FortiGate Cloud – FortiDeploy

FortiDeploy

FortiDeploy is a product built into FortiGate Cloud for one-touch provisioning when devices are deployed locally or remotely. FortiDeploy provides automatic connection of FortiGates to be managed by FortiGate Cloud or a FortiManager.

At time of purchase, you can order a FortiDeploy SKU in addition to your FortiGate Cloud subscription.

When you visit the FortiGate Cloud portal and enter the bulk FortiGate Cloud key, you see a list of serial numbers from the order that contained the FortiDeploy SKU. After you confirm that the devices are connected, you can perform basic configuration on the devices remotely, such as sending a FortiManager IP address to all remote FortiGates, so that the FortiManager can manage them remotely.

FortiDeploy support starts the moment you send an email to cs@fortinet.com. You can also contact cs@fortinet.com if you have already purchased a FortiGate Cloud subscription and want to purchase FortiDeploy to add to your existing subscription.

FortiDeploy is available for FortiGate, FortiWiFi, and PoE desktop and 1U models up to the 900D. It is recommended for trained personnel to handle larger deployments. FortiDeploy is available for devices running FortiOS 5.2.2 and later.

To enable autojoining FortiGate Cloud:

From FortiOS 5.2.3 and later, the auto-join-forticloud option is enabled by default. It must be enabled for FortiDeploy to function correctly. You can ensure that the option is enabled by running the following commands:

config system fortiguard set auto-join-forticloud enable

end

After changing this setting, restart the device and ensure that the device is sending traffic to FortiGate Cloud to verify that you have configured it correctly.

To set central management to FortiGuard:

If your device is connected to FortiGate Cloud but not cloud-managed, ensure that central management is set to FortiGuard:

config system central-management set type fortiguard

end

Reboot the device, log into FortiGate Cloud, and see if you can manage the device.

To use FortiDeploy with a device deployed behind a NAT device:

The default address of the internal or LAN interface is the 192.168.1.0/24 subnet. IP conflicts can occur with departmentalization devices. You can unset each device’s default IP address:

config system interface edit internal unset ip

end end

FortiDeploy

config system interface edit lan unset ip

end

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You can change the web-based management interface’s internal interface IP address in Network > Interfaces.


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