Using the FortiView interface

Use the FortiView interface to customize the view and visualizations within a monitor to find the information you are looking for. The tools in the top menu bar allow you to change the time display, refresh or customize the data source, and filter the results. You can also right-click a table in the monitor to view drilldown information for an item.

Real-time and historical charts

Use the Time Display dropdown to select the time period to display on the current monitor. Time display options vary depending on the monitor and can include real-time information (now) and historical information (1 hour, 24 hours, and 7 days).


Disk logging or remote logging must be enabled to view historical information.

You can create a custom time range by selecting an area in table with your cursor.

The icon next to the time period identifies the data source (FortiGate Disk, FortiAnalyzer, or FortiGate Cloud). You can hover over the icon to see a description of the device.

Data source

FortiView gathers information from a variety of data sources. If there are no log disk or remote logging configured, the data will be drawn from the FortiGate's session table, and the Time Period is set to Now.

Other data sources that can be configured are:

  • FortiGates (disk)
  • FortiAnalyzer
  • FortiGate Cloud