Changing the host name
The FortiGate host name is shown in the Hostname field in the System Information widget on a dashboard, as the command prompt in the CLI, as the SNMP system name, as the device name on FortiGate Cloud, and other places. If the FortiGate is in an HA cluster, use a unique host name to distinguish it from the other devices in the cluster.
An administrator requires System > Configuration read/write access to edit the host name. See Administrator profiles for details.
To change the host name in the GUI:
- Go to System > Settings.
- In the Host name field, enter a new name.
- Click Apply.
To change the host name in the CLI:
config system global set hostname <hostname> end