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marconet-22
New Contributor III

Fortigate 60F - create n°2 ports in trunk

Hi Guys

I need to set n°2 interfaces of Fortigate 60F (7.4.1) as core switch.

Both interface in trunk ports with 8 VLAN, and Fortigate run as LAYER 3 switch in both interfaces

 

Someone have an idea how can sets it?

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AEK
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AEK
marconet-22
New Contributor III

Hi

I need to connect two different switch to these ports.

 

Thank you

AEK
SuperUser
SuperUser

Hi

So you can do LACP if your switches are stacked or MLAG.

AEK
AEK
marconet-22
New Contributor III

I solved the issue:

First, I configured Software switch with port 5 and port 6 and I assigned L3 Ip Address

Second, I created new VLAN and I joined it to an interface type (Software switch created before)

 

thanks

Toshi_Esumi
Esteemed Contributor III

What are "n°2 interfaces" on FG60F? 

 

Toshi

marconet-22

In Italian style means number two interfaces(Cisco)/ports(Fortigate)

 

Marco

Toshi_Esumi
Esteemed Contributor III

Ok, I didn't know. By the way FGTs are never good switches. Especially when you use soft-switch, vlan traffic needs to be handled by the CPU. It would impact overall performance. If you have any decent switches, I would move the switching function to the switch then just have one aggregated connection between the switch and the 60F then put all VLANs on the LAG. And then the 60F can have L3 VLAN interfaces.

 

Toshi

AEK

Or you can go for your first idea: LACP on FGT connected to 2 stacked/MLAGed switches.

AEK
AEK
marconet-22
New Contributor III

I think yours is the best way to sets FGT as distribution/core switch.

I will try on lab.

Thanks

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