NSM Administration Guide

Device Inventory

The Inventory page (Manager View | Firewalls > Inventory) provides the inventory and activity status of all the firewalls and appliances managed by the Network Security Manager. Multi-tenant administrators can click on the tenant name and select any other tenant to see the devices associated with the selected tenancy.

To customize columns, click Column Selection and select or clear the options to include or hide the data of the columns. The menu bar above the table shows: All Devices— total number of devices; number of devices that are ONLINE & MANAGED, OFFLINE, ONLINE & UNMANAGED and UNASSIGNED. You can click these icons to list the devices—one category at a time—all the devices, online and managed by NSM, offline, online and unmanaged by NSM, and devices that are not assigned to any group.

The following information is displayed for each firewall:

  • Appliance details: Details of the firewall, such as: FRIENDLY NAME, SERIAL NUMBER, TENANT NAME—Tenant to which the appliance is registered to, GROUP— Device Group, if the firewall belongs to any, MODEL, IP ADDRESS, TAGS, that runs on the firewall.
  • TEMPLATES APPLIED: The templates applied to the firewall, if any.
  • ZERO TOUCH: Activation status of zero-touch feature or status of zero-touch connection between firewall and NSM for zero-touch enabled device. For detailed information on zero-touch status of a firewall, see Zero-Touch Status
  • CONNECTIVITY: Status of connectivity between NSM and firewall.
    • Green iconNSM can reach the firewall.
    • Red iconNSM cannot reach the firewall.
    • Blue icon—Device acquisition was successful and firewall configuration is synchronized with NSM; firewall is in managed state.
    • Red icon—Device acquisition was either successful or unsuccessful; the firewall configuration is not synchronized with NSM as it was modified locally. Therefore, the firewall is in unmanaged state.

      In this state, commits cannot be deployed on to the firewall.

Using the table as the central location, you can: switch to Firewall View to manage any system listed, for example: edit settings, upgrade software, and so on. For any firewall, click Ellipses icon in the ACTION column and select appropriate option to perform any of the listed actions on the firewall:

  • Access Firewall View: Click Switch to Firewall View to access firewall management interface. For information on how to perform configuration changes to a firewall, see SonicOS documentation.
  • Edit Settings: Click Edit Settings to edit settings of the firewall. For information on editing settings of a firewall, see Editing Device Settings.
  • Synchronize Firewall Configuration with NSM: A successfully-acquired firewall's management status changes to unmanaged state when the firewall is locally modified. Click Synchronize Firewall to synchronize firewall configuration with NSM so that the management status is set to Managed. See Synchronizing Firewall Configuration with NSM.

    When firewall is in unmanaged stage, commits cannot be deployed on to the firewall.

  • Upgrade SonicOS Version: Click Upgrade Software to upgrade firmware on the firewall. For information on upgrading firmware, see Upgrading SonicOS Firmware.
  • Create Backup of Device Configuration: Click Archive Config to create a backup of device configuration. For information on creating a backup, see Creating Backup of Device Configuration.
  • Audit: Click Audit to access page. To perform audits, see Auditing Configuration Changes.
  • Managing Commits: Click Manage Commits to access page. To manage commits, see Monitoring Commits
  • Scheduled Reports: Click Scheduled Reports to set a schedule to generate PDF reports at regular intervals. For information on creating scheduled reports, see Creating Scheduled Reports.
  • Reconfigure Reporting & Analytics: Click Reconfigure Reporting & Analytics to reconfigure reporting and analytics services.
  • Synchronize Signatures: Click Synchronize Signatures to synchronize the device signature database with NSM.

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