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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

Editing switches

FortiSwitch devices can be edited from the FortiSwitch Manager > Device & Groups pane.

To edit FortiSwitch devices:
  1. In the tree menu, select the FortiGate that contains the FortiSwitch device to be edited, or select Managed FortiGate to list all of the switches.
  2. In the content pane, select the switch and click Edit from the toolbar, or right-click on the switch and select Edit. The Edit Managed FortiSwitch window opens.

    The following example is of FortiSwitch Manager with central management enabled.

  3. Edit the following options, then click Apply to apply your changes.

    Serial Number

    The device’s serial number. This field cannot be edited.

    Name

    The name of the FortiSwitch.

    Description

    A description of the FortiSwitch, such as its model.

    Template

    Available when central management is enabled for FortiSwitch Manager.

    Select the template that will be applied to the FortiSwitch from the dropdown list. Only applicable templates are available.

    Custom Command Entry

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

    Click Create New to create a new custom command entry that will be applied to the FortiSwitch. See Creating custom commands.

    Status

    The status of the FortiSwitch, such as Online.

    Click Restart to restart the switch. Click View Ports to view the switches configured ports.

    Connecting From

    The IP address of the switch.

    Join Time

    The date and time that the switch joined.

    Authorized State

    The state of the AP, such as Authorized.

    If the switch is authorized, click Deauthorize to deauthorize the switch. If the switch is not authorized, click Authorize to authorize it. See Authorizing and deauthorizing FortiSwitch devices.

    FortiSwitch OS Version

    The OS version on the switch.

    Click Upgrade to upgrade the firmware to a newer version if you have one available.

    Enforce Firmware Version

    Toggle the switch to the On position to enable enforced firmware versioning.

Editing switches

FortiSwitch devices can be edited from the FortiSwitch Manager > Device & Groups pane.

To edit FortiSwitch devices:
  1. In the tree menu, select the FortiGate that contains the FortiSwitch device to be edited, or select Managed FortiGate to list all of the switches.
  2. In the content pane, select the switch and click Edit from the toolbar, or right-click on the switch and select Edit. The Edit Managed FortiSwitch window opens.

    The following example is of FortiSwitch Manager with central management enabled.

  3. Edit the following options, then click Apply to apply your changes.

    Serial Number

    The device’s serial number. This field cannot be edited.

    Name

    The name of the FortiSwitch.

    Description

    A description of the FortiSwitch, such as its model.

    Template

    Available when central management is enabled for FortiSwitch Manager.

    Select the template that will be applied to the FortiSwitch from the dropdown list. Only applicable templates are available.

    Custom Command Entry

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

    Click Create New to create a new custom command entry that will be applied to the FortiSwitch. See Creating custom commands.

    Status

    The status of the FortiSwitch, such as Online.

    Click Restart to restart the switch. Click View Ports to view the switches configured ports.

    Connecting From

    The IP address of the switch.

    Join Time

    The date and time that the switch joined.

    Authorized State

    The state of the AP, such as Authorized.

    If the switch is authorized, click Deauthorize to deauthorize the switch. If the switch is not authorized, click Authorize to authorize it. See Authorizing and deauthorizing FortiSwitch devices.

    FortiSwitch OS Version

    The OS version on the switch.

    Click Upgrade to upgrade the firmware to a newer version if you have one available.

    Enforce Firmware Version

    Toggle the switch to the On position to enable enforced firmware versioning.