Migrate from Fortigate 50E to 60E via Fortimanager.

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2019/11/07 00:51:59 (permalink)
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Migrate from Fortigate 50E to 60E via Fortimanager.

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I have a Fortigate 50E in fortimanager that I need to replace with 60E. What are the steps that I need to make to ensure the same config is on the 60E when I migrate and I have the smallest downtime ? 
 
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post edited by gardarr - 2019/11/07 01:32:20
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Re: Migrate from Fortigate 50E to 60E via Fortimanager. 2019/11/07 02:50:01 (permalink)
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Unfortunately this is not the easy way. If it is same model you replace with you can simple replace the serial in FMG Cli.
In this case you would have to apply the device config to the 60E. If FGT50E ad 60E have identical port names and numbers you could try to make a backup (Or download the last revision from FMG) from the 50E and also the 60E. Then replace the first 3 or 4 Lines (the ones with beginning with a "#") in the FGT50E backup with those from the 60E Backup. Then try to restore it on the 60E. With same Port names and numbers this cheat usually works.
Then add the 60E to FMG.
If you use provisioning template and/or a default policy package in that adom you should roll it out the the FGT60 afterwards.
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Re: Migrate from Fortigate 50E to 60E via Fortimanager. 2019/11/07 02:57:53 (permalink)
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THanks for your reply.
 
Would I have to have the same version of software running on both boxes ?

One is 5.4 and one is 5.6
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Re: Migrate from Fortigate 50E to 60E via Fortimanager. 2019/11/07 03:10:21 (permalink)
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sorry I forgot to mention that: yes
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Re: Migrate from Fortigate 50E to 60E via Fortimanager. 2019/11/07 04:21:22 (permalink)
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But I can't upgrade the 50E to 5.4, only 5.3 and 5.6. 
 
Should I then upgrade the 50E to 5.6.6 and 60E to 5.6.6 as well ?
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Re: Migrate from Fortigate 50E to 60E via Fortimanager. 2019/11/07 04:28:00 (permalink)
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if there is a vaild upgrade path for the 50e from your current firmware verson to 5.6.6 I'd upgrade both to 5.6.6.
You need to keep the upgrade path in oderder not to loose or damager (parts of) your config.
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Re: Migrate from Fortigate 50E to 60E via Fortimanager. 2019/11/07 06:24:54 (permalink)
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Yes I think that is the best way.
 
One other thing. When I switch out the boxes, should I switch the mgmt ip address also or use the same ? Can i add the new firewall to the manager with the same ip address that the old one was using ?
 
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Re: Migrate from Fortigate 50E to 60E via Fortimanager. 2019/11/07 06:48:19 (permalink)
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Afaik Ip and name in FMG is unique. THis means you cannot have two FGT with same hostname or ip at the same time in FMG no matter if it is in same adom or different.
So either you'd have to remove the old one first or you give the new one a different management ip.
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