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Dashboard

FortiOS dashboards can have a Network Operations Center (NOC) or responsive layout.

  • On a responsive dashboard, the number of columns is determined by the size of the screen. Widgets can only be resized horizontally, but the dashboard will fit on all screen sizes.
  • On a NOC dashboard, the number of columns is explicitly set. Widgets can be resized both vertically and horizontally, but the dashboard will look best on the screen size that it is configured for.

Multiple dashboards of both types can be created, for both individual VDOMs and globally. Widgets are interactive; clicking or hovering over most widgets shows additional information or links to relevant pages. Widgets can be reorganized by clicking and dragging them around the screen.

Four dashboards are available by default: Status, Top Usage LAN/DMZ, Security, and System Events.

The Status dashboard includes the following widgets by default:

Widget

Description

System Information

The System Information widget lists information relevant to the FortiGate system, including hostname, serial number, and firmware.

Clicking in the widget provides links to configure system settings and update the device firmware.

Licenses

The Licenses widget lists the status of various licenses, such as FortiCare Support and IPS. The number of used and available FortiTokens is also shown.

Clicking in the widget provides a link to the FortiGuard settings page.

Virtual Machine

The VM widget (shown by default in the dashboard of a FortiOS VM device) includes:

  • License status and type
  • vCPU allocation and usage
  • RAM allocation and usage
  • VMX license information (if the VM supports VMX)

Clicking on an item in the widget provides a link to the FortiGate VM License page, where license files can be uploaded.

FortiGate Cloud

This widget displays the FortiGate Cloud and FortiSandbox Cloud status.

See FortiGate Cloud for more information.

Security Fabric

The Security Fabric widget displays a visual summary of the devices in the Fortinet Security Fabric.

Clicking on a product icon provides a link to a page relevancy to that product. For example, clicking the FortiAnalyzer shows a link to log settings.

See Security Fabric status for more information.

Security Rating

The Security Rating widget shows the security rating for your Security Fabric. It can show the current rating percentile, or historical security rating score or percentile charts.

See Security Rating for more information.

Administrators

This widget allows you to see logged in administrators, connected administrators, and the protocols used by each

Clicking in the widget provides links to view active administrator sessions, and to open the FortiExplorer page on the App Store.

CPU

This widget shows real-time CPU usage over the selected time frame. Hovering over any point on the graph displays the percentage of CPU power used at that specific time.

It can be expanded to occupy the entire dashboard.

Memory

This widget shows real-time memory usage over the selected time frame. Hovering over any point on the graph displays the percentage of the memory used at that specific time.

It can be expanded to occupy the entire dashboard.

Sessions

This widget shows the current number of sessions over the selected time frame. Hovering over any point on the graph displays the number of sessions at that specific time.

It can be expanded to occupy the entire dashboard.

The Top Usage LAN/DMZ dashboard includes the following widgets by default:

Widget

Description

Top Sources by Bytes

This widget lists the top sources by the number of bytes used.

Top Destinations by Sessions

This widget lists the top destinations by the number of sessions.

Top Applications by Bytes

This widget lists the top applications by the number of bytes used.

Top Web Site by Sessions

This widget lists the top websites by the number of sessions.

The Security dashboard includes the following widgets by default:

Widget

Description

Top Compromised Hosts by Verdict

This widgets lists the compromised hosts by verdict. A FortiAnalyzer is required.

It can be expanded to occupy the entire dashboard.

Top Threats by Threat Level

This widget lists the top threats by threat leve,l from FortiView.

It can be expanded to occupy the entire dashboard.

FortiClient Detected Vulnerabilities

This widget shows the number of vulnerabilities detected by FortiClient. FortiClient must be enabled.

Clicking in the widget provides a link to view the information in FortiView.

Host Scan Summary

This widget lists the total number of hosts.

Clicking in the widget provides links to view vulnerable device in FortiView, FortiClient monitor, and the device inventory.

Top Vulnerable Endpoint Devices by Detected Vulnerabilities

This widget lists the top vulnerable endpoints by the detected vulnerabilities, from FortiView.

It can be expanded to occupy the entire dashboard.

The System Events dashboard includes the following widgets by default:

Widget

Description

Top System Events by Events

This widgets lists the top system events, sorted by the number of events.

It can be expanded to occupy the entire dashboard. Double click on an event to view the specific event log.

Top System Events by Level

This widget lists the top system events, sorted by the events' levels.

It can be expanded to occupy the entire dashboard. Double click on an event to view the specific event log.

The following optional widgets can also be added to a dashboard:

Widget

Description

FortiView Top N This widget shows the top items from the selected FortiView category. The widget's title, time period, visualization (table or bubble chart), and what the data is sorted by can all be customized.
Botnet Activity

This widget shows information about botnet activity.

Clicking in the widget provides links to check botnet activity, view FortiGuard package information, view IPS logs, and view DNS query logs.

HA Status

This widget shows the HA mode of the device.

Clicking in the widget provides a link to HA settings.

Disk Usage

This widget shows real-time disk usage over the selected time frame. Hovering over any point on the graph displays the percentage of the disk used at that specific time.

It can be expanded to occupy the entire dashboard.

Log Rate

This widget shows the real-time log rate over the selected time frame. Hovering over any point on the graph displays the log rate at that specific time.

Clicking in the widget provides a link to log settings.

It can be expanded to occupy the entire dashboard.

Session Rate

This widget shows the real-time session rate over the selected time frame. Hovering over any point on the graph displays the session rate at that specific time.

It can be expanded to occupy the entire dashboard.

Fabric Device

This widget shows statistics and system information about the selected fabric device.

See Fabric Device for more information.

Advanced Threat Protection Statistics

This widget shows threat protection statistics, including the number of scanned files and how many scanned files there are for each threat level.

Interface Bandwidth

This widget shows the real-time incoming and outgoing traffic bandwidth of the selected interface over the selected time frame. Hovering over any point on the graph displays the bandwidth at that specific time.

Clicking and dragging over a porting of the graph provides a link to view the data from the highlighted time frame in FortiView.

Dashboard

FortiOS dashboards can have a Network Operations Center (NOC) or responsive layout.

  • On a responsive dashboard, the number of columns is determined by the size of the screen. Widgets can only be resized horizontally, but the dashboard will fit on all screen sizes.
  • On a NOC dashboard, the number of columns is explicitly set. Widgets can be resized both vertically and horizontally, but the dashboard will look best on the screen size that it is configured for.

Multiple dashboards of both types can be created, for both individual VDOMs and globally. Widgets are interactive; clicking or hovering over most widgets shows additional information or links to relevant pages. Widgets can be reorganized by clicking and dragging them around the screen.

Four dashboards are available by default: Status, Top Usage LAN/DMZ, Security, and System Events.

The Status dashboard includes the following widgets by default:

Widget

Description

System Information

The System Information widget lists information relevant to the FortiGate system, including hostname, serial number, and firmware.

Clicking in the widget provides links to configure system settings and update the device firmware.

Licenses

The Licenses widget lists the status of various licenses, such as FortiCare Support and IPS. The number of used and available FortiTokens is also shown.

Clicking in the widget provides a link to the FortiGuard settings page.

Virtual Machine

The VM widget (shown by default in the dashboard of a FortiOS VM device) includes:

  • License status and type
  • vCPU allocation and usage
  • RAM allocation and usage
  • VMX license information (if the VM supports VMX)

Clicking on an item in the widget provides a link to the FortiGate VM License page, where license files can be uploaded.

FortiGate Cloud

This widget displays the FortiGate Cloud and FortiSandbox Cloud status.

See FortiGate Cloud for more information.

Security Fabric

The Security Fabric widget displays a visual summary of the devices in the Fortinet Security Fabric.

Clicking on a product icon provides a link to a page relevancy to that product. For example, clicking the FortiAnalyzer shows a link to log settings.

See Security Fabric status for more information.

Security Rating

The Security Rating widget shows the security rating for your Security Fabric. It can show the current rating percentile, or historical security rating score or percentile charts.

See Security Rating for more information.

Administrators

This widget allows you to see logged in administrators, connected administrators, and the protocols used by each

Clicking in the widget provides links to view active administrator sessions, and to open the FortiExplorer page on the App Store.

CPU

This widget shows real-time CPU usage over the selected time frame. Hovering over any point on the graph displays the percentage of CPU power used at that specific time.

It can be expanded to occupy the entire dashboard.

Memory

This widget shows real-time memory usage over the selected time frame. Hovering over any point on the graph displays the percentage of the memory used at that specific time.

It can be expanded to occupy the entire dashboard.

Sessions

This widget shows the current number of sessions over the selected time frame. Hovering over any point on the graph displays the number of sessions at that specific time.

It can be expanded to occupy the entire dashboard.

The Top Usage LAN/DMZ dashboard includes the following widgets by default:

Widget

Description

Top Sources by Bytes

This widget lists the top sources by the number of bytes used.

Top Destinations by Sessions

This widget lists the top destinations by the number of sessions.

Top Applications by Bytes

This widget lists the top applications by the number of bytes used.

Top Web Site by Sessions

This widget lists the top websites by the number of sessions.

The Security dashboard includes the following widgets by default:

Widget

Description

Top Compromised Hosts by Verdict

This widgets lists the compromised hosts by verdict. A FortiAnalyzer is required.

It can be expanded to occupy the entire dashboard.

Top Threats by Threat Level

This widget lists the top threats by threat leve,l from FortiView.

It can be expanded to occupy the entire dashboard.

FortiClient Detected Vulnerabilities

This widget shows the number of vulnerabilities detected by FortiClient. FortiClient must be enabled.

Clicking in the widget provides a link to view the information in FortiView.

Host Scan Summary

This widget lists the total number of hosts.

Clicking in the widget provides links to view vulnerable device in FortiView, FortiClient monitor, and the device inventory.

Top Vulnerable Endpoint Devices by Detected Vulnerabilities

This widget lists the top vulnerable endpoints by the detected vulnerabilities, from FortiView.

It can be expanded to occupy the entire dashboard.

The System Events dashboard includes the following widgets by default:

Widget

Description

Top System Events by Events

This widgets lists the top system events, sorted by the number of events.

It can be expanded to occupy the entire dashboard. Double click on an event to view the specific event log.

Top System Events by Level

This widget lists the top system events, sorted by the events' levels.

It can be expanded to occupy the entire dashboard. Double click on an event to view the specific event log.

The following optional widgets can also be added to a dashboard:

Widget

Description

FortiView Top N This widget shows the top items from the selected FortiView category. The widget's title, time period, visualization (table or bubble chart), and what the data is sorted by can all be customized.
Botnet Activity

This widget shows information about botnet activity.

Clicking in the widget provides links to check botnet activity, view FortiGuard package information, view IPS logs, and view DNS query logs.

HA Status

This widget shows the HA mode of the device.

Clicking in the widget provides a link to HA settings.

Disk Usage

This widget shows real-time disk usage over the selected time frame. Hovering over any point on the graph displays the percentage of the disk used at that specific time.

It can be expanded to occupy the entire dashboard.

Log Rate

This widget shows the real-time log rate over the selected time frame. Hovering over any point on the graph displays the log rate at that specific time.

Clicking in the widget provides a link to log settings.

It can be expanded to occupy the entire dashboard.

Session Rate

This widget shows the real-time session rate over the selected time frame. Hovering over any point on the graph displays the session rate at that specific time.

It can be expanded to occupy the entire dashboard.

Fabric Device

This widget shows statistics and system information about the selected fabric device.

See Fabric Device for more information.

Advanced Threat Protection Statistics

This widget shows threat protection statistics, including the number of scanned files and how many scanned files there are for each threat level.

Interface Bandwidth

This widget shows the real-time incoming and outgoing traffic bandwidth of the selected interface over the selected time frame. Hovering over any point on the graph displays the bandwidth at that specific time.

Clicking and dragging over a porting of the graph provides a link to view the data from the highlighted time frame in FortiView.