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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

Monitor

The FortiSwitch Manager > Monitor pane shows both a graphical representation and a port status or faceplates view of the connected FortiSwitch devices. You can now see a block-style topology view or a faceplates view similar to FortiOS for selected devices. This gives you the visibility of the managed FortiSwitch status, connection topology, and MC-LAG status among others.

Go to FortiSwitch Manager > Monitor > Topology to see a block-style topology representation of the connected FortiSwitch devices. Use the search box to find a specific device or filter the view, and hover over connections or ports to get more information.

Click on Faceplates to see a port status or faceplate view of the connected FortiSwitch devices. Use the search box to find a specific device or filter the view, and hover over connections or ports to get more information.

Hovering the cursor over a port group will open a pop-up showing the type of port in the group. Hovering the cursor over a port will open a pop-up showing information about the port, including:

Port

The port number.

FortiSwitch

The name of the FortiSwitch.

Peer Device

The device that this switch is connected to. The current port, as well as the port that it is connected to on the connected, and the connection between the two devices, will be highlighted.

This item is only displayed when the port is connected to another FortiSwitch device.

Link

The state of the link, either up or down.

Native VLAN

The native VLAN of the port.

Speed

The speed of the port, such as 1000Mbps/Full Duplex. The value is 0Mbps if the link is down.

Bytes Sent

The total number of bytes sent by the port.

Bytes Received

The total number of bytes received by the port.

Monitor

The FortiSwitch Manager > Monitor pane shows both a graphical representation and a port status or faceplates view of the connected FortiSwitch devices. You can now see a block-style topology view or a faceplates view similar to FortiOS for selected devices. This gives you the visibility of the managed FortiSwitch status, connection topology, and MC-LAG status among others.

Go to FortiSwitch Manager > Monitor > Topology to see a block-style topology representation of the connected FortiSwitch devices. Use the search box to find a specific device or filter the view, and hover over connections or ports to get more information.

Click on Faceplates to see a port status or faceplate view of the connected FortiSwitch devices. Use the search box to find a specific device or filter the view, and hover over connections or ports to get more information.

Hovering the cursor over a port group will open a pop-up showing the type of port in the group. Hovering the cursor over a port will open a pop-up showing information about the port, including:

Port

The port number.

FortiSwitch

The name of the FortiSwitch.

Peer Device

The device that this switch is connected to. The current port, as well as the port that it is connected to on the connected, and the connection between the two devices, will be highlighted.

This item is only displayed when the port is connected to another FortiSwitch device.

Link

The state of the link, either up or down.

Native VLAN

The native VLAN of the port.

Speed

The speed of the port, such as 1000Mbps/Full Duplex. The value is 0Mbps if the link is down.

Bytes Sent

The total number of bytes sent by the port.

Bytes Received

The total number of bytes received by the port.