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Using central management

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

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

  1. Enable central management. See Enabling FortiSwitch central management.
  2. Create templates.

    You can import templates from managed switches, or you can create new templates. See Importing and editing FortiSwitch templates or Creating FortiSwitch templates.

  3. Assign templates to managed switches. See Assigning templates to FortiSwitch devices.
  4. Install changes to managed switches. See Installing changes to FortiSwitch devices.

Using central management

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

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

  1. Enable central management. See Enabling FortiSwitch central management.
  2. Create templates.

    You can import templates from managed switches, or you can create new templates. See Importing and editing FortiSwitch templates or Creating FortiSwitch templates.

  3. Assign templates to managed switches. See Assigning templates to FortiSwitch devices.
  4. Install changes to managed switches. See Installing changes to FortiSwitch devices.