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MichelleL
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Connecting a FortiSwitch 248E FPOE to a network with cisco switches.

Hello, I am adding a FortiSwitch to a site that has a FortiGate and Cisco switches.  

 

Here is the hardware:

 

1 FortiGate Firewall - installed and configured. (9 Months or so)

4 Cisco switch 3000 series. 

The network is configured and working with Cisco Phones, computers, laptops, and large multifunction machines.

 1 new FortiSwitch 248E FPOE.


Do I connect the FortiSwitch directly to the firewall and configure first before connecting to the Cisco switch. 

 

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sagha
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Hi MichelleL

 

Fortiswitch can be configured as a standalone device and can also be configured as a managed device with FGT. 

 

Guides below would help in answering any queries you may have. 

 

Standalone FSW: https://s3.amazonaws.com/fortinetweb/docs.fortinet.com/v2/attachments/d386850f-202f-11e9-b6f6-f8bc12...

 

FSW managed by FGT: https://fortinetweb.s3.amazonaws.com/docs.fortinet.com/v2/attachments/2f7d95c8-7367-11ea-9384-005056...

 

You can configure management access to switch without connecting to FGT if you are planning to use it as a standalone FSW. 


Thanks, 

Shahan

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