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Cloud GMS Quick Start Guide

Provisioning and Adding Units

The next steps in setting up your SonicWall Cloud GMS are provisioning SonicWall appliances to communicate with Cloud GMS and adding them to the SonicWall Cloud GMS. All SonicWall appliances must be provisioned before adding them to the SonicWall Cloud GMS. Make sure the provisioned SonicWall appliances have a valid Cloud GMS license, one for each SonicWall appliance.

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Adding new SonicWall appliances to Cloud GMS

Log in to www.MySonicCloud.com using the same credentials you used to activate the Cloud GMS service.

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NOTE: Adding a unit to Cloud GMS requires a restart of the firewall during the course of activating the firewall for reporting.

Step 1: Adding Unit to Cloud GMS

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Add the firewall to GMS by clicking the “+” icon (Add Unit).
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Type in the following information:
a
Unit Name
b
Serial Number of the firewall
c
Password
d
Management port defaults to 443. If you are going to configure your firewall to something other than the default, such as 8443, then change this to 8443.
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The login credentials are encrypted and stored in a password protected database.
If the firewall is installed behind an NAT device, then rules have to be created for Cloud GMS to be able to access the firewall by way of a secure SSL connection.

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The firewall is in the “Provisioned State” until the firewall is configured for management by Cloud GMS.

Step 2: Configuring the firewall for management with Cloud GMS

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Log in to the firewall with the admin ID.

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Navigate to System > Administration.
a
Click Enable management using GMS.

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Click Configure.
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Add:
a
cloudgms.global.sonicwall.com to the GMS Host Name or IP Address field.
b
Enter 514 in GMS Syslog Server Port.
c
Check Send Heartbeat Status message Only.
d
Click OK.

e
Click Accept on the page that follows.

f
Log out of the firewall user interface.
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NOTE: After you log in to the Cloud GMS application and find that the middle pane reveals a button instead of the Policies and Flows page links, click the button to sync the license information from the back end. This then clears the issue of the missing links in the middle pane.
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NOTE: Check the Console Panel > View Logs for any errors or warning messages when the licensing synchronization does not correctly synchronize the licenses for the unit.

If the middle panel does not appear, but the Status screen shows the license as Active, you can reload the browser once to view the contents of the middle panel.

Step 3: Configuring perimeter routers and gateways that allow Cloud GMS access to the firewall

Add a rule to allow inbound HTTPS traffic on your NAT Device that also allows access from Cloud GMS to the WAN interface of your managed appliance.

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NOTE: These rules are critical in managing the appliance from the Cloud GMS application. Without these rules, the appliance cannot be acquired, it appears unprovisioned (yellow icon), and an error message is displayed in the status screen of the Cloud GMS user interface at the unit level.