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Allow switch controller to set source IP for outbound connections 6.4.3

By default, a FortiGate uses the outbound interface's IP to communicate with a FortiSwitch managed over layer 3. The switch-controller-source-ip option allows the switch controller to use the FortiLink fixed address instead.

Parameter

Description

switch-controller-source-ip

Source IP address for FortiLink traffic.

  • outbound: Source IP address is the outbound interface.
  • fixed: Source IP address is the FortiLink interface.
To configure the FortiLink interface as the source IP address:
config system interface
    edit "fortilink"
        set vdom "vdom1"
        set fortilink enable
        set switch-controller-source-ip fixed
        set ip 169.254.1.1 255.255.255.0
        set allowaccess ping fabric
        set type aggregate
        set member "port7"
        ...
    next
end

Allow switch controller to set source IP for outbound connections 6.4.3

By default, a FortiGate uses the outbound interface's IP to communicate with a FortiSwitch managed over layer 3. The switch-controller-source-ip option allows the switch controller to use the FortiLink fixed address instead.

Parameter

Description

switch-controller-source-ip

Source IP address for FortiLink traffic.

  • outbound: Source IP address is the outbound interface.
  • fixed: Source IP address is the FortiLink interface.
To configure the FortiLink interface as the source IP address:
config system interface
    edit "fortilink"
        set vdom "vdom1"
        set fortilink enable
        set switch-controller-source-ip fixed
        set ip 169.254.1.1 255.255.255.0
        set allowaccess ping fabric
        set type aggregate
        set member "port7"
        ...
    next
end