FortiCore 2.0.0 Release Notes


This document provides upgrade instructions and release information about FortiCore Version 2.0.0. Please review all sections in this document prior to upgrading your device.

Supported models

This release covers the following FortiCore models:

  • 3600E
  • 3700E
  • 3800E
  • 3805E

Summary of enhancements

FortiCore Version 2.0.0 includes the following new features:

  • OVSDB support for configuration
  • LAG for front panel ports

FortiCore features and capabilities are described in the FortiCore Admin Guide, available at the following location:



Upgrade Information


FortiCore Version 2.0.0 supports upgrade from release 1.2.0. and downgrade from release 2.0.0 to 1.2.0.

To upgrade the firmware, follow these instructions from the dashboard page of the web-based admin tool:

  1. Download the desired firmware version from the Fortinet support site to your local hard drive.
  2. Click the update button next to the current firmware version.
  3. Select the firmware file and click OK.
  4. The system automatically loads the firmware and performs a system restart.

Firmware image checksums

The MD5 checksums for all Fortinet software and firmware releases are available at the Customer Service & Support portal, After logging in select Download > Firmware Image

Checksums, enter the image file name including the extension, and select Get Checksum Code.

Product Integration and Support                                                                                           SDN Gateway Support

Product Integration and Support

SDN Gateway Support

FortiCore supports any SDN Gateway that is compliant to OpenFlow version 1.3.

FortiCore product was tested primarily with the OpenDaylight SDN controller, provided by the Linux Foundation.

Web Browser Support

The FortiCore web-based administration interface supports the following browser versions:

l Mozilla Firefox version 36 l Google Chrome version 43

Other web browsers may function correctly, but are not supported by FortiCore.

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