Port 1 is the management interface. If the management interface isn’t configured, use the CLI to configure it.
- Using a console cable, access the Fortinet command line interface and configure the management port IP address, default gateway, and DNS.
At the CLI prompt, enter the following:
config system interface
set ip 172.31.1.254/24
config router static
set gateway 172.31.1.1
set device port1
config system dns
set primary 126.96.36.199
set secondary 188.8.131.52
- When the management IP address is set, access the FortiGate login screen using the new management IP address.