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Devices Managed by FortiOS

Configuring FortiSwitch split ports (phy-mode) in FortiLink mode

On some FortiSwitch models that provide QSFP (quad small form-factor pluggable) interfaces, you can install a breakout cable to convert one interface into four interfaces. See the list of supported FortiSwitch models in the notes in this section.

FortiLink mode supports the FortiSwitch split-port configuration:

Notes
  • Splitting ports is not supported when a FortiSwitch unit is managed through layer 3.
  • Split ports are not configured for pre-configured FortiSwitch units.
  • Splitting ports is supported on the following FortiSwitch models:
    • FS-3032D (ports 5 to 28 are splittable)
    • FS-3032E (Ports can be split into 4 x 25G when configured in 100G QSFP28 mode or can be split into 4 x 10G when configured in 40G QSFP mode. Use the set <port_name>-phy-mode disabled command to disable some 100G ports to allow up to sixty-two 100G/25G/10G ports.)
    • FS-524D and FS-524D-FPOE (ports 29 and 30 are splittable)
    • FS-548D and FS-548D-FPOE (ports 53 and 54 are splittable)
    • FS-1048E (In the 4 x 100G configuration, ports 49, 50, 51, and 52 are splittable as 4 x 25G. In the 6 x 40G configuration, ports 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54 are splittable as 4 x 10G.)

    Use the set port-configuration ? command to check which ports are supported for each model.

  • Currently, the maximum number of ports supported in software is 64 (including the management port). Therefore, only 10 QSFP ports can be split. This limitation applies to all of the models, but only the FS-3032D, FS-3032E, and the FS-1048E models have enough ports to encounter this limit.
  • Use 10000full for the general 10G interface configuration. If that setting does not work, use 10000cr for copper connections (with copper cables such as 10GBASE-CR) or use 10000sr for fiber connections (fiber optic transceivers such as 10GBASE-SR/-LR/-ER/-ZR).

Configuring split ports on a previously discovered FortiSwitch unit

  1. On the FortiSwitch unit, configure the split ports. See Configuring a split port on the FortiSwitch unit.
  2. Restart the FortiSwitch unit.
  3. Remove the FortiSwitch from being managed:

    config switch-controller managed-switch

    delete <FortiSwitch_serial_number>

    end

  4. Discover the FortiSwitch unit.
  5. Authorize the FortiSwitch unit.

Configuring split ports with a new FortiSwitch unit

  1. Discover the FortiSwitch unit.
  2. Authorize the FortiSwitch unit.
  3. Restart the FortiSwitch unit.
  4. On the FortiSwitch unit, configure the split ports. See Configuring a split port on the FortiSwitch unit.
  5. Restart the FortiSwitch unit.
  6. Remove the FortiSwitch from being managed:

    config switch-controller managed-switch

    delete <FortiSwitch_serial_number>

    end

  7. Discover the FortiSwitch unit.
  8. Authorize the FortiSwitch unit.

Configuring a split port on the FortiSwitch unit

Use the following commands to configure a split port:

config switch phy-mode

set port-configuration <default | disable-port54 | disable-port41-48 | 4x100G | 6x40G>

set <port_name>-phy-mode <1x40G | 4x10G>

...

(one entry for each port that supports split port)

end

The following settings are available:

  • disable-port54—For 548D and 548D-FPOE, only port 53 is splittable; port 54 is unavailable.
  • disable-port41-48—For 548D and 548D-FPOE, ports 41 to 48 are unavailable, but you can configure ports 53 and 54 in split-port mode.
  • 4x100G—For 1048E, enable the maximum speed (100G) of ports 49 through 52. Ports 53 and 54 are disabled.
  • 6x40G—For 1048E, enable the maximum speed (40G) of ports 49 through 54.

In the following example, a FortiSwitch 3032D is configured with ports 10, 14, and 28 set to 4x10G:

config switch phy-mode

set port5-phy-mode 1x40G

set port6-phy-mode 1x40G

set port7-phy-mode 1x40G

set port8-phy-mode 1x40G

set port9-phy-mode 1x40G

set port10-phy-mode 4x10G

set port11-phy-mode 1x40G

set port12-phy-mode 1x40G

set port13-phy-mode 1x40G

set port14-phy-mode 4x10G

set port15-phy-mode 1x40G

set port16-phy-mode 1x40G

set port17-phy-mode 1x40G

set port18-phy-mode 1x40G

set port19-phy-mode 1x40G

set port20-phy-mode 1x40G

set port21-phy-mode 1x40G

set port22-phy-mode 1x40G

set port23-phy-mode 1x40G

set port24-phy-mode 1x40G

set port25-phy-mode 1x40G

set port26-phy-mode 1x40G

set port27-phy-mode 1x40G

set port28-phy-mode 4x10G

end

The system applies the configuration only after you enter the end command, displaying the following message:

This change will cause a ports to be added and removed, this will cause loss of configuration on removed ports. The system will have to reboot to apply this change.

Do you want to continue? (y/n)y

To configure one of the split ports, use the notation ".x" to specify the split port:

config switch physical-port

edit "port1"

set lldp-profile "default-auto-isl"

set speed 40000full

next

edit "port2"

set lldp-profile "default-auto-isl"

set speed 40000full

next

edit "port3"

set lldp-profile "default-auto-isl"

set speed 40000full

next

edit "port4"

set lldp-profile "default-auto-isl"

set speed 40000full

next

edit "port5.1"

set speed 10000full

next

edit "port5.2"

set speed 10000full

next

edit "port5.3"

set speed 10000full

next

edit "port5.4"

set speed 10000full

next

end

Configuring FortiSwitch split ports (phy-mode) in FortiLink mode

On some FortiSwitch models that provide QSFP (quad small form-factor pluggable) interfaces, you can install a breakout cable to convert one interface into four interfaces. See the list of supported FortiSwitch models in the notes in this section.

FortiLink mode supports the FortiSwitch split-port configuration:

Notes
  • Splitting ports is not supported when a FortiSwitch unit is managed through layer 3.
  • Split ports are not configured for pre-configured FortiSwitch units.
  • Splitting ports is supported on the following FortiSwitch models:
    • FS-3032D (ports 5 to 28 are splittable)
    • FS-3032E (Ports can be split into 4 x 25G when configured in 100G QSFP28 mode or can be split into 4 x 10G when configured in 40G QSFP mode. Use the set <port_name>-phy-mode disabled command to disable some 100G ports to allow up to sixty-two 100G/25G/10G ports.)
    • FS-524D and FS-524D-FPOE (ports 29 and 30 are splittable)
    • FS-548D and FS-548D-FPOE (ports 53 and 54 are splittable)
    • FS-1048E (In the 4 x 100G configuration, ports 49, 50, 51, and 52 are splittable as 4 x 25G. In the 6 x 40G configuration, ports 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54 are splittable as 4 x 10G.)

    Use the set port-configuration ? command to check which ports are supported for each model.

  • Currently, the maximum number of ports supported in software is 64 (including the management port). Therefore, only 10 QSFP ports can be split. This limitation applies to all of the models, but only the FS-3032D, FS-3032E, and the FS-1048E models have enough ports to encounter this limit.
  • Use 10000full for the general 10G interface configuration. If that setting does not work, use 10000cr for copper connections (with copper cables such as 10GBASE-CR) or use 10000sr for fiber connections (fiber optic transceivers such as 10GBASE-SR/-LR/-ER/-ZR).

Configuring split ports on a previously discovered FortiSwitch unit

  1. On the FortiSwitch unit, configure the split ports. See Configuring a split port on the FortiSwitch unit.
  2. Restart the FortiSwitch unit.
  3. Remove the FortiSwitch from being managed:

    config switch-controller managed-switch

    delete <FortiSwitch_serial_number>

    end

  4. Discover the FortiSwitch unit.
  5. Authorize the FortiSwitch unit.

Configuring split ports with a new FortiSwitch unit

  1. Discover the FortiSwitch unit.
  2. Authorize the FortiSwitch unit.
  3. Restart the FortiSwitch unit.
  4. On the FortiSwitch unit, configure the split ports. See Configuring a split port on the FortiSwitch unit.
  5. Restart the FortiSwitch unit.
  6. Remove the FortiSwitch from being managed:

    config switch-controller managed-switch

    delete <FortiSwitch_serial_number>

    end

  7. Discover the FortiSwitch unit.
  8. Authorize the FortiSwitch unit.

Configuring a split port on the FortiSwitch unit

Use the following commands to configure a split port:

config switch phy-mode

set port-configuration <default | disable-port54 | disable-port41-48 | 4x100G | 6x40G>

set <port_name>-phy-mode <1x40G | 4x10G>

...

(one entry for each port that supports split port)

end

The following settings are available:

  • disable-port54—For 548D and 548D-FPOE, only port 53 is splittable; port 54 is unavailable.
  • disable-port41-48—For 548D and 548D-FPOE, ports 41 to 48 are unavailable, but you can configure ports 53 and 54 in split-port mode.
  • 4x100G—For 1048E, enable the maximum speed (100G) of ports 49 through 52. Ports 53 and 54 are disabled.
  • 6x40G—For 1048E, enable the maximum speed (40G) of ports 49 through 54.

In the following example, a FortiSwitch 3032D is configured with ports 10, 14, and 28 set to 4x10G:

config switch phy-mode

set port5-phy-mode 1x40G

set port6-phy-mode 1x40G

set port7-phy-mode 1x40G

set port8-phy-mode 1x40G

set port9-phy-mode 1x40G

set port10-phy-mode 4x10G

set port11-phy-mode 1x40G

set port12-phy-mode 1x40G

set port13-phy-mode 1x40G

set port14-phy-mode 4x10G

set port15-phy-mode 1x40G

set port16-phy-mode 1x40G

set port17-phy-mode 1x40G

set port18-phy-mode 1x40G

set port19-phy-mode 1x40G

set port20-phy-mode 1x40G

set port21-phy-mode 1x40G

set port22-phy-mode 1x40G

set port23-phy-mode 1x40G

set port24-phy-mode 1x40G

set port25-phy-mode 1x40G

set port26-phy-mode 1x40G

set port27-phy-mode 1x40G

set port28-phy-mode 4x10G

end

The system applies the configuration only after you enter the end command, displaying the following message:

This change will cause a ports to be added and removed, this will cause loss of configuration on removed ports. The system will have to reboot to apply this change.

Do you want to continue? (y/n)y

To configure one of the split ports, use the notation ".x" to specify the split port:

config switch physical-port

edit "port1"

set lldp-profile "default-auto-isl"

set speed 40000full

next

edit "port2"

set lldp-profile "default-auto-isl"

set speed 40000full

next

edit "port3"

set lldp-profile "default-auto-isl"

set speed 40000full

next

edit "port4"

set lldp-profile "default-auto-isl"

set speed 40000full

next

edit "port5.1"

set speed 10000full

next

edit "port5.2"

set speed 10000full

next

edit "port5.3"

set speed 10000full

next

edit "port5.4"

set speed 10000full

next

end