Static virtual IPs

Static Virtual IPs (VIP) are used to map external IP addresses to internal IP addresses. This is also called destination NAT, where a packet's destination is being NAT'd, or mapped, to a different address.

Static VIPs are commonly used to map public IP addresses to resources behind the FortiGate that use private IP addresses. A static one-to-one VIP is when the entire port range is mapped. A port forwarding VIP is when the mapping is configured on a specific port or port range.

Some of the VIP configuration options are:

Setting

Description

VIP Type