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Console port

You can use the RJ-45 RS-232 Console port to connect to the FortiGate-6000F CLI with these settings:

bits per second: 9600, data bits: 8, parity: none, stop bits: 1, flow control: none.

From the Console port, you can connect to the management board (MBD) CLI of the FortiGate-6000F. You can also press Ctrl-T to switch between the management board CLI and the CLIs of each of the FPCs in your FortiGate-6000F (the new destination is displayed in the terminal window). The FortiGate-6500F has a management board and 10 FPCs; 11 consoles in total. The FortiGate-6300F has a management board and 6 FPCs; 7 consoles in total.

You should only make configuration changes on the management board CLI; but, you can cycle through individual FPC consoles to use diagnose, get or execute commands to view information about individual FPCs and for other operations.

Once the console port is connected to the CLI that you want to use, press Enter to enable the CLI and log in. When your session is complete you can press Ctrl-T to connect to another CLI.

Your FortiGate-6000F package include a DB9 to RJ-45 serial cable that you can use to connect a management PC console port to the FortiGate-6000F console port.

Fortinet serial cable pinout

DB9

Color

Function

RJ-45

5

Green

Ground

5

2

Black

Rx

3

3

Yellow

Tx

6

Connecting to the CLI of an individual FPC

Use the following steps to connect to the CLI of the FPC in slot 4: (FPC04)

  1. Connect the console cable supplied with your FortiGate-6000F to the console port and to your PC or other device RS-232 console port.
  2. Start a terminal emulation program on the PC. Use these settings:

    Baud Rate (bps) 9600, Data bits 8, Parity None, Stop bits 1, and Flow Control None.

  3. Press Ctrl-T to enter console switch mode.
  4. Repeat pressing Ctrl-T until you have connected to FPC04. Example prompt:

    <Switching to Console: FPC04 (9600)>

  5. Login with an administrator name and password.
  6. When your session is complete, enter the exit command to log out.

Console port

You can use the RJ-45 RS-232 Console port to connect to the FortiGate-6000F CLI with these settings:

bits per second: 9600, data bits: 8, parity: none, stop bits: 1, flow control: none.

From the Console port, you can connect to the management board (MBD) CLI of the FortiGate-6000F. You can also press Ctrl-T to switch between the management board CLI and the CLIs of each of the FPCs in your FortiGate-6000F (the new destination is displayed in the terminal window). The FortiGate-6500F has a management board and 10 FPCs; 11 consoles in total. The FortiGate-6300F has a management board and 6 FPCs; 7 consoles in total.

You should only make configuration changes on the management board CLI; but, you can cycle through individual FPC consoles to use diagnose, get or execute commands to view information about individual FPCs and for other operations.

Once the console port is connected to the CLI that you want to use, press Enter to enable the CLI and log in. When your session is complete you can press Ctrl-T to connect to another CLI.

Your FortiGate-6000F package include a DB9 to RJ-45 serial cable that you can use to connect a management PC console port to the FortiGate-6000F console port.

Fortinet serial cable pinout

DB9

Color

Function

RJ-45

5

Green

Ground

5

2

Black

Rx

3

3

Yellow

Tx

6

Connecting to the CLI of an individual FPC

Use the following steps to connect to the CLI of the FPC in slot 4: (FPC04)

  1. Connect the console cable supplied with your FortiGate-6000F to the console port and to your PC or other device RS-232 console port.
  2. Start a terminal emulation program on the PC. Use these settings:

    Baud Rate (bps) 9600, Data bits 8, Parity None, Stop bits 1, and Flow Control None.

  3. Press Ctrl-T to enter console switch mode.
  4. Repeat pressing Ctrl-T until you have connected to FPC04. Example prompt:

    <Switching to Console: FPC04 (9600)>

  5. Login with an administrator name and password.
  6. When your session is complete, enter the exit command to log out.