The FortiGate 500E and 501E models feature the following front panel interfaces:
- Two 10/100/1000BASE-T Copper (HA and MGMT, not connected to the NP6 processors)
- Eight 10/100/1000BASE-T Copper (1 to 8)
- Eight 1 GigE SFP (9 - 12, S1, S2, VW1, VW2) (S1 and S2 are configured as sniffer interfaces, VW1 and VW2 are configured as virtual wire interfaces)
- Two 10 GigE SFP+ (X1 and X2) (cannot be configured to be SFP interfaces)
The following diagram also shows the QSGMII and XAUI port connections between the NP6 processor and the front panel interfaces.
The FortiGate 500E and 501E each include one NP6 processor. All supported traffic passing between any two data interfaces can be offloaded by the NP6 processor. Data traffic to be processed by the CPU takes a dedicated data path through the NP6 processor to the CPU.
The MGMT interface is not connected to the NP6 processor. Management traffic passes to the CPU over a dedicated management path that is separate from the data path. The HA interface is also not connected to the NP6 processors. To help provide better HA stability and resiliency, HA traffic uses a dedicated physical control path that provides HA control traffic separation from data traffic processing. The separation of management and HA traffic from data traffic keeps management and HA traffic from affecting the stability and performance of data traffic processing.
You can use the following get command to display the FortiGate 500E or 501E NP6 configuration. You can also use the
diagnose npu np6 port-list command to display this information.
get hardware npu np6 port-list Chip XAUI Ports Max Cross-chip Speed offloading ------ ---- ------- ----- ---------- np6_0 0 x1 10G Yes 1 port1 1G Yes 1 port2 1G Yes 1 port3 1G Yes 1 port4 1G Yes 1 port5 1G Yes 1 port6 1G Yes 1 port7 1G Yes 1 port8 1G Yes 1 port9 1G Yes 1 port10 1G Yes 1 port11 1G Yes 1 port12 1G Yes 1 s1 1G Yes 1 s2 1G Yes 1 vw1 1G Yes 1 vw2 1G Yes 2 x2 10G Yes 3 ------ ---- ------- ----- ----------