After the model devices are configured in FortiManager, connect the physical branch devices to FortiManager for the physical device to retrieve its configuration.
You can use the following methods to connect branch devices to FortiManager:
- Pre-configure a FortiManager IP address
FortiDeploy is the recommended option to automatically join FortiGates to FortiManager for provisioning and continued management.
Once a FortiGate connects to FortiManager, a status window appears in the top-right corner of the FortiManager GUI to display progress for the following processes:
- Autolinking Device
- Push config to device.
When this completes, the branch(es) will show as synchronized for their policy package, config status, and provisioning template. The pre-run CLI template is no longer listed under Provisioning Templates.