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Creating fabric connector objects for Nuage

With FortiManager, you can create a fabric connector for Nuage Virtualized Services Platform. You cannot import address names from Nuage Virtualized Services Platform to the fabric connector. Instead you must manually create dynamic firewall objects that you can use in policies. When you install the policies to one or more FortiGate units, FortiGate uses the information and Fortinet SDN Connector to communicate with Nuage Virtualized Services Platform and dynamically populate the objects with IP addresses.

When you create a fabric connector for Nuage Virtualized Services Plan, you are specifying how FortiGate can communicate with Nuage through Fortinet SDN Connector. As a result, you are configuring communication and authentication information for Fortinet SDN Connector.

If ADOMs are enabled, you can create multiple fabric connectors per ADOM; however, each fabric connector requires a unique IP address.

Requirements:

  • FortiManager version 6.0 ADOM or later
  • FortiGate is managed by FortiManager.
  • The managed FortiGate unit is configured to work with Nuage Virtualized Services Platform.
To create a fabric connector object for Nuage:
  1. Go to Fabric View > Fabric Connectors.
  2. Click Create New. The Create New Fabric Connector wizard is displayed.
  3. Under SDN, select Nuage, and click Next.
  4. Configure the following options, and then click OK:

    Name

    Type a name for the fabric connector object.

    Type

    Displays Nuage Virtualized Services Platform.

    IP

    Type the IP address for Fortinet SDN Connector.

    Port

    Identify the port used for Fortinet SDN Connector.

    Perform one of the following options:

    • Click Use Default to use the default port.
    • Click Specify and type the port number.

    User Name

    Type the user name for Fortinet SDN Connector.

    Password

    Type the password for Fortinet SDN Connector.

    Status

    Toggle On to enable the fabric connector object. Toggle OFF to disable the fabric connector object.

Creating fabric connector objects for Nuage

With FortiManager, you can create a fabric connector for Nuage Virtualized Services Platform. You cannot import address names from Nuage Virtualized Services Platform to the fabric connector. Instead you must manually create dynamic firewall objects that you can use in policies. When you install the policies to one or more FortiGate units, FortiGate uses the information and Fortinet SDN Connector to communicate with Nuage Virtualized Services Platform and dynamically populate the objects with IP addresses.

When you create a fabric connector for Nuage Virtualized Services Plan, you are specifying how FortiGate can communicate with Nuage through Fortinet SDN Connector. As a result, you are configuring communication and authentication information for Fortinet SDN Connector.

If ADOMs are enabled, you can create multiple fabric connectors per ADOM; however, each fabric connector requires a unique IP address.

Requirements:

  • FortiManager version 6.0 ADOM or later
  • FortiGate is managed by FortiManager.
  • The managed FortiGate unit is configured to work with Nuage Virtualized Services Platform.
To create a fabric connector object for Nuage:
  1. Go to Fabric View > Fabric Connectors.
  2. Click Create New. The Create New Fabric Connector wizard is displayed.
  3. Under SDN, select Nuage, and click Next.
  4. Configure the following options, and then click OK:

    Name

    Type a name for the fabric connector object.

    Type

    Displays Nuage Virtualized Services Platform.

    IP

    Type the IP address for Fortinet SDN Connector.

    Port

    Identify the port used for Fortinet SDN Connector.

    Perform one of the following options:

    • Click Use Default to use the default port.
    • Click Specify and type the port number.

    User Name

    Type the user name for Fortinet SDN Connector.

    Password

    Type the password for Fortinet SDN Connector.

    Status

    Toggle On to enable the fabric connector object. Toggle OFF to disable the fabric connector object.