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Configuring inter-VDOM link acceleration with NP7 processors

FortiGates with NP7 processors include NPU VDOM links that can be used to accelerate inter-VDOM traffic. One NPU VDOM link and two NPU VDOM link interfaces are available for each NP7 processor.

For example, the FortiGate-4200F includes four NP7 processors (npu0 to npu3) and eight NPU VDOM link interfaces:

  • npu0_vlink0
  • npu0_vlink1
  • npu1_vlink0
  • npu1_vlink1
  • npu2_vlink0
  • npu2_vlink1
  • npu3_vlink0
  • npu3_vlink1

While the FortiGate-1800F includes one NP7 processor (npu0) and two NPU VDOM link interfaces:

  • npu0_vlink0
  • npu0_vlink1

These interfaces are visible from the GUI and CLI when VDOMs are enabled. Use the following CLI command to display the FortiGate-4200F NPU VDOM link interfaces:

get system interface | grep vlink
== [ npu0_vlink0 ]
name: npu0_vlink0   mode: static    ip: 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0   status: up    netbios-forward: disable    type: physical   netflow-sampler: disable    sflow-sampler: disable    scan-botnet-connections: disable    src-check: enable    mtu-override: disable    wccp: disable    drop-overlapped-fragment: disable    drop-fragment: disable
== [ npu0_vlink1 ]
name: npu0_vlink1   mode: static    ip: 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0   status: up    netbios-forward: disable    type: physical   netflow-sampler: disable    sflow-sampler: disable    scan-botnet-connections: disable    src-check: enable    mtu-override: disable    wccp: disable    drop-overlapped-fragment: disable    drop-fragment: disable
...

By default the NPU VDOM link interfaces are assigned to the root VDOM. To use these interfaces to accelerate inter-VDOM traffic, assign each interface to the VDOMs that you want to offload traffic between. For example, if you have added a VDOM named New-VDOM, you can go to System > Network > Interfaces, edit the npu0_vlink1 interface, and set the Virtual Domain to New-VDOM. This results in an accelerated inter-VDOM link between root and New-VDOM. You can also do this from the CLI:

config system interface

edit npu0_vlink1

set vdom New-VDOM

end

Note

See Hyperscale firewall inter-VDOM link acceleration for information about how to set up inter-VDOM links if hyperscale firewall support is enabled.

Configuring inter-VDOM link acceleration with NP7 processors

FortiGates with NP7 processors include NPU VDOM links that can be used to accelerate inter-VDOM traffic. One NPU VDOM link and two NPU VDOM link interfaces are available for each NP7 processor.

For example, the FortiGate-4200F includes four NP7 processors (npu0 to npu3) and eight NPU VDOM link interfaces:

  • npu0_vlink0
  • npu0_vlink1
  • npu1_vlink0
  • npu1_vlink1
  • npu2_vlink0
  • npu2_vlink1
  • npu3_vlink0
  • npu3_vlink1

While the FortiGate-1800F includes one NP7 processor (npu0) and two NPU VDOM link interfaces:

  • npu0_vlink0
  • npu0_vlink1

These interfaces are visible from the GUI and CLI when VDOMs are enabled. Use the following CLI command to display the FortiGate-4200F NPU VDOM link interfaces:

get system interface | grep vlink
== [ npu0_vlink0 ]
name: npu0_vlink0   mode: static    ip: 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0   status: up    netbios-forward: disable    type: physical   netflow-sampler: disable    sflow-sampler: disable    scan-botnet-connections: disable    src-check: enable    mtu-override: disable    wccp: disable    drop-overlapped-fragment: disable    drop-fragment: disable
== [ npu0_vlink1 ]
name: npu0_vlink1   mode: static    ip: 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0   status: up    netbios-forward: disable    type: physical   netflow-sampler: disable    sflow-sampler: disable    scan-botnet-connections: disable    src-check: enable    mtu-override: disable    wccp: disable    drop-overlapped-fragment: disable    drop-fragment: disable
...

By default the NPU VDOM link interfaces are assigned to the root VDOM. To use these interfaces to accelerate inter-VDOM traffic, assign each interface to the VDOMs that you want to offload traffic between. For example, if you have added a VDOM named New-VDOM, you can go to System > Network > Interfaces, edit the npu0_vlink1 interface, and set the Virtual Domain to New-VDOM. This results in an accelerated inter-VDOM link between root and New-VDOM. You can also do this from the CLI:

config system interface

edit npu0_vlink1

set vdom New-VDOM

end

Note

See Hyperscale firewall inter-VDOM link acceleration for information about how to set up inter-VDOM links if hyperscale firewall support is enabled.