How To – Basic OSPF Configuration On FortiGates Running 5.4.1

I had some people ask me how to configure some basic OSPF on a FortiGate so I created the following how to video. Yes, I know I need to get better at explaining things in videos. I get shy though…oh wells. Check out the video below to see how to do a basic OSPF configuration on a set of FortiGates running FortiOS 5.4.1. I mention some other ways you can bring OSPF into the environment (via IPSec tunnels etc) and I will create more in-depth videos in the future that dive into the more advanced features of OSPF on the FortiGate.


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4 thoughts on “How To – Basic OSPF Configuration On FortiGates Running 5.4.1

  1. René

    Hello, i did this configuration exactly, and i can see both devices correctly, however i have a different environment, i have on router1 a hardware switch with an IP segment like 11.x.x.x/24, on the router2 side it’s 192.x.x.x/24, i took off one of the hardware switch ports to create the OSPF interfaces with and 8 acordingly, right now those sites are connected through VPN but want lo get rid of it, at this point OSPF is working, but i cannot be sure if that’s all it’s needed, i guess some static or policy routing is in order, am i correct? Thanks in advance for your time

    1. Mike Post author

      Rene’ if the OSPF is working and the routes are populating accordingly then the devices should know how to get to one another (if I am understanding you correctly).

      If that is the case, you should be golden. Now, if they are relying on the tunnel for the passing of OSPF obviously that would be a rough situation. Let me know if I didn’t understand you correctly. Glad the video was able to help!

      1. René

        Thank you very much for your answer Mike, wil wait for the weekend so the client can see if everything works with the tunnel down.


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