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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

From the dropdown, add a FortiSwitch device using the model device wizard or add a new FortiSwitch group.

For adding FortiSwitch devices, see Using zero-touch deployment for FortiSwitch.

For adding FortiSwitch groups, see Creating a FortiSwitch group.

Edit

Edit the selected FortiSwitch.

Delete

Delete the selected FortiSwitch or ForiSwitches.

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.

Assign Template

Available when central management is enabled for FortiSwitch Manager.

Assign a template to the FortiSwitch. 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.

 

Faceplates

View the faceplate monitor. See Monitors.

 

Replace

Replace a FortiSwitch device. Selecting this option allows you to enter a new FortiSwitch Serial Number for the selected device. See Replacing switches.

 

Restart

Restart the FortiSwitch.

 

Refresh

Refresh the FortiSwitch list.

 

Factory Reset

Reset the FortiSwitch to factory settings.

 

Register

View the registration status and/or register the FortiSwitch to a FortiCloud account.

 

Export to Excel/CSV

Export the selected device details to an Excel or CSV file.

 

Diagnostics and Tools

View additional diagnostic and tool information, including device summary and cable tests.

See Diagnostics and tools.

See Run a cable test on FortiSwitch ports from FortiManager.

LED Blink

Start LED blink on the selected FortiSwitch for the specified period of time.

This option is only available in the right-click menu.

Show Charts

Toggle between hiding and showing the charts in the quick status bar. Click the dropdown to toggle a specific chart in the quick status bar. See Quick status bar.

List/Group/Topology

Use the dropdown to toggle between the following views:

List: Display the individiual FortiSwitches in the list chart. This is the default.

Group: Display the FortiSwitch groups in a list chart.

Topology: Display the topology monitor. To return to the list view, click Back to Managed Switches. See Monitors

Search

Enter a search string into the search field to search the switch list.

This option is only available in the toolbar.

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.

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.

Connecting From

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

From the dropdown, add a FortiSwitch device using the model device wizard or add a new FortiSwitch group.

For adding FortiSwitch devices, see Using zero-touch deployment for FortiSwitch.

For adding FortiSwitch groups, see Creating a FortiSwitch group.

Edit

Edit the selected FortiSwitch.

Delete

Delete the selected FortiSwitch or ForiSwitches.

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.

Assign Template

Available when central management is enabled for FortiSwitch Manager.

Assign a template to the FortiSwitch. 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.

 

Faceplates

View the faceplate monitor. See Monitors.

 

Replace

Replace a FortiSwitch device. Selecting this option allows you to enter a new FortiSwitch Serial Number for the selected device. See Replacing switches.

 

Restart

Restart the FortiSwitch.

 

Refresh

Refresh the FortiSwitch list.

 

Factory Reset

Reset the FortiSwitch to factory settings.

 

Register

View the registration status and/or register the FortiSwitch to a FortiCloud account.

 

Export to Excel/CSV

Export the selected device details to an Excel or CSV file.

 

Diagnostics and Tools

View additional diagnostic and tool information, including device summary and cable tests.

See Diagnostics and tools.

See Run a cable test on FortiSwitch ports from FortiManager.

LED Blink

Start LED blink on the selected FortiSwitch for the specified period of time.

This option is only available in the right-click menu.

Show Charts

Toggle between hiding and showing the charts in the quick status bar. Click the dropdown to toggle a specific chart in the quick status bar. See Quick status bar.

List/Group/Topology

Use the dropdown to toggle between the following views:

List: Display the individiual FortiSwitches in the list chart. This is the default.

Group: Display the FortiSwitch groups in a list chart.

Topology: Display the topology monitor. To return to the list view, click Back to Managed Switches. See Monitors

Search

Enter a search string into the search field to search the switch list.

This option is only available in the toolbar.

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.

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.

Connecting From

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.