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Check Fortigate interface for errors

You can use the following command to check a Fortigate interfacefor any possible errirs that may affect traffic performance # diagnose hardware deviceinfo nic <port_name>

Fortinets Irish support number

Fortinet have setup an Irish support number which means calls to france are no longer required. While the calls are routed to the same location the costs go down. The number for Fortinet is 1800 309 150 .

Determine FortiAP when not connected to Fortigate

When faced with the need to determine what version of firmware a FortiAP is running with connecting it to a Fortigate, connect to the FortiAP via the console and run the following command “fap-get-status”

Convert Cisco Juniper and Checkpoint configs to Fortifagate compatible

The FortiConverter converts configuration files from Juniper, Checkpoint and Cisco The conversion process will not convert all settings but will do enough to take the major work out of moving to a Fortigate It can be found here

Backup cisco switch config to TFTP server

To backup the running config on a cisco switch to a TFTP server #copy running-config tftp: To make a backup of the VLAN.dat file #copy flash:vlan.dat tftp:

Add VLAN to cisco switch

When you need to group ports on a cisco switch into a VLAN do the following Log onto terminal enable conf t vlan 1001  (where 1001 is the vlan id to be assigned name ExampleVLANname exit This creates the VLAN. … Continue reading

Adding Fortigate to Fortimanager

When attempting to add a Fortigate to a FortiManager you may encounter the following error when trying to import the device. “fortimanager failed to discover device with IP address”   If this is the case check the time settings on … Continue reading

Microsoft Update breaks Fortigate SSL VPN portal

It seems that a a recent update provided by Microsoft to fix vulnerabilities in  has broken fuctionality of the SSL VPN on Fortigate devices. If you see the following error messages when browsing to the login page you may be … Continue reading

Steelhead Default username and password

The default username and password for Riverbed Steelhead are: Username = admin Password = password   To reset the unit to factory defaults do the following > enable #reset factory reload     A quick Google is sometimes easier than … Continue reading

Group Policy checking

When trying to troubleshoot why a group policy does not appear to be applying to a user the following command can be used “gpresult /r” This will tell you what policies are applied and which ones are not.