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FortiSwitch Centralized Management

  • 1.  FortiSwitch Centralized Management

    Posted 01-21-2016 09:39

    Hi Management Team,

    Does Fortinet have a way to centrally manage a FortiSwitch(s) without a FortiGate? Also is there a way for a FortiGate to manage a FortiSwitch if it is not direcly attached?

    Thank you!



  • 2.  RE: FortiSwitch Centralized Management

    Posted 01-21-2016 09:52

    I do not beleive there is any other central management product other than FortiLink - which does require a FortiGate and a direct connection, as far as I know of.

    It could be managed centrally through the Fortinet API, or through automation of CLI commands via a central server. Both of these options would require coding to be viable.

    Kenneth Ish



  • 3.  RE: FortiSwitch Centralized Management

    Posted 01-25-2016 12:15

    FortiSwitch Central Management via FMG will come in FMG 5.4.x.

    Will be for FortiSwitch attached to FGT devices via FortiLink (so basically FMG will see and manage what is seen by FGT)

    Best Regards.



  • 4.  RE: FortiSwitch Centralized Management

    Posted 01-25-2016 22:59

    With regards to connectivity between FGT and FSW, with current versions FortiOS 5.4.0 and FortiSwitchOS 3.3.3, it's necessary for each FSW to have a dedicated connection to a dedicated FGT interface (it can be via a L2 switch).

    With FortiOS 5.4.1 and FortiSwitchOS 3.4.0 (expected mid-Feb), there will be support for inter-switch links, which then allow multiple FSW to be controlled via a single interface on FGT. 



  • 5.  RE: FortiSwitch Centralized Management

    Posted 05-06-2016 07:05

    Hi,

    is there any plan to have FortiSwitch managed by FortiCloud, like a FortiAP? It would be very useful in pure access projects, without any FortiGate, but just Wired and Wireless access.

    Thank you,

     

    Alessandro Berta

    Systems Engineer, Italy

    c: +39 338 352 4112 | e: aberta@...      



  • 6.  FortiSwitch Centralized Management

    Posted 01-26-2016 01:32
    Thank you very much Jean-Pierre. I appreciate your help.

    Kelly Young | Systems Engineer / Commercial Sales East
    FORTINET - High Performance Network Security
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    From: Jean-Pierre Forcioli via cent.mgt.rpt.pub [cent.mgt.rpt.pub@...
    Sent: Monday, January 25, 2016 5:15 PM
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    FortiSwitch Central Management via FMG will come in FMG 5.4.x.

    Will be for FortiSwitch attached to FGT devices via FortiLink (so basically FMG will see and manage what is seen by FGT)

    Best Regards.

    -----End Original Message-----


  • 7.  RE: FortiSwitch Centralized Management

    Posted 01-26-2016 01:42

    Thank you Rafael...I appreciate the informaton.