Working with various IT/Security outfits over the past few years and with numerous Sec-Engineers to Directors, a lot of them get hung up over the vdom name of "root". I've even had numerous request for removing the root vdom or renaming it.
In one of my last encounter , they actually had me open a ticket with FTNT & who the engineer made a wild claim that he think it could be deleted.
In fact this is NOT true! Or I have yet to be proven wrong.
Here's some screenshot of a wasted of time with "attempting" to remove the vdom name "root", after deleting all policies, creating a a new vdom, deleting any bindings to root-vdom ( interfaces, admin-accounts, dhcp-server , fortianalyzer, fortimanager , central-management etc......)
So the conclusion;
1: the root-vdom can not be deleted
2: it's just a name-vdom use it as-is or do use it
3: trying to rename vdom-root or deleting it, is amounting to trying to rename or deleting the windowOS system32 directory or the unix "/" directory
NSE ( network security expert) and Route/Switching Engineer
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