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FortiView Sessions

The FortiView Sessions dashboard is one of the core FortiView dashboards available in FortiOS. It displays Top Sessions by traffic source and can be used to end sessions. You may customize the dashboard as per your needs by using the sort and filter capabilities.

To view the FortiView Sessions dashboard, go to Dashboard > FortiView Sessions.

FortiAP Sessions dashboard

The session table displayed on the FortiView Sessions dashboard is useful when verifying open connections. For example, if you have a web browser open to browse the Fortinet website, you would expect a session entry from your computer on port 80 to the IP address for the Fortinet website. You can also use a session table to investigate why there are too many sessions for FortiOS to process.

You can filter the sessions displayed in the session table by setting up the available filtering options.

To filter sessions in the session table:
  1. Click on the Add Filter button at the top of the session table. A list of selectable filtering options drops down.

    FortiAP Sessions filters menu

  2. Select the required filtering option. For example you may select Country/Region, and select a country from the list of countries. The session table updates as per the selected country.

    FortiAP Sessions filters

  3. You may add one or more filters depending upon your requirements. To add more filters, repeat the above steps for a different set of filters.

    FortiAP Sessions filters

You can be really specific with the way you use filters and target sessions based on different filter combinations. For example, you may want to view all sessions from a computer with a particular IP, and you can do that by adding the Source IP filter. Similarly, you may need to target all the sessions having a particular Destination IP and Destination Port, and so on.

You may also see the session data in the CLI.

To view session data using the CLI:

# diagnose sys session list

The session table output in the CLI is very large. You can use the supported filters in the CLI to show only the data you need.

To view session data with filters using the CLI:

# diagnose sys session filter <option>

See Using a session table to learn more about using the supported filters in the CLI.

You may also decide to end a particular session or all sessions for administrative purposes.

To end sessions from the GUI:
  1. Select a session that you want to end by clicking on it. To select multiple sessions, hold the Ctrl or Shift key on your keyboard while clicking the session entries in the table.

  2. Right-click on the selected sessions you want to end. A menu with options appears.

  3. Click on End Session(s) to end the selected sessions, or End All Sessions to end all the active sessions.
  4. Click OK in the confirmation dialog. The selected sessions are now ended.

 

FortiView Sessions

The FortiView Sessions dashboard is one of the core FortiView dashboards available in FortiOS. It displays Top Sessions by traffic source and can be used to end sessions. You may customize the dashboard as per your needs by using the sort and filter capabilities.

To view the FortiView Sessions dashboard, go to Dashboard > FortiView Sessions.

FortiAP Sessions dashboard

The session table displayed on the FortiView Sessions dashboard is useful when verifying open connections. For example, if you have a web browser open to browse the Fortinet website, you would expect a session entry from your computer on port 80 to the IP address for the Fortinet website. You can also use a session table to investigate why there are too many sessions for FortiOS to process.

You can filter the sessions displayed in the session table by setting up the available filtering options.

To filter sessions in the session table:
  1. Click on the Add Filter button at the top of the session table. A list of selectable filtering options drops down.

    FortiAP Sessions filters menu

  2. Select the required filtering option. For example you may select Country/Region, and select a country from the list of countries. The session table updates as per the selected country.

    FortiAP Sessions filters

  3. You may add one or more filters depending upon your requirements. To add more filters, repeat the above steps for a different set of filters.

    FortiAP Sessions filters

You can be really specific with the way you use filters and target sessions based on different filter combinations. For example, you may want to view all sessions from a computer with a particular IP, and you can do that by adding the Source IP filter. Similarly, you may need to target all the sessions having a particular Destination IP and Destination Port, and so on.

You may also see the session data in the CLI.

To view session data using the CLI:

# diagnose sys session list

The session table output in the CLI is very large. You can use the supported filters in the CLI to show only the data you need.

To view session data with filters using the CLI:

# diagnose sys session filter <option>

See Using a session table to learn more about using the supported filters in the CLI.

You may also decide to end a particular session or all sessions for administrative purposes.

To end sessions from the GUI:
  1. Select a session that you want to end by clicking on it. To select multiple sessions, hold the Ctrl or Shift key on your keyboard while clicking the session entries in the table.

  2. Right-click on the selected sessions you want to end. A menu with options appears.

  3. Click on End Session(s) to end the selected sessions, or End All Sessions to end all the active sessions.
  4. Click OK in the confirmation dialog. The selected sessions are now ended.