FortiSwitch Managed by FortiOS 6 – Configuring the FortiSwitch management port

Configuring the FortiSwitch management port

If the FortiSwitch model has a dedicated management port, you can configure remote management to the FortiSwitch. In FortiLink mode, the FortiGate is the default gateway, so you need to configure an explicit route for the FortiSwitch management port.

Using the Web administration GUI

  1. Go to Network > Static Routes > Create New > Route.
  2. Set Destination to Subnet and enter a subnetwork and mask.
  3. Set Device to the management interface.
  4. Add a Gateway IP address.

Using the FortiSwitch CLI

Enter the following commands:

config router static edit 1 set device mgmt set gateway <router IP address> set dst <router subnet> <subnet mask>

end

end

In the following example, the FortiSwitch management port is connected to a router with IP address 192.168.0.10:

config router static edit 1 set device mgmt set gateway 192.168.0.10 set dst 192.168.0.0 255.255.0.0

end end


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2 thoughts on “FortiSwitch Managed by FortiOS 6 – Configuring the FortiSwitch management port

  1. You are doing this for monitoring features only, correct? I was told by my Sale Engineer to not make config changes via the management port when managed by the Fortigate.

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