FortiGate-7000 supports managing FortiSwitch devices over FortiLink. You can manage up to 300 FortiSwitch devices from one FortiGate-7000.
Use the following command to enable Fortilink support on the GUI and in the CLI:
config system global
set switch-controller enable
Managed FortiSwitch GUI pages appear under the WiFi & Switch Controller GUI menu.
A FortiGate-7000 manages one or more FortiSwitches through one active FortiLink. The FortiLink can consist of one physical interface or multiple physical interfaces in a LAG. To set up a FortiGate-7000 interface as a FortiLink, from the GUI go to Network > Interface, select an interface, and set the Addressing mode to Dedicated to FortiSwitch.
You can also use the following CLI command to set the 1-C1 interface to be the FortiLink:
config system interface
set auto-auth-extension-device enable
set fortilink enable
You can use any traffic interface as the FortiLink. Using the M1, M2, and management interfaces is not supported.
For limitations on FortiLink support, see FortiLink support limitations.
For more information about FortiLink support and managing FortiSwitches, see FortiSwitch devices managed by FortiOS.