FortiSwitch Managed by FortiOS 6 – Converting to FortiSwitch standalone mode

Converting to FortiSwitch standalone mode

Use one of the following commands 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. For example:

execute switch-controller factory-reset S1234567890

  • 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. For example: execute switch-controller set-standalone S1234567890

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

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

end

For example:

config switch-controller global set disable-discovery S1234567890

end

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

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

end

For example:

config switch-controller global append disable-discovery S012345678 unselect disable-discovery S1234567890

end


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