Installing QSFP28, SFP28, SFP+, and SFP transceivers
You must install QSFP28 or QSFP+ transceivers into the 25 to 28 interfaces before connecting them to 100Gbps or 40Gbps networks.
You must install SFP28, SFP+, or SPF transceivers into the 1 to 24 interfaces before connecting them to 25Gbps, 10Gbps. or Gigabit networks.
|You may need to manually change interface speeds as described in Interface groups and changing data interface speeds.|
You must install the following types of SFP+ or SFP transceivers into the MGMT3, HA1, and HA2 interfaces before connecting them to 10Gbps or Gigabit networks.
- 10GBASE-SR SFP+ (10Gbps)
- 10GBASE-LR SFP+ (10Gbps)
- 1000BASE SFP (1Gbps)
|The HA1 and HA2 interfaces are used for heartbeat, session sync, and management communication between two and only two FortiGate-6000Fs in HA mode. This communication requires SFP+ 10 Gbps connections. Using to SFP 1 Gbps connections is not recommended.|
To install transceivers
To complete this procedure, you need:
- A FortiGate-6000F
- Transceivers to install
- An electrostatic discharge (ESD) preventive wrist strap with connection cord
|FortiGate-6000Fs must be protected from static discharge and physical shock. Only handle or work with FortiGate-6000Fs at a static-free workstation. Always wear a grounded electrostatic discharge (ESD) preventive wrist strap when handling FortiGate-6000Fs.|
|Handling the transceivers by holding the release latch can damage the connector. Do not force transceivers into their cage slots. If the transceiver does not easily slide in and click into place, it may not be aligned correctly. If this happens, remove the transceiver, realign it and slide it in again.|
- Attach the ESD wrist strap to your wrist and to an available ESD socket or wrist strap terminal.
- Remove the caps from the cage sockets on the FortiGate-6000F front panel.
- Hold the sides of the transceiver and slide it into the cage socket until it clicks into place.