Transparent mode VDOMs support data interfaces for management traffic
You can set up IPv4 and IPv6 in-band management connections to all FortiGate-6000 and 7000 data interfaces by setting up administrative access for the data interface that you want to use to manage the FortiGate-6000. For in-band management of a transparent mode VDOM, you must also set up the transparent mode management IP address.
Connecting to a data interface for management is the same as connecting to one of the management interfaces. For example, you can log in to the GUI or CLI of the FortiGate-6000 management board or the primary FortiGate-7000 FIM.
Administrators with VDOM-level access can log into to their VDOM if they connect to a data interface that is in their VDOM.