FortiManager Wizards – FortiManager 5.2

Add device wizard

The Add Device wizard allows you to discover, add or import devices to you FortiManager unit.

The Import Device function allows you to quickly and easily import all the policies and their dependent objects from a device into the policy database of your FortiManager unit. The import wizard will also perform multiple checks on the items being imported to check for potential problems or conflicts.

The Add Model Device function allows you to quickly and easily add devices to be centrally managed by your FortiManager unit.

A shortened version of the Add Device wizard can also be used to import policies to an already installed or imported device. See Import policy wizard.

Launching the add device wizard

To launch the Add Device wizard, click the Add Device icon in the toolbar. Alternatively, you can right-click the tree menu and select Add Device in the menu.

Add device wizard options

Select Discover for devices which are currently online and discoverable on your network. Select Add Model Device to provision a device, which is not yet online, in the FortiManager.

Discover

You will require the IP address of the unit you wish to add, as well as the unit’s user name and password. The device is probed using the provided IP address and credentials to determine model type and other important information. See Adding a device.

Import device

This option allows you to import a device and bring all of its policies and objects into the FortiManager system. You will require the IP address of the unit you wish to import, as well as the unit’s user name and password. Select Import Device to use this method. See To add a device using Add Device wizard (Discover mode):.

Discover mode

The following options are available:

Discover Device will be probed using a provided IP address and credentials to determine model type and other important information.
Import Device Select to Import device policies and objects.
IP Address Type the device IP address. FortiManager will probe your network for this IP address to complete the import.
User Name Type the user name for the device.
Password Type the password for the device.

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