Tree: Highlights the device associated with the selected port in the Topology Tree.

SSID

SSIDs cannot be selected in the tree, only from the SSIDs tab in the right pane.

  • Properties: Opens the SSID Properties dialog with current settings
  • Group Membership: Displays list of groups that contain the selected SSID
  • Select Device In Tree: Highlights the device associated with the selected SSID in the Topology Tree

Topology

Topology provides an overview of the managed network. To access the Topology, select Network Devices > Topology.

The Topology tree is displayed in the left frame. It consists of FortiNAC and user-created containers. User-created containers contain managed network devices. Device icons displayed in the tree change to red if contact is lost. See Topology tree contact status. See Icons for a description of the icons.

The right pane displays a tabbed view with tabs for containers, devices, ports, and SSIDs, depending on the selection in the tree. For example, if a container is selected, tabs for devices, ports, and SSIDs are displayed.

Options

The right-click menu contains the following options based on the selected icon. When you select an item in the tree, the menu shows options specific to the selection.

Icon

Definition

Right-Click Options

Find

Opens a search field above the Topology Tree. Search for containers or devices by name, IP address or Physical address. See Find containers or devices.

Customer

Represents the organization. When selected, a tabbed view is displayed in the right pane with tabs for Containers, Devices, Ports and SSIDs.

Pingable devices are not displayed in the tabs on the right only in the tree.

  • Add Container: Create a new container
  • Control Access Network Summary: Status of the access control groups for containers and devices
  • Import Port Descriptions: Import Port descriptions
  • Rename: Modify customer name

Container

Containers allow logical grouping of network devices. When selected, a tabbed view is displayed in the right pane with tabs for Devices, Ports and SSIDs.

  • Add Device: Add an SNMP enabled device to the selected container.
  • Add Pingable Device: Add a pingable device to the selected container.
  • Convert Pingables To Hosts: Convert all Non-SNMP devices in the container to Hosts.
  • Delete: Deletes the selected item
  • Start Discovery: Discovers SNMP enabled devices on your network and adds them to the selected container
  • Modify: Modify the container name

Device

Represents individual network devices. When selected, a tabbed View is displayed in the right pane with tabs for Ports, Element, System, Polling, Credentials and, if applicable, SSIDs.

If the device is a pingable, device properties are displayed in the right pane.

Hosts that are displayed in Host View and Topology are not shown in the right pane on the Devices tab because they are managed in Host View. You can display these hosts by clicking View in Host View .

  • Convert To Host: Convert a Non-SNMP device to a host.
  • Delete: Deletes the selected item
  • Group Membership: View Groups associated with this device
  • Local Mgmt (HTTP): Open an HTTP interface for local management of the device. Device must support local management.
  • Move To Container: Move selected device to a different container.
  • Network Access/VLANs: Modify Device Values, Summary, and Update Current & Default Values
  • Poll For Contact Status: Poll the device immediately instead of waiting for scheduled Poll.
  • Poll for L2 (Hosts) Info: Read the host information on the selected device and update the Ports tab.
  • Ports and Hosts: Display VLAN (Current and Default) and Host (Name and IP) information for each port on the device.
  • Properties: Provide detailed information about the device and allow some configuration.
  • Show Audit Log:Opens the admin auditing log showing all changes made to the selected item.
  • Modify: Edit contact and communication settings for the device.
  • Resync Interfaces: Update interface information for the device.
  • Role Membership: View associated roles.
  • Update Device Mappings: Assign a device type to an unknown SNMP device, allowing it to be managed.
  • Device Specific: Global Model Configuration, Model Configuration, Running Configuration, and Secure /Static Ports
  • Select Device In Tree: Highlights the non-SNMP device in the Topology Tree and displays device properties in the right pane.

Device Specific options vary depending on the device type.

Port

Ports cannot be selected in the tree, only from the Ports tab in the right pane.

  • Connection Details: Opens a new view with information about hosts or users connected to the selected port
  • Group Membership: View or modify port groups containing selected port
  • Port Changes: Opens Port Changes View detailing changes to the selected port such as VLAN changes or CLI configurations applied.
  • Port Properties: Opens Port Properties, with current port settings and status
  • Role Membership: Displays list of roles that contain the selected port
  • Select Device In Tree: Highlights the device associated with the selected port in the Topology Tree.

SSID

SSIDs cannot be selected in the tree, only from the SSIDs tab in the right pane.

  • Properties: Opens the SSID Properties dialog with current settings
  • Group Membership: Displays list of groups that contain the selected SSID
  • Select Device In Tree: Highlights the device associated with the selected SSID in the Topology Tree