I have a couple remote buildings at work that we were previously managing the FortiSwitches in standalone mode, which worked, but we didn’t get the ease of managing everything from the FortiGate like we did with most of our switches.
Took a couple months of searching around (in between other projects and tasks), but I finally managed to get this to work.
Once you know what port on the FortiLink managed switch you are going to use, login to the CLI for the switch and run these commands:
config switch physical-port edit port# set fortilink-p2p enable next end
Then, before connecting the remote switch to the P2P bridge connection, run the following CLI commands:
config system global set switch-mgmt-mode fortilink end Prompt to reboot, hit Y config switch global set fortilink-p2p-native-vlan 4094 end config switch physical-port edit port# set fortilink-p2p enable next end
After this is done, plugin the P2P cable, give it a couple minutes to load. You will then see the remote switch show up in Managed Switches awaiting to be authorized.