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Virtual switch support for FortiGate 300E series

On the FortiGate 300E series, switch ports can be assigned to different VLANs.

To create a VLAN switch in the GUI:
  1. Go to Network > Interfaces and enable VLAN Switch Mode.

  2. Click Create New > Interface.
  3. Enter an interface name and configure the following:
    1. For Type, select VLAN Switch.
    2. (Optional) Enter a VLAN ID (range is 3900–3999).
    3. If applicable, select a Virtual Domain.
    4. Add the Interface Members.
    5. Configure the Address and Administrative Access settings as needed.
  4. Click OK.

    The new VLAN switch is visible in the interface table:

To create a VLAN switch in the CLI:
  1. Enable VLAN switch mode:
    config system global
        set virtual-switch-vlan enable
    end
  2. Create the VLAN switch. Optionally, you can assign an ID to the VLAN:

    The default ID is 0. You can use the default ID, or you can assign an ID to the VLAN (3900–3999).

    config system virtual-switch
        edit "VLAN switch"
            set physical-switch "sw0"
            set vlan 3900
            config port
                edit "port1"
                next
                edit "port3"
                next
            end
        next
    end
  3. Configure the VLAN switch interface:
    config system interface
        edit "VLAN switch"
            set vdom "vdom1"
            set ip 6.6.6.1 255.255.255.0
            set allowaccess ping https ssh snmp http fgfm
            set type hard-switch
            set snmp-index 15
        next
    end
  4. (Optional) Create a trunk interface:
    config system interface
        edit port2
            set trunk enable   
        next
    end

Virtual switch support for FortiGate 300E series

On the FortiGate 300E series, switch ports can be assigned to different VLANs.

To create a VLAN switch in the GUI:
  1. Go to Network > Interfaces and enable VLAN Switch Mode.

  2. Click Create New > Interface.
  3. Enter an interface name and configure the following:
    1. For Type, select VLAN Switch.
    2. (Optional) Enter a VLAN ID (range is 3900–3999).
    3. If applicable, select a Virtual Domain.
    4. Add the Interface Members.
    5. Configure the Address and Administrative Access settings as needed.
  4. Click OK.

    The new VLAN switch is visible in the interface table:

To create a VLAN switch in the CLI:
  1. Enable VLAN switch mode:
    config system global
        set virtual-switch-vlan enable
    end
  2. Create the VLAN switch. Optionally, you can assign an ID to the VLAN:

    The default ID is 0. You can use the default ID, or you can assign an ID to the VLAN (3900–3999).

    config system virtual-switch
        edit "VLAN switch"
            set physical-switch "sw0"
            set vlan 3900
            config port
                edit "port1"
                next
                edit "port3"
                next
            end
        next
    end
  3. Configure the VLAN switch interface:
    config system interface
        edit "VLAN switch"
            set vdom "vdom1"
            set ip 6.6.6.1 255.255.255.0
            set allowaccess ping https ssh snmp http fgfm
            set type hard-switch
            set snmp-index 15
        next
    end
  4. (Optional) Create a trunk interface:
    config system interface
        edit port2
            set trunk enable   
        next
    end