FortiGate Cloud – Inventory

Inventory

Inventory displays a centralized inventory of all FortiGate and FortiWifi devices from all FortiGate Cloud instances in a domain group, regardless of datacenter. For example, if you are accessing Inventory from the European datacenter, you will see the inventory of a connected FortiGate Cloud instance from the global datacenter.

Inventory is divided into tabs: FortiGate Inventory, FortiCare Inventory, FortiGate Cloud Deployed, and FortiManager Deployed. You can filter each list by searching for the device serial number in the SN searchbar or selecting the desired bulk key from the Bulk Key dropdown list.

FortiGate Inventory

FortiGate Inventory displays the inventory of all FortiGate and FortiWifi devices imported by FortiCloud key or bulk key to FortiGate Cloud, including each device’s subscription status. The inventory provides a centralized view of all devices imported into the Europe and global services. From here, you can deploy devices to FortiGate Cloud or FortiManager, if configured. You can also delete an imported device from the inventory.

To deploy devices to FortiGate Cloud:

  1. On the homepage, go to Inventory.
  2. Select the desired devices.
  3. Click Deploy to FortiGate Cloud.
  4. In the Deploy to FortiGate Cloud dialog, if you have enabled multitenancy, configure the following options:
Option Description
Sub Account Select the desired subaccount to add the devices to.
Task Name Enter the desired task name.
Template From the dropdown list, select the desired template. This dialog only displays templates applicable for the selected devices. If you select a template, this enables configuration management for the devices. For details on creating and configuring a template, see Templates on page 47.
Auto Upgrade Firmware to Match Template Version Enable to automatically upgrade FortiOS on these devices to the template version, if the template FortiOS version is newer. Ensure that you review the FortiOS Upgrade Path to ensure that upgrade is supported before enabling this option.
  1. Configure the timezone for the selected devices.
  2. Click Deploy. These devices are deployed to FortiGate Cloud, and you can now access them on the FortiGate Cloud Deployed

To deploy a device to FortiManager:

  1. On the homepage, go to Inventory.
  2. From the Deploy to FortiManager dropdown list, select FortiManagerSetup .

Inventory

  1. In the FortiManagerSetup dialog, enter the desired FortiManager IP address/FQDN and serial number. Click Submit.
  2. Select the desired devices.
  3. Click Deploy to FortiManager.
  4. Click Deploy. These devices are deployed to FortiManager, and you can now view their serial numbers on the FortiManagerDeployed Once deployed to FortiManager, FortiGate Cloud has no control over the device. You cannot manage the device in FortiGate Cloud until you set central management back to FortiGate Cloud.

To delete a device from inventory:

  1. On the homepage, go to Inventory.
  2. Select the desired devices.
  3. Click Delete.
  4. In the confirmation dialog, click YES.

FortiCare Inventory

FortiCare Inventory displays the devices that are registered to FortiCare under the account’s primary administrator email address. Only the primary administrator can view and deploy these devices from the FortiCare Inventory to FortiGate Cloud. To deploy FortiCare devices to FortiGate Cloud, follow the instructions described in To deploy devices to FortiGate Cloud: on page 40, from the FortiCare Inventory tab.

FortiGate Cloud Deployed and FortiManager Deployed

The FortiGate Cloud Deployed and FortiManagerDeployed tabs displays all FortiGate and FortiWifi devices deployed to FortiGate Cloud and FortiManager, respectively. The tabs also display the devices’ subscription statuses and the date and time that they were deployed to FortiGate Cloud or FortiManager. Click a device serial number to access Analysis, Management, and SandBox functions for that device.

The FortiGate Inventory tab provides a centralized view of all devices imported into the Europe and global services. However, after you deploy a FortiGate to FortiGate Cloud, you can only view the FortiGates deployed to the service that you are currently logged in to on the FortiGate Cloud Deployed tab. For example, if you are currently logged in to the Europe service, the FortiGate Cloud Deployed tab only displays FortiGates deployed to the FortiGate Cloud Europe service.


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