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FortiGate-7000 Handbook

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FortiLink support

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

end

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

edit 1-C1

set auto-auth-extension-device enable

set fortilink enable

end

end

You can use any traffic interface as the FortiLink.

For more information about FortiLink support and managing FortiSwitches, see FortiSwitch devices managed by FortiOS.

 

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

end

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

A FortiGate-7000 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 1-B4 and 1-B5 interfaces:

    config system interface

    edit fortilink-lag

    set vdom root

    set fortilink enable

    set type aggregate

    set member 1-B4 1-B5

    end

    end

You can use any traffic interfaces as FortiLink interfaces. 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 Switch Controller.

FortiLink support

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

end

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

edit 1-C1

set auto-auth-extension-device enable

set fortilink enable

end

end

You can use any traffic interface as the FortiLink.

For more information about FortiLink support and managing FortiSwitches, see FortiSwitch devices managed by FortiOS.

 

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

end

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

A FortiGate-7000 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 1-B4 and 1-B5 interfaces:

    config system interface

    edit fortilink-lag

    set vdom root

    set fortilink enable

    set type aggregate

    set member 1-B4 1-B5

    end

    end

You can use any traffic interfaces as FortiLink interfaces. 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 Switch Controller.