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The Options area is where administrators can edit the various options used to customise FireDaemon Fusion. It features FireDaemon Fusion’s customisation settings that can be used for IP bindings, SSL, and connecting to remote machines.

IPv4 Addresses & Bindings

IPv4 binding: Determines which address Fusion will listen on. Enter ipconfig /all at a command line to view all the addresses Fusion can listen on.

Connection port: Determines which port Fusion uses to connect. The default port is 20604. If you change this port, make sure the new port is open to traffic.

SSL info

FireDaemon Fusion supports SSL so you can access Fusion itself with a secure connection. See the SSL area of this guide for full instructions on setting up SSL with FireDaemon Fusion. There are two fields in the Options area for configuring FireDaemon Fusion to use SSL.

SSL Password: Enter the passphrase to your SSL certificate here. It may be left blank if your SSL certificate is not password-protected.

Use SSL: Check this box to use SSL to access FireDaemon Fusion. Note that you will need to restart FireDaemon Fusion to start using SSL in Fusion. You can do this in the System Services area.

Log file info

This section allows you to configure your log file information. While using log files is optional, it is useful when detecting unusual behaviour and keeping a record of activity.

Log File Folder: This folder determines the location of your Fusion log files. By default, the folder is named logs and is located in your FireDaemon Fusion folder. You may change this location to suit your preferences.

Log File Name: This area determines the file to write FireDaemon Fusion logs to. The default file is FireDaemonFusion.log. You may change the file name here.

Log File Rotation: This setting determines when your log files are rotated. There are four options here:

Log File Ageing: This setting determines how many of the most recent log files to preserve. The default (and highest) setting is 12.

Enable Debug: When enabled, this setting enables debug mode, which prints more detailed information to the specified log file.

Other settings

There is one version-related setting that an administrator can edit.

Hide Version String: Checking this setting hides the version of FireDaemon Fusion in use at the bottom of each Fusion page. Note that users with Quick Stats access will still be able to view the Fusion version currently in use on the Quick Stats tab.

Enter license area

Here you can enter your license name and serial number to register your copy of FireDaemon Fusion after purchase. This area disappears after registering your copy. 

Fusion nodes

Nodes provide an easy way to view other machines on your network that also run FireDaemon Fusion. This allows you to manage FireDaemon services for another computer as well as shut down or restart machines.

Control heartbeat: This monitors the other nodes to check their online status. You can tell Fusion to check the other machines at a certain interval. The default setting is every 100 seconds. Once this setting is enabled, you can check the status of your other Fusion nodes by viewing the status circle next to each machine.

You can also add new Fusion nodes so you can control other Fusion-enabled computers remotely. To add a new Fusion node, click the + sign and enter the following information:

Once you have entered this information, click Update. The new machine will appear in the upper left corner under Computers Connected. Click the name of the machine to view its information, services, and stats.