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Administration Guide

Connecting FortiClient Telemetry manually

FortiClient Telemetry must be connected to FortiGate to use the compliance feature. Alternately, FortiClient Telemetry can be connected to EMS, but you cannot use the compliance feature when FortiClient Telemetry is connected to EMS. See Telemetry connection options.

If FortiClient Telemetry was not automatically connected after FortiClient installation, you can manually connect FortiClient Telemetry to FortiGate or EMS.

To manually connect FortiClient Telemetry to FortiGate:
  1. Go to the Compliance & Telemetry tab.
  2. In the FortiGate or EMS IP box, type the FortiGate's IP address or FQDN, and click Connect.

    FortiClient Telemetry connects to FortiGate, and FortiClient receives a profile of compliance rules from FortiGate.

To manually connect FortiClient Telemetry to EMS:
  1. Go to the Compliance & Telemetry tab.
  2. In the FortiGate or EMS IP box, type the EMS's IP address or FQDN, and click Connect.

    FortiClient Telemetry connects to EMS, and FortiClient receives a profile of configuration information from EMS.

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    Note it is considered best practice to connect FortiClient to EMS through deployment from EMS. Connecting FortiClient to EMS manually is only recommended for troubleshooting purposes. See the FortiClient EMS Administration Guide.

To manually connect FortiClient Telemetry to FortiGate and EMS:
  1. Go to the Compliance & Telemetry tab.
  2. In the FortiGate or EMS IP box, type the FortiGate's IP address or FQDN, and click Connect.

    FortiClient Telemetry establishes the Fabric Telemetry connection to FortiGate, and FortiClient receives a profile of compliance rules from FortiGate. FortiClient Telemetry also automatically establishes a Management Telemetry connection to EMS, and FortiClient receives a profile of configuration information from EMS.

Connecting FortiClient Telemetry manually

FortiClient Telemetry must be connected to FortiGate to use the compliance feature. Alternately, FortiClient Telemetry can be connected to EMS, but you cannot use the compliance feature when FortiClient Telemetry is connected to EMS. See Telemetry connection options.

If FortiClient Telemetry was not automatically connected after FortiClient installation, you can manually connect FortiClient Telemetry to FortiGate or EMS.

To manually connect FortiClient Telemetry to FortiGate:
  1. Go to the Compliance & Telemetry tab.
  2. In the FortiGate or EMS IP box, type the FortiGate's IP address or FQDN, and click Connect.

    FortiClient Telemetry connects to FortiGate, and FortiClient receives a profile of compliance rules from FortiGate.

To manually connect FortiClient Telemetry to EMS:
  1. Go to the Compliance & Telemetry tab.
  2. In the FortiGate or EMS IP box, type the EMS's IP address or FQDN, and click Connect.

    FortiClient Telemetry connects to EMS, and FortiClient receives a profile of configuration information from EMS.

    note icon

    Note it is considered best practice to connect FortiClient to EMS through deployment from EMS. Connecting FortiClient to EMS manually is only recommended for troubleshooting purposes. See the FortiClient EMS Administration Guide.

To manually connect FortiClient Telemetry to FortiGate and EMS:
  1. Go to the Compliance & Telemetry tab.
  2. In the FortiGate or EMS IP box, type the FortiGate's IP address or FQDN, and click Connect.

    FortiClient Telemetry establishes the Fabric Telemetry connection to FortiGate, and FortiClient receives a profile of compliance rules from FortiGate. FortiClient Telemetry also automatically establishes a Management Telemetry connection to EMS, and FortiClient receives a profile of configuration information from EMS.