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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

FortiSwitch Manager

The FortiSwitch Manager pane allows you to manage FortiSwitch devices that are controlled by FortiGate devices that are managed by FortiManager. You can use FortiSwitch Manager for the following modes of management:

  • Central management of managed switches
  • Per-device management of managed switches

The tabs available on the FortiSwitch Manager pane depend on whether you have central management or per-device management enabled. When central management is enabled, the FortiSwitch Manager module includes the following tabs:

Managed Switches

Displays unauthorized and authorized FortiSwitch devices. You can view, authorize, and edit authorized switches, as well as apply templates to switches.

Monitor

Monitor FortiSwitch devices with a graphical representation of the connected switches.

FortiSwitch Templates

View, create, and edit FortiSwitch templates, VLANs, and security policies. Templates can also be imported.

When per-device management is enabled, the FortiSwitch Manager module includes the following tabs:

Managed Switches

Displays unauthorized and authorized FortiSwitch devices. You can view, authorize, and edit authorized switches as well as configure ports for each managed switch.

Monitor

Monitor FortiSwitch devices with a graphical representation of the connected switches.

FortiSwitch Profiles

View, create, and edit VLANs, security policies, LLDP profiles, and QoS policies settings for each managed switch.

FortiSwitch Manager

The FortiSwitch Manager pane allows you to manage FortiSwitch devices that are controlled by FortiGate devices that are managed by FortiManager. You can use FortiSwitch Manager for the following modes of management:

  • Central management of managed switches
  • Per-device management of managed switches

The tabs available on the FortiSwitch Manager pane depend on whether you have central management or per-device management enabled. When central management is enabled, the FortiSwitch Manager module includes the following tabs:

Managed Switches

Displays unauthorized and authorized FortiSwitch devices. You can view, authorize, and edit authorized switches, as well as apply templates to switches.

Monitor

Monitor FortiSwitch devices with a graphical representation of the connected switches.

FortiSwitch Templates

View, create, and edit FortiSwitch templates, VLANs, and security policies. Templates can also be imported.

When per-device management is enabled, the FortiSwitch Manager module includes the following tabs:

Managed Switches

Displays unauthorized and authorized FortiSwitch devices. You can view, authorize, and edit authorized switches as well as configure ports for each managed switch.

Monitor

Monitor FortiSwitch devices with a graphical representation of the connected switches.

FortiSwitch Profiles

View, create, and edit VLANs, security policies, LLDP profiles, and QoS policies settings for each managed switch.