After FortiClient software installation completes on an endpoint, FortiClient automatically launches and searches for FortiGate or EMS to connect FortiClient Telemetry. See How FortiClient locates FortiGate or EMS.
- When FortiClient locates a FortiGate or EMS, the Connecting FortiClient Telemetry dialog box displays.
Following is an example of the Connecting FortiClient Telemetry dialog box when connecting to a FortiGate:
The following options are available:
Displays the name of the endpoint user logged into the endpoint.
Logged into Domain
Displays the domain name if applicable.
Displays the endpoint name.
Available only when EMS is detected. Click to display details of the profile that FortiClient will receive after you accept connection to EMS. See EMS and endpoint profiles.
Remember this FortiGate
Available only when FortiGate is detected. Select this checkbox for FortiClient to remember the gateway IP address of the FortiGate to which you are connecting Telemetry. See Remembering gateway IP addresses.
Remember this Server
Available only when EMS is detected. Select for FortiClient to remember the gateway IP address of the EMS to which you are connecting Telemetry. See Remembering gateway IP addresses.
- Click OK to connect FortiClient Telemetry to the identified FortiGate or EMS.
Alternately, you can click Cancel to launch FortiClient software without connecting FortiClient Telemetry. FortiClient launches in standalone mode. You can manually connect FortiClient Telemetry later.
After FortiClient Telemetry is connected to FortiGate or EMS, FortiClient receives compliance rules from FortiGate and/or a profile from EMS. A system tray bubble message displays once the download is complete.