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2021/06/01 07:10:05 (permalink)
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Can be FortiLink port used as regular interfaces?

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I've got a FortiWiFi 61F and I'd like to know if those two FortiLink ports (A-B) can be used as a regular interfaces (as those 5x GE RJ45 Internal Ports). Apparently these aren't intended for this purpose as this article shows, right? They are only(?) intended to remotely manage FortiSwitch units, but could I eventually use them as regular interfaces?
 
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    Toshi Esumi
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    Re: Can be FortiLink port used as regular interfaces? 2021/06/01 09:02:29 (permalink)
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    Those ports are just regular switch ports. You just need to remove anything related to "fortilink" in the config. Go CLI and "show | grep -f fortilink". Then you'll know what to remove.
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    Re: Can be FortiLink port used as regular interfaces? 2021/06/02 00:43:39 (permalink)
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    well, I can see this
     

    # show | grep -f "fortilink"
    config switch-controller storm-control-policy
           edit "auto-config"
                 set description "storm control policy for fortilink-isl-icl port" <---
                 set storm-control-mode disabled
           next
    end

     
    But I'm not sure what should I disable or how should I disable it. There are in fact a lot of options inside WiFi & Switch Controller menu (in the web UI), my guess is I could turn off these menus by turning off "Switch Controller" and "WiFi Controller" in System > Feature Visibility (also in the web UI) but I'm not sure this will disable nothing but these "Switch Controller" and "WiFi Controller" menus, instead of the FortiLink feature itself.
     
    Also I don't know what are the "storm-control-policy" and the "storm-controll-mode" although apparently the latter one is disabled. 
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    Re: Can be FortiLink port used as regular interfaces? 2021/06/02 07:55:16 (permalink)
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    No. That's just a description. Not doing anything functionally. Didn't you see it in hard or soft-switch config as well as DHCP server config? And I think it's in NTP config as well.
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    Re: Can be FortiLink port used as regular interfaces? 2021/06/02 08:26:40 (permalink)
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    I can't see anything like "hard or soft-switch config" or "DHCP server config" in the web UI. In fact, DCHP server is configured per interface (in Network > Interfaces, when you create or edit one).
     
    What I can see is a menu to create FortiLink interfaces in WiFi & Switch Controller > FortiLink Interface, also software switches are created in Network > Interfaces, when you create a new one you can chose its type as "Software Switch".
     
    Also ... what do you mean with "NTP", I understand this acronym as Network Time Protocol.
     
     
    post edited by jfernandz - 2021/06/02 08:28:17
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    Re: Can be FortiLink port used as regular interfaces? 2021/06/02 09:06:49 (permalink)
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    No. All I'm talking about is in CLI. If you want/need to use those fortilink ports as regular interface "a" and "b", you need to use CLI to remove dependencies. That's why I suggested to use "show | grep -f fortilink" at the top level in CLI, which would show you where "fortilink" is used. Unfortunately I don't have FWF60F so I can't tell exactly what you would see. But I remember when I convered the fortilink port on an FG40F, I had to remove it at those parts of config.
    Those are under "config system dhcp server" and "config system ntp" sections of CLI.
     
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    Re: Can be FortiLink port used as regular interfaces? 2021/06/03 02:26:23 (permalink)
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    Well, if I do `show | grep -f  "config system dhcp server"` I just can see
     

    config system dhcp server <---
    end

     
    if I replace the `-f` argument with `-A <number of lines>` I can see part of the configs for DCHP servers for every interface with a DHCP server enabled, even the clients. 
     
    I don't know what has to do the NTP with this FortiLink ports, but for `show  | grep -f "config system ntp"` I have
     

    config system ntp <---
           set ntpsync enable
    end
     
     
    And I don't see anything related with FortiLink.
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    Re: Can be FortiLink port used as regular interfaces? 2021/06/03 07:47:22 (permalink)
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    So you're not using any DHCP server then. And FWF61F doesn't seem to use "fortilink" for the Fortilink interface.
    What interface names do you have under "config sys interface" now? Just go to"config sys interface" then type "edit  ?", it would show all interfaces including the Fortilink.
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    Re: Can be FortiLink port used as regular interfaces? 2021/06/03 07:52:43 (permalink)
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    well I have this
     
    name Name.
    a static 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 up disable physical enable
    b static 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 10.1.0.1 255.255.255.0 up disable physical enable
    dmz static 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 up disable physical enable
    internal1 static 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 172.20.1.1 255.255.255.0 up disable physical enable
    internal2 static 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 192.168.2.1 255.255.255.0 up disable physical enable
    internal3 static 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 192.168.1.1 255.255.255.0 up disable physical enable
    internal4 static 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 172.50.1.1 255.255.255.0 up disable physical enable
    internal5 static 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 10.100.0.1 255.240.0.0 up disable physical enable
    modem pppoe 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 down disable physical enable
    ssl.root static 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 up disable tunnel enable
    wan1 static 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 217.124.116.61 255.255.255.0 up disable physical enable
    wan2 dhcp 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 up disable physical enable

     
    I tried to use 'b' interface/port (that's because you can see a IP/Netmask in there) but it's apparently the fortilink port.
     
     (Couldn't I exit of "config sys interface" without saving? I've seen that `end` is to exit from there but saving changes)
    post edited by jfernandz - 2021/06/03 08:00:06
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    Re: Can be FortiLink port used as regular interfaces? 2021/06/03 09:03:54 (permalink)
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    If you didin't go into any of those interfaces, "end" wouldn't change anything. If you're still warried, you can use "abort" always.
    You already broke the fortilink and separated them to indivdual "a" and "b". No, they're not in fortilink otherwise you shouldn't see "b" in the interface config. If you can't ping it from a device within the subnet connected to the port, something else must be causing it, not because of fortilink.
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    Re: Can be FortiLink port used as regular interfaces? 2021/06/03 12:00:52 (permalink)
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    I've got a FortiWiFi 61F and I'd like to know if those two FortiLink ports (A-B) can be used as a regular interfaces (as those 5x GE RJ45 Internal Ports). Apparently these aren't intended for this purpose as this article shows, right? They are only(?) intended to remotely manage FortiSwitch units, but could I eventually use them as regular interfaces?
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    post edited by paulritik_09 - 2021/06/07 01:07:54
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    Re: Can be FortiLink port used as regular interfaces? 2021/06/03 12:02:20 (permalink)
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    I agree with your points basically
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