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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 > Device & Groups pane when Managed FortiSwitch is selected.

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

Create New

Add a FortiSwitch device using the model device wizard. See Using zero-touch deployment for FortiSwitch.

Edit

Edit the selected FortiSwitch.

Delete

Delete the switch or switches.

Assign Template

Available when central management is enabled for FortiSwitch Manager.

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

More

Select More from the toolbar to view additional options. These options are also available from the right-click menu.

 

View Ports

Available when per-device management is enabled for FortiSwitch Manager.

View and configure ports for the selected FortiSwitch. See Configuring a port on a single FortiSwitch.

 

Topology

View the topology monitor. See Monitors

 

Faceplates

View the faceplate monitor. See Monitors.

 

Authorize

Authorize a switch. See Authorizing and deauthorizing FortiSwitch devices.

 

Deauthorize

Deauthorize a switch. See Authorizing and deauthorizing FortiSwitch devices.

 

Upgrade

Upgrade the switch. The FortiSwitch must already be authorized.

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

 

Restart

Restart the switch.

 

Refresh

Refresh the switch list.

 

Connect to CLI

Connect to FortiSwitch device's CLI, if available.

 

Cable Test

Trigger a FortiSwitch cable test. See Run a cable test on FortiSwitch ports from FortiManager.

This option is only available on ADOM 6.4 and later.

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.

List/Group

Toggle between displaying managed switches by list or group.

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:

FortiSwitch Name

The name assigned to the switch.

Serial Number

The serial number of the switch.

Platform

The FortiSwitch model.

Status

The online status of the switch.

FortiLink

The FortiLink of the switch.

FortiGate

The FortiGate that the FortiSwitch is connected to.

Connected Via

The IP address of the switch.

OS Version

The OS version on the switch.

Join Time

The date and time that the switch joined.

Comments

User entered comments.

Template

The FortiSwitch template assigned to the device, if any.

Managing FortiSwitches

FortiSwitch devices can be managed from the content pane below the quick status bar on the FortiSwitch Manager > Device & Groups pane when Managed FortiSwitch is selected.

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

Create New

Add a FortiSwitch device using the model device wizard. See Using zero-touch deployment for FortiSwitch.

Edit

Edit the selected FortiSwitch.

Delete

Delete the switch or switches.

Assign Template

Available when central management is enabled for FortiSwitch Manager.

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

More

Select More from the toolbar to view additional options. These options are also available from the right-click menu.

 

View Ports

Available when per-device management is enabled for FortiSwitch Manager.

View and configure ports for the selected FortiSwitch. See Configuring a port on a single FortiSwitch.

 

Topology

View the topology monitor. See Monitors

 

Faceplates

View the faceplate monitor. See Monitors.

 

Authorize

Authorize a switch. See Authorizing and deauthorizing FortiSwitch devices.

 

Deauthorize

Deauthorize a switch. See Authorizing and deauthorizing FortiSwitch devices.

 

Upgrade

Upgrade the switch. The FortiSwitch must already be authorized.

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

 

Restart

Restart the switch.

 

Refresh

Refresh the switch list.

 

Connect to CLI

Connect to FortiSwitch device's CLI, if available.

 

Cable Test

Trigger a FortiSwitch cable test. See Run a cable test on FortiSwitch ports from FortiManager.

This option is only available on ADOM 6.4 and later.

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.

List/Group

Toggle between displaying managed switches by list or group.

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:

FortiSwitch Name

The name assigned to the switch.

Serial Number

The serial number of the switch.

Platform

The FortiSwitch model.

Status

The online status of the switch.

FortiLink

The FortiLink of the switch.

FortiGate

The FortiGate that the FortiSwitch is connected to.

Connected Via

The IP address of the switch.

OS Version

The OS version on the switch.

Join Time

The date and time that the switch joined.

Comments

User entered comments.

Template

The FortiSwitch template assigned to the device, if any.