Managed FortiSwitch OS 3.6.0 (FortiOS 5.6.1)

Managed FortiSwitch OS 3.6.0 (FortiOS 5.6.1)

New managed FortiSwitch features added to FortiOS 5.6.1 if the FortiSwitch is running FortiSwitch OS 3.6.0.

Simplified method to convert a FortiSwitch to standalone mode (393205)

There is an easier way to convert a FortiSwitch from FortiLink mode to standalone mode so that it will no longer be managed by a FortiGate:

  • execute switch-controller factory-reset <switch-id>

This command returns the FortiSwitch to the factory defaults and then reboots the FortiSwitch. If the FortiSwitch is configured for FortiLink auto-discovery, FortiGate can detect and automatically authorize the FortiSwitch.

  • execute switch-controller set-standalone <switch-id>

This command returns the FortiSwitch to the factory defaults, reboots the FortiSwitch, and prevents the FortiGate from automatically detecting and authorizing the FortiSwitch.

You can disable FortiLink auto-discovery on multiple FortiSwitches using the following commands:

config switch-controller global set disable-discovery <switch-id>

end

You can also add or remove entries from the list of FortiSwitches that have FortiLink auto-discovery disabled using the following commands:

config switch-controller global append disable-discovery <switch-id> unselect disable-discovery <switch-id>

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