FortiGate-200E and 201E fast path architecture
The FortiGate-200E and 201E include two NP6lite processors in an NP direct configuration. Because of the NP direct configuration you cannot create Link Aggregation Groups (LAGs) between interfaces connected to different NP6lites. As well traffic will only be offloaded if it enters and exits the FortiGate on interfaces connected to the same NP6lite.
The NP6lites are connected to network interfaces as follows:
- NP6lite_0 is connected to six 1GE RJ-45 interfaces (port9-port14) and four 1GE SFP interfaces (port15-18).
- NP6lite_1 is connected to Eight 1GE RJ45 interfaces (wan1, wan2, port1-port6).
The following diagram also shows the RGMII and QSGMII port connections between the NP6lite processors and the front panel interfaces.
You can use the following get command to display the FortiGate-200E or 201E NP6lite configuration. You can also use the
diagnose npu np6 port-list command to display this information.
get hardware npu np6lite port-list Chip XAUI Ports Max Cross-chip Speed offloading ------ ---- ------- ----- ---------- np6lite_0 2 port9 1000M NO 1 port10 1000M NO 4 port11 1000M NO 3 port12 1000M NO 6 port13 1000M NO 5 port14 1000M NO 9 port15 1000M NO 10 port16 1000M NO 8 port17 1000M NO 7 port18 1000M NO np6lite_1 2 wan1 1000M NO 1 wan2 1000M NO 4 port1 1000M NO 3 port2 1000M NO 6 port3 1000M NO 5 port4 1000M NO 8 port5 1000M NO 7 port6 1000M NO 10 port7 1000M NO 9 port8 1000M NO