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LogicMonitor offers out-of-the-box monitoring for the Fortinet FortiGate firewall platform. Our monitoring suite uses SNMP to query the FortiGate appliance for a wide variety of health and performance metrics.
Add your FortiGate host into monitoring. For more information on adding resources into monitoring, see Adding Devices.
SNMP must be configured on the FortiGate host in order for the DataSources to apply.
LogicMonitor must provide the appropriate credentials in order to successfully access the FortiGate device via SNMP. For instructions on how to set the appropriate credentials as properties on the resource within LogicMonitor, see Defining Authentication Credentials.
From the LogicMonitor repository, import all Fortinet FortiGate LogicModules, which are listed in the LogicModules in Package section of this support article. If these LogicModules are already present, ensure you have the most recent versions.
Once the LogicModules are imported (assuming all previous setup requirements have been met), the suite of FortiGate DataSources will automatically begin collecting data.
In April of 2020, LogicMonitor released a new suite of Fortinet FortiGate DataSources. The new DataSources offer several advantages, including vastly expanded monitoring coverage and improved efficiency for future scalability and support.
Therefore, the release of these new DataSources serves to deprecate the following legacy FortiGate DataSources:
If you are currently monitoring FortiGate using any of these legacy DataSources, you will not experience any data loss upon importing the new DataSources. This is because DataSource names have been changed to eliminate module overwriting.
However, you will collect duplicate data and receive duplicate alerts for as long as both sets of DataSources are active. For this reason, we recommend that you disable the above-listed DataSources after importing the new set of DataSources and confirming that they are working as intended in your environment.
When a DataSource is disabled, it stops querying the host and generating alerts, but maintains all historical data. At some point in time, you may want to delete the legacy DataSources altogether, but consider this move carefully as all historical data will be lost upon deletion. For more information on disabling DataSources, see Disabling Monitoring for a DataSource or Instance.
LogicMonitor’s package for Fortinet FortiGate consists of the following LogicModules. For full coverage, please ensure that all of these LogicModules are imported into your LogicMonitor platform.
When setting static datapoint thresholds on the various metrics tracked by this package’s DataSources, LogicMonitor follows the technology owner’s best practice KPI recommendations. If necessary, we encourage you to adjust these predefined thresholds to meet the unique needs of your environment. For more information on tuning datapoint thresholds, see Tuning Static Thresholds for Datapoints.
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