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FortiGate-6000F hardware description

The FortiGate-6000F series is a collection of 3U 19-inch rackmount appliances that include twenty-four 1/10/25GigE SFP28 and four 40/100GigE QSFP28 data network interfaces, as well as NP6 and CP9 processors to deliver high IPS/threat prevention performance.

Currently, four FortiGate-6000F models are available:

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

All FortiGate-6000F 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-6000F models include a management board (MBD) and internal Fortinet Processor Cards (FPCs) that contain NP6 and CP9 security processors. The management board handles management tasks, separating management tasks from data processing tasks that are handled by the FPCs. The FortiGate-6000F 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 6501F and 6301F models are the same as their related models with the addition of two internal 1 TByte log disks in a RAID-1 configuration.

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

FortiGate-6000F hardware description

The FortiGate-6000F series is a collection of 3U 19-inch rackmount appliances that include twenty-four 1/10/25GigE SFP28 and four 40/100GigE QSFP28 data network interfaces, as well as NP6 and CP9 processors to deliver high IPS/threat prevention performance.

Currently, four FortiGate-6000F models are available:

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

All FortiGate-6000F 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-6000F models include a management board (MBD) and internal Fortinet Processor Cards (FPCs) that contain NP6 and CP9 security processors. The management board handles management tasks, separating management tasks from data processing tasks that are handled by the FPCs. The FortiGate-6000F 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 6501F and 6301F models are the same as their related models with the addition of two internal 1 TByte log disks in a RAID-1 configuration.

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