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ipranger
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Fortiswitch without subscription

Hello all, 

 

i have here an Fortigate 60E with enterprise bundle. It is possible to combine it with an Layer3 FortiSwitch 448E without subscription? Is the Switch restricted without subscription? This time i have an HP29xx series as Layer3. However, this does not work optimally with the Fortigate. I thought a Fortiswitch would be a better choice. Especially in device detection and IOT. 

 

Very Thanks

Best regards IPranger

Fortigate 60E v7.x (GA)

Fortigate 60E v7.x (GA)
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nicerobot_FTNT

There is no additional subscription needed for the FortiLink to work. Should be pretty straightforward. Here are the directions for 6.4: https://docs.fortinet.com...340250/fortilink-setup

 

The FortiGate will become the Layer 3 router for the managed switch. You will see all of the ports and VLAN configurations under WiFi & Switch Controller in the FortiGate GUI.

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nicerobot_FTNT

There is no additional subscription needed for the FortiLink to work. Should be pretty straightforward. Here are the directions for 6.4: https://docs.fortinet.com...340250/fortilink-setup

 

The FortiGate will become the Layer 3 router for the managed switch. You will see all of the ports and VLAN configurations under WiFi & Switch Controller in the FortiGate GUI.

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Opinions expressed are my own and may not represent the official opinion of my employer.

ipranger

Bought :)

Fortigate 60E v7.x (GA)

Fortigate 60E v7.x (GA)
fireon

Hello all, 

 

i have also an Fortiswitch 448E-FPOE without subscription anymore. So this time i have firmware version v7.0.3,build0058,211130 (GA). 

 

Now i have tested an upgrade to 7.0.4 and 7.2.0. Both failed with "The software cant updated". 

 

Whats the problem? No subscription? The Switch is in standalone mode.

 

Best regards

Fireon

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