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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

Configuring network interfaces

Fortinet devices can be connected to any of the FortiManager unit's interfaces. The DNS servers must be on the networks to which the FortiManager unit connects, and should have two different IP addresses.

If the FortiManager unit is operating as part of an HA cluster, it is recommended to configure interfaces dedicated for the HA connection / synchronization. However, it is possible to use the same interfaces for both HA and device management. The HA interface will have /HA appended to its name.

The following port configuration is recommended:

  • Use port 1 for device log traffic, and disable unneeded services on it, such as SSH, Web Service, and so on.
  • Use a second port for administrator access, and enable HTTPS, Web Service, and SSH for this port. Leave other services disabled.
To configure port 1:
  1. Go to System Settings > Network. The System Network Management Interface pane is displayed.

  2. Configure the following settings for port1, then click Apply to apply your changes.

    Name

    Displays the name of the interface.

    IP Address/Netmask

    The IP address and netmask associated with this interface.

    IPv6 Address

    The IPv6 address associated with this interface.

    Administrative Access

    Select the allowed administrative service protocols from: HTTPS, HTTP, PING, SSH, SNMP, and Web Service.

    IPv6 Administrative Access

    Select the allowed IPv6 administrative service protocols from: HTTPS, HTTP, PING, SSH, SNMP, and Web Service.

    Service Access

    Select the Fortinet services that are allowed access on this interface. These include FortiGate Updates and Web Filtering. By default all service access is enabled on port1, and disabled on port2.

    Default Gateway

    The default gateway associated with this interface.

    Primary DNS Server

    The primary DNS server IP address.

    Secondary DNS Server

    The secondary DNS server IP address.

To configure additional ports:
  1. Go to System Settings > Network and click All Interfaces. The interface list opens.
  2. Double-click on a port, right-click on a port then select Edit from the pop-up menu, or select a port then click Edit in the toolbar. The Edit System Interface pane is displayed.
  3. Configure the settings as required.
  4. Click OK to apply your changes.

The port name, default gateway, and DNS servers cannot be changed from the Edit System Interface pane. The port can be given an alias if needed.

Configuring network interfaces

Fortinet devices can be connected to any of the FortiManager unit's interfaces. The DNS servers must be on the networks to which the FortiManager unit connects, and should have two different IP addresses.

If the FortiManager unit is operating as part of an HA cluster, it is recommended to configure interfaces dedicated for the HA connection / synchronization. However, it is possible to use the same interfaces for both HA and device management. The HA interface will have /HA appended to its name.

The following port configuration is recommended:

  • Use port 1 for device log traffic, and disable unneeded services on it, such as SSH, Web Service, and so on.
  • Use a second port for administrator access, and enable HTTPS, Web Service, and SSH for this port. Leave other services disabled.
To configure port 1:
  1. Go to System Settings > Network. The System Network Management Interface pane is displayed.

  2. Configure the following settings for port1, then click Apply to apply your changes.

    Name

    Displays the name of the interface.

    IP Address/Netmask

    The IP address and netmask associated with this interface.

    IPv6 Address

    The IPv6 address associated with this interface.

    Administrative Access

    Select the allowed administrative service protocols from: HTTPS, HTTP, PING, SSH, SNMP, and Web Service.

    IPv6 Administrative Access

    Select the allowed IPv6 administrative service protocols from: HTTPS, HTTP, PING, SSH, SNMP, and Web Service.

    Service Access

    Select the Fortinet services that are allowed access on this interface. These include FortiGate Updates and Web Filtering. By default all service access is enabled on port1, and disabled on port2.

    Default Gateway

    The default gateway associated with this interface.

    Primary DNS Server

    The primary DNS server IP address.

    Secondary DNS Server

    The secondary DNS server IP address.

To configure additional ports:
  1. Go to System Settings > Network and click All Interfaces. The interface list opens.
  2. Double-click on a port, right-click on a port then select Edit from the pop-up menu, or select a port then click Edit in the toolbar. The Edit System Interface pane is displayed.
  3. Configure the settings as required.
  4. Click OK to apply your changes.

The port name, default gateway, and DNS servers cannot be changed from the Edit System Interface pane. The port can be given an alias if needed.