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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

FortiSwitch Manager

The FortiSwitch Manager module enables you to centrally manage FortiSwitch templates and VLANs, and monitor FortiSwitch devices that are connected to FortiGate devices. You can configure multiple templates for specific FortiSwitch platforms that can be assigned to multiple devices.

The FortiSwitch Manager module includes the following tabs:

Managed Switches

Displays unauthorized and authorized FortiSwitch devices. You can view, authorize, and edit authorized switches, as well as apply templates to switches.

Monitor

Monitor FortiSwitch devices with a graphical representation of the connected switches.

FortiSwitch Templates

View, create, and edit FortiSwitch templates, VLANs, and security policies. Templates can also be imported.

The following steps provide an overview of using centralized FortiSwitch management to configure and install templates:

  1. Create FortiSwitch VLANs.

    See FortiSwitch VLANs.

  2. Create or import FortiSwitch templates.

    See FortiSwitch Templates.

  3. Assign templates to FortiSwitch devices.

    See Assigning templates to FortiSwitch devices.

  4. Install the templates to the devices.

    On the Device Manager pane, select the FortiGate device that controls the FortiAP device, then select Install > Install Config from the toolbar, and follow the prompts in the wizard. See Configuring a device.

FortiSwitch Manager

The FortiSwitch Manager module enables you to centrally manage FortiSwitch templates and VLANs, and monitor FortiSwitch devices that are connected to FortiGate devices. You can configure multiple templates for specific FortiSwitch platforms that can be assigned to multiple devices.

The FortiSwitch Manager module includes the following tabs:

Managed Switches

Displays unauthorized and authorized FortiSwitch devices. You can view, authorize, and edit authorized switches, as well as apply templates to switches.

Monitor

Monitor FortiSwitch devices with a graphical representation of the connected switches.

FortiSwitch Templates

View, create, and edit FortiSwitch templates, VLANs, and security policies. Templates can also be imported.

The following steps provide an overview of using centralized FortiSwitch management to configure and install templates:

  1. Create FortiSwitch VLANs.

    See FortiSwitch VLANs.

  2. Create or import FortiSwitch templates.

    See FortiSwitch Templates.

  3. Assign templates to FortiSwitch devices.

    See Assigning templates to FortiSwitch devices.

  4. Install the templates to the devices.

    On the Device Manager pane, select the FortiGate device that controls the FortiAP device, then select Install > Install Config from the toolbar, and follow the prompts in the wizard. See Configuring a device.