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How to configure Hostname in FortiGate firewall via CLI


Suppose you have to configure the hostname of FortiGate devices via CLI. You can follow the steps 


A hostname is a label that is assigned to a device connected in network and is used to identify the device .

Process / Steps

  • Login the device with the admin access.
login as:
Password :
  • Go to the System >global with “config system global”
# config system global
  • Set the hostname with command “set hostname <hostname> “
#set hostname DEVICE-1 
  • Go to END
  • The syntax are as per below¬†
config system global
set hostname <hostname>
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