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FortiGate-6000 Handbook

FortiLink support

FortiGate-6000 supports managing FortiSwitch devices over FortiLink. You can manage up to 300 FortiSwitch devices from one FortiGate-6000.

Use the following command to enable Fortilink support on the GUI and in the CLI:

config system global

set switch-controller enable

end

Managed FortiSwitch GUI pages appear under the WiFi & Switch Controller GUI menu on all VDOMs except mgmt-vdom.

A FortiGate-6000 manages FortiSwitches through one or more FortiLink interfaces. You must add a different FortiLink interface to each VDOM that you will use for managing FortiSwitches. The FortiLink interface can consist of one physical interface or multiple physical interfaces in a LAG.

To add a FortiLink interface:

  • From the GUI, go to the VDOM for which to add the FortiLink Interface. Then go to WiFi & Switch Controller > FortiLink Interface. Give the interface a Name and click Interface members and add interfaces. Adding more than one interface creates an LACP LAG. Configure other settings as required and select Apply to save the FortiLink interface.
  • From the CLI, enter the following command to add a FortiLink LAG that includes the port7 and port8 interfaces:

    config system interface

    edit fortilink-lag

    set vdom root

    set fortilink enable

    set type aggregate

    set member port7 port8

    end

    end

You can use any traffic interfaces as FortiLink interfaces. Using the HA or management interfaces is not supported.

FortiLink support limitations:

  • FortiGate-6000 does not support upgrading managed FortiSwitch firmware from the FortiOS Managed FortiSwitch GUI page. Instead you must use the FortiGate-6000 CLI or log into the managed FortiSwitch to upgrade managed FortiSwitch firmware.
  • You can use any FortiGate-6000 interface as the FortiLink. However, using the HA and management interfaces is not recommended.

For more information about FortiLink support and managing FortiSwitches, see Switch Controller.

FortiLink support

FortiGate-6000 supports managing FortiSwitch devices over FortiLink. You can manage up to 300 FortiSwitch devices from one FortiGate-6000.

Use the following command to enable Fortilink support on the GUI and in the CLI:

config system global

set switch-controller enable

end

Managed FortiSwitch GUI pages appear under the WiFi & Switch Controller GUI menu on all VDOMs except mgmt-vdom.

A FortiGate-6000 manages FortiSwitches through one or more FortiLink interfaces. You must add a different FortiLink interface to each VDOM that you will use for managing FortiSwitches. The FortiLink interface can consist of one physical interface or multiple physical interfaces in a LAG.

To add a FortiLink interface:

  • From the GUI, go to the VDOM for which to add the FortiLink Interface. Then go to WiFi & Switch Controller > FortiLink Interface. Give the interface a Name and click Interface members and add interfaces. Adding more than one interface creates an LACP LAG. Configure other settings as required and select Apply to save the FortiLink interface.
  • From the CLI, enter the following command to add a FortiLink LAG that includes the port7 and port8 interfaces:

    config system interface

    edit fortilink-lag

    set vdom root

    set fortilink enable

    set type aggregate

    set member port7 port8

    end

    end

You can use any traffic interfaces as FortiLink interfaces. Using the HA or management interfaces is not supported.

FortiLink support limitations:

  • FortiGate-6000 does not support upgrading managed FortiSwitch firmware from the FortiOS Managed FortiSwitch GUI page. Instead you must use the FortiGate-6000 CLI or log into the managed FortiSwitch to upgrade managed FortiSwitch firmware.
  • You can use any FortiGate-6000 interface as the FortiLink. However, using the HA and management interfaces is not recommended.

For more information about FortiLink support and managing FortiSwitches, see Switch Controller.