FortiWAN Reports Settings

Reports Settings

The Settings here is used to simply manage the Reports on database, disk space and the SMTP server used to email reports. Click the listed settings and you can further configure them:

Reports    :   Enable/disable Reports (See “Reports”).

IP Annotation : Create, modify and delete the notes of IP addresses (See “IP Annotation”).
Dashboard Page Refresh


: Auto refresh dashboard page according the time interval you specify (See “Dashboard Page Refresh Time”).
Email Server : Manage email server settings for sending emails (See “Email Sever”).
Scheduled Emails : Manage the existing email scheduling (See “Scheduled Emails”)
Disk Space Control : Monitor disk free space, and send alerts or purge data when it is low (See “Disk Space


DB Data Utility : Manage the Reports database via backup, restore and delete operations (See

“Database Data Utility”)

Please note that this function is only available for the users log-in as administrator permission.


FortiWAN Reports works by parsing and analyzing the various system logs. Before using the FortiWAN Reports, you have to enable it by specifying the way and the events to push system logs to Reports. You will be redirected to Log > Reports to complete the necessary settings to enable the FortiWAN Reports (See “Log > Reports”).

IP Annotation

IP annotation helps users to recognize IP addresses shown in Reports by predefined notes. An annotation icon will appear next to the IP address listed in a report page. Users can read the content of the annotation through clicking the icon. Click Settings > IP Annotation to enter the IP Annotation settings page.

Search IP Annotations

The search function for IP annotations is on the right upper corner of the page.

Search : Type in the IP address or annotation content that you want to search in the search field and click the magnifier icon to start searching. The searching result based on existing IP annotation information will be listed in the table under the field.
Prev : Click to return to previous page of IP annotation list.
Next : Click to go to next page of IP annotation list.
Show rows : Allow you to select the number of IP annotation to be displayed in the search result per page: 10, 20 or 50 rows.

List the IP Annotations

All IP annotations are displayed in the table on the center of the page.

IP address    :   List the IP address of an annotation.

Note    :    Lists the annotation content of the IP address.

Action         :         Click Edit to edit the content of an IP annotation. The edit interface is the same as what for adding a new annotation (See below). Click Delete to delete an IP annotation.

Add a New IP Annotation

Click the New Note button on the left upper corner to enter the page for adding a new IP annotation.

IP address    :   Enter the IP address for the IP annotation.

Note Content    :    Enter the annotation content.

Save    :   Click to save the configuration and complete adding an IP annotation.

Dashboard Page Refresh Time

Reports dashboard displays instant hardware states and information of FortiWAN (See “Dashboard”). The refresh interval keeps your dashboard in sync with the latest data, however frequent page refresh might cause high CPU usage especially when FortiWAN is processing large traffic flow. Please select the appropriate fresh interval for your system. The options are refreshing dashboard every 5 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec and 30 sec, or Do not refresh the dashboard.

Email Server

Individual reports (See “Report Email”) and system alerts (See “Disk Space Control”) can be sent to users via email. It is necessary to configure the email server first to deliver the report and alert emails to users. Note that configuration here is the same as the configuration made in the tab “Email” of every report page (See “Report Email”).You can maintain the unique configuration of mail server for Reports via Settings > Email Server or the “Email” function of every report page. The mail servers used for Reports, log push (See “Log Control”) and notifications (See “Notification”) could be different. Click Settings > Email Server to enter the Email Server settings page.

SMTP Server : Enter the SMTP server used to transfer emails.
Port : Enter the port number of the SMTP server.
SSL : Click to allow SMTP server to transfer emails through SSL.
Mail From : Fill in the sender’s name of emails.
Account : Enter the user name for SMTP server authentication.
Password : Enter the password for SMTP server authentication.
Save : Click to save the configuration.
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