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Wireless Manager (FortiWLM) 8.6.1 Administration Guide

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Events

Events are significant occurrences that take place on the wireless network. Event instances are generated based on triggering conditions. Each event can be generated multiple times.

The Events tab is composed of the following two sub-tabs:

Events View

The Events View sub-tab displays all the Critical, Major, Minor, and Information events. The Events View table summarizes the following:

Field

Description

Event Name Displays the name of the event and what it is about.
Severity Displays the severity level of an event. The various severity levels are as follows:
  • Critical Events: Critical events are represented by a red color indicator, like Critical, and need immediate action. Typical critical events are generated either when a controller or an AP is down.
  • Major Events: Major events are represented by an orange color indicator, like Major, and need action whenever required. Typical major events are generated due to authentication failure.
  • Minor Events: Minor events are represented by a yellow color indicator, like Minor, and do not require any action. Typical minor events are generated due to MIC errors.
  • Information Evenst: Information alarms are represented by a blue color indicator, like Information, and are for information only. They do not require any action.
Source The source where an event is generated: AP, Controller, or NM.
FDN (Full Distinguished Name) FDN identifies the name of the device that triggered the event.
Controller Provides the controller IP address or host name.
Generated At

Displays the date and time at which the event was generated, in MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM:SS format.

Note

The displayed date and time will be in the system default time zone. To change the time zone, click The Settings button > Change Timezone, and select the required option.

Description Provides detailed information regarding the generated event.

To see the events in a CSV format, select one or more events and click on the CSV button. The Events: CSV dialog is displayed. You may also download the list of events in CSV format by clicking on the Download button.

The Filter Events button allows you to filter events based on specified values for the available events attributes. You can filter using one or more attributes simultaneously; for example, you can filter events by specifying the Event Name, and then selecting the Source. You may save or reset the current filter settings by clicking the appropriate buttons. You may also filter events raised in a specific time range by selecting the appropriate time range or by clicking the predefined time periods.

Definition

The Definition sub-tab displays a table with various events definitions along with a summary of additional events attributes. The events definition table shows various events attributes like Event Name, Description, Severity, Source, Triggering Condition, and Triggering Threshold.

If you select an event from the table and click on the Edit button, or if you click on an event name from the table, the Configure Event dialog appears. The Configure Event dialog summarizes Event info, Event Options, and Trigger Condition. The Trigger Condition field is only available for events that belong to FortiWLM MEA, and you can specify a value for the Threshold field for those events.

Events

Events are significant occurrences that take place on the wireless network. Event instances are generated based on triggering conditions. Each event can be generated multiple times.

The Events tab is composed of the following two sub-tabs:

Events View

The Events View sub-tab displays all the Critical, Major, Minor, and Information events. The Events View table summarizes the following:

Field

Description

Event Name Displays the name of the event and what it is about.
Severity Displays the severity level of an event. The various severity levels are as follows:
  • Critical Events: Critical events are represented by a red color indicator, like Critical, and need immediate action. Typical critical events are generated either when a controller or an AP is down.
  • Major Events: Major events are represented by an orange color indicator, like Major, and need action whenever required. Typical major events are generated due to authentication failure.
  • Minor Events: Minor events are represented by a yellow color indicator, like Minor, and do not require any action. Typical minor events are generated due to MIC errors.
  • Information Evenst: Information alarms are represented by a blue color indicator, like Information, and are for information only. They do not require any action.
Source The source where an event is generated: AP, Controller, or NM.
FDN (Full Distinguished Name) FDN identifies the name of the device that triggered the event.
Controller Provides the controller IP address or host name.
Generated At

Displays the date and time at which the event was generated, in MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM:SS format.

Note

The displayed date and time will be in the system default time zone. To change the time zone, click The Settings button > Change Timezone, and select the required option.

Description Provides detailed information regarding the generated event.

To see the events in a CSV format, select one or more events and click on the CSV button. The Events: CSV dialog is displayed. You may also download the list of events in CSV format by clicking on the Download button.

The Filter Events button allows you to filter events based on specified values for the available events attributes. You can filter using one or more attributes simultaneously; for example, you can filter events by specifying the Event Name, and then selecting the Source. You may save or reset the current filter settings by clicking the appropriate buttons. You may also filter events raised in a specific time range by selecting the appropriate time range or by clicking the predefined time periods.

Definition

The Definition sub-tab displays a table with various events definitions along with a summary of additional events attributes. The events definition table shows various events attributes like Event Name, Description, Severity, Source, Triggering Condition, and Triggering Threshold.

If you select an event from the table and click on the Edit button, or if you click on an event name from the table, the Configure Event dialog appears. The Configure Event dialog summarizes Event info, Event Options, and Trigger Condition. The Trigger Condition field is only available for events that belong to FortiWLM MEA, and you can specify a value for the Threshold field for those events.