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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

FortiSwitch Manager

The FortiSwitch Manager pane allows you to manage FortiSwitch devices that are controlled by FortiGate devices that are managed by FortiManager. You can use FortiSwitch Manager for the following modes of management:

  • Central management of managed switches
  • Per-device management of managed switches

The panes available in the FortiSwitch Manager tree menu depend on whether you have central management or per-device management enabled.

When central management is enabled, the FortiSwitch Manager pane includes the following in the tree menu:

Device & Groups

Displays unauthorized and authorized FortiSwitch devices. You can view, authorize, and edit authorized switches, as well as apply templates to switches.

FortiSwitch Templates

View, create, and edit FortiSwitch templates, VLANs, security policies, and custom commands. Templates can also be imported.

When per-device management is enabled, the FortiSwitch Manager module includes the following in the tree menu:

Device & Groups

Displays unauthorized and authorized FortiSwitch devices. You can view, authorize, and edit authorized switches as well as configure ports for each managed switch in the Managed Switches tab.

View, create, and edit VLANs, NAC policies, security policies, LLDP profiles, QoS policies, and custom commands for each managed switch in the FortiSwitch Profiles tab.

Use the CLI to configure switches in the CLI Configurations tab.

FortiSwitch Manager

The FortiSwitch Manager pane allows you to manage FortiSwitch devices that are controlled by FortiGate devices that are managed by FortiManager. You can use FortiSwitch Manager for the following modes of management:

  • Central management of managed switches
  • Per-device management of managed switches

The panes available in the FortiSwitch Manager tree menu depend on whether you have central management or per-device management enabled.

When central management is enabled, the FortiSwitch Manager pane includes the following in the tree menu:

Device & Groups

Displays unauthorized and authorized FortiSwitch devices. You can view, authorize, and edit authorized switches, as well as apply templates to switches.

FortiSwitch Templates

View, create, and edit FortiSwitch templates, VLANs, security policies, and custom commands. Templates can also be imported.

When per-device management is enabled, the FortiSwitch Manager module includes the following in the tree menu:

Device & Groups

Displays unauthorized and authorized FortiSwitch devices. You can view, authorize, and edit authorized switches as well as configure ports for each managed switch in the Managed Switches tab.

View, create, and edit VLANs, NAC policies, security policies, LLDP profiles, QoS policies, and custom commands for each managed switch in the FortiSwitch Profiles tab.

Use the CLI to configure switches in the CLI Configurations tab.