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FortiGate-7000E Handbook

Change log

Date Change description

November 15, 2022

Corrected the description of the priority option in config load-balance flow-rule.

Added more information to describe why in a virtual clustering configuration, using HA reserved management interfaces to manage individual cluster units is not supported, see Limitations of FortiGate-7000E virtual clustering.

Corrected the information in SSL mirroring support.

May 5, 2022

Additional changes to FortiGate-7000E FGSP.

May 5, 2022

Corrections to the FGSP limitations described in FortiGate-7000E FGSP.

March 4, 2022

New section: Maximum number of flow rules limited by hardware.

February 22, 2022

FortiOS 6.4.8 document release.

December 9, 2021

Misc. changes throughout the document.

October 20, 2021

Minor fixes throughout the document.

October 7, 2021

FortiOS 6.4.6 document release.

June 21, 2021

New section: VLAN ID 1 is reserved.

Added information about support for load balancing sessions with the never option for session-ttl and about load balancing sessions without syn packets to FortiOS features not supported by FortiGate-7000E v6.4.2.

March 4, 2021

Added a note about requiring the Security Fabric to be enabled for normal operation to Confirming startup status.

Fixes to VDOM GUI descriptions.

Added notes about changing the VDOM mode and HA, for example, see Before you begin configuring HA.

Added more information about splitting interfaces and HA mode, for example, see Configure split interfaces before configuring HA.

New section, FPM-7630E processing module.

Corrections to information about handling fragmented packets, see Load balancing TCP, UDP, and ICMP sessions with fragmented packets.

December 14, 2020

More information about support for the dedicated management interface feature added to FortiOS features not supported by FortiGate-7000E v6.4.2.

December 7, 2020

New section: More ARP queries than expected for one device - potential issue on large WiFi networks.

November 20, 2020 FortiOS 6.4.2 document release.

Change log

Date Change description

November 15, 2022

Corrected the description of the priority option in config load-balance flow-rule.

Added more information to describe why in a virtual clustering configuration, using HA reserved management interfaces to manage individual cluster units is not supported, see Limitations of FortiGate-7000E virtual clustering.

Corrected the information in SSL mirroring support.

May 5, 2022

Additional changes to FortiGate-7000E FGSP.

May 5, 2022

Corrections to the FGSP limitations described in FortiGate-7000E FGSP.

March 4, 2022

New section: Maximum number of flow rules limited by hardware.

February 22, 2022

FortiOS 6.4.8 document release.

December 9, 2021

Misc. changes throughout the document.

October 20, 2021

Minor fixes throughout the document.

October 7, 2021

FortiOS 6.4.6 document release.

June 21, 2021

New section: VLAN ID 1 is reserved.

Added information about support for load balancing sessions with the never option for session-ttl and about load balancing sessions without syn packets to FortiOS features not supported by FortiGate-7000E v6.4.2.

March 4, 2021

Added a note about requiring the Security Fabric to be enabled for normal operation to Confirming startup status.

Fixes to VDOM GUI descriptions.

Added notes about changing the VDOM mode and HA, for example, see Before you begin configuring HA.

Added more information about splitting interfaces and HA mode, for example, see Configure split interfaces before configuring HA.

New section, FPM-7630E processing module.

Corrections to information about handling fragmented packets, see Load balancing TCP, UDP, and ICMP sessions with fragmented packets.

December 14, 2020

More information about support for the dedicated management interface feature added to FortiOS features not supported by FortiGate-7000E v6.4.2.

December 7, 2020

New section: More ARP queries than expected for one device - potential issue on large WiFi networks.

November 20, 2020 FortiOS 6.4.2 document release.