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Device view

When a Container is selected in the tree on the Topology, the Devices tab is displayed in the panel on the right. Devices can be hubs, pingables, printers, servers, or switches and have various management options, depending on the device type. To view these management options, select a device from the tree or the table and then right-click to view the drop-down menu.

Settings

Field

Definition

Status

Indicates whether or not communication has been established with the device. Displays either Established or Lost.

Name

Name of the selected device.

IP address

IP address of the selected device. IP addresses or Address Ranges are used to add or discover devices.

Physical Address

MAC address of the selected device.

Container

Container where the device resides. Containers are used to group devices.

Role

Displays the role assigned to this device. To modify the role go to Device Properties for this device. This field does not list the roles associated with this device through network device roles. To view role membership, right-click on the device in the Topology.

Notes

User specified notes about the device that are entered on the Device Properties view.

Raw Type

The OID of the device.

Device Type

Indicates the type of devices, such as switch, printer, router, etc.

Protocol

SNMP version used for the device, options include: SNMPv1, SNMPv3 and Pingable.

CLI Protocol

Communication method used to connect to the CLI of the device, options include: Telnet, SSH1 and SSH2.

Polling

Indicates whether polling is enabled or disabled and displays the polling interval.

Last Polled

Date and time the server last attempted to poll the device.

Last Polled Success

Date and time that the device was last polled successfully.

L2 Polling

Indicates whether L2 polling is enabled or disabled and displays the polling interval.

L2 Last Polled

Date and time the server last attempted a L2 poll of the device.

L2 Last Polled Success

Date and time of the last successful L2 poll.

L3 Polling

Indicates whether L3 polling is enabled or disabled and displays the polling interval.

L3 Last Polled

Date and time the server last attempted a L3 poll of the device.

L3 Last Polled Success

Date and time of the last successful L3 poll.

CDP Polling

Indicates whether CDP polling is enabled or disabled for the device and displays the polling interval. Disabled (unsupported) displayed in this column, indicates that the first CDP poll was unsuccessful because CDP queries are not supported by the device or may not be configured on the device. If the device has ever been successfully polled for CDP, later unsuccessful polls are not interpreted as a problem with CDP on the device.

CDP Last Polled

Date and time the server last attempted a CDP poll of the device.

CDP Last Poll Success

Date and time of the last successful CDP poll.

Group

Filters the list of devices based on the group selected. Only devices that are members of the selected group display in the list.

Last Modified By

User name of the last user to modify the device.

Last Modified Date

Date and time of the last modification to this device.

Right click options

Export

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

Add

Add a SNMP device to the Topology, such as a switch. See Add or modify a device.

Add Pingable

Add a pingable device to the Topology, such as an alarm system. See Add or modify a pingable device.

Delete

Deletes the selected devices.

Modify Properties

Appears when multiple devices are selected. Allows you to modify device properties for multiple devices simultaneously. See Modify multiple device properties.

Convert To Host

Converts one or more selected non-SNMP or pingable devices to hosts. After conversion these devices are removed from Network Devices but do display both in the Topology and the Host View. See Convert all pingables to hosts.

Wireless access points added as pingables cannot be converted to hosts.

Group Membership

Displays the device group membership, which allows you to view and modify the groups in which this device is a member. See Device group membership.

There is now a search bar and a collapse all tab for port groups.

Local Management (HTTP)

Opens a browser to manage the device through the web interface. This option may not be available for all devices.

Move To Container

Moves the selected devices to a different Container. See Move a device to a different container

Network Access/VLANS

Modify device and model values and display the current and default network access assignments stored in the FortiNAC model of that device. See Network access/VLANs.

Poll For Contact Status

Polls the selected devices immediately instead of waiting for the next scheduled poll. See Poll for contact status.

Poll For L2 Hosts Info

Reads the host information on the selected device and updates the Ports tab in Topology. See Poll for L2 (hosts) information.

Ports And Hosts

Displays VLAN (Current and Default) and Host (Name and IP) information for each port on the device. If the host name is unknown, the MAC address is displayed. See Ports and hosts.

Properties

Displays the Properties View for the selected device.

See Device properties and Pingable device properties.

Modify

Modify the selected device. See Add or modify a device or Add or modify a pingable device.

Resync Interfaces

Reads the interface information from a modeled device and updates FortiNAC's representation of that device. This information includes the interface's index, description, name, and status. See Resync interfaces.

Role Membership

Displays the list of roles in which the device is a member. See View role membership.

Select Device In Tree

Locates the selected device in the tree on the right and highlights it.

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.

Show Events

If the Devices tab is selected, displays events for the selected device. If the Ports tab is selected, displays events for the selected port.

Update Device Mappings

Update device icon for the selected device when the device type is unknown and the icon is a question mark. See Update device mapping.

Global Model Config

Opens the Global Model Configuration window to configure data for multiple devices of the same brand, such as passwords for communication with the device, VLANs, and RADIUS server information. See Global model configuration.

Model Config

Opens model configuration for the selected device to configure data such as passwords for communication with the device, VLANs, and RADIUS server information. See Model configuration.

Running Configuration

View the configuration running on the selected device (device dependent). This option is only available for some devices.

Static Port
Configuration

Allows you to designate a specific port as a Dead-End VLAN and use that port to disable hosts. The MAC address of the disabled host is placed in a list on the device which indicates it only has permission to use the port designated as secure or static. See Secure port/static port overview.

Device view

When a Container is selected in the tree on the Topology, the Devices tab is displayed in the panel on the right. Devices can be hubs, pingables, printers, servers, or switches and have various management options, depending on the device type. To view these management options, select a device from the tree or the table and then right-click to view the drop-down menu.

Settings

Field

Definition

Status

Indicates whether or not communication has been established with the device. Displays either Established or Lost.

Name

Name of the selected device.

IP address

IP address of the selected device. IP addresses or Address Ranges are used to add or discover devices.

Physical Address

MAC address of the selected device.

Container

Container where the device resides. Containers are used to group devices.

Role

Displays the role assigned to this device. To modify the role go to Device Properties for this device. This field does not list the roles associated with this device through network device roles. To view role membership, right-click on the device in the Topology.

Notes

User specified notes about the device that are entered on the Device Properties view.

Raw Type

The OID of the device.

Device Type

Indicates the type of devices, such as switch, printer, router, etc.

Protocol

SNMP version used for the device, options include: SNMPv1, SNMPv3 and Pingable.

CLI Protocol

Communication method used to connect to the CLI of the device, options include: Telnet, SSH1 and SSH2.

Polling

Indicates whether polling is enabled or disabled and displays the polling interval.

Last Polled

Date and time the server last attempted to poll the device.

Last Polled Success

Date and time that the device was last polled successfully.

L2 Polling

Indicates whether L2 polling is enabled or disabled and displays the polling interval.

L2 Last Polled

Date and time the server last attempted a L2 poll of the device.

L2 Last Polled Success

Date and time of the last successful L2 poll.

L3 Polling

Indicates whether L3 polling is enabled or disabled and displays the polling interval.

L3 Last Polled

Date and time the server last attempted a L3 poll of the device.

L3 Last Polled Success

Date and time of the last successful L3 poll.

CDP Polling

Indicates whether CDP polling is enabled or disabled for the device and displays the polling interval. Disabled (unsupported) displayed in this column, indicates that the first CDP poll was unsuccessful because CDP queries are not supported by the device or may not be configured on the device. If the device has ever been successfully polled for CDP, later unsuccessful polls are not interpreted as a problem with CDP on the device.

CDP Last Polled

Date and time the server last attempted a CDP poll of the device.

CDP Last Poll Success

Date and time of the last successful CDP poll.

Group

Filters the list of devices based on the group selected. Only devices that are members of the selected group display in the list.

Last Modified By

User name of the last user to modify the device.

Last Modified Date

Date and time of the last modification to this device.

Right click options

Export

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

Add

Add a SNMP device to the Topology, such as a switch. See Add or modify a device.

Add Pingable

Add a pingable device to the Topology, such as an alarm system. See Add or modify a pingable device.

Delete

Deletes the selected devices.

Modify Properties

Appears when multiple devices are selected. Allows you to modify device properties for multiple devices simultaneously. See Modify multiple device properties.

Convert To Host

Converts one or more selected non-SNMP or pingable devices to hosts. After conversion these devices are removed from Network Devices but do display both in the Topology and the Host View. See Convert all pingables to hosts.

Wireless access points added as pingables cannot be converted to hosts.

Group Membership

Displays the device group membership, which allows you to view and modify the groups in which this device is a member. See Device group membership.

There is now a search bar and a collapse all tab for port groups.

Local Management (HTTP)

Opens a browser to manage the device through the web interface. This option may not be available for all devices.

Move To Container

Moves the selected devices to a different Container. See Move a device to a different container

Network Access/VLANS

Modify device and model values and display the current and default network access assignments stored in the FortiNAC model of that device. See Network access/VLANs.

Poll For Contact Status

Polls the selected devices immediately instead of waiting for the next scheduled poll. See Poll for contact status.

Poll For L2 Hosts Info

Reads the host information on the selected device and updates the Ports tab in Topology. See Poll for L2 (hosts) information.

Ports And Hosts

Displays VLAN (Current and Default) and Host (Name and IP) information for each port on the device. If the host name is unknown, the MAC address is displayed. See Ports and hosts.

Properties

Displays the Properties View for the selected device.

See Device properties and Pingable device properties.

Modify

Modify the selected device. See Add or modify a device or Add or modify a pingable device.

Resync Interfaces

Reads the interface information from a modeled device and updates FortiNAC's representation of that device. This information includes the interface's index, description, name, and status. See Resync interfaces.

Role Membership

Displays the list of roles in which the device is a member. See View role membership.

Select Device In Tree

Locates the selected device in the tree on the right and highlights it.

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.

Show Events

If the Devices tab is selected, displays events for the selected device. If the Ports tab is selected, displays events for the selected port.

Update Device Mappings

Update device icon for the selected device when the device type is unknown and the icon is a question mark. See Update device mapping.

Global Model Config

Opens the Global Model Configuration window to configure data for multiple devices of the same brand, such as passwords for communication with the device, VLANs, and RADIUS server information. See Global model configuration.

Model Config

Opens model configuration for the selected device to configure data such as passwords for communication with the device, VLANs, and RADIUS server information. See Model configuration.

Running Configuration

View the configuration running on the selected device (device dependent). This option is only available for some devices.

Static Port
Configuration

Allows you to designate a specific port as a Dead-End VLAN and use that port to disable hosts. The MAC address of the disabled host is placed in a list on the device which indicates it only has permission to use the port designated as secure or static. See Secure port/static port overview.