Add Device Wizard

The Add Device Wizard takes you step-by-step through process of Device addition and configuration of certain core features of Device management like firmware, backup & restore and template configuration.

Wizard is divided into six sections:

  1. Device
  2. Communication
  3. Firmwares
  4. Backup
  5. Template
  6. Summary
  1. Go to System Management > Device Settings > Managed Devices > Device Configurationand select More > Add Device Wizard.
    You can also run Add Device Wizard from Device Discovery notification.
  2. Add Device Details.
    1. Specify Device name, which uniquely identifies the Device.
    2. Specify Device Key. If you are running the wizard from Device Discovery notification then this field will reflect Device key automatically.
    3. Specify IP address assigned to the WAN Interface of the Device.
    4. Specify Administrator Username of the Device.
    5. Password for the above mentioned Administrator Username of the Device.
    6. Specify description if required.
    7. Click to enable Enable Change Control (CCL).
    8. Click hyperlink to add additional information of Sophos Firewall Manager Administrator.
    9. Specify name of the Administrator.
    10. Specify contact number of the Administrator.
    11. Specify email ID of the Administrator
    12. Click Next to go to Communication Mode details or Done to complete the wizard.
    Figure: Device Information
  3. Configure Communication Mode Details.
    1. Specify device communication mode to manage the device from Sophos Firewall Manager.
      Central Management will push updates to this device
      Select if the managed device is directly accessible from Sophos Firewall Manager i.e. there is no intermediate NAT box. Specify access protocol and port number to communicate with the managed device.
      This device will fetch updates from Central Management
      Select if the managed device is behind NAT box e.g. ADSL. In that case Managed device will first poll Sophos Firewall Manager device in interval of 1 (one) minute for any configuration updates available. If the updates are available the managed device will pull those updated configuration settings.
    2. Specify Protocol that is to be used to access the device for pushing configuration and synchronizing i.e. Protocol used to communicate with the device.
    3. Specify Port through which device and Sophos Firewall Manager should communicate.
    4. Specify Sophos Firewall Manager Administrator who can manage the device.
    5. Click Backto go to Add device Details or Nextto go to Firmware Management or Doneto complete the wizard
    Figure: Define Communication Mode
  4. Configure Firmware settings.
    Displays current firmware version of managed and availability of latest firmware version.
    1. If the device model is already added in Sophos Firewall Manager the latest version will be displayed automatically else click Check for Upgrades to check availability of latest firmware version.
    2. To upgrade the device with latest available firmware click Yes against Do you want to upgrade the device. By default it is disabled.
    3. Click Backto go to Communication Details and Next to go to Backup Management or Done to complete the wizard
    Figure: Upgrade Device Firmware
  5. Configure Backup Management.
    1. Click Yes against Do you want to restore any existing configuration backup in new device? to restore backup of any existing device in device to be added. By default it is disabled.
    2. Select an existing device and backup to restore it in device to be added else browse the backup file from your machine and restore it in device to be added.
    3. Click Backto go to Firmware Management or Next to go to Template Management or Done to complete the wizard
    Figure: Restore Existing Configuration Backup
  6. Configure Template Management.
    1. Click Yes against Do you want to apply any configured template to the device? to add an device with existing configuration template. By default it is disabled.
    2. Select template to be applied.
    3. Click Next to view Summary of Add Device wizard or Back to go to Backup Management. Click Done to complete the wizard
    Figure: Select Template to Configure Device
  7. Review configuration summary.
    Summary page displays summary of the added device which includes Device Name, Device Key, IP/Domain, Admin Username, Communication Mode, Access Protocol, Access Port, Firmware Upgrade status, Restore Backup status, Template application status.

    Click Finish to complete the wizard or Back to go to Template Management.

    Figure: Summary