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Hardware performance analytics in FAZ

  • 1.  Hardware performance analytics in FAZ

    Posted 08-27-2019 23:51
    Hi Everyone,

    I'm pretty sure all of us have encounted scenarios where we wonder how our hardware is performing in our solutions.

    • How much CPU do we use over time?
    • Is there enough memory in our systems?
    • Do we cap any specific physical interfaces?


    Etc etc. This data would be great to have in the FAZ, right? I mean, implementing SNMP functionality into the FAZ could conquer a lot of other products if it's already built in the solution I want for my Fortigates anyway.

    Or what's your opinion on this?

    Yours sincerely,
    Per


  • 2.  RE: Hardware performance analytics in FAZ

    COMMUNITY ADMIN
    Posted 08-28-2019 13:24
    Edited by Satish Veerapuneni 08-28-2019 14:37
    Hi Per - We have event logs that the FortiAnalyzer generates to enable this for you. 

    Please try System Settings > Event Log to look at specific events with Sub Type = diskquota. That should enable to see all the events around the disk usage over time.

    For all the FortiAnalyzer events pls take a look at below to help filter the events you'd like to zoom into.
    https://docs.fortinet.com/document/fortimanager/6.2.1/log-message-reference/207089/fortianalyzer-log-types-and-subtypes 

    These events can then be leveraged for better historic reporting from the Reports module in FortiAnalyzer. 

    For a quick snapshot you can for e.g. see in System Settings > Dashboard widgets around:
    • System Resource Usage for last 24 hrs
    • Disk I/O Utilization for last 24 hrs
    • Log Insert Rate for the last 24hrs
    Pls do let us know.

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    Satish Veerapuneni
    Director of Products & Solutions
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  • 3.  RE: Hardware performance analytics in FAZ

    Posted 08-28-2019 23:50
    Sorry about that.. I was a bit unspecific in my post.. I meant ofcource the hardware usage data from Fortigates in my environment.


  • 4.  RE: Hardware performance analytics in FAZ

    SITE ADMIN
    Posted 08-29-2019 21:50
    This sizing and CPU utilization really depends on your deployment and traffic patterns, usage, and what is being logged. Feel free to share more information on the deployment.


  • 5.  RE: Hardware performance analytics in FAZ

    Posted 08-29-2019 22:25
    I'm not talking about it like that. I want classic SNMP graphs like you can get in Observium, Nagios, OP5 etc. Showing hardware usage over time,​​


  • 6.  RE: Hardware performance analytics in FAZ

    COMMUNITY ADMIN
    Posted 08-30-2019 12:02
    Edited by Satish Veerapuneni 08-30-2019 13:03
    If you need something as a canned report - leverage "360 Protection Report" in FAZ. We have charts around 'Disk Utilization for Fortigates" etc. that you are asking for.
      
    As customers have one of the SNMP servers like Nagios etc. We also provide tons of hooks like SNMP traps etc. in our products to enable them easily. 

    Pls reach out to us privately with your best contact details and we'll have someone in our team directly follow up with you. 

    Thanks for asking and being a valued customer.

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    Satish Veerapuneni
    Director of Products & Solutions
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  • 7.  RE: Hardware performance analytics in FAZ

    Posted 08-30-2019 23:26
    I've had a couple of customers not having any SNMP Server inhouse prior to me getting there with the Fortigate solution. For these customers IT usually costs money and they even hesitate on buying the FAZ to start with. With some more leverage including SNMP collection it would be awesome. 
    But I guess it's not in scope of the product and won't be for long either. I guess it's just me who would love to have the reports including this kind of data.