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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

Recommended BGP templates

FortiManager includes recommended BGP templates that come preconfigured with FortiManager best practices recommendations for use within your environment. These templates can be used to simplify deployment of SD-WAN interconnected sites.

Once a new BGP template has been created from a recommended template, it can be edited, deleted, and/or cloned.

Meta fields can be used when configuring a recommended template's required fields to ensure that fields like Router ID are unique when the template is assigned to multiple devices. See Meta Fields.

The following BGP recommended templates are available.

Template Name

Description

BRANCH_BGP_Recommended Fortinet's recommended BGP template for branch device configurations.
HUB_BGP_Recommended Fortinet's recommended BGP template for hub device configurations.
To use a default BGP template in your environment:
  1. Go to Device Manager > Provisioning Templates > BGP Templates.
  2. Select a recommended template, and click Activate in the toolbar.
    A dialog will appear where you can enter configuration details specific to your environment.
  3. Click OK to save your changes.
    A new template is created in the template list based on the recommended template you selected and the configuration details provided.
  4. (Optional) Edit the template to view or change the automatically configured settings.
  5. (Optional) Once a template has been created, it can be added to a template group. SeeTemplate groups
  6. Assign the new template or template group to a managed device/device group and then install the changes.
To create a recommended BGP hub template:
  1. Activate the HUB_BGP_Recommended template.
  2. Enter the following requested information.
    Template NameEnter a name for the template.

    Enable ADVPN

    Optionally, toggle this setting to enable Auto Discovery VPN (ADVPN).

    Local AS

    Enter the hub's local AS number.

    Router ID

    Enter the router ID. The router ID is the unique IP address used to identify the hub device.

    Neighbor

    Enter the neighbor IP and Remote AS. The neighbor IP is the IP address used while peering as a neighbor.

    Neighbor Group

    Enter the neighbor group's Remote AS.

    Neighbor Range

    Enter the neighbor range Prefix. This is the network range that branch devices use to connect to the hub.

    Networks

    Enter the networks Prefix.

  3. Select OK to create the template.
To create a recommended BGP branch template:
  1. Activate the BRANCH_BGP_Recommended template.
  2. Enter the following requested information.
    Template NameEnter a name for the template.

    Enable ADVPN

    Optionally, toggle this setting to enable Auto Discovery VPN (ADVPN).

    Local AS

    Enter the branch's local AS number.

    Router ID

    Enter the router ID. The router ID is the unique IP address used to identify the branch device.

    Neighbor

    Enter the neighbor IP and Remote AS.

    Networks

    Enter the networks Prefix.

  3. Select OK to create the template.

Recommended BGP templates

FortiManager includes recommended BGP templates that come preconfigured with FortiManager best practices recommendations for use within your environment. These templates can be used to simplify deployment of SD-WAN interconnected sites.

Once a new BGP template has been created from a recommended template, it can be edited, deleted, and/or cloned.

Meta fields can be used when configuring a recommended template's required fields to ensure that fields like Router ID are unique when the template is assigned to multiple devices. See Meta Fields.

The following BGP recommended templates are available.

Template Name

Description

BRANCH_BGP_Recommended Fortinet's recommended BGP template for branch device configurations.
HUB_BGP_Recommended Fortinet's recommended BGP template for hub device configurations.
To use a default BGP template in your environment:
  1. Go to Device Manager > Provisioning Templates > BGP Templates.
  2. Select a recommended template, and click Activate in the toolbar.
    A dialog will appear where you can enter configuration details specific to your environment.
  3. Click OK to save your changes.
    A new template is created in the template list based on the recommended template you selected and the configuration details provided.
  4. (Optional) Edit the template to view or change the automatically configured settings.
  5. (Optional) Once a template has been created, it can be added to a template group. SeeTemplate groups
  6. Assign the new template or template group to a managed device/device group and then install the changes.
To create a recommended BGP hub template:
  1. Activate the HUB_BGP_Recommended template.
  2. Enter the following requested information.
    Template NameEnter a name for the template.

    Enable ADVPN

    Optionally, toggle this setting to enable Auto Discovery VPN (ADVPN).

    Local AS

    Enter the hub's local AS number.

    Router ID

    Enter the router ID. The router ID is the unique IP address used to identify the hub device.

    Neighbor

    Enter the neighbor IP and Remote AS. The neighbor IP is the IP address used while peering as a neighbor.

    Neighbor Group

    Enter the neighbor group's Remote AS.

    Neighbor Range

    Enter the neighbor range Prefix. This is the network range that branch devices use to connect to the hub.

    Networks

    Enter the networks Prefix.

  3. Select OK to create the template.
To create a recommended BGP branch template:
  1. Activate the BRANCH_BGP_Recommended template.
  2. Enter the following requested information.
    Template NameEnter a name for the template.

    Enable ADVPN

    Optionally, toggle this setting to enable Auto Discovery VPN (ADVPN).

    Local AS

    Enter the branch's local AS number.

    Router ID

    Enter the router ID. The router ID is the unique IP address used to identify the branch device.

    Neighbor

    Enter the neighbor IP and Remote AS.

    Networks

    Enter the networks Prefix.

  3. Select OK to create the template.