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EMS Administration Guide

Creating gateway lists

You can create a gateway list that contains IP addresses for multiple FortiGates. FortiClient searches for IP addresses in its subnet in the gateway list and connects to the FortiGate in the list that is in the same subnet as the host system.

If FortiClient cannot find any FortiGates in its subnet, it attempts to connect to the first reachable FortiGate in the list, starting from the top. FortiClient maintains the list order as configured in the gateway list.

  1. Go to Gateway Lists > Manage Gateway Lists.
  2. Click the Add button.

  3. Configure the following:

    Name

    Enter the list name.

    Comment

    Enter additional comments (optional).

    IP addresses/Hostnames

    Enter the FortiGate IP address(es) or hostname(s). You can also use an FQDN.

    Press the Enter key to add additional IP addresses.

    Connect to local subnets only

    Only allow connection to local subnets.

    Use connection key

    Enable the connection key endpoints can use to connect to FortiGates.

     

    New connection key

    Enter the connection key.

     

    Confirm new connection key

    Reenter the connection key to confirm.

    Managed by EMS

    Select an option from the dropdown list. Users can configure this IP address in System Settings > Server.

  4. Click Save.

Creating gateway lists

You can create a gateway list that contains IP addresses for multiple FortiGates. FortiClient searches for IP addresses in its subnet in the gateway list and connects to the FortiGate in the list that is in the same subnet as the host system.

If FortiClient cannot find any FortiGates in its subnet, it attempts to connect to the first reachable FortiGate in the list, starting from the top. FortiClient maintains the list order as configured in the gateway list.

  1. Go to Gateway Lists > Manage Gateway Lists.
  2. Click the Add button.

  3. Configure the following:

    Name

    Enter the list name.

    Comment

    Enter additional comments (optional).

    IP addresses/Hostnames

    Enter the FortiGate IP address(es) or hostname(s). You can also use an FQDN.

    Press the Enter key to add additional IP addresses.

    Connect to local subnets only

    Only allow connection to local subnets.

    Use connection key

    Enable the connection key endpoints can use to connect to FortiGates.

     

    New connection key

    Enter the connection key.

     

    Confirm new connection key

    Reenter the connection key to confirm.

    Managed by EMS

    Select an option from the dropdown list. Users can configure this IP address in System Settings > Server.

  4. Click Save.