FortiWLC Managing Files Via the WebUI

Managing Files Via the WebUI

While local files can be managed via the CLI as well, the FortiWLC (SD) WebUI provides a convenient management interface from the Maintenance > File Management button. The File Management page contains separate tabs for the following types of files:

  • AP Init Script—Manages AP bootup scripts
  • Diagnostics—Contains diagnostic files
  • SD Versions—All software image files stored on the controller Syslog—Stored Syslog data for the various components of the system

Refer to the sections below for additional details relating to each tab.

AP Init Script

The default tab selected when the user first navigates to the File Management system shows any scripts installed on the system designed to make small tweaks to APs upon bootup. See Figure 4 below.

Figure 4: AP Init Script Table

Users can perform various tasks for a given boot script by clicking the radio button alongside the desired script and clicking the necessary button from the bottom of the screen, as described in

Managing Files Via the WebUI

TABLE 3:

Button Action
Refresh Refreshes the list of scripts shown.
New Opens the Add/Edit window, which allows a user to create a new bootscript.
View Opens a new window that shows the content of the boot script.
Edit Allows the user to modify the selected script, including its commands as well as the name of the script itself.
Delete Deletes the selected script.
Import Opens up a window from which the user can browse for a local boot script file and upload it to the controller.

Note: Only files with a “.txt” extension are permitted to be uploaded.

Export Exports the selected script to the local machine.
Diagnostics

The Diagnostics tab displays any diagnostic files that have been generated by the controller. These files are in compressed format, so once they are downloaded to the local machine, the user can decompress them and view the logs contained within.

Figure 5: Diagnostics Tab

Once decompressed, the diagnostic logs can be viewed using a standard text editor. To download a log file, simply click the radio button next to the desired file and click Export. The table below describes the functions performed by the buttons on the screen.

 

TABLE 4:

Button Action
Refresh Refreshes the list of files shown.
Export Exports the selected file to the local machine.
Delete Deletes the selected file.
Image

The Image tab allows the user to manage the FortiWLC (SD) image files stored on the controller. Since these files can be quite large, users may occasionally need to delete older images in order to perform system upgrades. Figure 6: Image Tab

The following table details the buttons provided for managing system files.

Managing Files Via the WebUI

TABLE 5:

Button Action
Refresh Refreshes the list of files shown.
Import Allows the user to upload an image file from the local machine onto the controller.

Note: Controller image files must be in “.tar” format.

Delete Deletes the selected file.
Syslog

The Syslog tab provides an interface to easily view and manage Syslog files that have been generated and stored on the controller.

Figure 7: Syslog Tab

Syslog files are stored in “.log” format and can be viewed using a standard text editor. To download and view one, simply click the radio button alongside the desired file and click Export.

TABLE 6:

Button Action
Refresh Refreshes the list of files shown.
Export Allows the user to download and view the selected file.

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