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Administration Guide

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Containers

Containers contains a modifiable list of containers for network devices. These containers provide a mechanism for you to logically group your devices. For example, you might make a container for switches and another for routers. You could make a separate container for each building that connects to your network or containers could represent departments in your business. If new devices have been connected to your network but have not been added to the device list, use Start Discovery to add them. From containers, you can add, modify or delete containers.

Deleting a container deletes the devices it contains. Move the devices to another container before deleting the selected container.

Settings

Field

Definition

IP Ranges

Range of IP addresses within which the discovery process searches for devices.

Discovery Status

Status of the device discovery process for the selected container. To update this field click Refresh at the top of the window.

SNMP Devices

Number of devices that are managed via SNMP within the selected container.

All Devices

Total number of devices within the selected container. Included both SNMP and non-SNMP devices.

Container

Name of the container. Containers are user-defined folders or groups for devices. Used to group devices by building or type.

Right-click menu options

Delete

Deletes the selected container.

Modify

Opens the Modify Container dialog for the selected container.

Show Audit Log

Opens the admin auditing log showing all changes made to the selected item.

For information about the admin auditing log, see Admin auditing.

Note

You must have permission to view the admin auditing log. See Add an administrator profile.

Export

Exports the data displayed to a file in the default downloads location. File types include CSV, Excel, PDF, or RTF. See Export data.

Start Discovery

Searches the network based on user specified IP ranges and determines what SNMP enabled devices exist on the network. Once a device is discovered, FortiNAC creates a model for the device in the database and places the device in the Network Devices list. See Discovery.

Cancel Discovery

Cancels the device discovery process for the selected container.

Discovery Results

Displays the results of the network scan used to discover devices in a separate Results View for the selected container. See Discovery results.

Containers

Containers contains a modifiable list of containers for network devices. These containers provide a mechanism for you to logically group your devices. For example, you might make a container for switches and another for routers. You could make a separate container for each building that connects to your network or containers could represent departments in your business. If new devices have been connected to your network but have not been added to the device list, use Start Discovery to add them. From containers, you can add, modify or delete containers.

Deleting a container deletes the devices it contains. Move the devices to another container before deleting the selected container.

Settings

Field

Definition

IP Ranges

Range of IP addresses within which the discovery process searches for devices.

Discovery Status

Status of the device discovery process for the selected container. To update this field click Refresh at the top of the window.

SNMP Devices

Number of devices that are managed via SNMP within the selected container.

All Devices

Total number of devices within the selected container. Included both SNMP and non-SNMP devices.

Container

Name of the container. Containers are user-defined folders or groups for devices. Used to group devices by building or type.

Right-click menu options

Delete

Deletes the selected container.

Modify

Opens the Modify Container dialog for the selected container.

Show Audit Log

Opens the admin auditing log showing all changes made to the selected item.

For information about the admin auditing log, see Admin auditing.

Note

You must have permission to view the admin auditing log. See Add an administrator profile.

Export

Exports the data displayed to a file in the default downloads location. File types include CSV, Excel, PDF, or RTF. See Export data.

Start Discovery

Searches the network based on user specified IP ranges and determines what SNMP enabled devices exist on the network. Once a device is discovered, FortiNAC creates a model for the device in the database and places the device in the Network Devices list. See Discovery.

Cancel Discovery

Cancels the device discovery process for the selected container.

Discovery Results

Displays the results of the network scan used to discover devices in a separate Results View for the selected container. See Discovery results.