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Authorize FortiExtender on FortiOS

Once the FortiExtender is discovered, you must authorize it by associating it either with a virtual WAN interface or a VLAN interface.

To authorize the FortiExtender device in FortiOS:

  1. Go to Network>FortiExtender, and wait for the FortiExtender device to be discovered by FortiGate.
  2. Bind the device to an interface and authorize it.
  3. In FortiGate 5.4 and later releases, you must manually create either a virtual WAN interface of type FEX-WAN or a VLAN sub-interface, and link it to FortiExtender as part of the authorization process, as illustrated below.

Make sure that FortiExtender and FortiGate are connected on Layer 2 by default. If they are not connected via Layer 2 but can reach each other via Layer-3 networking, configure your FortiExtender with static discovery using the following FortiExtender CLI commands:

config system management fortigate

set ac-discovery-type static

config static-ac-addr

edit 1

set server 192.168.1.99

next

edit 2

set server fortinent.com

next

end

set discovery-intf lan port4

end

Authorize FortiExtender on FortiOS

Once the FortiExtender is discovered, you must authorize it by associating it either with a virtual WAN interface or a VLAN interface.

To authorize the FortiExtender device in FortiOS:

  1. Go to Network>FortiExtender, and wait for the FortiExtender device to be discovered by FortiGate.
  2. Bind the device to an interface and authorize it.
  3. In FortiGate 5.4 and later releases, you must manually create either a virtual WAN interface of type FEX-WAN or a VLAN sub-interface, and link it to FortiExtender as part of the authorization process, as illustrated below.

Make sure that FortiExtender and FortiGate are connected on Layer 2 by default. If they are not connected via Layer 2 but can reach each other via Layer-3 networking, configure your FortiExtender with static discovery using the following FortiExtender CLI commands:

config system management fortigate

set ac-discovery-type static

config static-ac-addr

edit 1

set server 192.168.1.99

next

edit 2

set server fortinent.com

next

end

set discovery-intf lan port4

end