FortiGate-3000D fast path architecture

The FortiGate-3000D features 16 front panel SFP+ 10Gb interfaces connected to two NP6 processors through an Integrated Switch Fabirc (ISF). The FortiGate-3000D has the following fastpath architecture:

  • 8 SFP+ 10Gb interfaces, port1 through port8 share connections to the first NP6 processor (np6_0).
  • 8 SFP+ 10Gb interfaces, port9 through port16 share connections to the second NP6 processor (np6_1).

You can use the following get command to display the FortiGate-3000D NP6 configuration. The command output shows two NP6s named NP6_0 and NP6_1 and the interfaces (ports) connected to each NP6. You can also use the diagnose npu np6 port-list command to display this information.

get hardware npu np6 port-list
Chip   XAUI Ports   Max   Cross-chip
                    Speed offloading
------ ---- ------- ----- ----------
np6_0  0    port1   10G   Yes       
       0    port6   10G   Yes       
       1    port2   10G   Yes       
       1    port5   10G   Yes       
       2    port3   10G   Yes       
       2    port8   10G   Yes       
       3    port4   10G   Yes       
       3    port7   10G   Yes       
------ ---- ------- ----- ----------
np6_1  0    port10  10G   Yes       
       0    port13  10G   Yes       
       1    port9   10G   Yes       
       1    port14  10G   Yes       
       2    port12  10G   Yes       
       2    port15  10G   Yes       
       3    port11  10G   Yes       
       3    port16  10G   Yes       
------ ---- ------- ----- ----------