The following terminology is used throughout this document and is defined here to avoid confusion.
- Legacy View - A view that is only available if the Legacy View Architecture flag is enabled. A Legacy View is one that has been rewritten in the new UI and displays in that form by default.
- Legacy Dashboard - This refers to the Dashboard available in FortiNAC through 9.1 as a Legacy View.
- Dashboard - Refers to the redesigned Dashboard built for 9.2.
- Widget - Formerly called Panel in our documentation, this term is used instead to align with the FortiGate.
- Visualization - A replacement for the tabbed view that the Legacy Dashboard had, a Widget has a selected Visualization which defines how it should render. Examples include "Pie Chart," "Table," and "Top Hosts." The set of available Visualizations differs per Widget.
The FortiNAC dashboard plays an essential role in gaining visibility upon all the devices connected to your network. Because some IT professionals may have very large numbers of devices, the dashboard is essential for gaining a "lay of the land" view of all network activity. You can choose which widgets are displayed and rearrange their order.
Upon booting up FortiNAC for the first time, you will see an empty dashboard. A fully running FortiNAC dashboard will look like this:
This section will cover details about the dashboard.
Note: FortiNAC saves dashboard preferences for each administrator, so one administrator's view on the same FortiNAC appliance may look different from another's without conflict. If the administrator has no defined dashboards, a dashboard is created with the name Main by default for all users, but this name may be changed.