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Scheduled interface speedtest

The SD-WAN Network Monitor service supports running a speed test based on a schedule. The test results are automatically updated in the interface measured-upstream-bandwidth and measured-downstream-bandwidth fields. These fields do not impact the interface inbound bandwidth, outbound bandwidth, estimated upstream bandwidth, or estimated downstream bandwidth settings.

An SD‑WAN Network Monitor license is required to use the speedtest. The License widget and the System > FortiGuard page show the license status.

When the scheduled speed tests run, it is possible to temporarily bypass the bandwidth limits set on the interface and configure custom maximum or minimum bandwidth limits. These configurations are optional.

config system speed-test-schedule
    edit <interface>
        set schedules <schedule> ...
        set update-inbandwidth enable {enable | disable}
        set update-outbandwidth enable {enable | disable}
        set update-inbandwidth-maximum <integer>
        set update-inbandwidth-minimum <integer>
        set update-outbandwidth-maximum <integer>
        set update-outbandwidth-minimum <integer>
    next
end

update-inbandwidth enable {enable | disable}

Enable/disable bypassing the interface's inbound bandwidth setting.

update-outbandwidth enable {enable | disable}

Enable/disable bypassing the interface's outbound bandwidth setting.

update-inbandwidth-maximum <integer>

Maximum downloading bandwidth to be used in a speed test, in Kbps (0 - 16776000).

update-inbandwidth-minimum <integer>

Minimum downloading bandwidth to be considered effective, in Kbps (0 - 16776000).

update-outbandwidth-maximum <integer>

Maximum uploading bandwidth to be used in a speed test, in Kbps (0 - 16776000).

update-outbandwidth-minimum <integer>

Minimum uploading bandwidth to be considered effective, in Kbps (0 - 16776000).

In the following example, a speed test is scheduled on port1 at 10:00 AM, and another one at 14:00 PM.

To run a speed test based on a schedule:
  1. Configure the recurring schedules:
    config firewall schedule recurring
        edit "10"
            set start 10:00
            set end 12:00
            set day monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday
        next
        edit "14"
            set start 14:00
            set end 16:00
            set day monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday
        next
    end
  2. Configure the speed test schedule:
    config system speed-test-schedule
        edit "port1"
            set schedules "10" "14"
            set update-inbandwidth enable
            set update-outbandwidth enable
            set update-inbandwidth-maximum 60000
            set update-inbandwidth-minimum 10000
            set update-outbandwidth-maximum 50000
            set update-outbandwidth-minimum 10000
        next
    end
  3. View the speed test results:
    config system interface
        edit port1
            get | grep measure
                measured-upstream-bandwidth: 23691
                measured-downstream-bandwidth: 48862
                bandwidth-measure-time:  Wed Jan 27 14:00:39 2021
        next
    end

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Scheduled interface speedtest

The SD-WAN Network Monitor service supports running a speed test based on a schedule. The test results are automatically updated in the interface measured-upstream-bandwidth and measured-downstream-bandwidth fields. These fields do not impact the interface inbound bandwidth, outbound bandwidth, estimated upstream bandwidth, or estimated downstream bandwidth settings.

An SD‑WAN Network Monitor license is required to use the speedtest. The License widget and the System > FortiGuard page show the license status.

When the scheduled speed tests run, it is possible to temporarily bypass the bandwidth limits set on the interface and configure custom maximum or minimum bandwidth limits. These configurations are optional.

config system speed-test-schedule
    edit <interface>
        set schedules <schedule> ...
        set update-inbandwidth enable {enable | disable}
        set update-outbandwidth enable {enable | disable}
        set update-inbandwidth-maximum <integer>
        set update-inbandwidth-minimum <integer>
        set update-outbandwidth-maximum <integer>
        set update-outbandwidth-minimum <integer>
    next
end

update-inbandwidth enable {enable | disable}

Enable/disable bypassing the interface's inbound bandwidth setting.

update-outbandwidth enable {enable | disable}

Enable/disable bypassing the interface's outbound bandwidth setting.

update-inbandwidth-maximum <integer>

Maximum downloading bandwidth to be used in a speed test, in Kbps (0 - 16776000).

update-inbandwidth-minimum <integer>

Minimum downloading bandwidth to be considered effective, in Kbps (0 - 16776000).

update-outbandwidth-maximum <integer>

Maximum uploading bandwidth to be used in a speed test, in Kbps (0 - 16776000).

update-outbandwidth-minimum <integer>

Minimum uploading bandwidth to be considered effective, in Kbps (0 - 16776000).

In the following example, a speed test is scheduled on port1 at 10:00 AM, and another one at 14:00 PM.

To run a speed test based on a schedule:
  1. Configure the recurring schedules:
    config firewall schedule recurring
        edit "10"
            set start 10:00
            set end 12:00
            set day monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday
        next
        edit "14"
            set start 14:00
            set end 16:00
            set day monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday
        next
    end
  2. Configure the speed test schedule:
    config system speed-test-schedule
        edit "port1"
            set schedules "10" "14"
            set update-inbandwidth enable
            set update-outbandwidth enable
            set update-inbandwidth-maximum 60000
            set update-inbandwidth-minimum 10000
            set update-outbandwidth-maximum 50000
            set update-outbandwidth-minimum 10000
        next
    end
  3. View the speed test results:
    config system interface
        edit port1
            get | grep measure
                measured-upstream-bandwidth: 23691
                measured-downstream-bandwidth: 48862
                bandwidth-measure-time:  Wed Jan 27 14:00:39 2021
        next
    end