there is any way to find that which switch port connected to mgmt port of fortigate? for example can i enable lldp on Cisco switch and Fortigate together? Fortigate 1500D (version 5.6.2) and switch is cisco-2960x-24TSL(ios ver 12.2)


You can check the MAC address table on the switch to see on what port you learned the MAC address of the Fortigate's management interface.

It should be possible to enable LLDP on the Fortinet as of FortiOS 5.2 as well according to their documentation:

config system interface
  edit <name>
    set lldp-transmission enable

You can enable LLDP on your switch using the command lldp run. After that, you can use show lldp neighbors to see which LLDP speaking hosts are seen.

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  • did i add any config in switch side? – Behzad Soltaniyan Nov 7 '19 at 6:35
  • Since you did not provide any configuration or details about the switch model or software version, I have no idea. – Teun Vink Nov 7 '19 at 8:59
  • yes you right, I add Now more detail – Behzad Soltaniyan Nov 7 '19 at 10:55
  • I think LLDP is available on your switches (though 12.2 is pretty old). See my edit for additional info. – Teun Vink Nov 7 '19 at 10:58
  • I now trying to enable LLDP on Fortgate and Cisco Switch, I think this is good idea – Behzad Soltaniyan Nov 7 '19 at 11:03

sh mac address-table Find the Fortigate's MAC on that List

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  • I need to return switch port name – Behzad Soltaniyan Nov 7 '19 at 10:56
  • Didnt understand " I need to return switch port name", Just run the Command and find the Fortigate MAC in the list and it Shows the Interface name. – Prudwi Nov 7 '19 at 11:09

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