Connectivity between QSFP+ port on MS450 and SFP+ port on Fortigate Firewall

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wizard_123
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Connectivity between QSFP+ port on MS450 and SFP+ port on Fortigate Firewall

Hi,

 

Just looking for a way to connect MS450 with an SFP+ port on a FortiGate Firewall.

 

Please suggest the available options.

 

Thanks

 

 

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PhilipDAth
Kind of a big deal

That is going to be a real pain.  I suspect you will need to put in a switch with both a QSFP+ port and an SFP+ port to make this work.

Are there any "media converters" available that can do this?

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cmr
Kind of a big deal
Kind of a big deal

@wizard_123 I don't think you can.  The MS450 has only QSFP+ and QSFP28 ports.  On other Meraki switches that have QSFP+ ports (MS355), you cannot use the QSFP+ to SFP+ convertor available from FS.com.  the datasheet for the MS450 appears to be wrong, as it suggests that the bulk of the ports on the MS450 can connect at 10Gbps...

 

I don't have any MS450 switches, so they might behave differently to the MS355, but I'd be surprised.

 

Can you install a QSFP+ module in the Fortigate?

Fortigate firewall doesn’t have a QSFP+ port.It only has an SFP/SFP+ port.

 

I think the only option here is to connect 1 MS355 switch in between so that I can connect my MS450 to MS355 over 40g and my fortigate to the MS355 over 1G or 10G.

PhilipDAth
Kind of a big deal

That is going to be a real pain.  I suspect you will need to put in a switch with both a QSFP+ port and an SFP+ port to make this work.

Are there any "media converters" available that can do this?

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