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Viewing the Fabric Overview monitor

Use the Fabric Overview monitor to view the Fabric components as seen on the Dashboard of the Fabric Root FortiGate in the example topology. Each device must be authorized and be part of the Fabric.

For information about configuring the Security Fabric, see Fortinet Security Fabric

To view the Fabric Overview monitor, go to Network Operations Center > Fabric Overview.

The Security Fabric monitor has multiple panes. To see data populated on the panes, ensure that proper configurations are applied on the Fabric devices:

Pane

Description

Configuration

Fabric Connectors Displays external SDN connectors that are enabled. Configure Security Fabric > External Connectors.
Security Fabric Overview Displays the number of devices in the topology. Configure Security Fabric > Fabric Connectors.
Attack Surface Displays devices detected by the FortiGate with a server tag. Ensure Device Detection is configured on the interfaces(s). Go to Network > Interfaces.
Device Inventory Displays devices based on Hardware Vendor and detected OS Ensure Device Detection is configured on the interface(s). Go to Network > Interfaces.
Endpoint Coverage Displays the number of online devices and the percentage of Unscanned, Vulnerable, and Secured devices. Ensure Device Detection is configured on the interface(s). Vulnerability scan results come from FortiClient EMS. Go to Network > Interfaces.
Note

Device related information only corresponds to devices local to the FortiGate. Device information from downstream FortiGates do not propagate to the Upstream FortiGate.

Viewing the Fabric Overview monitor

Use the Fabric Overview monitor to view the Fabric components as seen on the Dashboard of the Fabric Root FortiGate in the example topology. Each device must be authorized and be part of the Fabric.

For information about configuring the Security Fabric, see Fortinet Security Fabric

To view the Fabric Overview monitor, go to Network Operations Center > Fabric Overview.

The Security Fabric monitor has multiple panes. To see data populated on the panes, ensure that proper configurations are applied on the Fabric devices:

Pane

Description

Configuration

Fabric Connectors Displays external SDN connectors that are enabled. Configure Security Fabric > External Connectors.
Security Fabric Overview Displays the number of devices in the topology. Configure Security Fabric > Fabric Connectors.
Attack Surface Displays devices detected by the FortiGate with a server tag. Ensure Device Detection is configured on the interfaces(s). Go to Network > Interfaces.
Device Inventory Displays devices based on Hardware Vendor and detected OS Ensure Device Detection is configured on the interface(s). Go to Network > Interfaces.
Endpoint Coverage Displays the number of online devices and the percentage of Unscanned, Vulnerable, and Secured devices. Ensure Device Detection is configured on the interface(s). Vulnerability scan results come from FortiClient EMS. Go to Network > Interfaces.
Note

Device related information only corresponds to devices local to the FortiGate. Device information from downstream FortiGates do not propagate to the Upstream FortiGate.