You may want to connect to individual FPCs to view status information or perform a maintenance task, such as installing firmware or performing a restart. You can connect to the GUI or CLI of individual FPCs (or the management board) using the MGMT1 interface IP address with a special port number.
You can use the
To enable using the special management port numbers to connect to individual FPCs, set
For example, if the MGMT1 interface IP address is 192.168.1.99 you can connect to the GUI of the first FPC (the FPC in slot 1) by browsing to :
The special port number (in this case, 44301) is a combination of the service port (for HTTPS, the service port is 443) and the FPC slot number (in this example, 01).
You can view the special HTTPS management port number for and log in to the GUI of an FPC from the Security Fabric dashboard widget.
The following table lists the special ports you can use to connect to individual FPCs or the management board using common management protocols. The FortiGate-6300F and 6301F have 7 slots (0 to 6) and the FortiGate-6500F and 6501F have 11 slots (0 to 10). Slot 0 is the management board (MBD) slot. Slots 1 to 10 are FPC slots.
You can't change the special management port numbers. Changing configurable management port numbers, for example the HTTPS management port number (which you might change to support SSL VPN), does not affect the special management port numbers.
|Slot Address||HTTP (80)||HTTPS (443)||Telnet (23)||SSH (22)||SNMP (161)|
|Slot 0, (MBD)||8000||44300||2300||2200||16100|
|Slot 1 (FPC01)||8001||44301||2301||2201||16101|
|Slot 2 (FPC02)||8002||44302||2302||2202||16102|
|Slot 3 (FPC03)||8003||44303||2303||2203||16103|
|Slot 4 (FPC04)||8004||44304||2304||2204||16104|
|Slot 5 (FPC05)||8005||44305||2305||2205||16105|
|Slot 6 (FPC06)||8006||44306||2306||2206||16106|
|Slot 7 (FPC07)||8007||44307||2307||2207||16107|
|Slot 8 (FPC08)||8008||44308||2308||2208||16108|
|Slot 9 (FPC09)||8009||44309||2309||2209||16109|
|Slot 10 (FPC10)||8010||44310||2310||2210||16110|
For example, to connect to the CLI of the FPC in slot 3 using SSH, you would connect to ssh://192.168.1.99:2203.
To verify which slot you have logged into, the GUI header banner and the CLI prompt shows the current hostname. The CLI prompt also shows slot address in the format
<hostname> [<slot address>] #.
Logging in to different FPCs allows you to use the FortiView or Monitor GUI pages to view the activity on that FPC. You can also restart the FPC from its GUI or CLI. Even though you can log in to different FPCs, you can only make configuration changes from the management board.