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Administration Guide

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Introduction

This guide provides information about configuring a FortiSwitch unit in standalone mode. In standalone mode, you manage the FortiSwitch unit by connecting directly to the unit, either using the web-based manager (also known as the GUI) or the CLI.

If you will be managing your FortiSwitch unit using a FortiGate unit, refer to the FortiLink Guide—FortiSwitch Devices Managed by FortiOS 7.2.

If you will be managing your FortiSwitch unit using FortiLAN Cloud, see the FortiLAN Cloud User Guide.

If you will be managing your FortiSwitch unit using FortiSwitch Manager, see the FortiSwitch Manager Administration Guide.

This section covers the following topics:

Supported models

This guide is for all FortiSwitch models that are supported by FortiSwitchOS, which includes all of the D-series, E-series, and F-series models.

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

Whatʼs new in FortiSwitchOS 7.2.4

Release 7.2.4 provides the following new features:

  • You no longer need to configure TTL for all FortiSwitch platforms that support the layer-3 multichassis link aggregation group (MCLAG) feature.

  • When a local certificate is generated through the Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol (SCEP), the SCEP URL and password will be saved.

  • OS image signature verification is now available in specific BIOS versions for the following platforms:

    FortiSwitch model

    Required BIOS version

    FS-108E

    04000010 or later

    FS-108E-POE

    04000017 or later

    FS-108E-FPOE

    04000017 or later

    FS-124E

    04000010 or later

    FS-124E-POE

    04000017 or later

    FS-124E-FPOE

    04000017 or later

    FS-148E

    04000010 or later

    FS-148E-POE

    04000015 or later

    FS-224E

    04000015 or later

    FS-224E-POE

    04000018 or later

    FS-248E-POE

    04000018 or later

    FS-248E-FPOE

    04000018 or later

Before you begin

Before you start administrating your FortiSwitch unit, it is assumed that you have completed the initial configuration of the FortiSwitch unit, as outlined in the QuickStart Guide for your FortiSwitch model and have administrative access to the FortiSwitch unit’s GUI and CLI.

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Introduction

This guide provides information about configuring a FortiSwitch unit in standalone mode. In standalone mode, you manage the FortiSwitch unit by connecting directly to the unit, either using the web-based manager (also known as the GUI) or the CLI.

If you will be managing your FortiSwitch unit using a FortiGate unit, refer to the FortiLink Guide—FortiSwitch Devices Managed by FortiOS 7.2.

If you will be managing your FortiSwitch unit using FortiLAN Cloud, see the FortiLAN Cloud User Guide.

If you will be managing your FortiSwitch unit using FortiSwitch Manager, see the FortiSwitch Manager Administration Guide.

This section covers the following topics:

Supported models

This guide is for all FortiSwitch models that are supported by FortiSwitchOS, which includes all of the D-series, E-series, and F-series models.

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

Whatʼs new in FortiSwitchOS 7.2.4

Release 7.2.4 provides the following new features:

  • You no longer need to configure TTL for all FortiSwitch platforms that support the layer-3 multichassis link aggregation group (MCLAG) feature.

  • When a local certificate is generated through the Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol (SCEP), the SCEP URL and password will be saved.

  • OS image signature verification is now available in specific BIOS versions for the following platforms:

    FortiSwitch model

    Required BIOS version

    FS-108E

    04000010 or later

    FS-108E-POE

    04000017 or later

    FS-108E-FPOE

    04000017 or later

    FS-124E

    04000010 or later

    FS-124E-POE

    04000017 or later

    FS-124E-FPOE

    04000017 or later

    FS-148E

    04000010 or later

    FS-148E-POE

    04000015 or later

    FS-224E

    04000015 or later

    FS-224E-POE

    04000018 or later

    FS-248E-POE

    04000018 or later

    FS-248E-FPOE

    04000018 or later

Before you begin

Before you start administrating your FortiSwitch unit, it is assumed that you have completed the initial configuration of the FortiSwitch unit, as outlined in the QuickStart Guide for your FortiSwitch model and have administrative access to the FortiSwitch unit’s GUI and CLI.

Previous