Advanced Static Routing
Advanced static routing includes features and concepts that are used in more complex networks. Dynamic routing is not addressed in this section.
This section includes: Routing concepts
Static routing tips
Transparent mode static routing
Static routing example
Many routing concepts apply to static routing. However without first understanding these basic concepts, it is difficult to understand the more complex dynamic routing.
This section includes:
- Routing in VDOMs
- Default route
- Adding a static route
- Routing table
- Building the routing table
- Static routing security
- Multipath routing and determining the best route
- Route priority
- Troubleshooting static routing
Routing in VDOMs
Routing on FortiGate units is configured per-VDOM. This means if VDOMs are enabled, you must enter a VDOM to do any routing configuration. This allows each VDOM to operate independently, with its own default routes and routing configuration.
In this guide, the procedures assume your FortiGate unit has VDOMs disabled. This is stated in the assumptions for the examples. If you have VDOMs enabled you will need to perform the following steps in addition to the procedure’s steps.
To route in VDOMs – web-based manager
Select the VDOM that you want to view or configure at the bottom of the main menu.
To route in VDOMs – CLI
Before following any CLI routing procedures with VDOMs enabled, enter the following commands. For this example, it is assumed you will be working in the root VDOM. Change root to the name of your selected VDOM
config vdom edit root
Following these commands, you can enter any routing CLI commands as normal.
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