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Using per-device management

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You can use FortiSwitch Manager for central management or per-device management of managed FortiSwitch units. This section describes how to use per-device management.

Following is a high-level summary of how to use per-device management:

  1. Enable per-device management. See Enabling FortiSwitch per-device management.
  2. Configure profiles for managed switches.

    You can configure VLANs, security policies, LLDP profiles, and QoS policies, and the changes are saved to the FortiGate database. See Configuring FortiSwitch profiles.

  3. Configure ports for managed switches by assigning profiles.

    When you configure ports, you can assign the profiles and policies that you created. See Configuring FortiSwitch ports.

  4. Install changes to managed switches. See Installing changes to FortiSwitch devices.

You can use FortiSwitch Manager for central management or per-device management of managed FortiSwitch units. This section describes how to use per-device management.

Following is a high-level summary of how to use per-device management:

  1. Enable per-device management. See Enabling FortiSwitch per-device management.
  2. Configure profiles for managed switches.

    You can configure VLANs, security policies, LLDP profiles, and QoS policies, and the changes are saved to the FortiGate database. See Configuring FortiSwitch profiles.

  3. Configure ports for managed switches by assigning profiles.

    When you configure ports, you can assign the profiles and policies that you created. See Configuring FortiSwitch ports.

  4. Install changes to managed switches. See Installing changes to FortiSwitch devices.