FortiSwitch port features

FortiSwitch port features

You can configure the FortiSwitch port feature settings from the FortiGate using the FortiSwitch CLI or web administration GUI.

FortiSwitch ports display

The WiFi & Switch Controller> FortiSwitch Ports page displays port information about each of the managed switches.

The following figure shows the display for a FortiSwitch 524D-FPOE:

The switch faceplate displays:

  • active ports (green) l PoE-enabled ports (blue rectangle) l FortiLink port (link icon)

PoE Status displays the total power budget and the actual power currently allocated.

The allocated power displays a blue bar for the used power (currently being consumed) and a green bar for the reserved power (power available for additional devices on the POE ports). See the following figures:

GUI

Each entry in the port list displays the following information:

  • Port status (red for down, green for up) l Port name l Native VLAN l Allowed VLANs l Device information l PoE status
  • Bytes sent and received by the port

Configuring ports using the GUI

You can use the WiFi & Switch Controller> FortiSwitch Ports page to do the following with FortiSwitch switch ports:

l Set the native VLAN and add more VLANs l Edit the description of the port l Enable or disable the port l Enable or disable PoE for the port l Enable or disable DHCP blocking (if supported by the port) l Enable or disable IGMP snooping (if supported by the port) l Enable or disable whether a port is an edge port l Enable or disable STP (if supported by the port) l Enable or disable loop guard (if supported by the port) l Enable or disable STP BPDU guard (if supported by the port) l Enable or disable STP root guard (if supported by the port)

Resetting PoE-enabled ports

If you need to reset PoE-enabled ports, go to WiFi & Switch Control > FortiSwitch Ports, right-click on one or more PoE-enabled ports and select Reset PoE from the context menu.

You can also go to WiFi & Switch Control > Managed FortiSwitch and click on a port icon for the FortiSwitch of interest. In the FortiSwitch Ports page, right-click on one or more PoE-enabled ports and select Reset PoE from the context menu.


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