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Front panel connectors

You connect the FortiGate-6000F to your 25 Gbps or 10 Gbps networks using the 1 to 24 SFP28 front panel interfaces. You can also connect the FortiGate-6000F to your 100 Gbps or 40 Gbps networks using the 25 to 28 front panel QSFP28 interfaces. The front panel also includes 10 GigE SPF+ HA heartbeat interfaces (HA1 and HA2), two Ethernet 10/100/1000 copper management interfaces (MGMT1 and MGMT2), a 10 GigE SPF+ management interface (MGMT3), an RS-232 serial console port, and a USB port. The USB port can be used with any USB key for backing up and restoring configuration files.

Connector Type Speed Protocol Description
1 to 24 SFP28 1/10/25Gbps Ethernet 1/10/25GigE connection using SFP28 or SPF+ transceivers. For traffic interfaces.
25 to 28 QSFP28 40/100Gbps Ethernet 40/100GigE connections using QSFP28 or QSFP+ transceivers. For traffic interfaces.
MGMT1 MGMT2 RJ-45 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet 10/100/1000BASE-T copper connections for out of band management or system administration.
MGMT3 SFP+ 1/10Gbps Ethernet 1/10GigE connection using an SFP+ or SFP transceiver. For out of band management or system administration.
HA1 HA2 SFP+ 1/10Gbps Ethernet 1/10GigE connection using SFP+ or SFP transceivers. For HA heartbeat and synchronization. 1GigE not recommended.
CONSOLE RJ-45 9600bps
data bits: 8
parity: none
stop bits: 1
flow control: none
RS-232 Serial interface for console access.
USB USB 3.0 Type A USB 3.0
USB 2.0
Standard USB connector.

Front panel connectors

You connect the FortiGate-6000F to your 25 Gbps or 10 Gbps networks using the 1 to 24 SFP28 front panel interfaces. You can also connect the FortiGate-6000F to your 100 Gbps or 40 Gbps networks using the 25 to 28 front panel QSFP28 interfaces. The front panel also includes 10 GigE SPF+ HA heartbeat interfaces (HA1 and HA2), two Ethernet 10/100/1000 copper management interfaces (MGMT1 and MGMT2), a 10 GigE SPF+ management interface (MGMT3), an RS-232 serial console port, and a USB port. The USB port can be used with any USB key for backing up and restoring configuration files.

Connector Type Speed Protocol Description
1 to 24 SFP28 1/10/25Gbps Ethernet 1/10/25GigE connection using SFP28 or SPF+ transceivers. For traffic interfaces.
25 to 28 QSFP28 40/100Gbps Ethernet 40/100GigE connections using QSFP28 or QSFP+ transceivers. For traffic interfaces.
MGMT1 MGMT2 RJ-45 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet 10/100/1000BASE-T copper connections for out of band management or system administration.
MGMT3 SFP+ 1/10Gbps Ethernet 1/10GigE connection using an SFP+ or SFP transceiver. For out of band management or system administration.
HA1 HA2 SFP+ 1/10Gbps Ethernet 1/10GigE connection using SFP+ or SFP transceivers. For HA heartbeat and synchronization. 1GigE not recommended.
CONSOLE RJ-45 9600bps
data bits: 8
parity: none
stop bits: 1
flow control: none
RS-232 Serial interface for console access.
USB USB 3.0 Type A USB 3.0
USB 2.0
Standard USB connector.