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Configure FortiGate SDWAN in vdom mode

Hello Everyone,

 

Anyone can share with me the guidelines on how to configure SDWAN in VDOM?  and limitation feature when FortiGate firewalls enable vdom mode?

 

Best Regards

Thanks

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kcheng

Hi @63953

 

Yes, technically there are no limitation of feature and function on the firewall. The only difference is that some settings are not available in the respective VDOM, but will be configurable on the global VDOM.

 

Configuration for SDWAN would be the same. 

Cheers,
Kayzie Cheng

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63953
New Contributor II

Thank you for your reply with the detailed explanation. 

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kcheng
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Hi @63953 

 

Configuring SDWAN with VDOM has no difference compared to configuring SDWAN without VDOM. To enable or configure VDOM, you can refer to the following document:

https://docs.fortinet.com/document/fortigate/7.4.1/administration-guide/32293/general-configurations

 

Configuration of SDWAN would has no difference:

https://docs.fortinet.com/document/fortigate/7.4.1/administration-guide/889544/sd-wan-quick-start

 

What would be the key consideration are in fact the traffic flow. That said, whether the traffic would take place only in the respective VDOM only or will there be any intervdom traffic involve. If there are intervdom traffic required, you will need to plan out the respective with intervdom link:

https://docs.fortinet.com/document/fortigate/7.4.1/administration-guide/335646/inter-vdom-routing-co...

 

There isn't any known limitation of enabling VDOM on FortiGate. It allows you to virtually divide the FortiGate into individual VDOM as if you are having multiple FortiGates. However, you will want to consider the number of VDOMs as most FortiGate units support 10 VDOMs by default. In short, if you have a proper network planning and design, there shouldn't be any limitation.

Cheers,
Kayzie Cheng

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63953
New Contributor II

meant that when we enable VDOM on fortigate firewall, there is no limitation on some feature or function on the firewall?

and other things, when enabling VDOM on the firewall. The configuration of SDWAN in vdom mode is the same as a firewall without running vdom. correct?

kcheng

Hi @63953

 

Yes, technically there are no limitation of feature and function on the firewall. The only difference is that some settings are not available in the respective VDOM, but will be configurable on the global VDOM.

 

Configuration for SDWAN would be the same. 

Cheers,
Kayzie Cheng

If you have found a solution, please like and accept it to make it easily accessible for others.
63953
New Contributor II

Thank you for your reply with the detailed explanation. 

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