This section highlights some of the operational changes that administrators should be aware of in 7.0.3.
FAP-831F not yet supported by AP Manager
The AP Manager module does not yet support the FAP-831F model.
Authorizing FortiGate with FortiClient EMS connected
Please follow the steps below when managing FortiClient EMS Connector's configuration via FortiManager:
- Add a FortiGate device to FortiManager.
- Create FortiClient EMS Connector's configuration on FortiManager.
- Install the configuration onto the FortiGate device.
If the order of the steps is not followed, FortiClient EMS may not authorize the FortiGate device.
View Mode is disabled in policies when policy blocks are used
When policy blocks are added to a policy package, the View Mode option is no longer available, and policies in the table cannot be arranged by Interface Pair View. This occurs because policy blocks typically contain multiple policies using different incoming and outgoing interfaces, however, View Mode is still disabled even when policy blocks respect the interface pair.
FortiManager upgrades from 7.0.0
When upgrading from FortiManager 7.0.0, you must first upgrade to 7.0.1 before going to 7.0.2 and later. This is required to correct an issue that causes FortiManager to download unnecessary objects from FortiGuard. Please contact FortiManager support for more information if required.
SDN fabric connectors
According to the current design, SDN fabric connectors are installed on all FortiGates in an ADOM, even if the fabric connectors are not in use. See also bug ID 496870 in Known Issues.
Workaround: Place FortiGates in another ADOM when you do not want to install SDN fabric connectors to the devices.
Fortinet verified publisher docker image
FortiManager docker images are available for download from Fortinet’s Verified Publisher public repository on dockerhub.
To download the FortiManager image from dockerhub:
- Go to dockerhub at https://hub.docker.com/.
The dockerhub home page is displayed.
- In the banner, click Explore.
- In the search box, type Fortinet, and press Enter.
The fortinet/fortimanager and fortinet/fortianalyzer options are displayed.
- Click fortinet/fortimanager.
The fortinet/fortimanager page is displayed, and two tabs are available: Overview and Tags. The Overview tab is selected by default.
- On the Overview tab, copy the docker pull command, and use it to download the image.
The CLI command from the Overview tab points to the latest available image. Use the Tags tab to access different versions when available.
Scheduling firmware upgrades for managed devices
Starting in FortiManager 7.0.0, firmware templates should be used to schedule firmware upgrades on managed FortiGates. Attempting firmware upgrade from the FortiManager GUI by using legacy methods may ignore the schedule upgrade option and result in FortiGates being upgraded immediately.
Modifying the interface status with the CLI
Starting in verion 7.0.1, the CLI to modify the interface status has been changed from
config system interface
set status <enable/disable>
SD-WAN with upgrade to 7.0
Due to design change with SD-WAN Template, upgrading to FortiManager 7.0 may be unable to maintain dynamic mappings for all SD-WAN interface members. Please reconfigure all the missing interface mappings after upgrade.
Citrix XenServer default limits and upgrade
Citrix XenServer limits ramdisk to 128M by default. However the FMG-VM64-XEN image is larger than 128M. Before updating to FortiManager 6.4, increase the size of the ramdisk setting on Citrix XenServer.
To increase the size of the ramdisk setting:
- On Citrix XenServer, run the following command:
xenstore-write /mh/limits/pv-ramdisk-max-size 536,870,912
- Confirm the setting is in effect by running
limits = ""
pv-kernel-max-size = "33554432"
pv-ramdisk-max-size = "536,870,912"
boot-time = ""
- Remove the pending files left in
The ramdisk setting returns to the default value after rebooting.
Multi-step firmware upgrades
Prior to using the FortiManager to push a multi-step firmware upgrade, confirm the upgrade path matches the path outlined on our support site. To confirm the path, please run:
dia fwmanager show-dev-upgrade-path <device name> <target firmware>
Alternatively, you can push one firmware step at a time.
Hyper-V FortiManager-VM running on an AMD CPU
A Hyper-V FMG-VM running on a PC with an AMD CPU may experience a kernel panic. Fortinet recommends running VMs on an Intel-based PC.
SSLv3 on FortiManager-VM64-AWS
Due to known vulnerabilities in the SSLv3 protocol, FortiManager-VM64-AWS only enables TLSv1 by default. All other models enable both TLSv1 and SSLv3. If you wish to disable SSLv3 support, please run:
config system global
set ssl-protocol t1sv1