hardware switch

A hardware switch is a virtual interface that groups different interfaces together, allowing a FortiGate to treat the group as a single interface. Many FortiGate models have a default hardware switch, called either lan or internal.

Victoria Martin

Victoria Martin

Technical Writer & Head Cookbook Chef at Fortinet
Victoria Martin works in Ottawa as part of the FortiOS technical documentation team. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Mount Allison University, after which she attended Humber College's book publishing program, followed by the more practical technical writing program at Algonquin College. She does need glasses but also likes wearing them, since glasses make you look smarter.
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  • joe

    Is the Fortigate 201E capable of running a hardware switch? it is not in the gui and cannot find the command to enable in cli. If it is not, why?

  • daj

    I need to configure 2 VLANs , and how can i configure it in Fortigate50E . I configured with hardware switch mode allow dhcp but not able to connect a new device with settings