Connecting to a Firebox
24 WatchGuard System Manager
Device
A status page for all the devices in System Manager. The information that appears includes
the log host, MAC address, and IP address for the interfaces for each device. It also includes
the status of all VPN tunnels that are configured in System Manager.
VPN
Shows status information, endpoints, and security parameters for any VPN tunnels created
and managed with the WatchGuard Management Server.
Log
Shows the log status for devices managed by System Manager.
The WatchGuard System Manager window also has menus and icons you can use to start other tools, as
described in “Starting Security Applications” on page 29.
Connecting to a Firebox
1Select File > Connect to > Device.
or
Click the Connect to Device icon on the WatchGuard® System Manager toolbar. The
icon is shown at left.
2From the Firebox drop-down list, select a Firebox® by its IP address or host name.
You can also type the IP address or host name. When you type an IP address, type all the numbers and the periods.
Do not use the TAB or arrow key.
3 Type the Firebox status (read-only) passphrase.
Use the status passphrase to monitor traffic and Firebox condition. You must use the configuration passphrase to
save a new configuration to the Firebox.
4 If necessary, change the value in the Timeout field. This value sets the time (in seconds) that the
management station listens for data from the Firebox, before it sends a message that shows that
it cannot get data from the device.
If you have a slow network or Internet connection to the device, you can increase the timeout value. Decreasing
the value decreases the time you must wait for a timeout message if you are connecting to a Firebox that is not
accessible.
5 Click OK. The Firebox appears in the WatchGuard System Manager window.
Disconnecting from a Firebox
To disconnect, click on the first line of information for the Firebox to disconnect from and
select File > Disconnect. Or select the Firebox and then click the Disconnect icon shown at left.
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