Begin by installing your FortiGate-7121F chassis in a rack and installing FIMs and FPMs in it. Then you can power on the chassis and all modules in the chassis will power up.
Whenever a chassis is first powered on, it takes about 5 minutes for all modules to start up and become completely initialized and synchronized. During this time the FortiGate-7121F will not allow traffic to pass through and you may not be able to log into the GUI or CLI. If you manage to log in, the session could time out as the FortiGate-7121F continues starting up.
Review the PSU, fan tray, System Management Module (SMM), FIM, and FPM LEDs to verify that everything is operating normally. Wait until the chassis has completely started up and synchronized before making configuration changes.
When the chassis has initialized, you have a few options for connecting to the FortiGate-7121F GUI or CLI:
- Log in to the GUI by connecting the MGMT1 interface of the FIM in slot 1 to your network. Then browse to https://192.168.1.99.
- Log in to the CLI by connecting the MGMT1 interface of the FIM in slot 1 to your network. Then use an SSH client to connect to 192.168.1.99 and use the same admin account to log in.
- Log in to the primary FIM CLI by connecting to the RJ-45 RS-232 Console 1 serial port on the System Management Module (SMM) with settings: BPS: 9600, data bits: 8, parity: none, stop bits: 1, flow control: none.
- Log in to the primary FIM CLI by connecting to the RJ-45 RS-232 Console 1 serial port on the FIM in slot 1 with settings: BPS: 9600, data bits: 8, parity: none, stop bits: 1, flow control: none.
The FortiGate-7121F ships with the following factory default configuration.
|Administrator Account User Name||admin|
(none) For security reasons you should add a password to the admin account before connecting the FortiGate-7121F to your network.
From the GUI, access the Global GUI and go to System > Administrators, edit the admin account, and select Change Password.
From the CLI:
|FIM in slot 1||MGMT1: FIM01, 1-mgmt1, default IP address 192.168.1.99/24|
|FIM in slot 2||MGMT2: FIM02, 2-mgmt1, default IP address 192.168.2.99/24|
|If you choose to only install one FIM, it should be installed in slot 1.||
MGMT1: FIM01, 1-mgmt1, default IP address 192.168.1.99/24
All configuration changes must be made from the primary FIM GUI or CLI and not from the secondary FIM or the FPMs.