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FortiGate-6000 Handbook

Getting started with FortiGate-6000

Once you have installed your FortiGate-6000 in a rack and connected it to power, you should review the front and back panel LEDs to verify that everything is operating normally.

Normal operation: front and back panel LEDs

When your FortiGate-6000 is operating normally, the front panel LEDs should appear as follows.

LED State
Status Green
Alarm Off
HA Off
Power Green
Connected network interfaces Solid or flashing green.

During normal operation, the back panel PSU and fan try LEDs should all be solid green. This indicates that each component has power and is operating normally.

You can use the following tools to access and configure the FortiGate-6000:

  • Access the GUI by connecting MGMT1 to your network and browsing to https://192.168.1.99.
  • Access the GUI by connecting MGMT2 to your network and browsing to https://192.168.2.99.
  • Access the CLI by connecting to the RJ-45 RS-232 CONSOLE port with settings: bits per second: 9600, data bits: 8, parity: none, stop bits: 1, flow control: none.

In all cases you can log in with the admin administrator account and no password.

Note For security reasons you should add a password to the admin account before connecting the FortiGate-6000 to your network.

The FortiGate-6000 ships with the following factory default configuration.

Option Default configuration
Administrator Account User Name admin
Password (none)
MGMT1 IP/Netmask 192.168.1.99/24
MGMT2 IP/netmask 192.168.2.99/24

Getting started with FortiGate-6000

Once you have installed your FortiGate-6000 in a rack and connected it to power, you should review the front and back panel LEDs to verify that everything is operating normally.

Normal operation: front and back panel LEDs

When your FortiGate-6000 is operating normally, the front panel LEDs should appear as follows.

LED State
Status Green
Alarm Off
HA Off
Power Green
Connected network interfaces Solid or flashing green.

During normal operation, the back panel PSU and fan try LEDs should all be solid green. This indicates that each component has power and is operating normally.

You can use the following tools to access and configure the FortiGate-6000:

  • Access the GUI by connecting MGMT1 to your network and browsing to https://192.168.1.99.
  • Access the GUI by connecting MGMT2 to your network and browsing to https://192.168.2.99.
  • Access the CLI by connecting to the RJ-45 RS-232 CONSOLE port with settings: bits per second: 9600, data bits: 8, parity: none, stop bits: 1, flow control: none.

In all cases you can log in with the admin administrator account and no password.

Note For security reasons you should add a password to the admin account before connecting the FortiGate-6000 to your network.

The FortiGate-6000 ships with the following factory default configuration.

Option Default configuration
Administrator Account User Name admin
Password (none)
MGMT1 IP/Netmask 192.168.1.99/24
MGMT2 IP/netmask 192.168.2.99/24