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FortiGate 100F and 101F fast path architecture

The FortiGate 100F and 101F includes the SOC4 and uses the SOC4 CPU, NP6XLite processor, and CP9XLite processor. All of the data interfaces (1-20), the HA interfaces, and the Fortilink interfaces (X1 and X2) connect to the NP6XLite processor through the integrated switch fabric. The DMZ and MGMT interfaces connect directly to the NP6XLite processor.

Interfaces 17 to 20 are shared SFP or Ethernet interfaces. That means there are two sets of physical ports numbered 17 to 20 but only one of each can be connected to a network. This allows you to, for example, connect interfaces 17 and 18 to an SFP switch and interfaces 19 and 20 to a 10/100/1000BASE-T Copper switch.

The FortiGate 100F and 101F models feature the following front panel interfaces:

  • Two 10/100/1000BASE-T Copper (DMZ, MGMT) that connect directly to the NP6XLite.
  • Sixteen 10/100/1000BASE-T Copper (WAN1, WAN2, HA1, HA2, 1 to 12) that connect to the internal switch fabric.
  • Two 10 GigE SFP+ (X1 and X2) FortiLink interfaces.
  • Four 1GigE SFP (13 to 16).
  • Four shared interfaces (17 to 20) that can be either:
    • 10/100/1000BASE-T Copper
    • 1GE SFP

You can use the command diagnose npu np6xlite port-list to display the FortiGate 100F or 101F NP6XLite configuration.

diag npu np6xlite port-list 
Chip   XAUI Ports            Max   Cross-chip 
                             Speed offloading 
------ ---- -------          ----- ---------- 
np6xlite_0
       11   dmz              1000M          NO
       15   mgmt             1000M          NO
       19   wan1             1000M          NO
       19   wan2             1000M          NO
       19   ha1              1000M          NO
       19   ha2              1000M          NO
       19   port1            1000M          NO
       19   port2            1000M          NO
       19   port3            1000M          NO
       19   port4            1000M          NO
       19   port5            1000M          NO
       19   port6            1000M          NO
       19   port7            1000M          NO
       19   port8            1000M          NO
       19   port9            1000M          NO
       19   port10           1000M          NO
       19   port11           1000M          NO
       19   port12           1000M          NO
       19   x1               10000M         NO
       19   x2               10000M         NO
       19   port13           1000M          NO
       19   port14           1000M          NO
       19   port15           1000M          NO
       19   port16           1000M          NO
       19   port17           1000M          NO
       19   port18           1000M          NO
       19   port19           1000M          NO
       19   port20           1000M          NO

FortiGate 100F and 101F fast path architecture

The FortiGate 100F and 101F includes the SOC4 and uses the SOC4 CPU, NP6XLite processor, and CP9XLite processor. All of the data interfaces (1-20), the HA interfaces, and the Fortilink interfaces (X1 and X2) connect to the NP6XLite processor through the integrated switch fabric. The DMZ and MGMT interfaces connect directly to the NP6XLite processor.

Interfaces 17 to 20 are shared SFP or Ethernet interfaces. That means there are two sets of physical ports numbered 17 to 20 but only one of each can be connected to a network. This allows you to, for example, connect interfaces 17 and 18 to an SFP switch and interfaces 19 and 20 to a 10/100/1000BASE-T Copper switch.

The FortiGate 100F and 101F models feature the following front panel interfaces:

  • Two 10/100/1000BASE-T Copper (DMZ, MGMT) that connect directly to the NP6XLite.
  • Sixteen 10/100/1000BASE-T Copper (WAN1, WAN2, HA1, HA2, 1 to 12) that connect to the internal switch fabric.
  • Two 10 GigE SFP+ (X1 and X2) FortiLink interfaces.
  • Four 1GigE SFP (13 to 16).
  • Four shared interfaces (17 to 20) that can be either:
    • 10/100/1000BASE-T Copper
    • 1GE SFP

You can use the command diagnose npu np6xlite port-list to display the FortiGate 100F or 101F NP6XLite configuration.

diag npu np6xlite port-list 
Chip   XAUI Ports            Max   Cross-chip 
                             Speed offloading 
------ ---- -------          ----- ---------- 
np6xlite_0
       11   dmz              1000M          NO
       15   mgmt             1000M          NO
       19   wan1             1000M          NO
       19   wan2             1000M          NO
       19   ha1              1000M          NO
       19   ha2              1000M          NO
       19   port1            1000M          NO
       19   port2            1000M          NO
       19   port3            1000M          NO
       19   port4            1000M          NO
       19   port5            1000M          NO
       19   port6            1000M          NO
       19   port7            1000M          NO
       19   port8            1000M          NO
       19   port9            1000M          NO
       19   port10           1000M          NO
       19   port11           1000M          NO
       19   port12           1000M          NO
       19   x1               10000M         NO
       19   x2               10000M         NO
       19   port13           1000M          NO
       19   port14           1000M          NO
       19   port15           1000M          NO
       19   port16           1000M          NO
       19   port17           1000M          NO
       19   port18           1000M          NO
       19   port19           1000M          NO
       19   port20           1000M          NO