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2019/08/23 23:45:47 (permalink)
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Fortigate HA cable

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Does HA cable between two Fortigates devices should be cross-over? or the straight one can work normally without any issues? 
Please anyone have a clarification about that for both types of cables UTP and Fiber
 
 
 
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Re: Fortigate HA cable 2019/08/24 00:28:25 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Ydaew 2019/08/24 21:41:06
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most of the FortiGate model interfaces are auto sense. In my production 2x FGT 501 and 2x FGT 800C uses straight cables without an issue.

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Re: Fortigate HA cable 2019/08/24 09:29:14 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Ydaew 2019/08/24 21:42:04
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Straight cables works fine for me too. Fgt 100D fgt3000C.
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Re: Fortigate HA cable 2019/08/24 12:11:09 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Ydaew 2019/08/25 04:15:20
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I haven't used a fiber connection for HA yet but as both ports are identical I think fiber needs to be cross-over. All copper ports nowadays are GbE so they will auto-negotiate to become cross-over.
 
BTW, if you use port 14 and port 15 for HA, do connect port 14 to port 14 and port 15 to port15! NEVER cross HA ports!

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Re: Fortigate HA cable 2019/08/24 21:40:46 (permalink)
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Execuse me, I didn't get the point of how to connected HA since in out scenario all HAs are using two ports. You mean that i should connect FW1_port14 to FW2_port15 and vise-versa ?
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Re: Fortigate HA cable 2019/08/25 03:42:53 (permalink)
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do connect port 14 to port 14 and port 15 to port15!


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Re: Fortigate HA cable 2019/08/25 04:15:14 (permalink)
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I read it as do not connect :), so i got confused! ... Thanks so much for all of you
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