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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

FortiGate chassis devices

Select FortiManager systems can work with the Shelf Manager to manage FortiGate 5050, 5060, 5140, and 5140B chassis. The Shelf Manager runs on the Shelf Management Mezzanine hardware platform included with the FortiGate 5050, 5060, 5140, and 5140B chassis. You can install up to five FortiGate 5000 series blades in the five slots of the FortiGate 5050 ATCA chassis and up to 14 FortiGate 5000 series blades in the 14 slots of the FortiGate 5140 ATCA chassis. For more information on FortiGate 5000 series including Chassis and Shelf manager, see the Fortinet Document Library.

You need to enable chassis management before you can work with the Shelf Manager through the FortiManager system.

To enable chassis management:
  1. Go to System Settings > Advanced > Advanced Settings. See Advanced Settings for more information.
  2. Under Advanced Settings, select Chassis Management.
  3. Set the Chassis Update Interval, from 4 to 1440 minutes.
  4. Click Apply.
To add a chassis:
  1. Go to Device Manager > Device & Groups,
  2. Right-click in the tree menu and select Chassis > Add. The Create Chassis window opens.
  3. Complete the following fields, then click OK:

    Name

    Type a unique name for the chassis.

    Description

    Optionally, type any comments or notes about this chassis.

    Chassis Type

    Select the chassis type: Chassis 5050, 5060, 5140 or 5140B.

    IP Address

    Type the IP address of the Shelf Manager running on the chassis.

    Authentication Type

    Select Anonymous, MD5, or Password from the dropdown list.

    Admin User

    Type the administrator user name.

    Password

    Type the administrator password.

    Chassis Slot Assignment

    You cannot assign FortiGate-5000 series blades to the slot until after the chassis has been added.

To edit a chassis and assign FortiGate 5000 series blade to the slots:
  1. Go to Device Manager > Device & Groups.
  2. Right-click the chassis, and select Edit.
  3. Modify the fields, except Chassis Type.
  4. For Chassis Slot Assignment, from the dropdown list of a slot, select a FortiGate 5000 series blade to assign it to the slot. You can select a FortiGate, FortiCarrier, or FortiSwitch unit.
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    You can only assign FortiSwitch units to slot 1 and 2.

  5. Click OK.

FortiGate chassis devices

Select FortiManager systems can work with the Shelf Manager to manage FortiGate 5050, 5060, 5140, and 5140B chassis. The Shelf Manager runs on the Shelf Management Mezzanine hardware platform included with the FortiGate 5050, 5060, 5140, and 5140B chassis. You can install up to five FortiGate 5000 series blades in the five slots of the FortiGate 5050 ATCA chassis and up to 14 FortiGate 5000 series blades in the 14 slots of the FortiGate 5140 ATCA chassis. For more information on FortiGate 5000 series including Chassis and Shelf manager, see the Fortinet Document Library.

You need to enable chassis management before you can work with the Shelf Manager through the FortiManager system.

To enable chassis management:
  1. Go to System Settings > Advanced > Advanced Settings. See Advanced Settings for more information.
  2. Under Advanced Settings, select Chassis Management.
  3. Set the Chassis Update Interval, from 4 to 1440 minutes.
  4. Click Apply.
To add a chassis:
  1. Go to Device Manager > Device & Groups,
  2. Right-click in the tree menu and select Chassis > Add. The Create Chassis window opens.
  3. Complete the following fields, then click OK:

    Name

    Type a unique name for the chassis.

    Description

    Optionally, type any comments or notes about this chassis.

    Chassis Type

    Select the chassis type: Chassis 5050, 5060, 5140 or 5140B.

    IP Address

    Type the IP address of the Shelf Manager running on the chassis.

    Authentication Type

    Select Anonymous, MD5, or Password from the dropdown list.

    Admin User

    Type the administrator user name.

    Password

    Type the administrator password.

    Chassis Slot Assignment

    You cannot assign FortiGate-5000 series blades to the slot until after the chassis has been added.

To edit a chassis and assign FortiGate 5000 series blade to the slots:
  1. Go to Device Manager > Device & Groups.
  2. Right-click the chassis, and select Edit.
  3. Modify the fields, except Chassis Type.
  4. For Chassis Slot Assignment, from the dropdown list of a slot, select a FortiGate 5000 series blade to assign it to the slot. You can select a FortiGate, FortiCarrier, or FortiSwitch unit.
    note icon

    You can only assign FortiSwitch units to slot 1 and 2.

  5. Click OK.