FortiSwitch Manager central mode device monitoring supports both the block-style topology representation and the faceplate or port status view.
You can change views to see both the faceplate and block-style topology diagram. This facilitates viewing the uplinks in the topology representation and which ports are up and down in the faceplate view. This is useful for troubleshooting and also to ascertain the state of ports before making any configuration changes.
Go to FortiSwitch Manager > Monitor and click on Topology or Faceplates from the content pane to view the block-style topology diagram or the port status view respectively. Use the search box to find a specific device or filter the view, and hover over connections or ports to get more information.
- Go to FortiSwitch Manager > Monitor > Faceplates. The connection and ports statuses are displayed.
- Hover over the switch port, to view detailed information about the port.
- Select a switch in the tree-menu to edit the switch and view the port configuration. Right-click a port to authorize, deauthorize, or upgrade a device. You can also restart the switch or perform a cable test.
- In the toolbar, click Create New to add a FortiSwitch.