Dashboard – FortiOS 6.2


The FortiOS Dashboard consists of a Network Operations Center (NOC) view with a focus on alerts. Widgets are interactive. By clicking or hovering over most widgets, the user can see additional information or follow links to other pages.

The dashboard and its widgets include:

  • Multiple dashboard support l VDOM and global dashboards l Widget resize control l Notifications on the top header bar

The following widgets are displayed by default:

Widget Description
System Information The System Information widget lists information relevant to the FortiGate system, including hostname, serial number, and firmware.
Security Fabric The Security Fabric widget displays a visual summary of many of the devices in the Fortinet Security Fabric.
CPU The real-time CPU usage is displayed for different time frames.
Widget Description
Licenses Hovering over the Licenses widget results in the display of status information (and, where applicable, database information) on the licenses for FortiCare Support, Firmware & General Updates, AntiVirus, Web Filtering, Security Rating,

FortiClient, and FortiToken. Note that Mobile Malware is not a separate service in FortiOS 6.0.0. The Mobile Malware subscription is included with the AntiVirus subscription. Clicking in the Licenses widget provides you with links to other pages, such as System > FortiGuard or contract renewal pages.

FortiCloud This widget displays FortiCloud status and provides a link to activate FortiCloud.
Administrators This widget allows you to view: l which administrators are logged in and how many sessions are active (a link directs you to a page displaying active administrator sessions) l all connected administrators and the protocols used by each
Memory Real-time memory usage is displayed for different time frames. Hovering over any point on the graph displays percentage of memory used along with a timestamp.
Sessions Hovering over the Sessions widget allows you to view memory usage data over time. Click on the down arrow to change the timeframe displayed.

Security processing unit, or SPU, percentage is displayed if your FortiGate includes an SPU. Likewise, nTurbo percentage is displayed if supported by your FortiGate.

Bandwidth Hover over the Bandwidth widget to display bandwidth usage data over time. Click on the down arrow to change the timeframe displayed. Bandwidth is displayed for both incoming and outgoing traffic.
Virtual Machine The VM widget (shown by default in the dashboard of a FortiOS VM device) includes:

l License status and type l CPU allocation usage l License RAM usage l VMX license information (if the VM supports VMX)

If the VM license specifies ‘unlimited’ the progress bar is blank. If the VM is in evaluation mode, it is yellow (warning style) and the dashboard shows the number of evaluation days used.

The following optional widgets are also available:

  • FortiView l Host Scan Summary
  • Vulnerabilities Summary l Botnet Activity l HA Status l Log Rate l Session Rate l Security Fabric Score l Advanced Threat Protection Statistics l Interface Bandwidth

Modifying dashboard widget titles

Dashboard widget titles can be modified so that widgets with different filters applied can be easily differentiated. The widget has a default title unless you set a new title.


config system admin edit <name> config gui-dashboard config widget edit 9 set type fortiview …

set title “test source by bytes”




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