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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

Fabric connectors for Nuage

With FortiManager, you can create a fabric connector for Nuage Virtualized Services Platform. You cannot import address names from Nuage Virtualized Services Platform to the fabric connector. Instead you must manually create dynamic firewall objects that you can use in policies. When you install the policies to one or more FortiGate units, FortiGate uses the information and Fortinet SDN Connector to communicate with Nuage Virtualized Services Platform and dynamically populate the objects with IP addresses.

Requirements:

  • FortiManager 5.6 or later ADOM
  • FortiGate is managed by FortiManager
  • The managed FortiGate unit is configured to work with Nuage Virtualized Services Platform

Following is a high-level overview of the configuration procedure:

  1. In FortiManager, ensure that you are using a 5.6 or later ADOM.
  2. Create a fabric connector object for Nuage Virtualized Services Platform. See Configuring fabric connectors.
  3. Create dynamic firewall address objects. See Configuring dynamic firewall addresses for fabric connectors.

    You cannot import address names from Nuage Virtualized Services Platform to FortiManager.

  4. In the policy package in which you will be creating the new policy, create an IPv4 policy and include the firewall address objects for Nuage Virtualized Services Platform. See IP policies.
  5. Install the policy package to FortiGate. See Install a policy package.

    FortiGate communicates with Nuage Virtualized Services Platform to dynamically populate the firewall address objects with IP addresses.

Fabric connectors for Nuage

With FortiManager, you can create a fabric connector for Nuage Virtualized Services Platform. You cannot import address names from Nuage Virtualized Services Platform to the fabric connector. Instead you must manually create dynamic firewall objects that you can use in policies. When you install the policies to one or more FortiGate units, FortiGate uses the information and Fortinet SDN Connector to communicate with Nuage Virtualized Services Platform and dynamically populate the objects with IP addresses.

Requirements:

  • FortiManager 5.6 or later ADOM
  • FortiGate is managed by FortiManager
  • The managed FortiGate unit is configured to work with Nuage Virtualized Services Platform

Following is a high-level overview of the configuration procedure:

  1. In FortiManager, ensure that you are using a 5.6 or later ADOM.
  2. Create a fabric connector object for Nuage Virtualized Services Platform. See Configuring fabric connectors.
  3. Create dynamic firewall address objects. See Configuring dynamic firewall addresses for fabric connectors.

    You cannot import address names from Nuage Virtualized Services Platform to FortiManager.

  4. In the policy package in which you will be creating the new policy, create an IPv4 policy and include the firewall address objects for Nuage Virtualized Services Platform. See IP policies.
  5. Install the policy package to FortiGate. See Install a policy package.

    FortiGate communicates with Nuage Virtualized Services Platform to dynamically populate the firewall address objects with IP addresses.