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,
|FortiGate 60F, 6xE, 80F, 8xE, 90E
|FortiGate 100D, FortiGate-VM02
|FortiGate 100E, 100EF, 100F, 101E, 140E, 140E-POE
|FortiGate 200E, 201E
|FortiGate 300D to 500D
|FortiGate 300E to 500E
|FortiGate 600D to 900D and FortiGate-VM04
|FortiGate 600E to 900E
|FortiGate 1000D to 15xxD
|FortiGate 1100E to 25xxE
|FortiGate-3xxx and up and FortiGate-VM08 and up
Refer to the FortiLink Compatibility table to find which FortiSwitchOS versions support which FortiOS versions.
New models (NPI releases) might not support FortiLink. Contact Customer Service & Support to check support for FortiLink.
Refer to the FortiSwitchOS feature matrix for details about the FortiLink features supported by each FortiSwitch model.
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.