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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

Managing FortiSwitches

FortiSwitch devices can be managed from the content pane below the quick status bar on the FortiSwitch Manager > Managed Switches pane.

The following options are available from the toolbar and right-click menu:

Edit

Edit the selected FortiSwitch.

Delete

Delete the switch or switches.

Assign Template

Assign a template to the switch. Only applicable templates will be listed. See Assigning templates to FortiSwitch devices.

Authorize

Authorize a switch. See Authorizing and deauthorizing FortiSwitch devices.

This option is also available in the toolbar by selecting More.

Deauthorize

Deauthorize a switch. See Authorizing and deauthorizing FortiSwitch devices.

This option is also available in the toolbar by selecting More.

Restart

Restart the switch.

This option is also available in the toolbar by selecting More.

Upgrade

Upgrade the switch. The FortiSwitch must already be authorized.

This option is also available in the toolbar by selecting More.

Before upgrading FortiSwitch, go to FortiGuard > Firmware Images > Product: FortiSwitch and click the download icon to manually download the firmware images.

Refresh

Refresh the switch list.

This option is also available in the toolbar by selecting More.

Connect to CLI

Connect to FortiSwitch device's CLI, if available.

This option is also available in the toolbar by selecting More.

Column Settings

Click to select which columns to display or select Reset to Default to display the default columns.

This option is only available in the toolbar.

Search

Enter a search string into the search field to search the switch list.

This option is only available in the toolbar.

The following information is available in the content pane:

FortiGate

The FortiGate that the FortiSwitch is connected to.

FortiSwitch Name

The name assigned to the switch.

Serial Number

The serial number of the switch.

Platform

The FortiSwitch model.

Connected Via

The IP address of the switch.

OS Version

The OS version on the switch.

Template

The FortiSwitch template assigned to the device, if any.

Join Time

The date and time that the switch joined.

Comments

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Managing FortiSwitches

FortiSwitch devices can be managed from the content pane below the quick status bar on the FortiSwitch Manager > Managed Switches pane.

The following options are available from the toolbar and right-click menu:

Edit

Edit the selected FortiSwitch.

Delete

Delete the switch or switches.

Assign Template

Assign a template to the switch. Only applicable templates will be listed. See Assigning templates to FortiSwitch devices.

Authorize

Authorize a switch. See Authorizing and deauthorizing FortiSwitch devices.

This option is also available in the toolbar by selecting More.

Deauthorize

Deauthorize a switch. See Authorizing and deauthorizing FortiSwitch devices.

This option is also available in the toolbar by selecting More.

Restart

Restart the switch.

This option is also available in the toolbar by selecting More.

Upgrade

Upgrade the switch. The FortiSwitch must already be authorized.

This option is also available in the toolbar by selecting More.

Before upgrading FortiSwitch, go to FortiGuard > Firmware Images > Product: FortiSwitch and click the download icon to manually download the firmware images.

Refresh

Refresh the switch list.

This option is also available in the toolbar by selecting More.

Connect to CLI

Connect to FortiSwitch device's CLI, if available.

This option is also available in the toolbar by selecting More.

Column Settings

Click to select which columns to display or select Reset to Default to display the default columns.

This option is only available in the toolbar.

Search

Enter a search string into the search field to search the switch list.

This option is only available in the toolbar.

The following information is available in the content pane:

FortiGate

The FortiGate that the FortiSwitch is connected to.

FortiSwitch Name

The name assigned to the switch.

Serial Number

The serial number of the switch.

Platform

The FortiSwitch model.

Connected Via

The IP address of the switch.

OS Version

The OS version on the switch.

Template

The FortiSwitch template assigned to the device, if any.

Join Time

The date and time that the switch joined.

Comments

User entered comments.