The execute commands perform immediate operations on the FortiGate unit, including:

  • Maintenance operations, such as back up and restore the system configuration, reset the configuration to factory settings, update antivirus and attack definitions, view and delete log messages, set the date and time.
  • Network operations, such as view and clear DHCP leases, clear arp table entries, use ping or traceroute to diagnose network problems.
  • Generate certificate requests and install certificates for VPN authentication.

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