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FortiSwitch Manager central management improvements

FortiSwitch Manager central management includes new improvements for MCLAG, QSFP split-port, switch custom commands and importing switch/AP configuration settings from FortiGate.

Importing FortiSwitch and FortiAP settings from FortiGate

To import FortiSwitch and FortiAP settings from FortiGate:
  1. In Device Manager, right-click the FortiGate, click Import Configuration, then click Import FortiAP Profiles and FortiSwitch Templates.


  2. In the access point profile list and FortiSwitch template list, you can change or keep the default name.

  3. Click Next, and you will see the import progress.
  4. After the import is successful, go to AP Manager > WiFi Templates > AP Profile.
    The imported AP profiles are listed and they will be assigned to the managed APs directory.

  5. Go to FortiSwitch Manager > FortiSwitch Templates > FortiSwitch Template.
    The imported FortiSwitch templates are listed.

Split port configuration and display

To configure and view split ports:
  1. Before adding the FortiSwitch to FortiGate, you must enable phy-mode on the FortiSwitch. Once the FortiSwitch has been authorized by FortiGate, you can add the FortiGate to FortiManager.
  2. In central management mode, import the template from the managed FortiSwitch, and the split port configuration will be retained.
    You can edit the template including the split ports, and the changes can be installed to FortiGate when the template is assigned to the managed FortiSwitch.
  3. In the managed FortiSwitch, you can right-click on the FortiSwitch and click View Ports. The split ports are visible.

    While mousing over the split ports, the port status is displayed.
  4. In per-device management mode, users can edit split ports in the Port Configuration page.

    While mousing over the split ports, the port status is displayed.

 

FortiSwitch custom commands in central management mode

To configure custom commands in central management mode:
  1. Go to FortiSwitch Manager > FortiSwitch Templates > Custom Command, and create a new custom command entry.
  2. In FortiSwitch Template, edit or create a new template. Select Create New under Custom Command Entry to create a new command entry. Select your previously configured custom command, and click OK.
  3. When the template is assigned to the FortiSwitch, the Install Wizard will install the custom command entry to FortiGate.

FortiSwitch custom commands in per-device management mode

To configure custom commands in per-device management mode:

1. A custom command entry can be created/edited in FortiSwitch Profiles > Custom Command page for each FortiGate.

2. In Managed Switches, select and edit a FortiSwitch device, and in the custom command entry, select Create New to create a new command entry. Select your previously configured custom command, and click OK.

3. Use the Install Wizard to deploy the changes to FortiGate.

 

FortiSwitch Manager central management improvements

FortiSwitch Manager central management includes new improvements for MCLAG, QSFP split-port, switch custom commands and importing switch/AP configuration settings from FortiGate.

Importing FortiSwitch and FortiAP settings from FortiGate

To import FortiSwitch and FortiAP settings from FortiGate:
  1. In Device Manager, right-click the FortiGate, click Import Configuration, then click Import FortiAP Profiles and FortiSwitch Templates.


  2. In the access point profile list and FortiSwitch template list, you can change or keep the default name.

  3. Click Next, and you will see the import progress.
  4. After the import is successful, go to AP Manager > WiFi Templates > AP Profile.
    The imported AP profiles are listed and they will be assigned to the managed APs directory.

  5. Go to FortiSwitch Manager > FortiSwitch Templates > FortiSwitch Template.
    The imported FortiSwitch templates are listed.

Split port configuration and display

To configure and view split ports:
  1. Before adding the FortiSwitch to FortiGate, you must enable phy-mode on the FortiSwitch. Once the FortiSwitch has been authorized by FortiGate, you can add the FortiGate to FortiManager.
  2. In central management mode, import the template from the managed FortiSwitch, and the split port configuration will be retained.
    You can edit the template including the split ports, and the changes can be installed to FortiGate when the template is assigned to the managed FortiSwitch.
  3. In the managed FortiSwitch, you can right-click on the FortiSwitch and click View Ports. The split ports are visible.

    While mousing over the split ports, the port status is displayed.
  4. In per-device management mode, users can edit split ports in the Port Configuration page.

    While mousing over the split ports, the port status is displayed.

 

FortiSwitch custom commands in central management mode

To configure custom commands in central management mode:
  1. Go to FortiSwitch Manager > FortiSwitch Templates > Custom Command, and create a new custom command entry.
  2. In FortiSwitch Template, edit or create a new template. Select Create New under Custom Command Entry to create a new command entry. Select your previously configured custom command, and click OK.
  3. When the template is assigned to the FortiSwitch, the Install Wizard will install the custom command entry to FortiGate.

FortiSwitch custom commands in per-device management mode

To configure custom commands in per-device management mode:

1. A custom command entry can be created/edited in FortiSwitch Profiles > Custom Command page for each FortiGate.

2. In Managed Switches, select and edit a FortiSwitch device, and in the custom command entry, select Create New to create a new command entry. Select your previously configured custom command, and click OK.

3. Use the Install Wizard to deploy the changes to FortiGate.