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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

Editing switches

FortiSwitch devices can be edited from the FortiSwitch Manager > Managed Switches pane.

To edit FortiSwitch devices:
  1. In the tree menu, select the FortiGate that contains the FortiSwitch device to be edited, or select All_FortiGate to list all of the switches.
  2. Select the appropriate option from the quick status bar, and locate the switch in the content pane.
  3. Double-click on the switch, select the switch and click Edit from the toolbar, or right-click on the switch and select Edit. The Edit Managed FortiSwitch window opens.

  4. Edit the following options, then click Apply to apply your changes.

    Serial Number

    The device’s serial number. This field cannot be edited.

    Name

    The name of the FortiSwitch.

    Description

    A description of the FortiSwitch, such as its model.

    Template

    Select the template that will be applied to the FortiSwitch from the dropdown list. Only applicable templates are available.

    Status

    The status of the FortiSwitch, such as Connected.

    Click Restart to restart the switch.

    Connecting From

    The IP address of the switch.

    Join Time

    The date and time that the switch joined.

    State

    The state of the AP, such as Authorized.

    If the switch is authorized, click De-authorize to deauthorize the switch. If the switch is not authorized, click Authorize to authorize it. See Authorizing and deauthorizing FortiSwitch devices.

    FortiSwitch OS Version

    The OS version on the switch.

    Click Upgrade to upgrade the firmware to a newer version if you have one available. See Firmware Management

Editing switches

FortiSwitch devices can be edited from the FortiSwitch Manager > Managed Switches pane.

To edit FortiSwitch devices:
  1. In the tree menu, select the FortiGate that contains the FortiSwitch device to be edited, or select All_FortiGate to list all of the switches.
  2. Select the appropriate option from the quick status bar, and locate the switch in the content pane.
  3. Double-click on the switch, select the switch and click Edit from the toolbar, or right-click on the switch and select Edit. The Edit Managed FortiSwitch window opens.

  4. Edit the following options, then click Apply to apply your changes.

    Serial Number

    The device’s serial number. This field cannot be edited.

    Name

    The name of the FortiSwitch.

    Description

    A description of the FortiSwitch, such as its model.

    Template

    Select the template that will be applied to the FortiSwitch from the dropdown list. Only applicable templates are available.

    Status

    The status of the FortiSwitch, such as Connected.

    Click Restart to restart the switch.

    Connecting From

    The IP address of the switch.

    Join Time

    The date and time that the switch joined.

    State

    The state of the AP, such as Authorized.

    If the switch is authorized, click De-authorize to deauthorize the switch. If the switch is not authorized, click Authorize to authorize it. See Authorizing and deauthorizing FortiSwitch devices.

    FortiSwitch OS Version

    The OS version on the switch.

    Click Upgrade to upgrade the firmware to a newer version if you have one available. See Firmware Management