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Network device groups

During the Setup process devices are added to FortiNAC. As devices are added, either through Discovery or manually, they are evaluated. Any device that is capable of L2 polling (polling hosts) is immediately placed in both the L2 Network Devices group and either the L2 Wired Devices or L2 Wireless Devices sub-group. These are default groups that are created in the database and populated for you. Devices that are not in one of these groups do not display on the L2 Network Devices window.

Additional L2 device sub-groups can be created and populated from the L2 Polling window.

A default L3 (IP -->MAC) group is created in the database also, but is not populated for you. You must add devices to this group manually from the L3 Polling (IP -->MAC) window. See L3 polling for additional information.

If your device has multiple interfaces, each with a different IP address that is configured with its own SNMP settings, multiple representations of the same device will be added to FortiNAC. FortiNAC does not consolidate the duplicates in this case.

Add devices

Devices can be added to groups from either L2 polling or the L3 polling.

  1. Click Network Devices > L2 Polling (Resync Hosts) or Network Devices > L3 Polling (IP-->MAC).
  2. The Devices window displays.
  3. Select one or more devices from the list. To select all devices, click Select All.
  4. Click Add To Group.
  5. Click in the Select Group field and select a group for this device. If the group you need does not exist, click New and create the group first.

    Groups added from this window become a sub-group of the L2 Network Devices group or the L3 (IP --> MAC) group depending on where you are when the group is added. Groups that are not sub-groups of the L2 Network Devices group or the L3 (IP --> MAC) group cannot be seen in the Select Group drop-down. Click the Group Membership icon in the Views column of the Devices window to modify other types of groups for the selected device.

  6. Click OK.

Remove devices

Devices can be removed from groups from either the L2 Polling window or the L3 Polling window.

  1. Click Network Devices > L2 Polling (Resync Hosts) or Network Devices > L3 Polling (IP-->MAC).
  2. The Devices window displays.
  3. Select one or more devices from the list. To select all devices, click Select All.
  4. Click Remove From Group.
  5. Click in the Select Group field and select the group from which this device should be removed.
  6. Click OK.

Network device groups

During the Setup process devices are added to FortiNAC. As devices are added, either through Discovery or manually, they are evaluated. Any device that is capable of L2 polling (polling hosts) is immediately placed in both the L2 Network Devices group and either the L2 Wired Devices or L2 Wireless Devices sub-group. These are default groups that are created in the database and populated for you. Devices that are not in one of these groups do not display on the L2 Network Devices window.

Additional L2 device sub-groups can be created and populated from the L2 Polling window.

A default L3 (IP -->MAC) group is created in the database also, but is not populated for you. You must add devices to this group manually from the L3 Polling (IP -->MAC) window. See L3 polling for additional information.

If your device has multiple interfaces, each with a different IP address that is configured with its own SNMP settings, multiple representations of the same device will be added to FortiNAC. FortiNAC does not consolidate the duplicates in this case.

Add devices

Devices can be added to groups from either L2 polling or the L3 polling.

  1. Click Network Devices > L2 Polling (Resync Hosts) or Network Devices > L3 Polling (IP-->MAC).
  2. The Devices window displays.
  3. Select one or more devices from the list. To select all devices, click Select All.
  4. Click Add To Group.
  5. Click in the Select Group field and select a group for this device. If the group you need does not exist, click New and create the group first.

    Groups added from this window become a sub-group of the L2 Network Devices group or the L3 (IP --> MAC) group depending on where you are when the group is added. Groups that are not sub-groups of the L2 Network Devices group or the L3 (IP --> MAC) group cannot be seen in the Select Group drop-down. Click the Group Membership icon in the Views column of the Devices window to modify other types of groups for the selected device.

  6. Click OK.

Remove devices

Devices can be removed from groups from either the L2 Polling window or the L3 Polling window.

  1. Click Network Devices > L2 Polling (Resync Hosts) or Network Devices > L3 Polling (IP-->MAC).
  2. The Devices window displays.
  3. Select one or more devices from the list. To select all devices, click Select All.
  4. Click Remove From Group.
  5. Click in the Select Group field and select the group from which this device should be removed.
  6. Click OK.