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Separate VRF for Out-of-Band Management in FortiOS

By Manny posted May 28, 2020 05:19 AM

  

I am currently running FortiOS 6.4 on this FortiGate.  The use case is to have an out-of-band interface that points to a separate routing table or in this case, a VRF which stands for Virtual Routing and Forwarding.  In my scenario I will create one interface port22 as the out-of-band interface.   I configured a fake IP address and routed to a fake network just for this article.

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Here you can see the standard interface configuration.  The only difference is the addition of the set vrf 1 statement.

Note: The default VRF is 0.

Essentially anything routed across via this interface, will be part of VRF1.

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Here we can see entry 5 where I am creating a static route to 10.200.200.0/24 with a gateway of 1.1.1.2 and the device is port22 (This route is now part of VRF1).

When we look at the routing table, we can see the two routes.

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by issuing the get route info routing-table all you can see that there is a route to 10.200.200.0/24 via 1.1.1.2under the VRF=1 section.

Note: See the default routing table which is VRF=0.

Hope this helps.

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