FortiGate VM License Troubleshooting

When you setup a new FortiGate VM, sometimes the licensing process is not working as expected. To simplify the process of licensing a FortiGate VM for you, we have created this guide. Let’s first have a look into the licensing process on the FortiGate VM, before we discuss the Troubleshooting….

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Fortigate: L2TP over IPsec configuration needs to be manually updated after upgrading from 6.4.x or 7.0.x

Fortinet has added a special note in the release notes of FortiOS 7.0 as follow: Source:https://docs.fortinet.com/document/fortigate/7.0.6/fortios-release-notes/927994/l2tp-over-ipsec-configuration-needs-to-be-manually-updated-after-upgrading-from-6-4-x-or-7-0-0-to-7-0-1-and-later Unfortunately the second point does not clearly state which policy exactly needs to be changed.Here is a screenshot of the changed policy: As you can see, the policy from the l2tp client to the…

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CheatSheet – PANOS 10.1

We have created a cheat sheet for Palo Alto firewalls with all important commands for troubleshooting.The cheat sheet was created for PANOS version 10.1. We have divided the cheat sheet into different sections like general commands, session debugging, service debugging and feature related debugging commands so that the needed commands…

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WatchGuard Firewalls: Cyclops Blink Botnet Befall (Deutsche Version)

Gemäss aktuellen Informationen sind eine begrenzte Anzahl (~1%) von WatchGuard Firewalls von einem staatlich gesponserten Botnet namens “Cyclops Blink” befallen worden. Obwohl es derzeit keine Beweise für eine Datenexfiltration gibt, ist es möglich, dass Daten der Firewalls kompromittiert wurden.  771 total views,  2 views today

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CheatSheet – FortiAnalyzer & FortiManager v7.0

We have created a combined CheatSheet for the FortiAnalyzer and FortiManager OS version 7.0. We have divided sections into FortiAnalyzer Logging, FortiAnalyzer Reporting and FortiManager to find the needed commands faster. CheatSheet FAZ FMGR 7.0 v1.1 We hope that this will contribute to quick solutions of existing problems.  1,359 total views,…

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FortiGuard Servers are not reachable

Update – 10. November 2021: It seems that the server “45.75.200.89” is not in use anymore – it is “not reachable” at the moment. Please use “194.69.172.53” instead. Blogpost – 3. November 2020: From time to time customers noticed that the Fortigate cannot reach the Fortiguard Servers anymore. This is…

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CheatSheet – FortiOS v7.0

We have adapted our CheatSheet for FortiOS version 7.0 and added new commands. The Cheat Sheet is divided into different sections. Depending on the topic, you can find the necessary commands to display more information or find problems. We hope that this will contribute to quick solutions of existing problems….

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