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Creating normalized interfaces

Because the policy package uses interface objects instead of directly referring to the interface, we must link the interface objects with the actual interfaces on any/all devices. We do this by creating normalized interfaces with per-platform mappings.

To create normalized interfaces:
  1. In FortiManager, go to Policy & Objects > Object Configurations > Normalized Interface.
  2. In the content pane, click Create New.

    The Create New Normalized Interface pane opens.

  3. Set Name to HUB1.
  4. Under Per-Platform Mapping, click Create New.

    The Create New Per-Platform Mapping dialog box is displayed.

  5. Set the following options, and click OK:

    Matched Platform

    Select all.

    Mapped Interface Name

    Type HUB1.

    Tooltip

    The mapped interface is case sensitive. It must exactly match the interface on the target FortiGate.

    The per-platform mapping is created.

  6. Repeat this procedure to the following per-platform mappings:

    Normalized Interface

    Matching Type

    Mapped Interface/Zone

    HUB1

    Matched Platform: all

    HUB1

    HUB2

    Matched Platform: all

    HUB2

    VPN1

    Matched Platform: all

    VPN1

    VPN2

    Matched Platform: all

    Device: Cloud-Gateway

    VPN2

    VPN1-2

    WAN1

    Matched Platform: all

    WAN1

    WAN2

    Matched Platform: all

    WAN2

    HUB-Loopback

    Matched Device: HUB1

    Device: Cloud-Gateway

    HUB1-Lo

    HUB2-Lo

    LAN

    Matched Platform: all

    Device: Cloud-Gateway

    port3

    port2

All the per-platform mappings are created:

Tooltip

If you are using different ports for LAN between branches, you can leverage per-device mapping to override the matched platform: all.

Creating normalized interfaces

Because the policy package uses interface objects instead of directly referring to the interface, we must link the interface objects with the actual interfaces on any/all devices. We do this by creating normalized interfaces with per-platform mappings.

To create normalized interfaces:
  1. In FortiManager, go to Policy & Objects > Object Configurations > Normalized Interface.
  2. In the content pane, click Create New.

    The Create New Normalized Interface pane opens.

  3. Set Name to HUB1.
  4. Under Per-Platform Mapping, click Create New.

    The Create New Per-Platform Mapping dialog box is displayed.

  5. Set the following options, and click OK:

    Matched Platform

    Select all.

    Mapped Interface Name

    Type HUB1.

    Tooltip

    The mapped interface is case sensitive. It must exactly match the interface on the target FortiGate.

    The per-platform mapping is created.

  6. Repeat this procedure to the following per-platform mappings:

    Normalized Interface

    Matching Type

    Mapped Interface/Zone

    HUB1

    Matched Platform: all

    HUB1

    HUB2

    Matched Platform: all

    HUB2

    VPN1

    Matched Platform: all

    VPN1

    VPN2

    Matched Platform: all

    Device: Cloud-Gateway

    VPN2

    VPN1-2

    WAN1

    Matched Platform: all

    WAN1

    WAN2

    Matched Platform: all

    WAN2

    HUB-Loopback

    Matched Device: HUB1

    Device: Cloud-Gateway

    HUB1-Lo

    HUB2-Lo

    LAN

    Matched Platform: all

    Device: Cloud-Gateway

    port3

    port2

All the per-platform mappings are created:

Tooltip

If you are using different ports for LAN between branches, you can leverage per-device mapping to override the matched platform: all.