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Device inventory

You can enable device detection to allow FortiOS to monitor your networks and gather information about devices operating on those networks, including:

  • MAC address
  • IP address
  • Operating system
  • Hostname
  • Username
  • When FortiOS detected the device and on which interface

You can enable device detection separately on each interface in Network > Interfaces.

Device detection is intended for devices directly connected to your LAN ports. If enabled on a WAN port, device detection may be unable to determine the OS on some devices. You can enable active scanning on the interface to find hosts whose device types FortiOS cannot determine passively.

You can also manually add devices to Device Inventory to ensure that a device with multiple interfaces displays as a single device.

To view the device inventory monitor in the GUI:
  1. Go to Dashboard > Users & Devices.

    If you are using the Comprehensive dashboard template, go to Dashboard > Device Inventory Monitor. See Changing the default dashboard template.

  2. Hover over the Device Inventory widget, and click Expand to Full Screen. The Device Inventory pane appears.
Tooltip

To filter or configure a column in the table, hover over the column heading, and click Filter/Configure Column. See Device inventory and filtering.

Device inventory

You can enable device detection to allow FortiOS to monitor your networks and gather information about devices operating on those networks, including:

  • MAC address
  • IP address
  • Operating system
  • Hostname
  • Username
  • When FortiOS detected the device and on which interface

You can enable device detection separately on each interface in Network > Interfaces.

Device detection is intended for devices directly connected to your LAN ports. If enabled on a WAN port, device detection may be unable to determine the OS on some devices. You can enable active scanning on the interface to find hosts whose device types FortiOS cannot determine passively.

You can also manually add devices to Device Inventory to ensure that a device with multiple interfaces displays as a single device.

To view the device inventory monitor in the GUI:
  1. Go to Dashboard > Users & Devices.

    If you are using the Comprehensive dashboard template, go to Dashboard > Device Inventory Monitor. See Changing the default dashboard template.

  2. Hover over the Device Inventory widget, and click Expand to Full Screen. The Device Inventory pane appears.
Tooltip

To filter or configure a column in the table, hover over the column heading, and click Filter/Configure Column. See Device inventory and filtering.