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Host View

Host View is part of a window that includes menu options for users, adapters, hosts, and applications. Use the Host View to add, delete, modify, locate and manage hosts 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.

Click on the arrow in the left column to drill-down and display the adapters and their connection status on this host. Hover over the icon in the Status column to display a tooltip with detailed information about this host. For more information, see Settings. For information on status icons, see 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.

Note

If a host fails one scan and is denied access to the network, but passes another scan at a different time or location and is allowed access to the network, the host will still be marked At Risk because it failed the first scan. The host will continue to be marked At Risk until actions are taken to pass the failed scan.

Navigation, menus, options, and buttons

For information on selecting columns displayed in the Host View Some menu options are not available for all hosts. Options may vary depending on host state.

Field

Definition

Navigation

Across the top of the Hosts View 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 hosts. 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

Add Hosts To Groups

Add the selected host(s) to one or more group(s). See Add hosts to groups.

Delete Hosts

Deletes the selected host(s) from the database. Deleting a host from the Host View that is also displayed in the Topology, removes that host from both views. Deleting a host from the Topology does not delete it from the Host View. See Delete a host.

Disable Hosts

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

Enable Hosts

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

Group Membership

Displays groups in which the selected host is a member. See Group membership.

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.

Host Properties

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

Modify Host

Opens the Modify Host window. See Add or modify a host.

Policy Details

Opens the Policy Details window and displays the policies that would apply to the selected host at this time, such as endpoint compliance policies, network access policies, portal policies, or supplicant policies. See Policy details.

Register As Device

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

Register As Host

Changes the selected rogue host to a registered host. Displays the Modify Host window. See Add or modify a host.

Run Agentless Scan

Manually run an agentless scan for selected hosts. Hosts must be Windows Hosts, members of the domain, have an IP address and be connected to the network.

Scan Hosts

Evaluates the selected host with the scan 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 Scan that most closely matches the host at the moment.

Send Message

Sends a text box message to the selected host(s). The host must be using the Persistent Agent or Mobile Agent. See Send a message to a host.

Set Host Expiration

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

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.

Set Host Role

Assigns a role to the selected host.

Show Events

Displays the events for the selected host.

Show FortiGate Sessions

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

Update Persistent Agent

Opens a dialog that allows you to update the Persistent Agent for the selected host.

Go To Logged On User(s)

Opens the Users tab and displays the users currently logged onto the selected hosts. The logged on user may not be the registered user for the selected host.

Set Logged On User
Expiration

Launches a tool to set the date and time for the user currently logged on to the selected host to age out of the database. See Set user expiration date.

Set Logged On User Role

Assigns a role to the user currently logged on to the selected host. See Role management.

Go To Registered User(s)

Opens the Users tab and displays the registered users for the selected hosts.

Set Registered User
Expiration

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

Set Registered User Role

Assigns a role to the registered user for the selected host. See Role management.

Collapse All

Collapses all host records that have been expanded.

Expand Selected

Expands selected host records to display adapter information.

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.

Host View

Host View is part of a window that includes menu options for users, adapters, hosts, and applications. Use the Host View to add, delete, modify, locate and manage hosts 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.

Click on the arrow in the left column to drill-down and display the adapters and their connection status on this host. Hover over the icon in the Status column to display a tooltip with detailed information about this host. For more information, see Settings. For information on status icons, see 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.

Note

If a host fails one scan and is denied access to the network, but passes another scan at a different time or location and is allowed access to the network, the host will still be marked At Risk because it failed the first scan. The host will continue to be marked At Risk until actions are taken to pass the failed scan.

Navigation, menus, options, and buttons

For information on selecting columns displayed in the Host View Some menu options are not available for all hosts. Options may vary depending on host state.

Field

Definition

Navigation

Across the top of the Hosts View 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 hosts. 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

Add Hosts To Groups

Add the selected host(s) to one or more group(s). See Add hosts to groups.

Delete Hosts

Deletes the selected host(s) from the database. Deleting a host from the Host View that is also displayed in the Topology, removes that host from both views. Deleting a host from the Topology does not delete it from the Host View. See Delete a host.

Disable Hosts

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

Enable Hosts

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

Group Membership

Displays groups in which the selected host is a member. See Group membership.

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.

Host Properties

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

Modify Host

Opens the Modify Host window. See Add or modify a host.

Policy Details

Opens the Policy Details window and displays the policies that would apply to the selected host at this time, such as endpoint compliance policies, network access policies, portal policies, or supplicant policies. See Policy details.

Register As Device

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

Register As Host

Changes the selected rogue host to a registered host. Displays the Modify Host window. See Add or modify a host.

Run Agentless Scan

Manually run an agentless scan for selected hosts. Hosts must be Windows Hosts, members of the domain, have an IP address and be connected to the network.

Scan Hosts

Evaluates the selected host with the scan 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 Scan that most closely matches the host at the moment.

Send Message

Sends a text box message to the selected host(s). The host must be using the Persistent Agent or Mobile Agent. See Send a message to a host.

Set Host Expiration

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

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.

Set Host Role

Assigns a role to the selected host.

Show Events

Displays the events for the selected host.

Show FortiGate Sessions

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

Update Persistent Agent

Opens a dialog that allows you to update the Persistent Agent for the selected host.

Go To Logged On User(s)

Opens the Users tab and displays the users currently logged onto the selected hosts. The logged on user may not be the registered user for the selected host.

Set Logged On User
Expiration

Launches a tool to set the date and time for the user currently logged on to the selected host to age out of the database. See Set user expiration date.

Set Logged On User Role

Assigns a role to the user currently logged on to the selected host. See Role management.

Go To Registered User(s)

Opens the Users tab and displays the registered users for the selected hosts.

Set Registered User
Expiration

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

Set Registered User Role

Assigns a role to the registered user for the selected host. See Role management.

Collapse All

Collapses all host records that have been expanded.

Expand Selected

Expands selected host records to display adapter information.

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.