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Cloud Connector - ESXi

FortiOS 6.2 cloud connector for VMWare (ESXi) can be centrally managed by FortiManager.

Create ESXi SDN connector in Policy Packages

Create the SDN connector in Policy Packages.

To create the SDN connector:
  1. Go to Policy & Objects > Fabric View > Fabric Connectors.
  2. Click Create New.

  3. Select the ESXiconnector.

  4. Specify the values.

  5. Click OK. The ESXi connector is created.

 

Create ESXi connector in Object Configurations

Alternatively, you can create the SDN connector in Object Configurations.

To create the SDN connector:
  1. Go to Policy & Objects > Object Configuration > Fabric Connectors.
  2. Click SDN Connector > ESXi connector.

  3. Configure the ESXi connector information.

  4. Click the Import to import ESXi objects. The Import option is only available on Policy & Objects > Object Configurations.

  5. Add the filter and click OK to apply selected filter.
  6. Click Import.

  7. The new imported ESXi address created.

  8. Create a new Fabric Connector Address. Import the connector or enter the details of the connector.

Install the SDN connector to FortiGate

To install the SDN connector to FortiGate:
  1. Install ESXi SDN connector configuration and imported ESXi dynamic object to FortiGate.

  2. Check the FortiGate whether, the ESXi connector and address is installed.

  3. The ESXi address IP can now be resolved.

Filter IP Addresses from VMWare ESXi

To filter out the IPs from VMware ESXi and vCenter servers, following address filters are introduced:

  • vmid
  • host
  • name
  • uuid
  • vmuuid
  • vmnetwork
  • guestid
  • guestname
  • annotation

Cloud Connector - ESXi

FortiOS 6.2 cloud connector for VMWare (ESXi) can be centrally managed by FortiManager.

Create ESXi SDN connector in Policy Packages

Create the SDN connector in Policy Packages.

To create the SDN connector:
  1. Go to Policy & Objects > Fabric View > Fabric Connectors.
  2. Click Create New.

  3. Select the ESXiconnector.

  4. Specify the values.

  5. Click OK. The ESXi connector is created.

 

Create ESXi connector in Object Configurations

Alternatively, you can create the SDN connector in Object Configurations.

To create the SDN connector:
  1. Go to Policy & Objects > Object Configuration > Fabric Connectors.
  2. Click SDN Connector > ESXi connector.

  3. Configure the ESXi connector information.

  4. Click the Import to import ESXi objects. The Import option is only available on Policy & Objects > Object Configurations.

  5. Add the filter and click OK to apply selected filter.
  6. Click Import.

  7. The new imported ESXi address created.

  8. Create a new Fabric Connector Address. Import the connector or enter the details of the connector.

Install the SDN connector to FortiGate

To install the SDN connector to FortiGate:
  1. Install ESXi SDN connector configuration and imported ESXi dynamic object to FortiGate.

  2. Check the FortiGate whether, the ESXi connector and address is installed.

  3. The ESXi address IP can now be resolved.

Filter IP Addresses from VMWare ESXi

To filter out the IPs from VMware ESXi and vCenter servers, following address filters are introduced:

  • vmid
  • host
  • name
  • uuid
  • vmuuid
  • vmnetwork
  • guestid
  • guestname
  • annotation