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Handbook

Configuring basic system settings

The basic system settings page includes configuration options for the following settings and features:

  • Hostname
  • Web UI language
  • Management service ports
  • DNS
  • Virtual domain

Before you begin:

  • You must have Read-Write permission for System settings.
To configure basic system settings:
  1. Click System > Settings.
  2. The configuration page displays the Basic tab.

  3. Complete the configuration as described in Basic settings configuration.
  4. Save the configuration.

Basic settings configuration

Settings Guidelines
Hostname You can configure a hostname to facilitate system management. If you use SNMP, for example, the SNMP system name is derived from the configured hostname.The hostname can be up to 35 characters in length. It can include US-ASCII letters, numbers, hyphens, and underscores, but not spaces and special characters.

The System Information widget and the get system status CLI command display the full hostname. If the hostname is longer than 16 characters, the name is truncated and ends with a tilde ( ~ ) to indicate that additional characters exist, but are not displayed.
Language English or Simplified Chinese.
Idle Timeout Log out an idle administrator session. The default is 30 minutes.
HTTP Port Specify the port for the HTTP service. Usually, HTTP uses port 80.
HTTPS Port Specify the port for the HTTPS service. Usually, HTTPS uses port 443.
Telnet Port Specify the port for the Telnet service. Usually, Telnet uses port 25.
SSH Port Specify the port for the SSH service. Usually, SSH uses port 22.
Primary DNS The system must be able to contact DNS servers to resolve IP addresses and fully qualified domain names. Your Internet service provider (ISP) might supply IP addresses of DNS servers, or you might want to use the IP addresses of your own DNS servers. You must provide unicast, non-local addresses for your DNS servers. Localhost and broadcast addresses are not accepted.

Incorrect DNS settings or unreliable DNS connectivity can cause issues with other features, such as FortiGuard services and NTP system time.
Secondary DNS IPv4/IPv6 address of the secondary DNS server for your local network.
Virtual Domain Enables the virtual domain feature. Before you enable it, make sure you understand how the system implements virtual domains. See Chapter 16: Virtual Domains.
Config Sync Enable Enable/disable the configuration synchronization feature. This feature is related to Pushing/pulling configurations, not HA synchronization. Disabled by default.

Configuring basic system settings

The basic system settings page includes configuration options for the following settings and features:

  • Hostname
  • Web UI language
  • Management service ports
  • DNS
  • Virtual domain

Before you begin:

  • You must have Read-Write permission for System settings.
To configure basic system settings:
  1. Click System > Settings.
  2. The configuration page displays the Basic tab.

  3. Complete the configuration as described in Basic settings configuration.
  4. Save the configuration.

Basic settings configuration

Settings Guidelines
Hostname You can configure a hostname to facilitate system management. If you use SNMP, for example, the SNMP system name is derived from the configured hostname.The hostname can be up to 35 characters in length. It can include US-ASCII letters, numbers, hyphens, and underscores, but not spaces and special characters.

The System Information widget and the get system status CLI command display the full hostname. If the hostname is longer than 16 characters, the name is truncated and ends with a tilde ( ~ ) to indicate that additional characters exist, but are not displayed.
Language English or Simplified Chinese.
Idle Timeout Log out an idle administrator session. The default is 30 minutes.
HTTP Port Specify the port for the HTTP service. Usually, HTTP uses port 80.
HTTPS Port Specify the port for the HTTPS service. Usually, HTTPS uses port 443.
Telnet Port Specify the port for the Telnet service. Usually, Telnet uses port 25.
SSH Port Specify the port for the SSH service. Usually, SSH uses port 22.
Primary DNS The system must be able to contact DNS servers to resolve IP addresses and fully qualified domain names. Your Internet service provider (ISP) might supply IP addresses of DNS servers, or you might want to use the IP addresses of your own DNS servers. You must provide unicast, non-local addresses for your DNS servers. Localhost and broadcast addresses are not accepted.

Incorrect DNS settings or unreliable DNS connectivity can cause issues with other features, such as FortiGuard services and NTP system time.
Secondary DNS IPv4/IPv6 address of the secondary DNS server for your local network.
Virtual Domain Enables the virtual domain feature. Before you enable it, make sure you understand how the system implements virtual domains. See Chapter 16: Virtual Domains.
Config Sync Enable Enable/disable the configuration synchronization feature. This feature is related to Pushing/pulling configurations, not HA synchronization. Disabled by default.