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JoeyTwinkleToes
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Fortigate 60F - how to connect our internal network

I am new to FortiGate.  Our network engineer got us a 60F and then left the organization.  We are migrating from a Cisco switch that has reached end of life.  The new switch has been configured but when we plug it into the Fortigate, traffic doesn’t seem to pass through. It’s enabled in the web interface. Is the Fortigate supposed to give the switch an IP address?  

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pgautam
Staff
Staff

Hi @JoeyTwinkleToes 

 

Thank you for posting your query.

FGT does not give IP to the L2 switch.

Please follow the below link for the admin guide

 

https://docs.fortinet.com/document/fortigate/7.4.0/administration-guide/954635/getting-started

 

https://docs.fortinet.com/document/fortigate/7.4.0/administration-guide/100999/hardware-switch

 

 

Regards
Priyanka


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Toshi_Esumi
Esteemed Contributor III

A basic but fundamental question: Are you trying to make the new switch as an L3 switch and let it be the GW to all devices behind it? Or you want to make the switch as an L2 switch but want it to grab a management IP from the FGT?

 

Toshi

mgoswami
Staff
Staff

Hi,

 

If you want to act the Switch act a L3 device, then Fortigate can be configured to give an IP address to the Switch. Incase it's an L2 Switch, Fortigate will not give any IP address to the switch.

 

BR,

Manosh

smayank
Staff
Staff

Hello 

 

So assigning IP depends in configuration. Need to check if any DHCP on fortigate on that interface.
L2 switch will not send and DHCP request you need to confirm the configuration first.

 

Thanks & Regards
Mayank Sharma

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