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Administration Guide

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Dashboard widgets

Security Fabric widgets can be added to FortiGate dashboards, including:

Security Fabric status

The Security Fabric status widget shows a summary of the devices in the Security Fabric.

Hover the cursor over the top icons to view pop-ups showing the statuses of the devices in the fabric.

The device tree shows devices that are connected, or could be connected, to you Security Fabric, according to the following color scheme:

  • Blue: connected to the network
  • Gray: not configured or not detected
  • Red: no longer connected or not authorized

Hover over a device in the tree to view details about the device, such as it's serial number, operation mode, IP address, CPU and memory usage, and others, depending on the device type.

Unauthorized FortiAP and FortiSwitch devices are highlighted in the list, and can be authorized by clicking on the device name.

Fabric Device

The Fabric Device widget shows statistics and system information about the selected fabric device.

For a FortiMail device, the widget can show:

  • Mail Statistics: a chart of the total messages and total spam messages over time.
  • Statistics Summary: a pie chart summarizes mail statistics.
  • System Information: The FortiMail System Information widget
  • System Usage: System usage information, such as CPU, memory, and disk usage, as well as the number of active sessions.

FortiGate Cloud

The FortiGate Cloud widget shows the FortiGate Cloud status and information. If your account is not activated, you can activate it from the widget.

To activate your FortiGate Cloud account:
  1. Click on the Not Activated button and select Activate. The Activate FortiGate Cloud pane opens.
  2. If you already have an account:
    1. Fill in your email address, password, country or region, and reseller.
    2. Click OK.
  3. If you are creating an account:
    1. In the FortiCloud field select Create Account.
    2. Fill in all of the required information.
    3. Click OK.

Dashboard widgets

Security Fabric widgets can be added to FortiGate dashboards, including:

Security Fabric status

The Security Fabric status widget shows a summary of the devices in the Security Fabric.

Hover the cursor over the top icons to view pop-ups showing the statuses of the devices in the fabric.

The device tree shows devices that are connected, or could be connected, to you Security Fabric, according to the following color scheme:

  • Blue: connected to the network
  • Gray: not configured or not detected
  • Red: no longer connected or not authorized

Hover over a device in the tree to view details about the device, such as it's serial number, operation mode, IP address, CPU and memory usage, and others, depending on the device type.

Unauthorized FortiAP and FortiSwitch devices are highlighted in the list, and can be authorized by clicking on the device name.

Fabric Device

The Fabric Device widget shows statistics and system information about the selected fabric device.

For a FortiMail device, the widget can show:

  • Mail Statistics: a chart of the total messages and total spam messages over time.
  • Statistics Summary: a pie chart summarizes mail statistics.
  • System Information: The FortiMail System Information widget
  • System Usage: System usage information, such as CPU, memory, and disk usage, as well as the number of active sessions.

FortiGate Cloud

The FortiGate Cloud widget shows the FortiGate Cloud status and information. If your account is not activated, you can activate it from the widget.

To activate your FortiGate Cloud account:
  1. Click on the Not Activated button and select Activate. The Activate FortiGate Cloud pane opens.
  2. If you already have an account:
    1. Fill in your email address, password, country or region, and reseller.
    2. Click OK.
  3. If you are creating an account:
    1. In the FortiCloud field select Create Account.
    2. Fill in all of the required information.
    3. Click OK.