Monitoring the Dashboard


Use the monitoring functionality to view the Dashboard page.

The Dashboard is the J-Web GUI framework on SRX Series devices, and it is based on panes. Each pane acts as a separate frame that can be viewed, dragged, minimized, maximized, or hidden. The panes include Chassis View, System Identification, Resource Utilization, Security Resources, System Alarms, File Usage, Login Sessions, Chassis Status, Storage Usage, and Threat Activity.

  • The Threat Activity pane is not available on SRX1400, SRX3400, SRX3600, SRX5600, and SRX5800 devices.
  • For SRX Series devices configured for logical systems, the Logical System Identification and Logical System Profile panes are displayed when you log in as a user logical system administrator. These are the only logical system panes available in Dashboard Preferences.


The Chassis View and several informational panes are displayed by default. To customize the page to include particular panes, click the Open Preferences Dialog icon at the top-right corner of the page to open Dashboard Preferences. From Dashboard Preferences, you can also set the refresh time interval to update the data on the system properties automatically.


Table 3 summarizes key output fields in the Dashboard page.

Table 3: Dashboard Monitoring Page



Chassis View

Provides a graphical representation of the hardware chassis.

Displays the front or rear panel view of the device and shows which slots are occupied. When you insert or remove a card, the Chassis View reflects the change immediately.

Changes color to indicate the port link status. For example, the ge port LED is green and steadily on when the port is up and red when the port is down.

Displays Help tips when you hover the mouse over a port.

System Identification

Provides system details such as serial number of the software, hostname, software version, BIOS version, system uptime, and system time.

Resource Utilization

Provides a graphical representation of the CPU, memory, and storage used for both the data and the control planes. The CPU control also shows the load average value for 1 minute when you mouse over CPU Control.

Security Resources

Provides the maximum, configured, and activated number of session, firewall/VPN policies, and IPsec VPNs.

System Alarms

Provides the received time, severity, description of the alarms and the action to be taken.

File Usage

Provides current space requirements for log, temporary, crash, and database files. Click Maintain to download or delete some or all of these files.

Login Sessions

Provides the user credentials, login time, idle time, and host.

Chassis Status

Provides the component temperature and fan tray details of the system. Select View Chassis Status and then select Monitor>System View>Chassis for more information.

Storage Usage

Displays used and available storage and usage information about other system components.

Threat Activity

Provides the most current threats received on the device.

Logical System Identification

Provides the logical system name, the security profile assigned to the logical system, the software version, and the system time.

Logical System Profile

Displays the types of resources that are allocated to the user logical system, the number of resources used and reserved, and the maximum number of resources allowed.

  • If the rescue configuration is not set, the set rescue configuration link directs you to the Maintain > Config management > Rescue page to set the rescue configuration.
  • To use the Chassis View, a recent version of Adobe Flash that supports ActionScript and AJAX (Version 9) must be installed. Also note that the Chassis View is displayed by default on the Dashboard page. You can enable or disable it using options in the Dashboard Preference dialog box, but clearing cookies in Microsoft Internet Explorer also causes the Chassis View to be displayed.

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