System Settings FortiManager 5.2

System Settings
The System Settings tab enables you to manage and configure the basic system options for the FortiManager unit. This includes the basic network settings to connect the device to the corporate network, the configuration of administrators and their access permissions, managing and updating firmware for the device and configuring logging and access to the FortiGuard Update Service for updates.
The System Settings tab provides access to the following menus and sub-menus:
Dashboard The Dashboard page displays widgets that provide performance and status information and enable you to configure basic system settings.
All ADOMs The All ADOMS page is only available when ADOMs are enabled. It lists all of the ADOMs, version, devices, VPN management, number of policy packages and alert device information.
On this page you can create, edit, delete and upgrade ADOMs. You can also view the alert device details.
RAID management The RAID Management page displays information about the status of RAID, as well as what RAID level has been selected and how much disk space is currently consumed.
Network The Network page provides routing and interface management options. It also provides access to diagnostic tools, such as ping, and a detailed listing of all currently configured interfaces.
High availability The HA page allows you to configure operation mode and cluster settings.
Admin Select this menu to configure administrator user accounts, as well as configure global administrative settings for the FortiManager unit.
Administrator Profile Workflow Approval Remote authentication server Administrator settings
Certificates The Certificates section allows you to configure local and CA certificates, and Certificate revocation lists (CRLs).
Event log View log messages that are stored in memory or on the internal hard disk. On this page you can view historical or real-time logs and download event logs.
Task monitor The Task Monitor page allows you to view the status of the tasks that you have performed.

System Settings
Advanced Select to configure mail server settings, remote output, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), meta field data and other advanced settings. SNMP
Mail server Syslog server Meta fields Device log settings File management Advanced settings Portal users
When you select the System Settings tab, it automatically opens at the System Settings > Dashboard page.
The Dashboard displays widgets that provide performance and status information and enable you to configure basic system settings. The dashboard also contains a CLI widget that allows you to use the command line through the Webbased Manager. All of the widgets appear on a single dashboard, which can be customized as desired. FortiManagersystem dashboard

The following widgets are available:
System Information Displays basic information about the FortiManager system, such as up time and firmware version. You can also enable or disable Administrative Domains and FortiAnalyzer features. For more information, see System Information widget. From this widget you can manually update the FortiManager firmware to a different release. For more information, see Firmware images.
License Information Displays the devices being managed by the FortiManager unit and the maximum numbers of devices allowed. For more information, see License Information widget.
From this widget you can manually upload a license for FortiManager VM systems.
Unit Operation Displays status and connection information for the ports of the FortiManager unit. It also enables you to shutdown and restart the FortiManager unit or reformat a hard disk. For more information, see Unit Operation widget.
System Resources Displays the real-time and historical usage status of the CPU, memory and hard disk. For more information, see System Resources widget.
Alert Message Console Displays log-based alert messages for both the FortiManager unit itself and connected devices. For more information, see Alert Messages Console widget.
CLI Console Opens a terminal window that enables you to configure the FortiManager unit using CLI commands directly from the Web-based Manager. This widget is hidden by default. For more information, see CLI Console widget.
Log Receive Monitor Displays a real-time monitor of logs received. You can select to view data per device or per log type. For more information, see Log Receive Monitor widget. The Log Receive Monitor widget is available when FortiAnalyzerFeatures is enabled.
Logs/Data Received Displays real-time or historical statistics of logs and data received. For more information, see Logs/Data Received widget.
The Log/Data Received widget is available when FortiAnalyzerFeatures is enabled.
Statistics Displays statistics for logs and reports. For more information, see Statistics widget.
The Statistics widget is available when FortiAnalyzerFeatures is enabled.
Customizing the dashboard
The FortiManager system dashboard can be customized. You can select which widgets to display, where they are located on the page, and whether they are minimized or maximized.
To move a widget
Position your mouse cursor on the widget’s title bar, then click and drag the widget to its new location.
System Settings
To add a widget
In the dashboard toolbar, select Add Widget, then select the names of widgets that you want to show. To remove a widget, select the Close icon.
Adding a widget

To reset the dashboard
Select Dashboard > Reset Dashboard from the dashboard toolbar.
To see the available options for a widget
Position your mouse cursor over the icons in the widget’s title bar. Options vary slightly from widget to widget, but always include options to close or show/hide the widget.
A minimized widget

The following options are available:
Show/Hide arrow Display or minimize the widget.
Widget Title The name of the widget.
More Alerts Show the Alert Messages dialog box.
This option appears only in the Alert Message Console widget.
Edit Select to change settings for the widget.
This option appears only in the System Resources, Alert Message Console, Logs/Data Received, and Log Receive Monitor widgets.
Detach Detach the CLI Console widget from the dashboard and open it in a separate window.
This option appears only in the CLI Console widget.
Reset Select to reset the information shown in the widget. This option appears only in the Statistics widget.
Refresh Select to update the displayed information.
Close Select to remove the widget from the dashboard. You will be prompted to confirm the action. To add the widget, select Widget in the toolbar and then select the name of the widget you want to show.
System Information widget
The system dashboard includes a System Information widget, shown in System Information widget, which displays the current status of the FortiManager unit and enables you to configure basic system settings.
System Information widget

The information displayed in the System Information widget is dependent on the FortiManager models and device settings. The following information is available on this widget:
Host Name The identifying name assigned to this FortiManager unit. Select [Change] to change the host name. For more information, see Changing the host name.
Serial Number The serial number of the FortiManager unit. The serial number is unique to the FortiManager unit and does not change with firmware upgrades. The serial number is used for identification when connecting to the FortiGuard server.
Platform Type Displays the FortiManager platform type, for example FMG-VM (virtual machine).
HA Status Displays if FortiManager unit is in High Availability mode and whether it is the Master or Slave unit in the HA cluster. For more information see High
System Time The current time on the FortiManager internal clock. Select [Change] to change system time settings. For more information, see Configuring the system time.

System Settings
Firmware Version The version number and build number of the firmware installed on the FortiManager unit. To update the firmware, you must download the latest version from the Customer Service & Support website at Select [Update] and select the firmware image to load from the local hard disk or network volume. For more information, see Updating the system firmware.
System Configuration The date of the last system configuration backup. The following actions are available:
l Select [Backup] to backup the system configuration to a file; see Backing up the system.
l Select [Restore] to restore the configuration from a backup file; see Restoring the configuration.
l Select [System Checkpoint] to revert the system to a prior saved configuration; see Creating a system checkpoint.
Current Administrators The number of administrators that are currently logged in. The following actions are available:
l Select [Change Password] to change your own password.
l Select [Detail] to view the session details for all currently logged in administrators. See Monitoring administrator sessions for more information.
Up Time The duration of time the FortiManager unit has been running since it was last started or restarted.
Administrative Domain Displays whether ADOMs are enabled. Select [Enable/Disable] to change the Administrative Domain state. SeeEnabling and disabling the ADOM feature.
Global Database Version Displays the current Global Database version. Select [Change] to change the global database version.
Offline Mode Displays whether Offline Mode is enabled. To enable or disable Offline Mode, go to System Settings > Advanced > Advanced Settings.
FortiAnalyzer Features Displays whether FortiAnalyzer features are enabled. Select [Enable/Disable] to change the FortiAnalyzer features state.
The following options are available:
Refresh Select the refresh icon in the title bar to refresh the information displayed.
Close Select the close icon in the title bar to remove the widget from the dashboard.
Changing the host name
The host name of the FortiManager unit is used in several places.
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It appears in the System Information widget on the Dashboard. For more information about the System Information widget, see System Information widget. It is used in the command prompt of the CLI. It is used as the SNMP system name. For information about SNMP, see SNMP .
The System Information widget and the get system status CLI command will display the full host name. However, if the host name is longer than 16 characters, the CLI and other places display the host name in a truncated form ending with a tilde ( ~ ) to indicate that additional characters exist, but are not displayed. For example, if the host name is FortiManager1234567890, the CLI prompt would be FortiManager123456~#.
To change the host name:
1. Go to System Settings > Dashboard.
2. In the System Information widget, next to the Host Name field, select [Change].
Edit Host Name dialog box

3. In the Host Name box, type a new host name.
The host name may be up to 35 characters in length. It may include US-ASCII letters, numbers, hyphens, and underscores. Spaces and special characters are not allowed.
4. Select OK.
Configuring the system time
You can either manually set the FortiManager system time or configure the FortiManager unit to automatically keep its system time correct by synchronizing with a Network Time Protocol (NTP) server.

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