This section contains information about the FortiSwitch and FortiGate ports that you connect to establish a FortiLink connection.
In FortiSwitchOS 3.3.0 and later releases, you can use any of the switch ports for FortiLink. Some or all of the switch ports (depending on the model) support auto-discovery of the FortiLink ports.
You can chose to connect a single FortiLink port or multiple FortiLink ports as a logical interface (link-aggregation group, hardware switch, or software switch).
NOTE: FortiSwitch units, when used in FortiLink mode, support only the default administrative access HTTPS port (443).
This section covers the following topics:
- Configuring FortiLink
- Optional FortiLink configuration required before discovering and authorizing FortiSwitch units
- Optional FortiLink configuration
- Disabling stacking
Use the FortiGate GUI or CLI to configure the FortiSwitch units unless this manual specifically says to directly configure the FortiSwitch units. If you make configuration changes directly on the FortiSwitch units, the FortiGate device will not be aware of the changes, resulting in missing configurations when the FortiSwitch units are restarted.