FortiAnalyzer – Dashboard – FortiOS 6.2.3


The Dashboard contains widgets that provide performance and status information and enable you to configure basic system settings.

The following widgets are available:

Widget Description
System Information Displays basic information about the FortiAnalyzer system, such as up time and firmware version. You can also enable or disable Administrative Domains and adjust the operation mode. For more information, see System Information widget on page 157.

From this widget you can manually update the FortiAnalyzer firmware to a different release. For more information, see Updating the system firmware on page 159.

The widget fields will vary based on how the FortiAnalyzer is configured, for example, if ADOMs are enabled.

System Resources Displays the real-time and historical usage status of the CPU, memory and hard disk. For more information, see System Resources widget on page 161.
License Information Displays how many devices of the supported maximum are connected to the FortiAnalyzer unit. See License Information widget on page 162.

From this widget you can manually upload a license for VM systems.

Widget Description
Unit Operation Displays status and connection information for the ports of the FortiAnalyzer unit. It also enables you to shutdown and restart the FortiAnalyzer unit or reformat a hard disk. For more information, see Unit Operation widget on page 163.
Alert Message Console Displays log-based alert messages for both the FortiAnalyzer unit and connected devices. For more information, see Alert Messages Console widget on page 163.
Log Receive Monitor Displays a real-time monitor of logs received. You can view data per device or per log type. For more information, see Log Receive Monitor widget on page 164.
Insert Rate vs Receive Rate Displays the log insert and receive rates. For more information, see Insert Rate vs Receive Rate widget on page 164.

The Insert Rate vs Receive Rate widget is hidden when the FortiAnalyzer is operating in Collector mode, and the SQL database is disabled.

Log Insert Lag Time Displays how many seconds the database is behind in processing the logs. For more information, see Log Insert Lag Time widget on page 165.

The Log Insert Lag Time widget is hidden when the FortiAnalyzer is operating in Collector mode, and the SQL database is disabled.

Receive Rate vs Forwarding Rate Displays the Receive Rate, which is the rate at which FortiAnalyzer is receiving logs. When log forwarding is configured, the widget also displays the log forwarding rate for each configured server. For more information, see Receive Rate vs Forwarding Rate widget on page 165.
Disk I/O Displays the disk utilization, transaction rate, or throughput as a percentage over time. For more information, see Disk I/O widget on page 166.

Customizing the dashboard

The FortiAnalyzer 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. It can also be viewed in full screen by selecting the full screen button on the far right side of the toolbar.

Action Steps
Move a widget Move the widget by clicking and dragging its title bar, then dropping it in its new location
Add a widget Select Toggle Widgets from the toolbar, then select the name widget you need to add.
Delete a widget Click the Close icon in the widget’s title bar.
Customize a widget For widgets with an edit icon, you can customize the widget by clicking the Edit icon and configuring the settings.
Reset the dashboard Select Toggle Widgets > Reset to Default from the toolbar. The dashboards will be reset to the default view.

System Information widget

The information displayed in the System Information widget is dependent on the FortiAnalyzer model and device settings. The following information is available on this widget:

Host Name The identifying name assigned to this FortiAnalyzer unit. Click the edit host name button to change the host name. For more information, see Changing the host name on page 158.
Serial Number The serial number of the FortiAnalyzer unit. The serial number is unique to the FortiAnalyzer 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 FortiAnalyzer platform type, for example FAZVM64 (virtual machine).
HA Status Displays if FortiAnalyzer unit is in High Availability mode and whether it is the Master or Slave unit in the HA cluster.
System Time The current time on the FortiAnalyzer internal clock. Click the edit system time button to change system time settings. For more information, see Configuring the system time on page 158.
Firmware Version The version number and build number of the firmware installed on the

FortiAnalyzer unit. To update the firmware, you must download the latest version from the Customer Service & Support website at Click the update button, then select the firmware image to load from the local hard disk or network volume. For more information, see Updating the system firmware on page 159.

System Configuration The date of the last system configuration backup. The following actions are available:

l  Click the backup button to backup the system configuration to a file; see Backing up the system on page 160.

l  Click the restore to restore the configuration from a backup file; see Restoring the configuration on page 160. You can also migrate the configuration to a different FortiAnalyzer model by using the CLI. See Migrating the configuration on page 160.

Current Administrators The number of administrators currently logged in. Click the current session list button to view the session details for all currently logged in administrators.
Up Time The duration of time the FortiAnalyzer unit has been running since it was last started or restarted.
Administrative Domain Displays whether ADOMs are enabled. Toggle the switch to change the Administrative Domain state. See Enabling and disabling the ADOM feature on page 179.
Operation Mode Displays the current operation mode of the FortiAnalyzer. Click the other mode to change to it. For more information on operation modes, see Two operation modes on page 19.

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