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FortiGate LED Specifications

This is a guide to FortiGate LED status indicators.

Sample FortiGate Faceplates

The faceplates indicate where the LEDs are typically found on desktop and mid-range FortiGate models.

 

LED Status Codes

LABEL STATE MEANING
PWR Green

Off
Power is On.

Power is Off.
STA Green

Flashing Green


Red

Normal status.

Booting Up. If the FortiGate has a reset button, Flashing Green also means that the reset button was used.

The FortiGate has a critical alarm (see About Alarm Levels).

ALARM Off

Amber

Red


No alarms or the FortiGate has a minor alarm.

The FortiGate has a major alarm.

The FortiGate has a critical alarm.
The status LED will also be red.

More information at About Alarm Levels.
HA Green

Red

Off


FortiGate is operating in an FGCP HA cluster.

A failover has occurred.

HA not configured.

Failover operation feature not available in all units.
WIFI Green

Flashing Green

Off
Wireless port is active.

Wireless interface is transmitting and receiving data.

Wireless interface is down.

About Alarm Levels

Minor, major, and critical alarms are defined based on IPMI, ATCA, and Telco standards for naming alarms.

  • A minor alarm (also called an IPMI non-critical (NC) alarm) indicates a temperature or a power level outside of the normal operating range that is not considered a problem. In the case of a minor temperature alarm, the system could respond by increasing fan speed. A non-critical threshold can be an upper non-critical (UNC) threshold (for example, a high temperature or a high power level) or a lower non-critical (UNC) threshold (for example, a low power level). The LEDs do not indicate minor alarms since user intervention is not required.
  • A major alarm (also called an IPMI critical or critical recoverable(CR) alarm) indicates that the system itself cannot correct the cause for the alarm and that intervention is required. For example, the cooling system cannot provide enough cooling to reduce the temperature. It could also mean that conditions (temperature, for example) are approaching the outside limit of the allowed operating range. A critical threshold can also be an upper critical (UC) threshold (for example, a high temperature or a high power level) or a lower critical (LC) threshold (for example, a low power level).
  • A critical alarm (also called and IPMI non-recoverable (NR) alarm) indicates detection of a temperature or power level that is outside of the allowed operating range and could potentially cause physical damage.

LED Status Codes for Ports

TYPE OF PORT STATE MEANING
Ethernet Ports Link / Activity Green

Flashing Green

Off




Connected.

Transmitting and receiving data.

No link established.

On FortiGate models with front-facing ports, this LED is to the left of the port. On FortiGate models with ports at the back of the device, this LED is in the upper row.
Ethernet Ports Speed Green

Amber

Off




Connected at 1Gbps.

Connected at 100Mbps.

Not connected or connected at 10Mbps.

On FortiGate models with front-facing ports, this LED is to the right of the port. On FortiGate models with ports at the back of the device, this LED is in the lower row.
SFP Ports Green

Flashing Green

Off
Connected.

Transmitting and receiving data.

No link established.