Forti OS Basic Command

With my requirements for any networking layer 3 device I collected the basic commands that we have to know or you will not be able to manage your fortigate. Okay, okay this is a bullshit, I just update this page since it is the number one post on my site.. 🙂

1.0 Check the basic settings and firewall states

Check the system status
Check the hardware performance
Check the High Availability state
Check the session table of the firewall

2.0 Check the interface settings

Check the state, speed and duplexity an IP of the interfaces
Check the ARP Table

3.0 Check the Routing Table

Check the matching route

4.0 VPN Troubleshooting

Change the tunnel state
Check the tunnel state
Check packet counters for the tunnel

5.0 sniffertrace

6.0 View logging on cli

Configure logging
Viewing the logs

7.0 Backup and Restore

8.0 Other troubleshooting commands (advices from the visitors)

1.0 Check the basic settings and firewall states

Check the system status

to see the actual software version, operational mode, HA, etc and the system time:

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