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Table of Contents

FortiGate-6000 Handbook

Change log

Date Change description

August 17, 2022

Corrected the description of the priority option in config load-balance flow-rule.

Added information about what happens to the RAID configuration of a FortiGate-6301F or 6501F after installing firmware from the BIOS. See Installing firmware from the BIOS after a reboot.

May 4, 2022

Changes to the following section: FortiGate-6000 FGSP.

April 28, 2022

FortiOS 6.0.14 document release.

December 9, 2021

Misc. changes throughout the document.

September 10, 2021

Both FortiGate-6501Fs or FortiGate-6301Fs in an FGCP cluster must have the same number of active hard disks and the same RAID configuration. For more information, see Before you begin configuring HA and Basic FortiGate-6000 HA configuration.

August 27, 2021

FortiOS 6.0.13 document release.

June 22, 2021

Added information about support for load balancing sessions without syn packets to FortiOS features that are not supported by FortiGate-6000 6.0.12.

June 3, 2021

FortiOS 6.0.12 document release.

March 5, 2021

Added a note about requiring the Security Fabric to be enabled for normal operation to Confirming startup status.

December 7, 2020

New section: More ARP queries than expected for one device - potential issue on large WiFi networks.

September 9, 2020 FortiOS 6.0.10 document release.

August 20, 2020

Changes to FortiOS Carrier GTP load balancing. Added information about power-related FPC failure and other FPC failure issues to Failover in a standalone FortiGate-6000, FPC failure, and Troubleshooting an FPC failure.

April 21, 2020

New section: Failover protection.

April 6, 2019

FortiOS 6.0.9 document release.

January 22, 2020

Usage-based ECMP load balancing is not supported. See FortiOS features that are not supported by FortiGate-6000 v6.0.8.

December 19, 2019

FortiOS 6.0.8 document release.

November 7, 2019

New sections: ICAP support and SSL mirroring support.

October 31, 2019

Added information about resolving HA cluster chassis ID conflicts to Introduction to FortiGate-6000 FGCP HA.

October 28, 2019

Added more information to Special management port numbers and Maximum number of LAGs and interfaces per LAG. As well, misc changes throughout.

October 7, 2019

Corrections and improvements to FortiGate-6000 FGSP, Example FortiGate-6000 FGSP configuration, and Standalone configuration synchronization.

September 10, 2019 FortiOS 6.0.6 document release.

July 10, 2019

Changes to HA mode special management port numbers. New section: Adding flow rules to support DHCP relay. Additional changes and fixes throughout the document.

June 21, 2019

New section: Default Security Fabric configuration.

April 30, 2019

Fixes and updates throughout the document.

April 26, 2019

Fixes and updates throughout the document.

April 26, 2019 FortiOS 6.0.4 document release.

Change log

Date Change description

August 17, 2022

Corrected the description of the priority option in config load-balance flow-rule.

Added information about what happens to the RAID configuration of a FortiGate-6301F or 6501F after installing firmware from the BIOS. See Installing firmware from the BIOS after a reboot.

May 4, 2022

Changes to the following section: FortiGate-6000 FGSP.

April 28, 2022

FortiOS 6.0.14 document release.

December 9, 2021

Misc. changes throughout the document.

September 10, 2021

Both FortiGate-6501Fs or FortiGate-6301Fs in an FGCP cluster must have the same number of active hard disks and the same RAID configuration. For more information, see Before you begin configuring HA and Basic FortiGate-6000 HA configuration.

August 27, 2021

FortiOS 6.0.13 document release.

June 22, 2021

Added information about support for load balancing sessions without syn packets to FortiOS features that are not supported by FortiGate-6000 6.0.12.

June 3, 2021

FortiOS 6.0.12 document release.

March 5, 2021

Added a note about requiring the Security Fabric to be enabled for normal operation to Confirming startup status.

December 7, 2020

New section: More ARP queries than expected for one device - potential issue on large WiFi networks.

September 9, 2020 FortiOS 6.0.10 document release.

August 20, 2020

Changes to FortiOS Carrier GTP load balancing. Added information about power-related FPC failure and other FPC failure issues to Failover in a standalone FortiGate-6000, FPC failure, and Troubleshooting an FPC failure.

April 21, 2020

New section: Failover protection.

April 6, 2019

FortiOS 6.0.9 document release.

January 22, 2020

Usage-based ECMP load balancing is not supported. See FortiOS features that are not supported by FortiGate-6000 v6.0.8.

December 19, 2019

FortiOS 6.0.8 document release.

November 7, 2019

New sections: ICAP support and SSL mirroring support.

October 31, 2019

Added information about resolving HA cluster chassis ID conflicts to Introduction to FortiGate-6000 FGCP HA.

October 28, 2019

Added more information to Special management port numbers and Maximum number of LAGs and interfaces per LAG. As well, misc changes throughout.

October 7, 2019

Corrections and improvements to FortiGate-6000 FGSP, Example FortiGate-6000 FGSP configuration, and Standalone configuration synchronization.

September 10, 2019 FortiOS 6.0.6 document release.

July 10, 2019

Changes to HA mode special management port numbers. New section: Adding flow rules to support DHCP relay. Additional changes and fixes throughout the document.

June 21, 2019

New section: Default Security Fabric configuration.

April 30, 2019

Fixes and updates throughout the document.

April 26, 2019

Fixes and updates throughout the document.

April 26, 2019 FortiOS 6.0.4 document release.