FortiLink mode over a layer-3 network


In some cases, the requirement is to bring up a FortiSwitch in FortiLink mode, but the FortiSwitch is not directly connected to the FortiGate.

There is a layer 3 network between FortiGate and FortiSwitch.


Read the below link before starting the configuration:……


Note that the layer3 FortiLink config has changed from the 7.2.x version and above.


Refer to the below configuration:

FortiGate v7.2.4.

FortiSwitch v7.2.3.




Fortigate FGSP

Ansible – Fortigate

Ansible :



Modules (overzicht)

Fortios playbooks


Fortigate RestAPI Config Backup – FortiOS 6.0.4

Fortinet & SNMP

NPU info :

Fortigate MIB:

OIDs for the Fortinet-FortiGate-MIB