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Nuage Cookbook

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Security Fabric connector integration with Nuage

You can use FortiManager to create Fabric connectors for Nuage, and then install the Fabric connectors to FortiOS.

The Fabric connectors in FortiManager define the type of connector and include information for FortiOS to communicate with and authenticate with the products. In some cases the FortiGate must communicate with products through the Fabric connector, and in other cases the FortiGate communicates directly with the products.

FortiOS works with the Fabric connector to communicate with Nuage.

For information about the Fabric connector, see the Fortinet Document Library.

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You cannot import a policy package for the Fabric connector from FortiOS to FortiManager.

Following is an overview of creating Fabric connectors for Nuage using FortiManager:

  1. Create a Fabric connector object. See Creating Fabric connector objects for Nuage.
  2. Create dynamic firewall address objects. See Configuring dynamic firewall addresses for a Fabric connector.

    You cannot import address names from Nuage to FortiManager.

  3. In the policy package in which you are creating the new policy, create an IPv4 policy and include the firewall address objects for Nuage. See Creating an IP address policy.
  4. Install the policy package to FortiOS. See Installing a policy package.

    FortiGate communicates with Nuage to dynamically populate the firewall address objects with IP addresses.

Security Fabric connector integration with Nuage

You can use FortiManager to create Fabric connectors for Nuage, and then install the Fabric connectors to FortiOS.

The Fabric connectors in FortiManager define the type of connector and include information for FortiOS to communicate with and authenticate with the products. In some cases the FortiGate must communicate with products through the Fabric connector, and in other cases the FortiGate communicates directly with the products.

FortiOS works with the Fabric connector to communicate with Nuage.

For information about the Fabric connector, see the Fortinet Document Library.

note icon

You cannot import a policy package for the Fabric connector from FortiOS to FortiManager.

Following is an overview of creating Fabric connectors for Nuage using FortiManager:

  1. Create a Fabric connector object. See Creating Fabric connector objects for Nuage.
  2. Create dynamic firewall address objects. See Configuring dynamic firewall addresses for a Fabric connector.

    You cannot import address names from Nuage to FortiManager.

  3. In the policy package in which you are creating the new policy, create an IPv4 policy and include the firewall address objects for Nuage. See Creating an IP address policy.
  4. Install the policy package to FortiOS. See Installing a policy package.

    FortiGate communicates with Nuage to dynamically populate the firewall address objects with IP addresses.