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FortiGate-6000 Handbook

Getting started with FortiGate-6000

After you install your FortiGate-6000 in a rack and connect 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.

    When the system has initialized, you have a few options for connecting to the FortiGate-6000 GUI or CLI:

    • Log in to the management board GUI by connecting MGMT1 or MGMT2 to your network and browsing to https://192.168.1.99 or https://192.168.2.99.
    • Log in to the management board CLI by connecting MGMT1 or MGMT2 to your network and using an SSH client to connect to 192.168.1.99 or 182.168.2.99.
    • Log in to the management board CLI by connecting to the RJ-45 RS-232 CONSOLE port with settings:
      BPS: 9600, data bits: 8, parity: none, stop bits: 1, flow control: none.

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

    Option Default Configuration
    Administrator Account User Name admin
    Password (none) For security reasons you should add a password to the admin account before connecting the FortiGate-6000 to your network.
    MGMT1 IP/Netmask 192.168.1.99/24
    MGMT2 IP/Netmask 192.168.2.99/24

    All configuration changes must be made from the management board GUI or CLI and not from individual FPCs.

    All other management communication (for example, SNMP queries, remote logging, and so on) use the MGMT1 or MGMT2 interfaces and are handled by the management board.

    Getting started with FortiGate-6000

    After you install your FortiGate-6000 in a rack and connect 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.

    When the system has initialized, you have a few options for connecting to the FortiGate-6000 GUI or CLI:

    • Log in to the management board GUI by connecting MGMT1 or MGMT2 to your network and browsing to https://192.168.1.99 or https://192.168.2.99.
    • Log in to the management board CLI by connecting MGMT1 or MGMT2 to your network and using an SSH client to connect to 192.168.1.99 or 182.168.2.99.
    • Log in to the management board CLI by connecting to the RJ-45 RS-232 CONSOLE port with settings:
      BPS: 9600, data bits: 8, parity: none, stop bits: 1, flow control: none.

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

    Option Default Configuration
    Administrator Account User Name admin
    Password (none) For security reasons you should add a password to the admin account before connecting the FortiGate-6000 to your network.
    MGMT1 IP/Netmask 192.168.1.99/24
    MGMT2 IP/Netmask 192.168.2.99/24

    All configuration changes must be made from the management board GUI or CLI and not from individual FPCs.

    All other management communication (for example, SNMP queries, remote logging, and so on) use the MGMT1 or MGMT2 interfaces and are handled by the management board.