FortiManager – Centralized Device Management

FortiManager – Centralized Device Management

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Technology : Network Security

Duration : 1 Days Course

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  • FortiManager – Centralized Device Management

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    In this 1-day class, you will learn the fundamentals of using FortiManager for centralized network administration of many FortiGate devices. Example use cases include large enterprise and carrier networks. You will explore various deployment strategies which include single or multiple ADOMs, policy packages, shared objects, & provisioning FortiManager as a local FortiGuard Distribution Server for your managed firewalls

    Associated Certification:

    This course is part of preparation for the NSE 5 certification exam.


    After completing these courses, you will be able to:

    • Describe capabilities of FortiManager
    • Add FortiGate devices to Device Manager and import their running configuration
    • Use provisioning templates and scripts for device-level changes across many devices
    • Identify the synchronization states
    • Manage the revision history of managed devices
    • Offer a local FortiGuard Distribution Server to your Fortinet devices
    • Deploy administrative domains (ADOMs) to support multiple customers on a single FortiManager
    • Manage firewall policies across multiple FortiGate devices using policy packages with shared and dynamic objects
    • Deploy policies and objects from the global ADOM to multiple ADOMs
    • Explain high availability, backup, and recovery options for FortiManager
    • Compare methods for centrally managing IPsec VPNs
    • Explain the restricted “admin” profile and API high-level usage
    • Use workspaces and workflow mode
    • Identify steps to replace a managed FortiGate device
    • Manage FortiGate devices’ firmware centrally


    Lesson 1 – FortiManager Overview

    • FortiManager Features
    • Device Lifecycle Management
    • FortiManager Workflow
    • FortiManager Appliance Family
    • Administration Interfaces

    Lesson 2 – Operating Modes

    • Element Management System Mode
    • Global Management System Mode
    • Administrative Domains

    Lesson 3 – Managing Devices

    • Adding Devices
    • Configuring Devices
    • Device Configuration Objects
    • Configuration and Installation Status

    Lesson 4 – FortiClient Manager

    • Installing FortiClient With Central Management Enabled
    • Managing FortiClient Licensing
    • Adding FortiClient PCs
    • Viewing Managed FortiClient PCs
    • FortiClient Groups
    • Managing FortiClient Configurations

    Lesson 5 – Real-Time Monitor

    • Monitors
    • Alerts
    • Device Logs

    Lesson 6 – FortiGuard Services

    • FortiGuard Distribution Network
    • Configuring FortiManager as a Private FDS
    • Configuring Devices to Use the FortiManager FDS
    • Monitoring Service Usage

    Lesson 7 – System Settings

    • General Settings
    • Network Settings
    • Administration Settings
    • Local Logs
    • Firmware Images
    • High Availability

    Target Audience

    • Anyone who is responsible for day-to-day management of many FortiGate devices via the FortiManager platform.


    • Knowledge of firewalling concepts in an IPv4 network
    • Familiarity with all topics in FortiGate I and FortiGate II
    • Basic understanding of network management systems

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