Configuring network interfaces
Fortinet devices can be connected to any of the FortiManager unit's interfaces. The DNS servers must be on the networks to which the FortiManager unit connects, and should have two different IP addresses.
If the FortiManager unit is operating as part of an HA cluster, it is recommended to configure interfaces dedicated for the HA connection / synchronization. However, it is possible to use the same interfaces for both HA and device management. The HA interface will have /HA appended to its name.
The following port configuration is recommended:
- Use port 1 for device log traffic, and disable unneeded services on it, such as SSH, Web Service, and so on.
- Use a second port for administrator access, and enable HTTPS, Web Service, and SSH for this port. Leave other services disabled.
To configure port 1:
- Go to System Settings > Network. The System Network Management Interface pane is displayed.
- Configure the following settings for port1, then click Apply to apply your changes.
Displays the name of the interface.
The IP address and netmask associated with this interface.
The IPv6 address associated with this interface.
Select the allowed administrative service protocols from: HTTPS, HTTP, PING, SSH, SNMP, and Web Service.
IPv6 Administrative Access
Select the allowed IPv6 administrative service protocols from: HTTPS, HTTP, PING, SSH, SNMP, and Web Service.
Select the Fortinet services that are allowed access on this interface. These include FortiGate Updates and Web Filtering. By default all service access is enabled on port1, and disabled on port2.
Select Bind to IP Address and specify the IP address. The IP address specified in Bind to IP address must be on the same subnet as the IP address of the interface. This IP address is only for FortiGate 443 requests.
The default gateway associated with this interface.
Primary DNS Server
The primary DNS server IP address.
Secondary DNS Server
The secondary DNS server IP address.
To configure additional ports:
- Go to System Settings > Network and click All Interfaces. The interface list opens.
- Double-click on a port, right-click on a port then select Edit from the pop-up menu, or select a port then click Edit in the toolbar. The Edit System Interface pane is displayed.
- Configure the settings as required.
- Click OK to apply your changes.
The port name, default gateway, and DNS servers cannot be changed from the Edit System Interface pane. The port can be given an alias if needed.