Before verifying normal operation and making configuration changes and so on you should wait until the FortiGate-6000 is completely started up and synchronized. This can take a few minutes.
To confirm that the FortiGate-6000 is synchronized, go to Monitor > Configuration Sync Monitor. If the system is synchronized, the management board (slot 0) all of the FPCs (slots 1 to 6 or 1 to 10) should be visible and their Configuration Status should be In Sync. The Cluster Status monitor also indicates if any FPCs are not synchronized.
The FortiGate-6000 uses the Fortinet Security Fabric for communication and synchronization between the management board and the FPCs and for normal GUI operation. By default, the Security Fabric is enabled and must remain enabled for normal operation.
You can also view the Sensor Information dashboard widget to confirm that the system temperatures are normal and that all power supplies and fans are operating normally.
From the menu bar at the top of the GUI, you can click on the host name and pull down a list that includes the management board and the FPCs in the FortiGate-6000. From the list you can hover over each component to see the CPU and memory usage and session count of each, change the host name, or log into the component's GUI using the special management port number.
From the CLI you can use the
diagnose sys confsync status | grep in_sy command to view the synchronization status of the management board and FPCs. If all of the FPCs are synchronized, each output line should include
in_sync=1. If a line ends with
in_sync=0, that FPC is not synchronized. The following example just shows a few output lines:
diagnose sys confsync status | grep in_sy FPC6KF3E17900200, Secondary, uptime=5385.45, priority=119, slot_id=2:1, idx=2, flag=0x4, in_sync=1 F6KF313E17900031, Secondary, uptime=5484.74, priority=2, slot_id=1:0, idx=0, flag=0x10, in_sync=1 F6KF313E17900032, Primary, uptime=5488.57, priority=1, slot_id=2:0, idx=1, flag=0x10, in_sync=1 FPC6KF3E17900201, Secondary, uptime=5388.78, priority=120, slot_id=2:2, idx=2, flag=0x4, in_sync=1 F6KF313E17900031, Secondary, uptime=5484.74, priority=2, slot_id=1:0, idx=0, flag=0x10, in_sync=1 ...