FortiGate 80E/81E and 80E/81E POE Installation Guide

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The FortiGate unit can be placed on any flat surface with the provided rubber feet, or mounted to a wall with the providing mounting hardware.

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your Fortinet equipment.
Do not place heavy objects on the unit.

To Mount the Device on a Wall

  1. Use the mounting bracket to mark the location of the mounting holes on a flat wall surface.
  2. Drill the mounting holes in the marked locations.
  3. Insert the provided anchors into the drilled holes then screw the screws into the anchors, leaving approximately 2mm of the screw exposed for connecting to the mounting bracket.
  4. Fasten the mounting bracket securely to the back of the unit using the provided screws.
  5. Position the device with the attached mounting bracket over the exposed screws in the wall, then slide the device downward to secure it in place.
  6. Plug the provided power adapter into the rear of the unit, and then plug the transformer into a grounded electrical outlet or a separate power source such as an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) or a power distribution unit (PDU) with the provided power cable.

To Install the Unit on a Flat Surface

  1. Ensure that the surface onto which the FortiGate unit to be installed is clean, level, and stable and that there is at least 1.5in (3.8cm) of clearance on all sides to allow for adequate airflow.
  2. Attach the provided rubber feet to the bottom of the FortiGate unit.
  3. Place the unit in the designated location.
  4. Verify that the spacing around the FortiGate unit conforms to requirements and that the unit is level.
  5. Plug the provided power adapter into the rear of the unit, and then plug the transformer into a grounded electrical outlet or a separate power source such as an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) or a power distribution unit (PDU) with the provided power cable.
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