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Getting started with FortiGate-6000

This section is a quick start guide to connecting and configuring a FortiGate-6000F for your network.

Before using this chapter, your FortiGate-6000F should be mounted and connected to your grounding and power system. In addition, your FortiGate-6000Fs should be powered up and the front and back panel LEDs should indicate normal operation.

When your FortiGate-6000F 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.

Once the system has initialized, you have a few options for connecting to the FortiGate-6000F 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-6000F 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

This section is a quick start guide to connecting and configuring a FortiGate-6000F for your network.

Before using this chapter, your FortiGate-6000F should be mounted and connected to your grounding and power system. In addition, your FortiGate-6000Fs should be powered up and the front and back panel LEDs should indicate normal operation.

When your FortiGate-6000F 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.

Once the system has initialized, you have a few options for connecting to the FortiGate-6000F 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-6000F 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.