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FortiSwitch link status visibility improvements

The Managed FortiSwitch page topology view has been improved to illustrate the FortiSwitch link status. The following changes have been made in the GUI:

  • The FortiSwitch faceplate was replaced with a box that displays ports used for FortiLink management.
  • Hovering over switch ports and the links between switches displays a tooltip, which shows the port on both sides of a link.
  • The MC-LAG ICL and STP discarding statuses are color coded.
  • The MC-LAG cluster is enclosed in a box with an MC-LAG label.
  • A dropdown list is available to switch between Managed ForitSwitch pages of downstream Security Fabric members.
  • FortiSwitch names and serial numbers can be used as parameters in the Search function.

In the following example, FG-500E (Building-1) is the Fabric root device and FG-90E (Building-2) is the downstream device. There are six FortiSwitches managed by FG-500E and two FortiSwitches managed by FG-90E.

To view the FortiSwitch link status in the GUI:
  1. On the root device, go to WiFi & Switch Controller > Managed FortiSwitch.
  2. In the toolbar menu, select Topology from the dropdown list.

    The MC-LAG cluster is enclosed in a box, and the MC-LAG ICL and STP discarding statuses are color coded:

  3. Hover over a link to view the tooltip.

  4. In the toolbar menu, use the dropdown list to view the Managed ForitSwitch page of the downstream Security Fabric member.

FortiSwitch link status visibility improvements

The Managed FortiSwitch page topology view has been improved to illustrate the FortiSwitch link status. The following changes have been made in the GUI:

  • The FortiSwitch faceplate was replaced with a box that displays ports used for FortiLink management.
  • Hovering over switch ports and the links between switches displays a tooltip, which shows the port on both sides of a link.
  • The MC-LAG ICL and STP discarding statuses are color coded.
  • The MC-LAG cluster is enclosed in a box with an MC-LAG label.
  • A dropdown list is available to switch between Managed ForitSwitch pages of downstream Security Fabric members.
  • FortiSwitch names and serial numbers can be used as parameters in the Search function.

In the following example, FG-500E (Building-1) is the Fabric root device and FG-90E (Building-2) is the downstream device. There are six FortiSwitches managed by FG-500E and two FortiSwitches managed by FG-90E.

To view the FortiSwitch link status in the GUI:
  1. On the root device, go to WiFi & Switch Controller > Managed FortiSwitch.
  2. In the toolbar menu, select Topology from the dropdown list.

    The MC-LAG cluster is enclosed in a box, and the MC-LAG ICL and STP discarding statuses are color coded:

  3. Hover over a link to view the tooltip.

  4. In the toolbar menu, use the dropdown list to view the Managed ForitSwitch page of the downstream Security Fabric member.