FortiWAN – Busyhour Settings

Busyhour Settings

[Busyhour Settings] plays a crucial role in managing bandwidth. .Generally opening hours Mon-Fri: 09h00 to 18h00 is configured to be busy hours, for this period sees the advent of bandwidth-intensive applications in both intranet and extranet.


Default Type : Time segment unspecified in [Rules] below fall into this Default type either as idle or busy hours.
Rules : Defines time segment. The time segments are matched in sequence on a first-match basis. If none of the rules match, the default type is used. If time segment in [Default Type] is defined as idle hours, then unspecified time segment in this [Rules] is taken as idle hours as well.
E : Check the field box to add time segments in this list to [Rules].
Day of Week : Select a day of the week.
From : Start time.
To : End time.
Type : Defines the time segment, either busy or idle hours.

For the case that time period 09:00-18:00 from Monday to Saturday belongs to busy hour and only Sunday belongs to idle hour, set an idle rule for 00:00-00:00 on Sunday beyond a busy rule for Any day 09:00-18:00. The rule would be first matched from the top down.

As is shown in the figure, Sunday and hours beyond Mon-Sat: 09h00-18h00 are set to be idle hours. Remaining hours of the week belong to busy hours.

Having trouble configuring your Fortinet hardware or have some questions you need answered? Check Out The Fortinet Guru Youtube Channel! Want someone else to deal with it for you? Get some consulting from Fortinet GURU!

This entry was posted in Administration Guides, FortiWAN and tagged on by .

About Mike

Michael Pruett, CISSP has a wide range of cyber-security and network engineering expertise. The plethora of vendors that resell hardware but have zero engineering knowledge resulting in the wrong hardware or configuration being deployed is a major pet peeve of Michael's. This site was started in an effort to spread information while providing the option of quality consulting services at a much lower price than Fortinet Professional Services. Owns PacketLlama.Com (Fortinet Hardware Sales) and Office Of The CISO, LLC (Cybersecurity consulting firm).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.