FortiSwitch Managed By FortiOS 6 – FortiLink mode over a layer-3 network

FortiLink mode over a layer-3 network This feature allows FortiSwitch islands (FSIs) to operate in FortiLink mode over a layer-3 network, even though they are not directly connected to the switch-controller FortiGate unit. FSIs contain one or more FortiSwitch units. The following limitations apply to FSIs operating in FortiLink mode over a layer-3 network: All […]

FortiSwitch Managed By FortiOS 6 – FortiLink configuration using the FortiGate CLI

FortiLink configuration using the FortiGate CLI This section describes how to configure FortiLink using the FortiGate CLI. Fortinet recommends using the FortiGate GUI because the CLI procedures are more complex (and therefore more prone to error). If you use one of the auto-discovery FortiSwitch ports, you can establish the FortiLink connection (single port or LAG) […]

Configure DHCP blocking, IGMP snooping, STP, and loop guard on managed FortiSwitch ports

Configure DHCP blocking, IGMP snooping, STP, and loop guard on managed FortiSwitch ports Go to WiFi & Switch Controller> FortiSwitch Ports. Right-click any port and then enable or disable the following features: DHCP blocking—The DHCP blocking feature monitors the DHCP traffic from untrusted sources (for example, typically host ports and unknown DHCP servers) that might […]

FortiSwitch Managed By FortiOS 6 – Connecting FortiLink ports

Connecting FortiLink ports This section contains information about the FortiSwitch and FortiGate ports that you connect to establish a FortiLink connection. In FortiSwitchOS 3.3.0 and later releases, you can use any of the switch ports for FortiLink. Some or all of the switch ports (depending on the model) support auto-discovery of the FortiLink ports. You […]

FortiSwitch Managed By FortiOS 6 – Introduction

Supported models Introduction NOTE: FortiLink is not supported in Transparent mode. The maximum number of supported FortiSwitch units depends on the FortiGate model:   FortiGate Model Range   Number of FortiSwitch Units Supported Up to FortiGate-98 and FortiGate-VM01                                8 FortiGate-100 to 280 and FortiGate-VM02                             24 FortiGate-300 to 5xx                                                           48 FortiGate-600 to 900 and FortiGate-VM04                             64 […]

FortiWLC AeroScout

Using Location Feed Figure 8: AeroScout Network Diagram In addition to Fortinet standard Wi-Fi infrastructure, AeroScout Location Receivers and Exciters can be deployed for time-different of arrival (TDOA) locationing and choke points respectively. Configuring AeroScout Tracking tags is done from the AeroScout product using a Forti WLC and APs. To configure a Forti WLC to […]