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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

Fabric connectors

You can use FortiManager to create fabric connectors for the following products:

The fabric connectors in FortiManager define the type of connector and include information for FortiGate to communicate with and authenticate with the products. In some cases FortiGate units must communicate with products through the Fortinet SDN Connector, and in other cases FortiGate units communicate directly with the products.

FortiGate works with Fortinet SDN Connector to communicate with the following products:

  • Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)
  • Nuage Virtualized Services Platform

For more information about Fortinet SDN Connector, see the Fortinet Document Library.

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You cannot import a policy package for Fortinet SDN Connector from FortiGate to FortiManager.

FortiGate works without Fortinet SDN Connector to communicate directly with the following products:

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Microsoft Azure
  • VMware NSX

Fabric connectors

You can use FortiManager to create fabric connectors for the following products:

The fabric connectors in FortiManager define the type of connector and include information for FortiGate to communicate with and authenticate with the products. In some cases FortiGate units must communicate with products through the Fortinet SDN Connector, and in other cases FortiGate units communicate directly with the products.

FortiGate works with Fortinet SDN Connector to communicate with the following products:

  • Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)
  • Nuage Virtualized Services Platform

For more information about Fortinet SDN Connector, see the Fortinet Document Library.

note icon

You cannot import a policy package for Fortinet SDN Connector from FortiGate to FortiManager.

FortiGate works without Fortinet SDN Connector to communicate directly with the following products:

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Microsoft Azure
  • VMware NSX