FortiGate-7060E hardware assembly and rack mounting

FortiGate-7060E hardware assembly and rack mounting

The FortiGate-7060E chassis must be mounted in a standard 19-inch rack and requires 8U of vertical space in the rack. This chapter describes how to attach accessories to the FortiGate-7060E chassis, how to install the chassis in a 4-post or 2-post rack, and how to install FIM and FPM modules in the chassis front panel slots.

If you install the FortiGate-7060E chassis in a closed or multi-unit rack assembly, the operating ambient temperature of the rack environment may be greater than room ambient temperature. Make sure the operating ambient temperature does not exceed the manufacturer’s maximum rated ambient temperature.

It is recommended that you mount the FortiGate-7060E chassis near the bottom of the rack to avoid making the rack top-heavy and potentially falling over. If you are going to mount the chassis higher make sure the rack is well anchored. Since the chassis is over 100 lbs use a lift to raise the chassis into position before mounting it.

Installing accessories

These accessories are optional and not required for all configurations. If you have them, before mounting the chassis in a rack you should install the left and right front mounting brackets and the cable management brackets as shown in the following illustration.

Installing FortiGate-7060E accessories

You can also install power cord clamps into the front of the chassis beside each PSU. Install the clamps by inserting them into the holes adjacent each supply at the back of the chassis. Use the clamps to secure the AC power cords so they are not accidentally disconnected.

Mounting the FortiGate-7060E chassis in a four-post rack

The FortiGate-7060E package includes a set of extendable brackets that you can use to mount the chassis in a 4post rack. Install the brackets to create a 4-post rack mount tray that the chassis will slide on to. Attach each side of the tray to the 4-post rack using the front and back brackets as shown below. Make sure you install the tray with enough space above it for the chassis. The length of the tray sides adjusts to match your rack.

Once the 4-post rack mount tray has been installed, slide the chassis onto the tray and secure it to the rack mount tray as shown in the diagram.

Mounting the chassis in a four-post Rack

Mounting the FortiGate-7060E chassis in a two-post rack

The FortiGate-7060E package includes two mid-mount trays and two mid-mount ears that you can use to mount the chassis in a 2-post rack. As shown in the diagram, first attach the mid-mount trays to the rack making sure to leave enough space above the trays for the chassis. Then attach the mid-mount ears to the chassis also as shown in the diagram. Finally line up the mid-mount trays with the mid-mount ears so that the chassis is supported in the rack. Then use screws to attach the mid-mount ears and the chassis to the rack.

Mounting the chassis in a 2-post rack


Air flow

For rack installation, make sure that the amount of air flow required for safe operation of the FortiGate-7060E chassis is not compromised. Make sure that the chassis ventilation openings at the front and back are not blocked by cables or other components. The recommended minimum clearance at the front of the chassis is 100 mm and the recommended clearance from the rear of the chassis is 100 mm. This results in a total footprint of 850 mm from front to back. See Cooling air flow and required minimum air flow clearance on page 13 for more details. hardware assembly and rack mounting Inserting FIM and FPM-7000 series modules

Inserting FIM and FPM-7000 series modules

All FortiGate-7060E chassis are shipped with a protective front panel installed in the chassis to protect internal chassis components. This panel must be removed before you install FIM and FPM modules.

Insert FIM modules into chassis slots 1 and 2. Insert FPM modules into chassis slots 3, 4, 5, and 6.

Do not operate the FortiGate-7060E chassis with open slots on the front or back panel. For optimum cooling performance and safety, each chassis slot must contain an FIM or FPM module or an FIM or FPM blank panel (also called a dummy card). For the same reason, all cooling fan trays, power supplies or power supply slot covers must be installed while the chassis is operating.

To insert FIM and FPM modules, see the guide supplied with the module.

You must carefully slide the module all the way into the chassis slot, close the handles to seat the module into the slot, and tighten the retention screws to make sure the module is fully engaged with the backplane and secured. You must also make sure that the sliding latches are fully closed by gently pushing them down. The handles must be closed, the retention screws tightened and the latches fully closed for the module to get power and start up. If the module is not receiving power all LEDs remain off.

All FIM and FPM-7000 series modules must be protected from static discharge and physical shock. Only handle or work with these boards at a static-free workstation. Always wear a grounded electrostatic discharge (ESD) preventive wrist strap when handling these boards.

Recommended slot locations for interface modules

If you are installing different FIM modules in the FortiGate-7060E chassis, for optimal configuration you should install the module with the lower model number in slot 1 and the module with the higher number in slot 2.

For example:

  • if your chassis includes a FIM-7901E and a FIM-7904E, install the FIM-7901E in chassis slot 1 and the FIM-7904E in chassis slot 2.
  • If your chassis includes a FIM-7904E and a FIM-7920E, install the FIM-7904E in chassis slot 1 and the FIM-7920E in chassis slot 2.

This applies to any combination of two different interface modules.


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