The search bar at the top of the dashboard can be used to search for any text, such as an IP address, a MAC address, or a word.
The results displayed can be one of three possible Result Types:
- Views (Pages)—Displays screens in the UI containing the searched item, such as FortiGate Sessions, Administrators, etc. Clicking the result redirects to the screen where the searched item is listed.
- Settings—Displays the settings view that contains the searched item, such as System Settings, User Settings, Network Settings, etc. Clicking on the result redirects to the Settings screen where the searched item is listed.
- Host Records—Displays results for any host record containing the searched item. Clicking on the result redirects to Users & Hosts > Hosts and displays the matching host record found.
If one or more Result Type filters are enabled in the left column, only those results will display. If no filters are enabled, all results are displayed.
There is another type of search within the features themselves, for example Network > L2 Polling, that allows you to perform specific searches within the desired feature.
The Search tool will display Recent Searches and Frequent Searches done by the user. These can be clicked on to auto fill the search bar.