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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

Using the Monitors dashboard

SOC monitors dashboards contain widgets that provide network and security information. Use the controls in the dashboard toolbar to work with a dashboard.

Add Widget

Add widgets to a predefined or custom dashboard. For details, see Customizing the Monitors dashboard.

Dashboard

Create a new dashboard or reset a predefined dashboard to its default settings. For custom dashboards, you can rename or delete the custom dashboard. For details, see Customizing the Monitors dashboard.

 

Create New

Create a new dashboard.

 

Reset

Reset a predefined dashboard to its default widgets and settings.

 

Rename

Rename a custom dashboard.

 

Delete

Delete a custom dashboard.

Devices

Select the devices to include in the widget data.

The device list will also include a Security Fabric if available.

To select a Security Fabric, you need to first create a Security Fabric group in FortiGate and add the Security Fabric group in FortiAnalyzer.

Time Period

Select a time period from the dropdown menu, or set a custom time period.

Refresh

Refresh the data in the widgets.

Background color

Change the background color of the dashboard to make widgets easier to view in different room lighting.

  • Day shows a brighter gray background color.
  • Night shows a black background.
  • Ocean shows a blue background color.

Hide Side-menu or Show Side-menu

Hide or show the tree menu on the left. In a typical SOC environment, the side menu is hidden and dashboards are displayed in full screen mode.

Use the controls in the widget title bar to work with widgets.

Settings icon

Change the settings of the widget. Widgets have settings applicable to that widget, such as how many of the top items to display, Time Period, Refresh Interval, and Chart Type.

View different chart types

Some widget settings let you choose different chart types such as the Disk I/O and Top Countries widget. You can add these widgets multiple times and set each widget to show a different chart type.

Hide or show a data type

For widgets that show different data types, click a data type in the title bar to hide or show that data type in the graph.

For example, in the Insert Rate vs Receive Rate widget, click Receive Rate or Insert Rate in the title bar to hide or show that data. In the Disk I/O widget, click Read or Write in the title bar to hide or show that data type.

Remove widget icon

Delete the widget from a predefined or custom dashboard.

Move widget

Click and drag a widget’s title bar to move it to another location.

Resize widget

Click and drag the resize button in the bottom-right of the widget.

View more details

Hover the cursor over a widget’s data points to see more details.

View a narrower time period

Some widgets have buttons below the graph. Click and drag the buttons to view a narrower time period.

Zoom in and out

For widgets that show information on a map such as the Top Threat Destinations widget, use the scroll wheel to change the zoom level. Click and drag the map to view a different area.

Using the Monitors dashboard

SOC monitors dashboards contain widgets that provide network and security information. Use the controls in the dashboard toolbar to work with a dashboard.

Add Widget

Add widgets to a predefined or custom dashboard. For details, see Customizing the Monitors dashboard.

Dashboard

Create a new dashboard or reset a predefined dashboard to its default settings. For custom dashboards, you can rename or delete the custom dashboard. For details, see Customizing the Monitors dashboard.

 

Create New

Create a new dashboard.

 

Reset

Reset a predefined dashboard to its default widgets and settings.

 

Rename

Rename a custom dashboard.

 

Delete

Delete a custom dashboard.

Devices

Select the devices to include in the widget data.

The device list will also include a Security Fabric if available.

To select a Security Fabric, you need to first create a Security Fabric group in FortiGate and add the Security Fabric group in FortiAnalyzer.

Time Period

Select a time period from the dropdown menu, or set a custom time period.

Refresh

Refresh the data in the widgets.

Background color

Change the background color of the dashboard to make widgets easier to view in different room lighting.

  • Day shows a brighter gray background color.
  • Night shows a black background.
  • Ocean shows a blue background color.

Hide Side-menu or Show Side-menu

Hide or show the tree menu on the left. In a typical SOC environment, the side menu is hidden and dashboards are displayed in full screen mode.

Use the controls in the widget title bar to work with widgets.

Settings icon

Change the settings of the widget. Widgets have settings applicable to that widget, such as how many of the top items to display, Time Period, Refresh Interval, and Chart Type.

View different chart types

Some widget settings let you choose different chart types such as the Disk I/O and Top Countries widget. You can add these widgets multiple times and set each widget to show a different chart type.

Hide or show a data type

For widgets that show different data types, click a data type in the title bar to hide or show that data type in the graph.

For example, in the Insert Rate vs Receive Rate widget, click Receive Rate or Insert Rate in the title bar to hide or show that data. In the Disk I/O widget, click Read or Write in the title bar to hide or show that data type.

Remove widget icon

Delete the widget from a predefined or custom dashboard.

Move widget

Click and drag a widget’s title bar to move it to another location.

Resize widget

Click and drag the resize button in the bottom-right of the widget.

View more details

Hover the cursor over a widget’s data points to see more details.

View a narrower time period

Some widgets have buttons below the graph. Click and drag the buttons to view a narrower time period.

Zoom in and out

For widgets that show information on a map such as the Top Threat Destinations widget, use the scroll wheel to change the zoom level. Click and drag the map to view a different area.