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FortiGate-6000 Handbook

FortiGate-6000 overview

The FortiGate-6000 series is a collection of 3U 19-inch rackmount appliances that all include twenty-four 25GigE SFP28 and four 100GigE QSFP28 data network interfaces, as well as NP6 and CP9 processors to deliver high IPS/threat prevention performance.

Currently, four FortiGate-6000 models are available:

  • FortiGate-6500F
  • FortiGate-6501F
  • FortiGate-6300F
  • FortiGate-6301F

All FortiGate-6000 models have the same front and back panel configuration including the same network interfaces. The differences are the processing capacity of the individual models. All FortiGate-6000 models include internal Fortinet Processor Cards (FPCs) that contain NP6 and CP9 security processors. The FortiGate-6000 uses session-aware load balancing to distribute sessions to the FPCs. The FortiGate-6500F includes ten FPCs and the FortiGate-6300F includes six FPCs.

Also the FortiGate-6501F and 6301F models are the same as their related models with the addition of two internal 1 TByte log disks.

FortiGate-6000 front panel (FortiGate-6500F shown)

FortiGate-6000 overview

The FortiGate-6000 series is a collection of 3U 19-inch rackmount appliances that all include twenty-four 25GigE SFP28 and four 100GigE QSFP28 data network interfaces, as well as NP6 and CP9 processors to deliver high IPS/threat prevention performance.

Currently, four FortiGate-6000 models are available:

  • FortiGate-6500F
  • FortiGate-6501F
  • FortiGate-6300F
  • FortiGate-6301F

All FortiGate-6000 models have the same front and back panel configuration including the same network interfaces. The differences are the processing capacity of the individual models. All FortiGate-6000 models include internal Fortinet Processor Cards (FPCs) that contain NP6 and CP9 security processors. The FortiGate-6000 uses session-aware load balancing to distribute sessions to the FPCs. The FortiGate-6500F includes ten FPCs and the FortiGate-6300F includes six FPCs.

Also the FortiGate-6501F and 6301F models are the same as their related models with the addition of two internal 1 TByte log disks.

FortiGate-6000 front panel (FortiGate-6500F shown)