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Fortinet Security Fabric installation

In this recipe, you configure a Fortinet Security Fabric that consists of four FortiGate devices and a FortiAnalyzer. One of the FortiGate devices acts as the network edge firewall and root FortiGate of the Security Fabric, while the other FortiGate devices function as Internal Segmentation Firewalls (ISFWs).

The example network uses the following FortiGate aliases:

  • Edge: the root FortiGate in the Security Fabric. This FortiGate is named “Edge” because it’s the only FortiGate that directly connects to the Internet. This role is also known as the gateway FortiGate.

    Note

    This FortiGate has already been installed in NAT mode using Installing a FortiGate in NAT mode.

  • Accounting: an ISFW FortiGate that connects to Edge.
  • Marketing: an ISFW FortiGate that connects to Edge.
  • Sales: an ISFW FortiGate that connects to Marketing.
Note

Not all FortiGate models can run the FortiGuard Security Rating Service if they are the root FortiGate in a Security Fabric. For more information, see the FortiOS 6.0 Release Notes.

Fortinet Security Fabric installation

In this recipe, you configure a Fortinet Security Fabric that consists of four FortiGate devices and a FortiAnalyzer. One of the FortiGate devices acts as the network edge firewall and root FortiGate of the Security Fabric, while the other FortiGate devices function as Internal Segmentation Firewalls (ISFWs).

The example network uses the following FortiGate aliases:

  • Edge: the root FortiGate in the Security Fabric. This FortiGate is named “Edge” because it’s the only FortiGate that directly connects to the Internet. This role is also known as the gateway FortiGate.

    Note

    This FortiGate has already been installed in NAT mode using Installing a FortiGate in NAT mode.

  • Accounting: an ISFW FortiGate that connects to Edge.
  • Marketing: an ISFW FortiGate that connects to Edge.
  • Sales: an ISFW FortiGate that connects to Marketing.
Note

Not all FortiGate models can run the FortiGuard Security Rating Service if they are the root FortiGate in a Security Fabric. For more information, see the FortiOS 6.0 Release Notes.