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Adapter View

Adapter View is part of a window that includes menu options for users, adapters, hosts, and applications. Use the adapter view to locate and manage adapters connected to your network.

The relationship between users, hosts, and adapters is hierarchical. Users own or are associated with one or more hosts. Hosts contain one or more Adapters or network interfaces that connect to the network. By displaying User, Host and Adapter data in a group, the relationships are maintained. For example, if you search for a host with IP address 192.168.5.105, you are in fact searching for the IP address of the adapter on that host. When the search displays the host, you can click on the Adapters option, the search is automatically re-run and you see the adapter itself. If there is an associated user, you can click on the Users option to re-run the search and see the associated user.

Hover over the icon in the Status column to display a tooltip with detailed information about this adapter. For settings, see View and search settings. For information on status icons, see the Icons.

The Displayed and Total fields in the title bar represent the number of records displayed versus the total number of records in the database.

Navigation, menus, options, and buttons

Some menu options are not available for all adapters. Options may vary depending on adapter state.

Double-click on an adapter to display adapter properties.

Field

Definition

Navigation

Across the top of the Adapters tab are navigation tools that allow you to quickly move through large numbers of records. These tools include the following:

  • <<first: Takes you to the first page of records.
  • <prev: Takes you back one page.
  • Page Number: Current page number is displayed.
  • next>: Takes you forward one page.
  • last>>: Takes you to the last page.
  • Drop-down Box: Allows you to select the number of records to be displayed on each page.

Quick Search

Enter a single piece of data to quickly display a list of adapters. Search options include: IP address, MAC address, host name, User Name, and user ID. Drop-down arrow on the right is used to create and use custom filters.

If you are doing a wild card search for a MAC address you must include colons as separators, such as, 00:B6:5*. Without the separators the search option cannot distinguish that it is a MAC address.

When Quick Search is enabled, the word Search appears before the search field. When a custom filter is enabled, Edit appears before the search field.

Right click options

Adapter Properties

Opens the Properties window for the selected adapter. See Properties.

Disable Adapters

Disables the selected adapter(s) preventing them from accessing the network. See Enable or disable an adapter.

Enable Adapters

Enables the selected adapter(s) if they were previously disabled. Restores network access.

Modify Adapter

Opens the Modify Adapter window for the selected adapter. See Modify an adapter.

Port Properties

Opens Port Properties for the port where the selected adapter is connected. See Port properties.

Show Audit Log

Opens the admin auditing log showing all changes made to the selected item.

For information about the admin auditing log, see Admin auditing.

Note

You must have permission to view the admin auditing log. See Add an administrator profile.

Enable Hosts

Enables the host(s) associated with the selected adapter(s) if they were previously disabled. Restores network access.

Disable Hosts

Disables the host(s) associated with the selected adapter(s) and all of its other adapters preventing them from accessing the network. See Enable or disable an adapter.

Host Health

Opens a dialog with the contents of the Host Health tab from the Host Properties view. See Host health and scanning.

Host Applications

Opens the Applications window for the selected host and lists installed applications. See Application inventory.

Go To Host(s)

Opens the Hosts tab and displays the hosts associated with the selected adapters.

Show FortiGate Sessions

View the list of sessions on the adapter. For more information, see FortiGate sessions.

Modify Host

Opens the Modify Host window for the host associated with the selected adapter. Applies only to registered hosts.

Register As Device

Changes the host associated with the selected adapter to a device in the FortiNAC database. See Register a host as a device.

Register As Host

Changes the Rogue host associated with the selected adapter to a registered host. Displays the Modify Host window. See Add or modify a host.

Scan Hosts

Scans the associated host with the Security Policy that applies to the host at that moment. The host must be online and must have a Persistent Agent. If the host is online but does not have a Persistent Agent, it is marked "at risk" for the Security Policy that most closely matches the host at the moment.

Run NMAP Scan

Determines open ports and operating systems on the device being scanned

Send Message

Sends a text box message to the associated host(s). User can send messages to hosts with the Persistent Agent or Mobile Agentinstalled. See Send a message to a host.

Set Host Expiration

Launches a tool to set the date and time for the associated host(s) to age out of the database. See Set host expiration date.

Set Host Role

Assigns a role to the associated host.

Create Device Profiling Rule

Displays the Add Device Profiling Rule dialog with some information pre populated from the selected Adapter.

Test Device Profiling Rule

Ability to test an adapter against a DPC Rule to see if it matches or not

Note: Test uses data currently stored in the database (such as IP address information) and does not attempt to update this information prior to running the test.

Go To User(s)

Opens the Users tab and displays the users associated with the selected adapters.

Set User Expiration

Launches a tool to set the date and time for the user associated with the selected adapter to age out of the database. See Set user expiration date.

Reprofile Rogue(s)

Ability to run DPC rules against one or more rogues seleted.

Set User Role

Assigns a role to the user associated with the selected adapter. See Role management.

Buttons

Import/Export

Use Import and Export options to import hosts into the database from a CSV file or export a list of selected hosts to CSV, Excel, PDF, or RTF formats. See Import hosts, users or devices or Export data.

Options

Displays the same series of menu picks displayed when the right-mouse button is clicked on a selected host.

Adapter View

Adapter View is part of a window that includes menu options for users, adapters, hosts, and applications. Use the adapter view to locate and manage adapters connected to your network.

The relationship between users, hosts, and adapters is hierarchical. Users own or are associated with one or more hosts. Hosts contain one or more Adapters or network interfaces that connect to the network. By displaying User, Host and Adapter data in a group, the relationships are maintained. For example, if you search for a host with IP address 192.168.5.105, you are in fact searching for the IP address of the adapter on that host. When the search displays the host, you can click on the Adapters option, the search is automatically re-run and you see the adapter itself. If there is an associated user, you can click on the Users option to re-run the search and see the associated user.

Hover over the icon in the Status column to display a tooltip with detailed information about this adapter. For settings, see View and search settings. For information on status icons, see the Icons.

The Displayed and Total fields in the title bar represent the number of records displayed versus the total number of records in the database.

Navigation, menus, options, and buttons

Some menu options are not available for all adapters. Options may vary depending on adapter state.

Double-click on an adapter to display adapter properties.

Field

Definition

Navigation

Across the top of the Adapters tab are navigation tools that allow you to quickly move through large numbers of records. These tools include the following:

  • <<first: Takes you to the first page of records.
  • <prev: Takes you back one page.
  • Page Number: Current page number is displayed.
  • next>: Takes you forward one page.
  • last>>: Takes you to the last page.
  • Drop-down Box: Allows you to select the number of records to be displayed on each page.

Quick Search

Enter a single piece of data to quickly display a list of adapters. Search options include: IP address, MAC address, host name, User Name, and user ID. Drop-down arrow on the right is used to create and use custom filters.

If you are doing a wild card search for a MAC address you must include colons as separators, such as, 00:B6:5*. Without the separators the search option cannot distinguish that it is a MAC address.

When Quick Search is enabled, the word Search appears before the search field. When a custom filter is enabled, Edit appears before the search field.

Right click options

Adapter Properties

Opens the Properties window for the selected adapter. See Properties.

Disable Adapters

Disables the selected adapter(s) preventing them from accessing the network. See Enable or disable an adapter.

Enable Adapters

Enables the selected adapter(s) if they were previously disabled. Restores network access.

Modify Adapter

Opens the Modify Adapter window for the selected adapter. See Modify an adapter.

Port Properties

Opens Port Properties for the port where the selected adapter is connected. See Port properties.

Show Audit Log

Opens the admin auditing log showing all changes made to the selected item.

For information about the admin auditing log, see Admin auditing.

Note

You must have permission to view the admin auditing log. See Add an administrator profile.

Enable Hosts

Enables the host(s) associated with the selected adapter(s) if they were previously disabled. Restores network access.

Disable Hosts

Disables the host(s) associated with the selected adapter(s) and all of its other adapters preventing them from accessing the network. See Enable or disable an adapter.

Host Health

Opens a dialog with the contents of the Host Health tab from the Host Properties view. See Host health and scanning.

Host Applications

Opens the Applications window for the selected host and lists installed applications. See Application inventory.

Go To Host(s)

Opens the Hosts tab and displays the hosts associated with the selected adapters.

Show FortiGate Sessions

View the list of sessions on the adapter. For more information, see FortiGate sessions.

Modify Host

Opens the Modify Host window for the host associated with the selected adapter. Applies only to registered hosts.

Register As Device

Changes the host associated with the selected adapter to a device in the FortiNAC database. See Register a host as a device.

Register As Host

Changes the Rogue host associated with the selected adapter to a registered host. Displays the Modify Host window. See Add or modify a host.

Scan Hosts

Scans the associated host with the Security Policy that applies to the host at that moment. The host must be online and must have a Persistent Agent. If the host is online but does not have a Persistent Agent, it is marked "at risk" for the Security Policy that most closely matches the host at the moment.

Run NMAP Scan

Determines open ports and operating systems on the device being scanned

Send Message

Sends a text box message to the associated host(s). User can send messages to hosts with the Persistent Agent or Mobile Agentinstalled. See Send a message to a host.

Set Host Expiration

Launches a tool to set the date and time for the associated host(s) to age out of the database. See Set host expiration date.

Set Host Role

Assigns a role to the associated host.

Create Device Profiling Rule

Displays the Add Device Profiling Rule dialog with some information pre populated from the selected Adapter.

Test Device Profiling Rule

Ability to test an adapter against a DPC Rule to see if it matches or not

Note: Test uses data currently stored in the database (such as IP address information) and does not attempt to update this information prior to running the test.

Go To User(s)

Opens the Users tab and displays the users associated with the selected adapters.

Set User Expiration

Launches a tool to set the date and time for the user associated with the selected adapter to age out of the database. See Set user expiration date.

Reprofile Rogue(s)

Ability to run DPC rules against one or more rogues seleted.

Set User Role

Assigns a role to the user associated with the selected adapter. See Role management.

Buttons

Import/Export

Use Import and Export options to import hosts into the database from a CSV file or export a list of selected hosts to CSV, Excel, PDF, or RTF formats. See Import hosts, users or devices or Export data.

Options

Displays the same series of menu picks displayed when the right-mouse button is clicked on a selected host.