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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

SDN

You can use the Fabric Connectors tab to create SDN fabric connectors for the following products:

  • Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Microsoft Azure
  • VMware NSX
  • Nuage Virtualized Services Platform
  • Horizon (OpenStack)
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
  • VMWare ESXi

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
  • Horizon (OpenStack)
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
  • VMWare ESXi

This section contains the following topics: 

SDN

You can use the Fabric Connectors tab to create SDN fabric connectors for the following products:

  • Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Microsoft Azure
  • VMware NSX
  • Nuage Virtualized Services Platform
  • Horizon (OpenStack)
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
  • VMWare ESXi

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
  • Horizon (OpenStack)
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
  • VMWare ESXi

This section contains the following topics: