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Table of Contents

Devices Managed by FortiOS

Introduction

This section provides information about how to set up and configure managed FortiSwitch units using the FortiGate unit (termed “using FortiSwitch in FortiLink mode”).

NOTE: FortiLink is not supported in transparent mode.

The maximum number of supported FortiSwitch units depends on the FortiGate model:

FortiGate Model Range Number of FortiSwitch Units Supported
FortiGate 40F, 91E, FortiGate-VM01, 8
FortiGate 60F, 6xE, 80F, 8xE, 90E 16
FortiGate 100D, FortiGate-VM02 24
FortiGate 100E, 100EF, 100F, 101E, 140E, 140E-POE 32
FortiGate 200E, 201E 64
FortiGate 300D to 500D 48
FortiGate 300E to 500E 72
FortiGate 600D to 900D and FortiGate-VM04 64
FortiGate 600E to 900E 96
FortiGate 1000D to 15xxD 128
FortiGate 1100E to 25xxE 196
FortiGate-3xxx and up and FortiGate-VM08 and up 300

Supported models

Refer to the FortiLink Compatibility table to find which FortiSwitchOS versions support which FortiOS versions.

 

Note

New models (NPI releases) might not support FortiLink. Contact Customer Service & Support to check support for FortiLink.

Support of FortiLink features

Refer to the FortiSwitchOS feature matrix for details about the FortiLink features supported by each FortiSwitch model.

Before you begin

Before you configure the managed FortiSwitch unit, the following assumptions have been made in the writing of this manual:

  • You have completed the initial configuration of the FortiSwitch unit, as outlined in the QuickStart Guide for your FortiSwitch model, and you have administrative access to the FortiSwitch GUI and CLI.
  • You have installed a FortiGate unit on your network and have administrative access to the FortiGate GUI and CLI.

Introduction

This section provides information about how to set up and configure managed FortiSwitch units using the FortiGate unit (termed “using FortiSwitch in FortiLink mode”).

NOTE: FortiLink is not supported in transparent mode.

The maximum number of supported FortiSwitch units depends on the FortiGate model:

FortiGate Model Range Number of FortiSwitch Units Supported
FortiGate 40F, 91E, FortiGate-VM01, 8
FortiGate 60F, 6xE, 80F, 8xE, 90E 16
FortiGate 100D, FortiGate-VM02 24
FortiGate 100E, 100EF, 100F, 101E, 140E, 140E-POE 32
FortiGate 200E, 201E 64
FortiGate 300D to 500D 48
FortiGate 300E to 500E 72
FortiGate 600D to 900D and FortiGate-VM04 64
FortiGate 600E to 900E 96
FortiGate 1000D to 15xxD 128
FortiGate 1100E to 25xxE 196
FortiGate-3xxx and up and FortiGate-VM08 and up 300

Supported models

Refer to the FortiLink Compatibility table to find which FortiSwitchOS versions support which FortiOS versions.

 

Note

New models (NPI releases) might not support FortiLink. Contact Customer Service & Support to check support for FortiLink.

Support of FortiLink features

Refer to the FortiSwitchOS feature matrix for details about the FortiLink features supported by each FortiSwitch model.

Before you begin

Before you configure the managed FortiSwitch unit, the following assumptions have been made in the writing of this manual:

  • You have completed the initial configuration of the FortiSwitch unit, as outlined in the QuickStart Guide for your FortiSwitch model, and you have administrative access to the FortiSwitch GUI and CLI.
  • You have installed a FortiGate unit on your network and have administrative access to the FortiGate GUI and CLI.